I was feeling a little low today as the house seemed very empty with both of my eldest children back at uni and my youngest off coaching tennis at our local club.
Then I looked up and saw this sign hanging on the wall of my work room and I had to smile. My 'baby', he's 17, bought me this as a mother's day present and it is the best present I have recieved for many a year. Not just for the fun - my birthday is actually Halloween - but the fact that he had tracked it down on Ebay, ordered it himself and paid for it himself!! Which I have to say is a pretty big step for a boy who has bought me the same toiletries, from the same shop for the last ten years and never goes shopping unless under threat of death from his elder sister at Christmas time!
My low spirits were cleared away and I set about doing my chores in a much happier frame of mind.
On another point I was reading a blog that was dealing with the subject of the copying of work and ideas. Can someone tell me what the form is regarding the publishing of work that has been inspired by other artists. For example I have built a florist shop, within that project I have put together a potting table which is an amalgamation of ideas from lots different items seen in Blogland and at fairs. Is it ok to show this piece in my Blog as my own work?