Create Art Podcast Podcast Episodes Commentary Stealing or Being Influenced

Commentary Stealing or Being Influenced

Special Message

Before I get to the episode, we/I want to take a moment to address the June 24th Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe versus Wade. This decision stripped away the legal right to have a safe and legal abortion.

Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. This decision could also lead to the loss of other rights.

To learn more about what you can do to help, go to

I encourage you to speak up, take care, and spread the word.

Are you stealing or being influenced?

Have you been bothered in your artistic journey by thinking you might be stealing work that influenced you so you don’t create that work? Are you afraid others will think you stole someone else’s work? Much of these thoughts are brought about by imposter syndrome. Yes, I have talked about imposter syndrome and how to overcome its debilitating effects. But how can you ensure that no one can question your intent for the work you are creating. Today I am going to talk with you about how you can ensure that you are being influenced vs stealing ideas from others.  

I think it’s best to step back from that line and ask yourself some questions like what is your motivation, would your work have existed if you had not experienced the original piece, and how much of myself have I really put into the work. If you cannot definitively answer these questions, don’t sell the work or present it to the public, you may be causing yourself more trouble than it’s worth

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