Thursday, March 12, 2009
The occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection. *Merriam Webster
There has been an instance out here on blogland, that has my head spinning.
You see, it all began with a little frog doll that I made/make.
I had a fellow artist contact me about my frog looking stunningly similar to her paintings. After investigating, and showing everyone (that came in and out of my house the past 24 hours) photos of both, the conclusion was "yes" there is a erie similarity to the two, not exactly, but strangely enough similar.
So I googled photos of frogs, drawings of frogs, cartoon frogs, frogs, frogs and more frogs.
Just how many ways can you portray a frog you ask? Many, from what I saw, I can testify to that, but they all had the similar bulging big eyes, and that frog frown.
In this big world of creativity, I think you are bound to have similar ideas weather due to coincidence or other means.
All of the primitive crafters I have gotten to know over the years, have all said the same thing, just how many ways can you make an Annie, Teddy Bear, Mouser Doll, Sheep, Dracula, bat, cat, horse, fairy, gnome etc.........you are bound to see a similarity.
I dont think I slept more than 2 hours last night with this thought on my mind, but after today, I am standing my ground, as I am sure the other artist is as well.
I do believe great minds think alike as well as create alike.
Spinning in blogville,