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Do what you like, don't worry about anyone else. No author, artist, or musician creates in a vacuum. We all "stand on the shoulders" of the people that came before us. Before Joni and Mark Sikes there was Billy Baldwin, before him were Sister Parish and John Fowler, before them the great English and French homes......before all that the Greek! Maybe they were original.....or maybe got some of it from Egypt, etc. It's all just for beauty, enjoyment, and fun. Enjoy!
Well said. Being moved by inspiration is not "copying". To be influenced or inspired, I believe indicates you are engaged. I enjoy your blog, and your constant evolution regardless your inspiration. Dare to create, also inspire others. After all, who wants a stale house, life, self?