this is not a bitching session, this is an awareness campaign.
once upon a time there was a girl that used to work for us.
she learned stuff from us,
she started her own company and started reproducing some of our things.
i do not want our work to be confused with hers. hell no.
i have not known what to do about it the whole of last year,
but i decided that i will not keep quiet about it any more.
even though i hate her guts, i do not wish for her any bad things, i wish for her good things like a little bit of imagination and maybe some original thinking brain cells.
i wish for her some moral fiber and a good ethical code to live by.
sometimes things are black and white and sometimes they are grey.
these things are mostly subjective.
i have chosen to speak about it cause i believe its just too close for comfort and mainly i don't want people to think that her work is our work.
the thought is devastating.
slitting your wrists kinda stuff.
bare with me.....
here are some of the spoons we have cut-out in the past. . . .
this is pendant i made especially for Wolves Cafe, when we first started supplying them.....
oh shit, shock horror, look what i bumped into the other day!
i couldn't believe my frikkin eyes....
i have tried to make sense of this and i just can't understand how anybody that worked for us would think that this is cool/acceptable in any way. it makes no sense to me.
i'm still trying to figure out how i feel about it. besides all the obvious emotions like disgust, hurt, anger, etc, etc. it leaves me rather confused. the jewellery industry in Cape Town is really really small....is she just a little bit daft, or does she really not get it?
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know who this person is. also please comment if you have advice about how to deal with these kinds of situations.....