**click the photo to see the whole thing**
Come on, people! With 7 billion people on the planet, a few of us our bound to have the same idea at some point. Have you met Brae and myself? We formed a friendship over situations very similar to this. Difference is, we treated it as a funny and have continued to do so every time since it first happened.
If miniaturists are going to go under fire for copyright infringement or who took who's damn idea first, then I am sad to day that we are all screwed. Those of you that make mini chairs? Wait for the furniture companies to come and get you. You mini cake makers?! Ace of Cakes is going to be mad. Mini food makers? Beware of the local grocers. The farmers may get upset that you are moving in on their carrot sales. Who cares if it's made out of polymer clay?! Your tiny carrot looks just like MY carrot!!! SUE!
By very definition, a miniature model or replica is an exact scaled copy of a life size item. We don't cater to the same markets, people!! So you get the tiny deer head. You don't hang it above your life size couch and say, "Hey, friend! Look at this deer head I bought! It was a fraction of the price of the one you can get at __________" Well guess what buddy, it's also a fraction of the size! Deeeerrrrrrrrrrrr.
And for the record, the smaller deer head differs in a few ways. Different noses, different antlers and different ears. Let's not forget that the small one will fit in the palm of your hand. For that matter, the shape is different, too.
I am frustrated that someone working in a different field felt it necessary to get all hot and bothered by such a compliment as a miniaturist gaining inspiration for a modified dollhouse miniature. Note that I said *modify* not *duplicate*
Definition of *inspiration* and some similar words: (COPIED from thefreedictionary.com)
1. A good way of getting inspiration is by looking at others' work.
|Noun||1.||inspiration - arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity|
Definition of *copy* and similar words: (COPIED from thefreedictionary.com)
|.||copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"|