this blog is a happy place

Photo 2015-05-10, 6 09 25 PM


This blog has always been a happy place for me. The main purpose of this blog is to share the joy of crafting. But a few days ago something happened on this blog, something that’s probably the most unhappy thing that’s ever happened on this blog, and I feel that I cannot go on writing my usual happy posts without addressing it with the visitors and regular readers.

A few days ago, it was brought to my attention that one of my past posts was problematic. I’ve addressed what happened in the post itself, including taking down much of the content of that post. It can be read there, so I won’t go over the detail again here. But I want to apologize to everyone for not being careful and thorough enough when I wrote the original post. My intention has always been focused on sharing what I know, and sharing it freely. But in this incident the desire to share had precluded thoughts about determining what is or is not mine to share. So I will, from now on, be a lot more careful about finding original sources and acknowledging the hard work that artists/designers/artisans have put into their creations.

I’ve had the urge to take down that entire post so that I won’t have to face my mistake again, so that I can keep this blog a happy place. But this blog can be a happy place and bear my mistakes, and we move forward from here.

So, to end this post, I share with you a very happy spot I visited today, underneath a crab apple tree. I wish I could record the magical fragrance of this tree for you. And here is a view from underneath the canopy.

Photo 2015-05-10, 6 10 06 PM

I’ve just visited the cherry trees at High Park with the Diana this week and dropped off the film for developing today, so there will be more blooming tree photos to come!

Thank you for reading today. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


5 thoughts on “this blog is a happy place

  1. Dear Trish. We’re all human, and as such, we all make mistakes. We read Mr. Boursin’s response and can’t help but think there might have been something lost in the translation. In any event, you have made the correction per his request. Thank you for all the wonderful contributions in your blog, especially all of your patterns you share with us! We’ve been following for several years and love it! Thanks again!!

  2. Hi Trish, your blog is still a very happy place to be.
    Threezcharming makes a very good point: there may be something lost in translation. Having said that, though, you did make it very clear that you’d had the tutorial for a long time and had been using it for a long time but couldn’t remember the source.
    On the other hand, Mr. Boursin did publish the books and he needs to have a watch out. I wonder, though, if it occurred to him that origami has been around for hundreds if not thousands of years.
    There is a plus side to this: Mr. Boursin obviously thought your work was great or he may not have bothered to let you know.
    Chin up.
    From one Toronto girl to another, you’re doing great.
    P.S. In all the years I lived in Toronto (20 or so) I never once went to High Park. I’m an East York kid. Have fun and look forward to more of your pictures.

  3. I hope you’re not worrying too much about this. It’s easy to forget where we learned things, and you never claimed the technique was yours.

    You’ve credited the person who believes he is the creator, and that’s all you need to do.

    I look forward to reading your blog — it’s a happy place for me, too.

    Take care,


  4. It’s still a very happy place here, Trish! I love seeing your creativity and all of your inspiring projects. I am sure I have shared many things on my own blogs that may have got their start somewhere else. I try and credit the source when I can, but sometimes it was so long ago I honestly don’t remember where I learned it. As others have said, don’t worry overmuch about this. You’ve done what you can. Chin up and go on. Those crab apple blossoms are amazing — I can almost smell them!

  5. thank you so much for your supportive comments, everyone! i’m so grateful that you’re reading this blog and taking the time to write to me :) *hugs*

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