Sculpts, Templates and Textures, Oh My!

This is no secret, I use full perm sculpts to make my shoes, a full perm hud and script I purchased and full perm templates. I also sometimes use full perm belts or sleeve/skirt prims mostly to save time and energy.  I purchased the rights to use these items at my shop.

However, almost nothing I sell is sold straight out of the box "as is" when I purchased it from the sculptor or template maker or scripter. Everything is done individually so that the sculpt or template is nothing more than a jumping off place. It's something like purchasing a pattern in real life and then doing your own thing with.Very occasionally I'll decide to sell a piece of clothing as it came in the box but usually with other hand made pieces.

I don't feel you can call yourself a "designer" if you do nothing more than applies someone else's pre-made tgas to a piece of clothing and package it up with a few pictures. Where exactly was the designing part?

According to Webster's Online - design means -
1 : to create, fashion, execute, or construct according to plan : devise, contrive
2 a : to conceive and plan out in the mind <he designed the perfect crime> b : to have as a purpose : intend <she designed to excel in her studies> c : to devise for a specific function or end <a book designed primarily as a college textbook>
Plopping a texture on a clothing layer or on a prim does not constitute creation to me. 
In the spirit of acknowledgment I submit a partial list of full perm providers that I purchase from and use their creations.
Brombo Alonzo
Perfect Wirefly
Ten Dexler
Alexandra Barcelos
Sculpt Magic
Diesel Magic
Ghanie Lane
Seraphina Spyker
Meli Imako
Resize scripts come from Sculpts R Us
my hud comes from Bosh
Toxic Templates
TD Templates
Trendy Templates
Riprock Templates
Sheva Templates
Karma Templates
AngelRed Templates
Adored Templates
Apple May Templates
Luna McMillan Templates
Saito Templates
Unlikely Templates
LMC Templates
BB Merchant Resources
Sick Bubblegum
Insight Designs
Fairy Unique Designs
Timeless Textures
Love My Textures
Texture Me True
Twisted Thorn Textures
It is no exaggeration to say that I've spent, over the last two years, thousands of real dollars on items to use for the shop. Why? Because I love creating. :) 

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