I put my head in my hands.
My friends who create works of art by making quilts are all artists and yet some folk ….Oi….. they believe that their method and opinion is the only one.
My idea about quilting is that its a sharing, creative business to work in and yes, I've been the butt of people who think they have the right to say…. "Your work isn't a real Quilt. You shouldn't use photos… You're not a real artist if you re-create something"….!!
Bless them…. or something like that.
I guess as professional artist in the field I now accept criticism with a shrug of the shoulders….but it hasn't always been like that.
I've just deleted over 50 messages on a quilting site where dare I say an argument over views has been continuing.
So I think they are now out of my loop and I can look at more interesting and positive subjects.
So if you're a budding artist. Just do what you do best. Mentor ship without mega egos and manipulation is the key.
Then again as I write this I guess I have an opinion myself, an opinion that I just want people to be respectful of others talents.