Today did not start out well...at all. I was awakened quite early by an inconsiderate phone call. Then, I received some feedback from one of my peers that made me cry. Can I please go back to bed and start the day over?
Craftster.org used to be my go-to place to share my creations and receive constructive feedback. But, in the last year, I have noticed more and more negativity. It's just crappy little comments and backhanded compliments, but it hurts. I feel unwelcome. I mean, why, if you don't have something nice to say, can you not just zip your lips? Why do you feel the need to tell me that you would never have dressed my doll in the clothes I dressed her in? Why do you feel the need to tell me that you didn't like the yarn I spun, but that you suppose the finished item is alright? What is wrong with you?!? Who took a dump in your cornflakes this morning?!?
I'm going to be keeping my distance. I can't handle all of the negative people. It feels like high school all over again. This just sucks...I used to love Craftster.
Edited to add:
Screw it. I'm not staying away from a community that I love just because a couple individuals choose to be a bit sour. My desire to leave positive feedback for my fellow Craftster-members has been renewed. Boosting the egos of other artists and encouraging them to do what they love is just me being the change I want to see in the world.