In my art classes, every so often, it was critique day. On that day, we would each line, or hang our work up on one wall, and then the torture would begin. When it was time for everyone to critique my work, I would do an inner pep talk to appear confident, but in truth, I was sweating and ready to collapse from the anticipation. When people would say something critical about my work it was tough. But, the absolute worst was when the teacher would ask for opinions and the room would fall silent! I'm telling you, I would rather a person say it was the worst piece of junk they ever saw, than to say nothing. Saying nothing, to me, said that they didn't care. The piece had no effect on them. It didn't make them feel... anything... think...anything. They didn't care enough to even give me some constructive criticism. Ouch.
So, when Lisa over at Boondock Ramblings, asked me to show some of the art from my art school days, I cringed. Did I really want to open myself up to that? What if I show my work and I only get one or two comments? I'm not sure my ego can take it, people! But, this Paint With Me thing IS a challenge, and what's a challenge without...well... challenging yourself a bit? So, please, say whatever you want to say. Be brutal. Be honest. Just say SOMETHING, okay? (I'm talking to you people who never comment, too. If you don't know me, you can be even more honest. I don't know where you live! If you don't want to leave a comment, email me. I'm declaring this National De-Lurking Day).
(Heather, I did do something artistic this week also, but I'll save that until next week. I can only take so much! Didn't want you to think I cheated!)