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I don't know how many read my journals, but I know I've got a small following, so even if only a couple read this and it makes some impact then I'll be happy.

Every now and then I get an invite for some piece of mine to go into a group, and most times I accept them. I'm quite pleased when someone likes my work enough that they want to display it among others. It's a real boost to morale and overall helps spread my vision of things.

Sometimes though, I get an invite I'm not pleased with.

I always check the groups that want to add me, or any group I might wish to join myself, because I'm finding an increase in groups that take in any piece of work, no matter the level of it.

I'm not trying to have an ego with this entry, but I'm honestly insulted and annoyed when I find these invites to have some of my best shots with images that aren't up to the same caliber.

There's a real problem with groups that take everyone's work, and it's the fact that they take everyone's work.

A person gets their piece in a group and feels special because they get an increase in others looking at it and maybe more comments than they would have originally, but they aren't special. There's no standard of what qualifies as an outstanding piece to earn that spot, and that is a very, very destructive process. If we don't have any sort of challenge to be good enough and mediocre is just fine then we ourselves do not learn and progress to better our art.

Imagine if right next to the Statue of David you saw a clay figure made by a third grader. By the ratings of these new groups I see they're both of equal value and should be treasured just the same.

Now, no offense to our fictitious third grader, but I'd rather my museums be filled with the likes of Michelangelo and Rodin, not little Sarah.

I really don't have a huge speech to make on this matter, and I do want to make it clear I know that a support is always good in helping someone to really grow in what they do, but sometimes, being told what you've made isn't good enough just yet, but will be in time, is a right path too.

That's just my thoughts on this matter. If you read this and it means something to you, pass the idea on. If you don't care and just want to keep being taken in by accept all groups... well, that's your choice but see how you've progressed in time compared to those that take on being challenged instead of the the easy way in.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Blind Guardian
  • Reading: Wheel of Time
  • Watching: Ghost in the Shell: 2nd Gig
  • Playing: Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse
  • Drinking: Coffee

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NoelleLaBelle
RAWR
Artist | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Sucking on your brain juices. Mmmmm.
Favourite genre of music: Classical, Eighties, Oldies, Metal, J-pop
Favourite photographer: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Favourite style of art: Illustration/Comic art
Operating System: Heart, arteries, blood, veins, ventricles, and a somewhat functioning brain
MP3 player of choice: Sony walkman (screw iPod!)
Shell of choice: Blue
Wallpaper of choice: Anything Dark (muahahahaha, yes, join us, join the Dark Side...)
Skin of choice: My own
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TheXANDERism Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
thanks for the fave c:
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lillydarose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave dear!
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vanmall Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: :happybounce:
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vanduobones Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student Interface Designer
thanks for the fav! :3
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Starlightpharah Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey. It's me, Moe. The girl from EXPcon in the blue coat.
:'D
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GenkiGoth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Sorry, never got to say anything earlier but:
HELLO!!!!!!! *waves frantically*

Genki
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving "School's out" :-)
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Lewmus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave. :)
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citizen17 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favie! :3 Nice photos.
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NoelleLaBelle Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :D
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