May 7, 2009

Where is the love??

I have seen quite a bit of nastiness in our internet art world lately. Some are accusing others of copying their style (even tho to my eye it didn't appear to look the same at all.) And some are platently copying others work. Some are using other's to 'get ahead'. Some are overly pimping themselves or their sites to the point of being annoying.. Or pretending to be a friend just so you'll join or follow their site or blog, or whatever. Some are saying mean things to or about other artists. Some have forgotten the value of true friendship. Some have no clue what friendship really means. Some are all about the gossip and drama. Some are all about just themselves. The list goes on and on..and well it just makes me truly sad. What happened to encouraging and supporting each other? Not because ya want something but because it's the nice thing to do? What happened to courtesy and respect for another's bounderies, site, or art even? I am really starting to feel like I am back in high school lately. There are cliques and groups that judge, talk meanly, or push other's around or push them out. It wasn't like this in the beginning..Or maybe I just hadn't witnessed it yet? I am not sure. Maybe it's the economy that has everyone so afraid that it's bringing out the worst in some people? I really don't know. All I do know is that I came here into this online art world looking for other women artists I could make friends with. I came here hoping to find kindness, understanding, respect, support and encouragement. I came to hopefully find like minded people. I have seen nice chicks get walked all over or bullied. I have seen not so nice chicks pick on and gang up on another. I have seen a lot of hurt, fear, misunderstandings, and sadness too. Don't get me wrong I have also witnessed a lot of good too. And I have made some amazing and wonderful friendships as well. It just seems that lately there's been a bit more negativity going around..and it troubles me. It saddens me. This was once my place of refuge, my sacred santuary, my tribe of art sisters. I miss that!! I truly hope that this tide of negativity, competivness, drama, etc..is going to soon pass..In the mean time the only words of wisdom I can offer are : When you have the choice to either be right or be kind, always choose kind"....Blessings and love to all and may the warmth, and understanding return soon....Namaste

10 comments:

Terri said...

Those that have the determination to "keep conquring the evil with the good' will do so.
Those who care about "forgiving others thier tresspasses so thier tresspasses wil be forgiven" will be working on acheiving that.
And I will continue to be drawn to those type of people who would rather be kind and loving.
I enjoyed your post emensely.
Please forgive my poor spelling.

Verlene Brooks said...

Wow Kelley your blog is so pretty!!!! yay! I agree with you 100%. I just posted something similar on mine! *LOL* we must be sharing a brain today. Love you. - verlene

purplecat said...

I agree there needs to be abit more love spread around! I have found so many encouraging and wonderful people on here, and I guess they out weigh the negative ones, heres to encouraging friendships!
I LOVE your blog background, how did you get that??

artistikitty said...

Yeah...what Kelley said!! Spread the artlove. Our lives are already so filled with the drama and disappointments of day to day living. We need a refuge with our art sisters (ok..and an occasional art brother). Let's do our part in bringing back that "first art love"..the good ol' days. *sigh*
bigkittyluv to you Kelley <3
(you too V and pcat!)

artistikitty said...

Oooh..and artlove to you too Terri. Didn't mean to leave you out. :)

Zom said...

And you have always been just kind and generous Kelley.

I think in the other stuff, some of the gentler folk just slipped away. But they are still there.

Bea said...

Lovely words Kelley! I want us to just to share and be friends and support each other!

Kelley said...

thank you all so much for your friendship and support..it means so very much to me!! Lets all hold hands and spread kindness, compassion and love to all our art sisters!! you gals really Rock!!

Kelley said...

oh also the background I got from cute and cool blog stuff..there is a small icon in the upper left corner on my page here..just click on it and it takes you to the site where there are many backgrounds to choose from..and thanks for the compliment glad ya like it...xo

The Dreaming Bear said...

Oh my goodness! Just found your blog, have been browsing for a little while....and LOVED this post. It really resonated with me. Thank you for sharing.