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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fantastic Feedback

All feedback is me! I love it when people stand in front of a painting and say, I really don't like that... providing they tell me why, of course... though sometimes it's just a question of personal taste. But I feel complimented, nonetheless. Art is usually intended to produce strong least, mine certainly is. And I don't know about you, but deathly silence after a post makes me wonder what I did wrong. Usually, the answer is, nothing at all... it's just that people are busy with their lives, and they read the blog, or whatever, and they continue with the rest of their day...
Occasionally, though, someone reaches out and says something. I got a lovely email yesterday from someone who bought the Lovely Lutradur E book. Margie lives in South Africa; I'd never sent anything to South Africa before, and was a bit concerned that it would arrive. It did, of course, and she told me (and I quote, with her permission);
Many thanks for the CD. It arrived this morning!!

It is GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Inspiring and wonderful!!! Thank you, thank you,
thank you!!!!

Just what the doctor ordered!!

Keep well and good luck with your new book!

I'm a very happy chicken. It's bad enough with a blog, but with a book, you spend a great deal of time making it as good as you can. It's great when someone really enjoys it, and lets you know! Thanks, Margie. And if you'd like to see what she's so enthusiastic about, click here!

The image is a detail of 'Curvilinear', which you can find here

I was at a concert on Sunday night, six emerging bands playing in the semi finals of a competition. Afterwards, I took a leaf from my own book, and told the sound engineer that I thought he had done a great job. He did, too. He made sure that all six bands sounded as good as he could make them. Could you give someone some feedback today? Go on, you know you want to! Make someone's day.


gunnelsvensson said...

Of course feedback is fanatstic! And the lady was very happy, so fun for you both !! good luck!

Chrissie said...

You're absolutely right and I'll make a resolution to do it more often!

On a Whimsey said...

Feedback is essential to each and everyone of us! How else will we understand what we do and the impact it has/or not on others!

It is also part of the dying art of communication, respect and ability to appreciate something and tell people. It is all too easy to sit back, nodding your head up and down or sideways, depending on your thoughts, and never telling the most important person about it!

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The colors in your painting are very warm to me. They made me smile. Something with the blending of them all, reaches out to people.

I love receiving feedback too. It makes me feel wanted and appreciated. That what I did made someone come back and post a note.

Have a good one.


Shalana, the funky felter said...

First of all your artwork is striking! It really caught my eye and made me want to read on :)

And, as far as feedback goes, I love it - the good, the bad, the whatever! It is really essential as an artist to developing your skills and style to see how your audience reacts to a piece.

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Lovely use of color I think. I agree, feedback is how you know how you are doing !

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...


Your work is rich in color and very lovely!

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

Pretty piece shown in this post...yes, feedback is essential good or not. Enjoyed your blog today!

Nuvofelt said...

Absolutely, encourage, encourage, encourage. Constructive criticism is as valuable as praise. Good post, my friend!