Is it sour grapes, Envy, being a hater, self pity?…. I don’t think so.
I have often seen many artist “whine” about “being , left out” or “left behind”. What I mean by this is not as simple as the words used to explain it. We often see that shining “gem” of an artist, the one that gets a lot of attention. Some call these artist Popular. I role my eyes at that term. Popular is used by people who often either wish they were the ones getting the attention, or the one setting the “rules” for attention to be had. In a group of artist there will always be them that have, and them that don’t… a following that is. Because it is so very important for the art work to be seen by most artist standards, it really bothers some when their works go unseen, falling under the big shadows of the so called “Popular” artist. What I find sad is the whining that results from these events. There are some who complain way too much and way over the top about being over shadowed, they hide behind words like, “It’s all A Game”, “What’s it all about”, they rattle the cages of others who feel the same “cheated” way they do. This is a whiner. this type of person sits most of the time with not much else to do with their life watching it pass them by and turning green when others find their happy path. Then there are some who really ARE in pain, the artist that is truly left behind gets wash away int he whiner’s bull crap. There really are artist that feel the sting of being ignored and they suffer in silence afraid to speak because of the results of some cry baby who doesn’t have a life. An artist that is in true pain from this needs our love and support. They need to be held by the hand and patted on the back every now and then. Show them how to blossom and help them come forth to be seen more than they are. Most don’t know how to do this at all, so they end up feeling left out and over powered by the artist that does know how to be seen. I say stop giving attention to the little whiny cry baby who needs a life and start putting that love where it belongs… in the artist, the one who tries and falls and just doesn’t know how to get back up, or that fantastic Artist who hides ‘cause he/she doesn’t see how great he/she really is. Too many times I see the same old “It’s all a Game… boo hoo, poor me, I get no attention and it is all because I am not popular” writing that get posted here over and over and over again. It can be just like high school at times. Don’t put any energy in this kind of thing, instead place your time where it is really needed. Go and make comments on an artist work who is new, doesn’t have a lot of comments, young, a beginner, or just needs an uplift. That is the best way to help and give support to your fellow artist. I have lost so many cool friends on the net because of this feeling, all it would have taken to help… was a few “honest good Jobs” or “I Like your work because…”. No one should feel “left behind” in an art community such as this one. :) wouldn’t you agree?
Written in Honor all artist who try and need a big HUG xoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxo