I have done several this weekend and for the most part it has gone fairly well. The piece that I submitted to the group last week even received a critique. I was quite thrilled about that. I was having a lot of fun till someone took offense at what I thought was a decent critique of their work. I am still new to the site so perhaps it is just me but it seems that if you put work out here you should expect some constructive criticism of your work. I know I do. Nothing mean of course but just some ideas from other people should be good. So was the fact that not everyone wants feedback on their work taken into consideration when this was thought of? I feel real bad now that I may have over stepped some boundary or something. I was just wondering if anyone else got push-back for leaving a comment or if it was just me. Have a great weekend everyone.
Some people may take offense to constructive Criticism, even if made under the best of intentions and presented politely. So I try to only offer Critique when the artist states in their comments/header that that type of feedback is welcome.
Some people simply want positive feedback. Others may ask for critique but may still get offended. I can't speak for you or your situation personally as I was not part of the discussion, so i do not know what is said nor is it any of my business. But a good rule of thumb is to give feedback when possible, and critique if welcomed. Some people are just funny about that sort of thing is all. Don't let one situation deter you from giving feedback.
Thank you for your response. I think that perhaps I was just a bit too sensitive on my end. I was in no way asking you to take side in this in any way. I just needed to vent. I really love this site and all of the wonderful things that go on here. I have had a rough week and maybe I just wasn't looking at things in the right frame of mind. This really was a great way to get some of us to look at other peoples work and I will most assuredly participate again if I can. Your group does a great job and I am honored to be a part of it. Thank you for listening to my whining and taking the time to respond. I hope things are going well for you and yours. You are doing a great job!!!!