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From: Skeeter <cmm@********.COM>
Subject: Re: Art Comments - My opinion
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 21:59:28 -0600
>WHAT A LOAD OF HOG WASH!!! Where does that leave critical thinking? All due
>respect to your mum, BUT, If all we ever were was nice, how would we know
>we were assholes, or if what we had done sucked? it is only by being
>corrected that we learn, and FAR from criticisms being unwanted, they are,
>by and large, apreciated, in so far as they are backed up with something
>more than "I don't like so and so, they suck!" It MUST be hard to have
>one's work
>criticised, but it IS an important part of the whole creative process. And
>to say that it is being unkind is preposterous! Sure artists have feelings,
>but that does not mean one should be expected to pussyfoot around them,
>never saying anything for fear of hurting their feelings. Jim Nelson wrote
>to me ".....tell me what you think of my work. If you don't like it, say
>so. I
>can take it." and I think most artists have the same attitude (feel free to
>correct me). I think a better quote (again, no disrespect) would have been
>"if you don't have anything CONSTRUCTIVE to say, don't say anything at
>over and out
>(Phew, I was starrting to work up a sweat!!)

yes, jolly good speech old chap... pip pip , cheerio and all that good
noncence... (hey, it's late, I don't know what I'm saying)



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