Definitely Worth the Half Hour

Occasionally, I find the time to listen to the very popular Skirted Roundtable discussions. I obviously would listen every time if I could fit it into my suddenly very busy schedule – but alas. Today, however, I’m so glad that I popped over and I would encourage all of my readers (especially bloggers) to take a 30-minute break from the day and listen to the discussion. The Roundtable Ladies make excellent points.

The topic: Is Design Becoming a Blood Sport ? And they pick up where Stephen Drucker, editor in chief for House Beautiful leaves off in his April 2010 letter. I’m sure most of you read the short but poignant note that has suddenly become quite controversial. When you have the opportunity to capture the eyes, hearts, and minds of millions on the inside page of one of America’s most popular and favorite shelter mags – is this the right type of “announcement” to make.

I have to stand by my header here, and clap my hands for Mr. Drucker and the ladies of the Roundtable. Druckers last sentence: “As much as I like good decorating, there are some things I like even more: individuality and an open mind” is exactly the subtext of Color Outside the Lines. Be an individual, keep an open mind, and don’t edit your creativity.

I am the first to inform you that I even have a delicate ego. I think that every one artists do. I take remarks, whether or not critical, innovative, or constructive and look at all of them in opposition to the paintings I’ve accomplished. While maximum of the remarks on my blog have been sweeter than candy, (because I even have the absolute great readers!!) a few have not been. And it is the ones remarks so that it will often make an artist edit their innovative outlook, or maybe worse – stop sharing all together.

Edited to add: A blogger and friend, Delores of Vignette Design commented: Remember what your mother said: “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!” As long as we can feel free to be our creative selves, we must allow other’s the same freedom. –Delores

I inspire you all to check out the publish at SRT, and do me a choose, say some thing high-quality to a person these days!

I immediately wrote again to Delores and told her that I turned into going to add this to the submit due to the fact now not handiest do I assume she makes a valid factor, the phrases complete wrap up my thoughts and positioned it into only a few phrases: As long as we will sense loose to be our creative selves, we should allow other’s the identical freedom.

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