I'm incredibly angry at the moment. I was reading this post - [link] and I became angry.
I never say much. I don't create drama, nor do I want any part of it. I keep to myself for the most part, tossing out on occasion comments and responding to journals. But this post.. this entry made me very upset.
I read it and felt that all of us, as a community were neglected save a few who were mentioned. People talk about cliques and such in the photomanipulation world, and deny it. When right before you, a clique was given. Names offered out -- mentioned pointedly for being as good as they are, for the best of the best.
So maybe my pageviews aren't a high. Or maybe my 7 years on DA means little. Maybe others of us out there don't achieve thousands of favs in one day. That isn't the majority of us trying to make something of are art. We are all unique. We are all creative in our own means.. We are all beautiful in our own right, offering to others what the last person couldn't, or didn't do. To separate us from the masses it to make us feel worthless. Meaningless. I work hard to achieve perfection with my art. It doesn't mean I am any less qualified as the last person. There are those of us who do what we want, when we want. Not because its popular, but because it is what is in our hearts. It doesn't mean we are any less than those mentioned by the CV.
I'm angry at the post in general. Maybe I'm reading it wrong. Maybe I'm being a hater, but I do not like so many people being ignored for the amazing work they do. There are those who are far superior in skills, with far more to offer and I'm not saying I'm one of them. I'm talking in the pieces of work I fav. The art I see every day. There is a clique and that much is obvious. One can tell who is on your friends list and who isn't by reading the article written.
Why does this bother me so much? Perhaps I'm feeling passionate tonight. I'm tired of being made to feel like my work, or others whom truly deserve it, isn't good enough. Art is objective on the whole. Cliques are so high school. I thought we got away from that. From being the popular group, to those less popular but who are equally talented, or offer something completely different. I struggle to put my art up every day for fear of recompense. Now I know why.
I'm sorry if this makes no sense and I'm picking out stuff that isn't there. But this really touched a nerve with me. I've never been so vocal in my entire time on DA. Today though, I couldn't not be. I am who I am. As we all are.