I was thinking about art and respect today: As Artists we seem to rememebr the non-positive comments people make on our art, yet we never remember the positive ones. Why is that?
I think maybe it is because the non-positive remarks are so specific, and the positive ones are NOT. If someone doesn't like something they usually say why "Oh, I don't like bright color" "The work feels cartoonish." But the positive remarks are non-specific. "Hey that's awesome!" or "I really like that" I am guilty of these non-specific remarks myself. I like it, and I want to let the artist know I like it, but I don't want to take the time to say WHY.
Why is that?
From now on I am going to make an effort to write SPECIFIC positive feed back. If I can't think of anything specific..well...then maybe I don't really like the work as much a I thought I did. LOL