Hi, Soorya here, and I've been timid for too long!
Thank you, everyone! What a lovely community.
Welcome to the forum! A while back we had a thread going about how to indicate whether you want a critique when you post your work and I think the consensus was that people should just feel free to be honest about what they need. I think then to help you get over your anxiety about sharing work, you could post some to the forum and say, “No critiques please. Just want to share.” Everyone will respect that and it might be a way to begin overcoming your anxieties (with which I am completely sympathetic!) As everyone has said, this is a great community, with very supportive people and it’s a good place to feel safe about showing your work.
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@demotlj Thank you for such a thoughtful suggestion. I have already posted one piece asking for critique - and a "brutally honest" one at that - because that is something I've been dealing with better in recent years and I want to continue to grow a thicker skin, so to speak. I enjoy receiving constructive critique! It is always so enriching, and that did happen in that other thread I'd created.
I think for me, a lot of the anxiety was over the fact that I thought it was pointless to share my art, and like it was never good enough to be shared. I made too many comparisons to other artists, and that became crippling.
Thanks once again.
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@animatosoor Great to have you with us... definitely share as you feel you comfortable. And ask for what you need. Feel free to ask for "What is working with this piece?" if you need some encouragement.
@SarahF Lovely to meet you as well, Sarah! I agree - it's the right place.
@sketchbook Thank you, sketchbook!
@shinjifujioka Thanks! Yes, it can be scary. I will share more in the coming days!
@burvantill Thank you, burvantill!
@julian-beresford Hello, and thank you!
@JennyJones Thank you.
@Adrian-K Thank you, Adrian!
@theprairiefox More often than not these days, I think I want to hear the negatives so I can improve faster! Hahah but that's a good pointer for those days when we would like that balanced with some praise.
@juliepeelart Thank you, Julie.
Oh hey, you're new too. Welcome! I hope this leads to great things. Thank you for welcoming me as well.
@CLCanadyArts Yeah, I'm 7 days old on this forum! Thank you.