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Journal Entry: Sat Feb 7, 2015, 3:51 PM
Starting to think I am really out of touch with "kids these days"

I don't know how many of you who've seen this, here on dA and other art sites, but I've seen this so many times and it is just so, so SO tragic to me...

People who perpetuate the idea that art skills are the key to friendship

it is so incredulous to me that i think it bears repeating: yes, babies, there are actually folks out there who are trying to convince other folks that
art skills are the key to friendship

Sure, i get it: it's an art site. Please, fanboi/fangrl out!
It's totally ok and natural to admire someone's art but to associate their skills with your chance of being their friend, not cool [nor logical i might add...]

I've seen people who've asked others something similar to "Hey wanna be friends?" and someone replies with something along the lines of, "Nah, your art skills ain't on my level."


What does art have to do with being friends, especially what someone's level is? are we in preschool?

"sorry bruh but you can't sit at my table because i've advanced to washable-markers and you ain't off dem crayolas yet,    
we on another level from one another, yo"

Why would someone ever judge another person's personality based off their "art skills"?

I just find all of this super gross.

I cry so much on the inside whenever I see someone who goes all, "I would like to be your friend, but my art skills are not good enough." LIKE BBY NO, NO, STOP THAT, YOUR PERSONALITY IS PRECIOUS, LET ME LOVE YOU, COME 'ERE

Maybe it's because I'm a little older than the median dA users' age and my life perspective is different, but i srsly just can NOT wrap my mind around such a shallow mentality, and i see it more often the more i move about and use this site.

As a professional artist (YES PPL PAY ME TO DO THIS SH1T!) and, perhaps more importantly, an early-arts educator (aka I craft art experiences for young children who have never tried these mediums before), i am here to tell you, such a mind-set is FCUKED UP and NO ONE needs to subject themselves to such slop.

For the record, I hope that I have NEVER made someone feel this way !

[i am more or less unnoticed on dA except by my super fans, so there's little chance of this happening BUT STILL, just in case it ever has happened to you: PLEASE DON'T FEEL THAT WAY; I JUDGE PEOPLE BY THEIR ACTUAL PERSONALITY, not their "skill level."]

And if anyone else has ever tried to pull that sh1t on you, FORGET ABOUT THEM.
People like that aren't worth your time.

Mi'iwi (that's all)
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February 7, 2015