Thanks for popping in. Lots of TV shows this week. Tina is back today at 11am and 3pm with the Pergamano show, which will be delightful as ever. I will highlight the products and art samples down below, but for now I want to talk about something, and I’ll start with this quote for the day.
I bumped into a lady last weekend who was most distraught. Why ? Somebody on Facebook had said something very unkind and harsh about her, and it really shook her, as it would any of us. I did my best to sooth her, but that kind of cruel criticism really hits the spot, and isn’t easy to shake off. I suggested she block said people, remove them from her “world”. Social Media is so often anything but social!
Why do people knock each other down instead of building each other up? Maybe I’m a dreamer, an idealist, but my core belief is that we humans are here to help each other, not abuse each other.
I’ve taken the hit myself several times over the years. It’s par for the course when you stick your head above the parapets and put yourself out there. At first it really hurt. Now I see it for what it is: sick behaviour. My response has always been no response. No public display of emotion around sick behaviour. Waste of time. Serves no purpose. If you react, then they’ve succeeded in getting to you, and they know it. Conversely, if you don’t react, they don’t get the sick orgasm that they crave. I prefer it that way. Oh. And I block them from my world permanently. Damage limitation I think it’s called.
We do have to protect ourselves from trolls and keyboard warriors. Whilst Facebook etc can be so valuable in connecting people positively, the opposite is also equally true.
Like I said to the lady in question: these people can only get to you if you let them, and you can evict them. Never let them live rent-free in your head! I know for certain they wouldn’t come knocking on her door and have a go! They are people who probably have never made a thing in their lives, or anything of their lives. And they get jealous when women achieve what they have never been able to. Quite sad really, when you think about it.
Back to beautiful Tina! Here’s what’s coming up…absolutely beautiful!
Available in A5sq and A4sq
Here is some superb inspiration from the design team, So many possibilities in these little rounds!
Thank you, wonderful design team!!
I hope you can join our dear friend Tina at 11 and 3 today. Her approach to art is always formidable, and I love how she puts a fresh spin on Linda’s sampler plates.
Barb x x x