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    Tuesday
    Oct182011

    A tribe of quirky creatives

     

    Thank you, thank you, thank you and {{{hugs}}} to everyone for the comments + positive feedback + emails in response to the "quirky journal page" aka Seeing + noticing things others don't. It was the most commented post to date and has made a huge difference in my outlook for Daisy Yellow.

    I've been contemplating the future of Daisy Yellow over the past few months, gauging interest based on comments, and comments were few. Doubting. Wondering.

    Comments bring the readers and the bloggers together, to interact.

    As an analytical I thought it meant something was very wrong. There had to be a reason. Maybe Daisy Yellow just isn't groovy enough? Maybe... because...  It really gets silly after awhile, doesn't it? Doubting ourselves?

    Thank you for letting me see and hear that you are reading and you are creating.

    I'm quirky. Eccentric. Different. I see things other people don't see. I combine things in my mind and make them into art. I notice colors and shapes and angles of sunlight. I take more photographs of things than people. I'm happy there are other quirky characters reading what I write and maybe it makes sense too!

    I like the idea that creative blogs can be tribes. Tribes of quirky creative people.

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    Reader Comments (18)

    Thank YOU for letting me know that it's okay to see these things, feel these feelings and express myself in whichever form I choose. Even if I don't share them with others (yet) because they don't understand them or would label them "odd" or "weird", it helps to know I'm not alone in being quirky or outside what others may deem "the norm." Blessings and best wishes for daring to create art and live out loud, even when it involves coloring outside the lines. :)

    10.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

    always reading, maybe not commenting. but always reading. :)

    10.18.2011 | Unregistered Commenteropal

    We post our endeavors because we want to connect to other people. We want that little nudge in the arm that says, "I get it." It validates our thoughts it gives us a sense of being. A comment, an e-mail or a retweet sends that message that our thoughts and words are appreciated and understood by others and in the end isn't that what we want when we put ourselves out there?

    :) We're a tribe. Every little metaphorical touch on the arm counts.

    10.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJazmin

    I always read your posts. I admit, I'm rarely leave comments, partly because I read it in RSS. I should really comment more, maybe people will do the same over at my own blog. Creating creative tribes sounds like a wonderful idea though.
    But I love your blogs. They're colourful, make me happy, and make me smile. And as I said in Twitter, you really are one of my favourite artists, so please keep on blogging ;-)

    10.18.2011 | Unregistered Commenterluthien

    From one fellow quirky creative to another - I truly appreciate your blog and hope you continue. I started my blog in March and while I don't have much of a following yet, I know that the people who want or need to hear my message will find me. The creative outlet my blog has given me is the biggest gift for me. I used to feel that my offbeat, quirky nature was something that I needed to hide - I now celebrate my quirkiness and vision of the world. It's what I like about me most! Your uniqueness and ability to see what others don't, is exactly what this world needs more of. You are not alone - our tribe is huge - we just must have gotten split up back in time somewhere! Sending you Love & Light.... A member of your tribe!

    10.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia Kay

    I've been trying to set down and do my blog reading at my computer more than the RSS reader on my phone because commenting isn't very practical and I feel I get a rather different experience when I see the whole web page (most of us are so visual), can read comments and follow links. I may read fewer blogs but its a richer experience. Your blog is definitely on the must read list.

    10.18.2011 | Registered CommenterCarlene

    Tammy, I wonder if part of the non-commenting is tied in- a little bit - to a degree of introversion among quirky types. Like many, I look, think, and process - but don't necessarily verbalize. Particularly if the rest of your life is full of verbalization and extroversion, sometimes the acts of looking and creating become a kind of quiet refuge.

    That said, I fully understand the need for feedback and dialogue, and think there is great value in it. I'm just speculating that perhaps that tendency to process quietly might explain why many readers doesn't necessarily mean many comments.

    I'm glad that the last few posts have brought people - including myself - out of the woodwork. It's gratifying to feel that sense of community.

    10.18.2011 | Unregistered Commentersophie_vf

    Hi Tammy...

    I don't comment very often, but I read your blog every day. In fact, it's the only arts/crafts blog that I read on a daily basis. I hope you keep it up - I really enjoy your work and ideas! Thanks for doing this - I'm one of a quiet majority, I'm guessing. :) Have a great day!

    I didn't respond to that post but I was nodding my head in agreement. When making certain observations out loud my husband will laugh and say "Only you would notice such a thing." Nope, not only me, you too. I'm not alone!

    10.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

    I read everyday too, and I'm trying to comment more. Read your post this morning and promptly added some more art supplies to my Christmas wish list (it's not too early for that, is it?)! Thanks for the stellar blog!

    10.18.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirstin

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