Well, to be the devil's advocate, at least they aren't sitting on the couch drinking from the welfare trough bemoaning the fact they don't have this or that because no one will give it to them. They are out there trying and putting their wares on display. Because some have higher talents, some of you have talent levels higher than I will ever achieve, should the rest of us hide or burn all of our work? Are we becoming wood working snobs? Entry level has its place and if someone loves the work enough to plunk down the cash, who are we to be upset. Maybe it is beginner work that will create a beginner buyer, they both will learn and advance throughout their lives. I say, "good job and congrats on putting your stuff out for others to critique and purchase if they like it".
This also might be our reason for the low participation in swap projects. Intimidation is as large as peer pressure. No matter what you say about the project you get, if you bemoan beginner work in the majority of your posts then who wants to subject their self or their work to this intense scrutiny in a swap? I am not picking on anyone, I am just looking at this from the "other side of the fence" so to speak.
Last edited by Jonathan Shively; 04-03-2012 at 11:34 AM.
God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.
I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.
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