In the Paper Crafting World, there are several "levels" of expertise, styles, and techniques.
One thing I have discovered, the on-line Community is often "very small" these days.
My heart soars
when visiting other people's blogs. I thrive seeing their (your) cards and projects.
It's a pleasure
watching individual styles evolve,
sharing experiments tried and proven,
and marveling over what each person most enjoys doing.
But what is very touching~
is the support the Crafting Community offers to one another.
My heart melts when
I see pretty finished products.
I become downright sappy when reading some of the heartfelt comments left on other blogs (as well as my blog).
- Very talented individuals lavish appreciative and encouraging comments to beginners, inspiring newbies to try even more techniques.
- Younger crafters encourage many older crafters, whose methods may be "out of style" and whose abilities may be waning.
- Skilled individuals share knowledge with those who are struggling.
- Some bloggers share personal problems or insecurities, fearfully yet openly. I see encouragement to those bloggers in the form of sincere words from others who possibly never know what their kind "morale building" has done for a wounded heart.
Thanks for letting me be a bit sentimental.