So, ive been getting a lot of hate mail recently, and yes. its breaking me down. dear people who have been harassing me, you win. i have such a tender heart, and being told all this is really ripping me apart. ive only been a part of DA for a week - it started out wonderful, but its continuing to tear me apart. i havent worked on my artwork for over a week, im just so unmotivated.
for the record (questions answered): ALL my work is recycled - save for the adhesive and the resin (fake water). the resin, however, is the reusable type... so if someone else wants to recycle it they can. the notion of recycled glue is just silly. I collect found cans and I receive donations from many people, but occasionally i have to have my friends drink certain pops for me, if i am running low on a certain color and have an order to fill. i still consider this recycling, and i sincerely apologize if you do not believe so (this is what caused the most controversy). I believe my prices are just - right now im barely profiting. how can this be if everything is recycled? even though its recycled, it doesnt mean i dont have to pay for it. the vases/pots come from thrift shops right as they are about to be thrown out - to a life in a landfill. i still have to pay for them - but its SO much better than buying new and letting those ones clog our landfills. also, some of my supplies are expensive, especially the resin. hence, why if you order a piece without it, it is much cheaper. and occasionally i DO have to buy pop. crazy huh? (i dont drink it myself, but my boyfriend loves the stuff) its still recycled and not living in a landfill. we drink pop anyways. i see no harm. thirdly, my time and creativity DESERVES to get paid. im not going to stand for this. im usually not cocky - but i am not going to exploit myself.
also, yes, i have cut myself open doing this, and it did cost me a pretty penny to get the stitches to keep that half of my finger. ive been told that i shouldnt factor it into my costs because it was my stupidity. i guess you would have to be in my shoes to understand... (and i dont factor it into the costs, btw.) its a dangerous art form - my bad.
thanks to all that have supported me and kept pushing me forward - you guys are awesome and i dont know what i would do without you.