Discovering the world (c) colette copeland
Retrieving my e-mail this morning, the nasty one jumped out at me: my first (and, I would hope, last) such e-mail. It came from an eBay person, who trashed my work, said it was not art in any form, that I was ripping people off, and further complained that I was actually getting bids, ending in a bitter "No wonder the world is in such a mess." My response? A few choice thoughts rippled through my brain (i.e., read my feedback, you obviously don't know art, bitter people like you make the world a mess, etc. etc.), but I knew that the best response was No Response.
It took me a minute or two to recover, then I went to eBay and placed this person on my blocked list just to make sure they don't try to sabotage my listings. I've never blocked anyone before, and it seemed fitting to give them that, um, honor!
And then I listed two new pieces!
I returned to my e-mail, and this time the "love your art" one jumped out at me. A sweet e-mail from someone who had been admiring my work and took the time to write and tell me so.
Life is good!