I admit to seeking counsel from time to time, but that particular piece wasn’t one of them and many artists male and female seek cnc from their peers. THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT!!! When will it be just about making something and having it appreciated without depreciating the gender of who made it? How did that become a criteria to determine if art is good or bad? If a guy shoveled sh** on a canvas and named it “A Day in the life of Pi” would it be labelled as a masterpiece? I mean come on guys! I’m not trying to pass myself off as some bad ass artist. But recognize that as a PERSON I have some skills and don’t hate on it because it might be better than yours or because I have a vagina (YES I said the V-Word. I have a va-jay-jay)
I’m also not some bitter single female… seriously I’m not. I just -sigh- I have a problem with my sex being a reason why my work can’t be accepted for what it is. And its been a sore spot for me for a long time. There was a point when I had business cards made with just the second part of my first name because it sounds like a guy and by the time I get the commission and the client realizes I’m a woman its already too late for them to back out. But they try to shaft me, mark down prices for work I’ve done, talk to me in a condescending voice like I’m stupid! I don’t like the double standard! I love Graphic Arts and I’ll continue to fight to make my stuff for me and for my family.
But this is a new era. Its time to stop belittling the progress of what women can do. It breaks my heart