I'm getting my business administration degree/computer graphics & web design. I love to worship the Lord with my lil hands so I create art for Him :)
One of my favorite verses: The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. Psalm 19:8
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PureMarkFor the sake of no misunderstanding I posted All my responses to the posts below Thanks for your response! I must add that keeping a humble spirit is not "sugar coating" anything. Sugar coating is twisting the truth to make it look good. Calling a design a "blob" sounds not only careless but it sounds like you don't know what your talking about. "you could work on creating more contrast between the two lines, over all great design!" is not only honest but it sounds like a professional minded person :) yes the world is a harsh place and has much harsher people than a canves threads critique, but as a follower of Christ you are to be in the world and not of it. A person will consider your critiques much more keeping this in mind and action ;) Remember when God analyzes you and your personality He says “In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith (by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises” (Hebrews 6:12 AMP).
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PUREMARK - 2/27/2011 7:46:53 PM
So that you know what i was talking about in my previous comment, I am specifically referencing your comments from this page. http://www.canvasthreads.com/DesignDetails.aspx?id=7316 BTW I will boldly humble myself and confess that my weakness is my tendency to not trust in God with child like faith. It needlessly complicates my life while I could simply rest and find victory!. I am trusting in God's grace to help me fight this moment by moment battle! Jesus is bigger than the battle!! Amen!
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PUREMARK - 2/27/2011 7:15:36 PM
That's great you embrace honesty even when it hurts! The underlying principal of honesty is to be cherished! Keep cultivating an Honest heart :) In all honesty you set a disproving/self-important tone in many of your comments to others. Why not be honest and gentle all in one? Your intent may be honest which is good!! but your honesty is decoded by others as harsh. Keep being honest :) ie; the two paint streaks look like a giant blob" could be stated simply; "in my opinion the two paint streaks could be spaced more creating contrast between the two. the colors and message are awesome! etc." it addresses the same issue while being an encouragement to the designer. I'm not saying to "water down" an opinion. I'm saying that when it comes to giving an opinion about a non-morality issue on a piece of art, consider the level of nesesity of your thoughts and try not to throw an opinion without communicating clearly that you are honest and genuinely interested in contributing creative/beneficial ideas with a humble spirit. Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[a] with your God. Love, PureMark
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c mI didn't call the design a blob. I said the two lines look like one blob because that was literally a physical thing that I saw. and I find it hard to believe that the scripture you're quoting has much to do with being extra nice. what if overall the design is not good? I'm not going to lie to someone and just tell them what they want to hear. I'm very honest and keep a very close eye on detail, and my suggestions reflect that. nowhere in my comments did I badmouth the work, I was merely commenting on a physical appearance of what the two stripes resembled. it wasn't a hateful comment, it was completely objective, and only a suggestion for improvement. and yes, what you're asking me to do is sugar coat the truth. you're asking me to take that comment, and add some nice words to make it sound prettier, which is not at all what being Christ like is about. I find it hard to believe that Jesus made sure to be extra polite when giving his thoughts on someone's work that he found to be lacking in certain areas. in fact, the only evidence I can think of suggests the opposite. any time I find him correcting wrong, he seems very to the point and doesn't ever say "nice" things to encourage the person he is correcting. he never says "well I think your nice, but you could improve on your blank". of course, that is very different from giving suggestions about graphic design, but again, I don't think there's any scriptural evidence to suggest that Christians are called to be the more polite people. honest suggestions about physical appearance of certain elements hardly qualifies as rude. rude would be saying "no... this is bad. try again". like I said, it is as much a problem about the way people respond to my suggestions, as the way I give them. a humble spirit should take comments like mine and understand where they're coming from and consider them, then either agree or disagree, and move on and learn from it. not take offense, get discouraged, then be bummed about it. clearly we disagree on this and I don't really think the debate needs to continue. I don't think it's our job as Christians to be super polite, but at the same time we shouldn't be rude. I also think the reader should have a less offended response, and rather take on a more humble and learning approach to all comments, however harsh or polite they may be. that's all.
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c mappreciate your advice, but in reality, i shouldn't have to sugar coat everything I say for everyone. if you want to be taken seriously as a designer you should be able to handle a comment like "the two black stripes look like a blob". if someone made that comment to me it would not offend me in the slightest. half the issue is on the reader's interpretation of my comments, and half is my own fault. I have never said anything mean, but I don't sugar coat my suggestions. it's not necessary and isn't any less biblical or less Christian, so again, I appreciate the advice but in reality it's something that the reader needs to address as well. otherwise they will be severely hurt when they get a real client and that person is even more brutally honest than I am. I have a pretty dry sense of humor and overall personality, and with that said, I'd take everything I say with a grain of salt understanding that it is not intended to be insulting, rather than some simple advice from one professional to another.