While building my contact form I went to add a new page in WordPress. I edited it so the person would be able to put their first name, last name, their email and a possible website I could reach them at. I have also left a larger area for them to leave me a message which can go directly to my email account which I have also put on top along with my name and numbers to contact me. I felt like I still needed to jazz it up a little, so still going with my tiger based background I added a 3D tiger jumping out saying “Come at me!” I also wanted to practice adding videos to my site so I took a video from youtube that has the entire Eye of the Tiger song by Survivor. Where did this love of tigers come from you ask? Well when I was on the road through high school I discovered the power of the Rocky movies and hearing that song, Eye of the Tiger, was been very motivational to me. It has kept me going through rough times and every time I see something that illustrates a tiger I can see the power that has driven me so far and continues to do so.
Expectations. Once a person shows what they can do whether it be something artistic, musical, physically enduring, etc. people expect more out of them. If that person starts out strong, the public will only want to see something better from them. There is no space for just being free and doing what you want to do with the expectations so high. That is unless the cycle is broken. Just because something someone does may attract us towards their work it does not mean every single one of their works has to do the same thing. As long as the creator is happy that is all that should matter. Critiquing is a good tool to use so a person too close to the project can step back and learn how to possibly make it better. The problem with critiquing however is all the negativity that swarms around it. If people do not see something better than they have five minutes ago they tend to either just not care or stomp all over it. We need to learn to slow down and just take something for what it is. Maybe it is not your style. That’s okay. As long as the creator finds something powerful in the work then it should not have to meet anybody else standards. It’s good enough!