Sunday, 11 September 2016

Taking a break

This post is to let my followers know that I will be having a break from papercraft. I have been receiving nasty messages through social media in relation to my work and as a result of this I am quite discouraged and will be having an extended break. I hope in the future I will create again and post on my blog.

Thank you to my followers and I hope your creative journeys continue.

Andrew


40 comments:

  1. So sorry for you. Take care of yourself.

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  2. So, sorry to hear that! Don't let them tear you down. Hugz, my friend!

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  3. Well, I wouldn't think that should stop you. There are always going to be haters in the World. If you enjoy something, follow your passion.

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  4. I agree with Dale...please don't let them win! Your work is phenomenal. I wish I had half your talent. Can't you block them somehow? This person is just jealous of you!!!

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I absolutely love seeing all the terrific things you create. I hope you will be encouraged by all of us who really enjoy the wonderful ideas you share!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  6. Please don't let anyone bully you about your art. Its yours and its awesome. Its usually the people who have NO talent that are the ones who are most critical. Please continue your magic.

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  7. There are always going to be people that can't stand what others do, there are always going to be those that just have to poke and get the last word. There are always going to be people that just don't seem to have anything else to do with their time than to make others lives miserable. One thing that is great about social media, you can hit that delete button before you even read or see it. Don't let those few interfere with YOUR life, your passions and loves. Send those few names to your "junk bin" and dispose of them! You are amazing at what you do and I do enjoy your blog. Wish I had 1/4 of the talent you do Andrew. Chin up and fluff out those feathers and carry on. :)
    Victoria, BC
    Canada

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  8. Sorry to hear this. I have no idea why, but some people seem to have the need to be mean and nasty. I figure if I don't like a video or its content, I just stop watching and move on. Why some have to hurt as much as possible. I hope to see you back again soon.😊

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  9. people hide behind their computer to say horrible things. Don't let them get you down! I LOVE your projects and are so talented! Please do NOT give in to them!! Don't let them win! EVER

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  10. I agree with all those who say that your work is so beautiful. It is a shame that those haters feel the need to voice their opinion when in reality your creativity is beyond anything they are saying. Ignore them please. Those of us who enjoy your work far out weigh those that are blind to talented creativity.

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  11. I am so sad to hear this. Your work is wonderful and I hoe you will not stay discouraged. I've followed several of your tutorials and found them to be WONDERFUL!

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  12. Я буду ждать! Работы чудесные!

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  13. How sad some people are who have nothing better to do than to pull others down. I don't understand the motivation behind it and wonder how they survive in social circles where they don't have a computer to hide behind. I don't know you Andrew but I am always in awe with what you do, your talent is incredible. Going out on a limb here, but to me you must also be a very kind caring man...a nurse, 7 children, and your creativity speak volumes. I can see how hateful words would be discouraging to you. All I can say is I believe you have more people who care and love your art. Keep on doing what you love and shower us with your awesomeness! Hugs from one stranger to another....

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  14. Andrew, so sorry to hear this. Please know that you are an inspiration to all of us. Hugs...

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  15. I'm so sorry to read this. Ditto to what the others said about the meanies. Thank you for sharing your talent, creations and tutorials with us. Just so sad...

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  16. My heart goes out to you Andrew. I too have been on the receiving end of unpleasant, hateful comments. It's no fun. I decided in the end, I do what I do, create what I create for me! If they don't like it it is their choice.
    I enjoy your creations. I hope you're able to begin sharing again soon.
    Long distance hugs from the USA.

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  17. Oh...I'm very sorry. I love your work and it's a pity that you have been discouraged.
    I hope to be here when you get back, soon :)
    All the best to you.
    Hugs,
    Guida

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  18. Hi Andrew
    I have been following for a few years now. Your work is awesome. Please don't stop crafting as it is very hard to get back into the groove. Just don't put it up here. but the again put up for those of us that support you in what you do and ignore the those that want a slinging match.
    Annamieke from the land down under

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  19. I am so very sorry to see you go. I have thoroughly enjoyed everyone of your posts and I will certainly miss them. Please come back. Call me a cockeyed optimist but the kind of people who take delight in being snarly and mean will get their just rewards one day. Take care and please do come back. Susan - USA

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  20. I HOPE YOU RECONSIDER.
    You are an inspiration and don't let meanies take your Mojo away.

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  21. I only discovered your blog a few months ago, I love your work and I think you are a great inspiration. Don't let these nasty people get to you. They are bullies who need to get a life. Please reconsider, you have a lot of people out there who love what you do. Love Kath - Lancashire

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  22. The real downside of the internet! I know it is probably discouraging to you, but hang in there! There is a huge group of us out here that are totally inspired by your work and will be affected by your break caused by some very ignorant mean people. Is there any way to do a blog without a comment section? Although you will miss all of our encouraging comments you would also miss the snarly ones! Anyway...hang in there and keep creating even if it is just for your own pleasure!

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  23. Please don't let hateful people have the power to take your joy. Your creations are fabulous and we look forward to see what you'll create next. Take a break, but please come back soon! You will be missed by many, many of us.
    Kris P

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  24. Someone has little to do if they are going to post such trash about beautiful creations. It reflects on the quality of their mind, not on you or your creations. I have always loved looking at the wonderful things on your blog, so do not let this influence any future desire to create that you may have. Much sympathy that you are having to deal with this. Marsha

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  25. Dear Andrew, So sorry to hear that you have been targeted by trolls who are so nasty, you have been a great inspiration to me and my grandsons who love papercraft, have a break away away and I and my g/sons are hoping that you will be able to recover from these horrible things, and please come back with more beautiful projects, sending all our sympathy as you are going to be very missed. Jasann

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  26. I was wondering why it had been a while since you had lat posted. Now I know why. But Andrew you cannot let the bullies and nasty people win! They write revolting things because they are jealous. Lets face it your projects are amazing and loads of people would love to have even a smidgen of your creativity. So don't give those bullies the power, they deserve nothing from you. Besides look at all these amazing comments you have received, surely they're worth more than some idiot thats just jealous!

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  27. I cannot even begin to think what sort of nasty messages people could come up with to attack you in this matter but I can imagine it's stressful & depressing & it's certainly shameful. I just wanted to let you know I am saddened that I, as well as many others I'm sure, will not have the opportunity to see & appreciate the awesome things you create that you have shared with us all. I hope you do return soon & share with everyone again because I have found your work to be inspiring & it just brightens my day to see what can be done by people like you especially knowing you work as an O.R. nurse & have a family as well. I hope lots of people take the time to let you know you've been appreciated & will be missed & want you back! Thanks Again, Pat Eastland

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  28. That's such sad news to hear. I can't imagine anyone wanting to hurt such a kind, considerate and talented person. Please don't let that stop you, because you have been an inspiration to so many people all over the world. May I suggest that you block them from your email and postings or report them to blogger. Please reconsider as we will miss seeing your gorgeous creations. Heart felt hugs from California

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  29. Creating I believe is a reflection of how our Lord created us and on each of the 6 days, He said "It is Good". I admire those that love to create with their heart, mind, soul, and hands. Its a gift to us all that get inspired and strive to make beautiful creations as well. You take the time to reflect. Let your light shine to those of us that enjoy this art form in awe and amazement. Its all in the details and we get it. Come back when you're at peace and we'll be waiting.

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  30. Creating I believe is a reflection of how our Lord created us and on each of the 6 days, He said "It is Good". I admire those that love to create with their heart, mind, soul, and hands. Its a gift to us all that get inspired and strive to make beautiful creations as well. You take the time to reflect. Let your light shine to those of us that enjoy this art form in awe and amazement. Its all in the details and we get it. Come back when you're at peace and we'll be waiting.

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  31. I am so sad to hear this Andrew, you have an amazing eye for detail and color and I am in awe of what you create. I hope you can put the discouragement behind you and continue to create beautiful things that inspire others, take care..

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  32. Don't let a few idiots out there discourage you! If you quit they then feel like they won.

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  33. Don't let mean spirited people stop you from doing something you love. They don't deserve that much power over you. Your work is beautiful and, hopefully, after a break to recharge, you will be back and ready to go!

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  34. There are always going to be people that just don't seem to have anything to do with their time than to make others lives as miserable as their own. I have enjoyed your blog and hope to see it again soon.

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  35. Im sorry to hear that Andrew! You are amazing in Your craft, so clever, just luv your work why do people do this and try to ruin everything that is good, dont let them discourage you mate your talent is God given hope you come back soon I,really enjoy looking at uour wonderful creations
    Blessings Deni

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  36. I'm so sorry. Here in the U.S. we have a huge problem with cyber bullying. I will miss your inspirattion. Couldn't you just tell them to"kiss your grits"? Good luck and hurry back.

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  37. Sorry to read this. There is a huge problem with this all over the world. I will put a link to a new blog against this problem.
    http://crafterstogether.blogspot.dk/

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  38. Andrew! I am so sorry. I was just coming over here to check on you as I had not seen you in a while! I hate that this has happened to you! I hope that you do come back into the fold because you are very talented and a kind and giving person. I am praying for your situation. Gentle hugs from CA.

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  39. Andrew, you must ignore the crazies out there in the world of social media. How could anyone criticize your work which we all know is so very outstanding? I got into a twitter tat with a stupid woman who had her facts about President Obama all wrong. As I tried to correct her, she got more and more stupid. My mom who past away last year always told me NEVER fight stupid, you never win, you just get tired of fighting. She was so right. So I say to you dear Andrew, you must ignore those dimwitted people. Don't let them ruin your joy. You have too many who truly love you. You are a nurse as I am. We fight diseases that kill. We are stronger than others, yet more sensitive. Take a break to rest and rethink this entire situation. Your power is in your gracious kindness to give to others. I will pray for you, my dear brother. You are a great measure of a man.

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  40. Andrew, you must ignore the crazies out there in the world of social media. How could anyone criticize your work which we all know is so very outstanding? I got into a twitter tat with a stupid woman who had her facts about President Obama all wrong. As I tried to correct her, she got more and more stupid. My mom who past away last year always told me NEVER fight stupid, you never win, you just get tired of fighting. She was so right. So I say to you dear Andrew, you must ignore those dimwitted people. Don't let them ruin your joy. You have too many who truly love you. You are a nurse as I am. We fight diseases that kill. We are stronger than others, yet more sensitive. Take a break to rest and rethink this entire situation. Your power is in your gracious kindness to give to others. I will pray for you, my dear brother. You are a great measure of a man.

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