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My Worth Stamp by Mirz123 My Worth Stamp by Mirz123
I'm not trying to make a big social statement with this stamp, but I do feel it's a sentiment that's important to remember. I see so many hurt feelings because someone the person looks up to (or feels is their superior) doesn't like their work...or doesn't like them personally. I think we should look to others for support and guidance, but we should not tie-up our worth and self-esteem on what someone else thinks of us. Value opinions, but don't let them make or break you. Particularly with art, do what you love. Learn from the critiques, but don't let them destroy you.

This is a lesson I try to live by, but find myself forgetting from time to time. ;)

You can find more of my stamps in this gallery folder ---> [link]

*** :aww: As with most of my smileys, you may use this on and off dA, without my permission. The only thing I ask is that you keep the file name in tact and don't remove any credit information. If you do use it for something, it would be nice if you could comment and let me know. It encourages me to make more smileys if I know people are using/enjoying them. ***

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:iconxberrysilver:
xBerrySilver Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Using c:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:iconkriscynical:
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
People on this site need to stop taking negative feedback about their work — either by critique or regular comment — so damn personal. It's NOT. I don't care how intimately connected you are to your art, I don't care how much of your heart and soul were poured into that particular piece, I don't care how long or how hard you worked on it. It doesn't make that piece immune to negative feedback, it isn't unique to devote that much time and energy to a piece because EVERYBODY does, and IT ISN'T PERSONAL.

I went to Ringling School of Art and Design for college as an illustration major, and Ringling is a school that puts your butt through the wringer. The first day of freshman orientation they told us that same thing: feedback on your artwork is about the artwork, not YOU. So don't take it as a personal insult or attack if you get negative feedback on something. It's how all artists have learned since the beginning of time.

Praise doesn't do anything but stroke your ego. It's good to get praise, of course, but kids on here need to stop throwing tantrums every time something even the least bit negative is said about their stuff. It isn't jealousy, it isn't hating, and it isn't a personal attack. It just means your art isn't perfect. Nobody's is. Grow some thicker skin and learn to define your own personal worth instead of letting stupid things do it for you.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
I agree. We need to know what is wrong with our work in order to fix it. And I agree, many well-meaning, respectful critiques are bashed because someone dared to say something negative about the art. ON the other hand, just trash-talking someone doesn't help either. Critique needs to be respectful, even when harsh.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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Drawing-Stars-02 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please make a separate stamp that says "Value opinions but don't let them make or break you." :love: Words that can't be truer, Mirz!
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I do take requests. If you could repost this in my request journal. The link is in the sidebar inside my journal.
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0-Dolunay-0 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. Is my philosophy :thanks:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
:icondummyhi5plz:
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:iconmel-rosey:
Mel-Rosey Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
I really appreciate the message of this stamp
Sometimes people make rude comments, which is hard to deal with
but I know I can't let it get me down
Thanks for making this! :huggle:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
True that. :hug:
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:iconepicjello567:
epicjello567 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AHEM! I've had ever so many friends who quit art all together by one insult. :(
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I know. It's so terrible how many people take that kind of thing to heart.
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:iconmjponso:
mjponso Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
As much as I'd love to support this, the opposite is true for me. I determine my worth by what others say/think of me. :hmm:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Aww. :iconsadhugplz:
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:iconchanchanraran:
ChanChanRaran Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
10000000000000000% correct!
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
:happybounce:
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BohepansTheZeroth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I would totally make something like this with a basis on YouTube (instead of dA; not to change the message, just apply it to more/different things) if I could ._. People really should get that through their heads on that place, geez...
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
:iconseriousnodplz:
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:iconthalisheukrona:
ThalishEukrona Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That happens so many times at DA.
I saw incredible draws with just 2 favs, and dirts with 3,000.
I like when people fav my work, because they liked it, but I don´t care about it.

I know I´ve got talent with the draw an writing things, a lot of people tell me it, and 2 of them was publishers, but it doesn´t matter...I know I draw better than other people.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Haters gonna hate. Period. It's hard, but when you just realize that and get past it, life is so much easier.
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:iconthalisheukrona:
ThalishEukrona Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I´ll try to get patient.
But I don´t have so much. ^^;
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:iconchanchanraran:
ChanChanRaran Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with this! Why do people see things awkwardly? And why do they hate if they know how to love?
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courage-and-feith Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Writer
Excellent... :thanks:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
:hug:
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:iconsounddrive:
Sounddrive Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The truth, lo and behold! :)
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
:highfive:
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:iconni-shi-ki:
ni-shi-ki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the truth in this (:
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I think so many of us need to remember it. :heart:
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:iconkittenp:
KittenP Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I love you :D
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
:cuddle:
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chibininjaotaku Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
I love your stamps!! I wish I could use them :)
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Well, for a while deviants without a subscriptions could not. But now, dA allows them to be used in journals. Just cut-and-paste the thumbcode (located in the bar to the right of the deviation) into your journal box and you'll be able to post your stamp!
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chibininjaotaku Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
No wai. SHDFIUDNIGCIG Yayyyyy!!! Thank you for that!! :D:D:D:D
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lightshine-32 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this stamp. :thanks:

This happened to me about a month ago... I still feel horrible because of it, but your stamp made me think a little differently about the situation. Thanks again <33
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The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very true and I feel that sometimes people can forget that at times on a site like this that is so big. Nice stamp by the way and will use. :D
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Thanks. yeah, even sometimes I forget it still. :hug:
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:iconthe-theory-liz:
The-Theory-Liz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome!

Me so at times as well. :hug:
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DeluxeYellowFlower Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I may suck at drawing, but at least I try! (^^)
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
That's what is most important.
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:iconkidatecalf:
KidateCalf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Now THIS I agree with 100% !
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:iconninjafoxsbuddy:
NinjaFoxsBuddy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: Very true.
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
:hug:
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:iconninjafoxsbuddy:
NinjaFoxsBuddy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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:iconartsyfartsy1998:
artsyfartsy1998 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student General Artist
YES. This is so much better than :icondontlikeplz::icondontlikeyplz:
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:iconyeahgirl11:
yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't even know they had that one. :lol:
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:iconclampfan101:
clampfan101 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nope! :D
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
:highfive:
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1000yearseternalmaze Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
You have awesome stamps.:)
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:iconmirz123:
Mirz123 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Aww, thank you very much, dear.
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:icon1000yearseternalmaze:
No one can hurt you without your premission.Very good stamp.
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