It’s been a while since I’ve made a major faux pas. My streak of good luck is over though, and now I have to leave the internet.
A lady I am friendly with, posted two paintings on a social media site, saying she wasn’t able to paint as good as this certain artist but she’d had a lot of fun trying to. I wasn’t aware of this particular artist but thought she’d made a good try and wanted to celebrate that. So in that spirit I commented.
Both pieces looked so simple and amateurish, so naturally I thought both pieces were her own attempts.
Ha Ha Ha!
That is where it all went horribly wrong. The piece I complimented as being “especially nice” not done by her at all but by the very artist she was trying to emulate. She’d put them both up side by side to compare and I had no clue, lol.
The lady set me straight, kindly, but still. I feel like a fool and now I have to delete ALL my accounts and leave the internet!
If you need me, I’ll be under this rock over here.
All silliness aside, I am human. I can only operate my life with the information that I have. After the initial horror of my mistake wore off, I was able to laugh about my gaff and be kind to myself too. This isn’t the worst thing I’ve ever done, nobody died, my intentions were good and I’ve learned, yet again, that I won’t die from embarrassment. Even if it feels like it. Another thing, talking about mistakes makes me see them as they really are and takes away a lot of the cringe factor. So thanks for listening!
How has your week been? Have any embarrassing moments?