Okay. I just have to say this . . .
I know that there is "good art" and that there is "great art".
(I'm not sure that there's any such thing as "bad art".)
But for goodness sake, art journaling is personal art.
In my opinion, it shouldn't be "graded" or "compared"
to someone who has done it longer or more "successfully".
This is one of the few spaces where we can allow ourselves the permission to
express and experiment . . . just because we feel like it.
It's okay to share it with others if you want to,
but please let's not evaluate or critique our own "work".
And let's not do that to others.
If we do receive what we feel is a "negative reaction",
that seems like a very good reason to throw it all on the next art journal page!