Hypocrisy at its finest

Why is it that people make claims and state theories such as my "not being single means Mel ditches friends" (which is entirely untrue; I've been extremely busy and poor), and then said people neither:

a) respond to an invitation to do anything, nevermind attend them,


b) make no effort whatsoever to invite me to anything because they believe their theory to be correct so much, they assume I would refuse the offer?

It certainly makes one feel pretty alienated.


A sugary slice of Humble Pie

I cannot stress enough how much I truly value praise, despite my inability to receive compliments well. (I believe it was Nate Anaman who told me I do a great job of making people feel like a moron for trying to say something nice about me.) And I mean no offense whatsoever to anyone who isn't, but receiving compliments from another artist is like picking apples from the garden of eden. So delicious and yet, i feel so...dirty.

Catching things like this is one [awesomely super great] thing. But the current bi-weekly challenge of one of the forums I frequent involves drawing a cat using the style/technique of another member.(Get it? "Copy Cats"? Ah hyuk!) Two people have used mine. Two! Out of like, 15!
Things like this make me giddy and happy.

They also inspire me to draw more.
So you know what this means...

...it means I'm filled to the brim with inspiration while I stare at the list of art I need to produce.