I missed something too,but that's fine with me. Everytime some drama happens, I notice a few more people disappear and it's really a shame. It's usually the people that are the most helpful. I like what Ann @2layz said. I have never ever painted or drew anything in my life. For me this has been an uphill battle. I am also the type that likes to know how things work and apply those principles to other things. So I didn't just buy a set of paint and go at it. I bought a few paints then tried to learn about the mediums and additives etc. While some may have got their supplies and went at it. I have been reading and teaching myself, along with the helpful ladies here.It's hard for me using airdry and having to convert heatset principles to match mine Yes, i can conform and get the idea of how to maybe apply that technique to mine but that again is another learning curve. Now my frustration is seeing many others cranking kids out and here I am just dealing with life's distractions and not getting anything accomplished. But honesty as to what some people can or know how to do is very important. When someone does an exceptionally beautiful doll and it's their first, it's only natural to look at one's self and think what is wrong with me. I have done that countless times. Everyone's situation is unique and if I didn't give myself a pep talks, i would of quit a long time ago. I try to use those beautiful dolls as a resource and also incentive to work towards. Also, perfectionism is a handicap. It's a personality issue that I will always battle. So, I'm hanging in there because this is the first time in my life that I had a true undying interest in something that is creative. I don't care how weird some think it is or what they may say. It makes me happy and there's no harm in it. So whatever was said blow it off and enjoy painting.