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Intervention

Blog: #2 of 5 by Vivian ANDERSON

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July 25th, 2011 - 02:45 AM

I have done an "Intervention" on my own behalf and requested and been accorded a Voluntary Ban for our forum, to keep me sane, and out of harm's way, and to allow me a break from the addiction to Discussions. It is so freeing now to read interesting posts, think about them, then pass to another, without getting emotionally involved with upsets from others, or for saying something 'out of turn' ....what a relief. I'm always here, via email for a while...cheers my friends.xVivianxx

Intervention

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07/28/2011

03:14 AM

Grand Haven, MI

I am joining you in on the intervention from the forums Viv :) Great idea!!!!

07/28/2011

06:12 AM

Mosman, NSW

Welcome Pari...it's nice and quiet and life is simpler, less defensive, more productive, and the people (some) are nicer outside their little soapbox replies in the threads. Anyway, I'm not a "pest" anymore, or a 'tag lady', or anything else that can have pins pushed into it....so pleasant. I think James and/or two others said the same recently...Thanks for posting here, xV

07/28/2011

11:50 AM

St. Clair, MI

I'm with you. I'm enjoying writing and just doing it to write without dealing with fallout.

07/28/2011

01:37 PM

Mosman, NSW

welcome Mary

07/28/2011

08:37 PM

Powder Springs, GA

Viv, enjoy your calm. It's good to invest in peace and self-perserverance. Love to you.

07/29/2011

06:59 PM

Seaford, DE

I've been finding myself becoming addicted to the forums....it started out with just wanted to be included and accepted, as well as networking. But I see what you mean and have tried to back away myself a time or two. I've been spending more time reading or posting lately than I have photographing!!! I applaud you, Vivian!!

07/30/2011

02:00 AM

Mosman, NSW

Thank you both, I miss saying good things but now I email without public scrutiny. And, I painted today: big-time, 3ft sq. canvas...Titled: Maggots For Dinner...pure cathartic joy, ridding myself of angst that does't belong to me that I didn't want to own, now it's gone...too wet to photo...not pretty, lol, Free!!! Talk it over here when you feel the 'need'....think first, act later......Ive got a month to go still...so much can happen when you embrace real life again.

07/30/2011

02:54 PM

San Diego, CA

You're a wise woman, Vivian ... and a great painter.

07/30/2011

03:00 PM

Mosman, NSW

Thank you Chris..you're words are my comfort and solace,you are a true friend,too.xVx

07/30/2011

03:08 PM

Mosman, NSW

Oh Viet, Ed is sooo right,lol,and I'm sorely tempted indeed,but,yes,it is right for me to be shy and retiring now,lol,moi?Thaks too,David..hang in there ....redirect..it works..worms and maggots haunt me, too...not any more!,Cheers!!xVx

07/30/2011

08:58 PM

Mosman, NSW

Someone has emailed me to express support for my chosen Intervention, referring to my action here a "retreat"....No, it is not a 'retreat', as if running from something, which in my case was verbal abuse in the forum, it is indeed my choice to avoid conflict of that low sort and to remove myself from the firing line of those who enjoy abusing verbally and who of course cannot understand that they could be at fault. I'm standing my ground in the face of abuse, not 'retreating in fear.

07/30/2011

09:13 PM

Mosman, NSW

Thanks, Carmen...you're just the best...we go way back to supernova days, though I can't find the vid now, and thanks for the encouragement ... hallelujah, oh yes !!! xxxV

07/31/2011

02:28 AM

Mosman, NSW

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07/31/2011

07:02 PM

SF Bay Area, CA

Best wishes, viva! I 've gone through the cycle before, it's good for your mental well being. -w

08/01/2011

04:22 PM

Mosman, NSW

Well, I thought I could escape, but no. Fortunately, I can't speak there on Viet's thread wishing me well. I totally resent the post of off=topic artwork by someone who is showing yet more disrespect by even being on that thread, and laughing in my face. The joke is not on me, fortunately, because I am not in that room. The joke is on FAA for not reigning those who think they reign.

08/02/2011

12:17 AM

Mosman, NSW

Sincere thanks, Wing....it passes, yes. Am quieter now.

08/02/2011

09:18 PM

Mosman, NSW

this is what life is like on a good day without dissention..quote...You are at least an 8.9 Message: Vivian, you always come across with an honest opinion and it is well thought even when it may not be something that fits the way I think. I respect you and appreciate what you say and that you are willing to wade into almost any discussion. Plus, I still am saving my money for a print of my favorite piece of your work. I just need to sell more on my side. Thank you kind friend

08/02/2011

09:45 PM

Mosman, NSW

Good luck with your self imposed break Vivian, you have put a lot of work and time into the discussion threads this year, and you need some time out. Will catch up with you soon

08/02/2011

09:46 PM

Mosman, NSW

From the Intervention thread: thank you:: "In part Vivian took a break because some people thought they exercised their freedom when they simply were insulting her for no reason. '

08/02/2011

09:50 PM

Mosman, NSW

I agree with Jan, from the Intervention thread::" will never enjoy freedom, so long as there is something I want. Chained to my emotions, bound by my desires, I play the fool." and more fool I, Jan, this is no tempest in a teacup unfortunately.

08/02/2011

11:10 PM

No California, CA

Vivian, if nothing else you, you will get some quality rest time and more time to create that incredible art which you do so well......sending a warm healing hug full of strength and energy my friend! xoxo Joyce

08/05/2011

11:14 PM

Mosman, NSW

Thanks most sincerely, Joyce.....it's quiet out here ... am enjoying time for contemplation .. of my blessings....of my failings....just human, after all. x

08/06/2011

09:23 PM

Mosman, NSW

Once a decision over action is made, we will contact you and the person/s who have caused the upset with our findings''.

08/08/2011

04:49 AM

Mosman, NSW

295 YESTERDAY, 319 TODAY , thank you for sharing....

08/10/2011

11:31 AM

Mosman, NSW

I was not told the ban is "for good" and really pray that it will be lifted.I have appologized. What more can I do? Thank you all so much for your sweet support and kind thoughts.

08/10/2011

11:39 PM

Mosman, NSW

And so it goes, with the usual insult from the usual people, the thread for me is ruined, my stalker has spoken, quote: Vivian would be gone either way enquote. Thus speaks the voice of authority here at faa, who seems to speak freely for the gang of four. Disgusting.

08/11/2011

10:01 PM

Brisbane, QLD

A great Hey Hey to all I haven't bothered with the forums in awhile I have much better ways to waste my time without having to listen to people like Dan that has no life and takes that out on others I am not saying that others don't have something interesting to say , just that it doesn't require my reply

08/19/2011

12:35 AM

Mosman, NSW

I'd like this to close now because this episode has fullfilled my purpose, and that of Sean & Beth, who've got me through to the 'other' side now. Thank you all who kindly commented on my return and to Carmen for the great thoughtful friendly thread. I am grateful for the patience of all through the turmoil. xV

08/30/2011

12:15 AM

Bay Area, CA

Hi Vivian, Thank you for your good advice on my blog "Before the East Coast Earthquake". I've found out that we can actually block some unwanted email from other members. I did! I don't know much about this person's life, but I did block this person who kept sending me unfriendly emails. But I feel sorry for this artist who seems quite lonely... Hope all is well! Best, Xueling Zou

08/30/2011

06:21 PM

Mosman, NSW

Thanks for the update, Xueling. You did the right thing to block an unwanted visitor...thank goodness for that service here, but how sad a testament about the selfishness and self-indulgence of someone, at your/our expense. Now just forget about it all. Best wishes, xVx

12/23/2011

07:57 PM

Mosman, NSW

Xueling, I've thought about your 'blocking' issue and hope all's sorted out now. Blocking works for email, yes....but imagine being blocked frrom the forum on someone's demand !!! Of course, that can't happen without admin approval.....our freedom to speak to each other there, on topic, is sacrosanct.

01/08/2014

12:05 AM

Mosman, NSW

Can't bring myself to close this...........it's old news, but, relevant.......Suffice to say, I was helped back into the fold, and am enjoying myself without others' interference - as it should be. Peace !

04/17/2014

06:03 PM

Mosman, NSW

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08/29/2014

08:00 PM

Mosman, NSW

Intervention...from forum.......started here...