Exercise: The Anti-Critique
even the word pretty good brings up fear. But this is an anti critique, so we're doing things a little bit differently. So I'm gonna set some ground rules for our anti critique, and I'm gonna make you guys do it. Um, So the first rule for the anti critique is that you're gonna focus on one piece of the time. We're not gonna talk about a whole body of work. We're just gonna talk about one thing, and we're gonna be a specific. It's possible. So we're gonna actually look for things that we like. Rule number three This is the big one. Positive Onley. So the whole point of this exercise that you were only allowed to say nice things about your own work and there cannot be any qualifying statements. So you cannot say I really love this, but I wish this part was better. Nope. Onley, positives. And here's where it gets even trickier. No outside help or opinions. Not at this stage. I'm gonna make you sit there and come up with things that you love about your work. Kayla's already looking for all...
right. And then roll number five is to record your responses I don't like this is a written exercise because then you're like sitting there thinking about it. So if you're doing this at home, our group here has the advantage of being recorded by lots and lots of video cameras. Not to make you nervous. If you're doing this at home, open up a recorder app on your smartphone or on your computer and just hit record and talk it out, and then you can go back to write them down later and then repeat. This process is often as necessary. So the first couple times you do it might feel really uncomfortable. But you want to keep doing this so that it gets really easy. And because I thought it was only fair, I decided I would go first. So this is one specific piece, and so I will talk about some of the things that I like about it. So I really love how I was able to create the sense of balance. Even though I was working with asymmetrical stones. I really love how the simple setting that I'm using pops against the white, but it actually really let's as much of the stone show through as possible, and one of the other things I love about it is that it's actually comfortable to wear. The balance of it is really great. So it sits on your neck and kind of sits on your collarbone and so you can wear and it feels really comfortable. And also I just like that The Stones were really, really pretty, right? So that's really the gist of what we're doing here is we're just looking for those positive.