I've met many interesting and fascinating people on my Journey. I've also learned that Artists can be just as fickle as anyone else. That's reality. I've even met Artists that can't handle more than one friend at a time. More than most, we tend to live in our own worlds and when we step outside we are surprised and even shocked! LOL...when I say we I include me!
There are things you can do to feel better about the whole damn thing LOL. Participate in things that bring a variety of people, people who appreciate unique, like Faires and Art Shows. Have your own Art events. Even a small gathering or Art Party can bring you lots of joy and surround you with people who appreciate you and your unique Talents. And this one you know too well, Choose your friends wisely. That goes without saying but also should be remembered when looking outside for friends of semi-like mind :-)
Tell yourself everyday..."I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOST!" :-)
Now go out there and do what you do, in color, and leave the Cliques to those who need them. I love everybody, but also recognize that Cliques can be damaging to the spirit of those who "don't fit in" or "don't play well with others (in a click!)" Your Art is Your Clique!
Have a Colorful Day! Rant over! LOL Hugs!