Recently, a few (actually a lot) of people have been saying art is not ok, and doesn't belong.
Here's what Liza wrote back to me in an email
Thanks for writing and huge apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
This is a super important question, and I think there are two key answers:
You're exactly right; Hopscotch is for expressing creativity (and I really love the way you phrase this!). As long as what you make doesn't hurt someone else, it absolutely belongs in Hopscotch. Art is included (and encouraged!).
It's hard to get attention in Hopscotch. There are 40,000+ projects published every week, and very few get the plays/likes they deserve. Lots of coding projects only get a few likes, but so do lots of art, writing, animations, and other things. Instead of blaming artists, we should make it easier for everyone to get attention — something we hope to work on soon.
If you have other questions or want to talk more about this, let me know!
Thank for you making amazing things in Hopscotch and encouraging others to do the same. We really appreciate you!
Want to make cool stuff?
Check out the Hopscotch Forum!
So, next time you see an art project that you think has "too many" likes, think about this.
Go make some art, on a draw pad, with a trail, with text, anything.
Just be creative.