If you do what you want and think you should do you will invariably offend someone. But just because they do not like what you are doing means zero. Unless you are doing something to be purposefully offensive, don’t worry about it. Undermining is all you get by dwelling on what others think.
Now there is an exception to that rule. That is someone who has done what you are trying to do and has advice. then you should listen. and weigh the consideration out and see if you are missing something.
There are two kinds of people . ones that will encourage you and ones that will drag you down. I try and avoid draggers as I have a hard enough time trying to keep going.
I thank God that several artists had the fortitude to do what everyone said was nuts. Every new thing looks nuts at first because you aren’t used to it. Here is an example. When I was in New York seven years ago this gallery owner had on these weird skinny rectangle glasses. they looked so bizarre and icky. Now everyone wears them. they are the new standard. We get used to things fast. I am saying this because I am doing a new thing and it is going to look weird to you, but I love it.
Will post a pic soon!