A good day in the studio yesterday. Sometimes it feels like you spend all day to get one interesting thing at the very end. It took the whole day to get there. Not that I’ll throw out the others, but suddenly it all crystallized. That, that indefinable thing that I didn’t know I was looking for until I saw it.
One place where I have not done well as an artist is dealing with rejection. I sort of suck at that. Today I received a rejection to a show I was hoping to get into. What I normally do with rejection is is to stop trying for a while. This is not a productive or useful response. Today what I will do is read a chapter from The War of Art, and then decide what to apply to next.
The important thing isn’t that I please others. The important thing here is that I am absolutely true to my inner vision.
I reject that rejection.