So for everyone dying to hear the verdict regarding my two pre selected portraits……It’s bad news I’m afraid. Both pieces were rejected and I have to be honest and say I am disappointed that not one of them was selected for the show.
However, I feel more creative and determined then ever! It would be very easy for me to shut down completely after such a blow but if you want to get anywhere in life, you have to get back on the old horse and keep on riding.
At the start of the year I made myself a list of targets for 2015, mainly open exhibitions to enter as well as targets relating directly to my work. It’s important now that I focus on the next target and push myself to do the best that I can.
I find that if things go well for a sustained period of time, I get complacent and begin to settle into a safety zone. In many ways, it’s quite a positive to be knocked back from the show because as I mentioned in my previous blog post, I am now asking myself questions about my work and reassessing the things I am doing.
I want to encourage everyone (Artist or not!) that if you encounter difficulties, bad news etc, fix yourself on a long term dream or aspiration and carry on!
I look forward to sharing new work fuelled by this rejection 🙂