From each of these encounters there is something we can learn, ideas we can embrace, and ways to grow as an artist.
I remember being rejected for the first time after applying to a juried show. I remember being really mad, but it made me realize that I need to work on photographs which is an important part of the jury process. It took a couple of years but my photos got better and I finally got into that show.
Recently I had a show that did not go well. I made very little money, sweated my butt off in 90 degree temps all day, and even thou there were a lot of people not many stopped to check out my stuff.
I realized that day that my display was lacking in that spark that made people want to stop and look. I have since designed an entire new display with color, and now my display is light and bright. I can't wait to set it up in a couple of weeks at my next show.
When you get a rejections or have a failed project, be upset for a few minutes and then figure out what you can do to make it work. In the end it will make you a better artist!
How do you get past the negatives on your creative journey?