I thought of this today as one of my yahoo sisterhood groups was having a discussing about submitting art and getting a rejection. Yes, the rejections are hard. It's hard to not feel sad and blue when a piece of your art has been rejected. It is especially bittersweet when yours has been rejected for a publication, yet your sweet friends art was accepted. You are so happy for your friends, yet you can help but feel just a little blue for yourself . . . trust me been there, done that!
But that doesn't mean your art is icky! By no means at all. It just means that it wasn't the right time or place for your art to be published. That's all. Doesn't mean it was butt ugly or anything . . . it just wasn't the right fit for that publication at that time!
So what to do after getting that nasty rejection? Well you turn into Pollyanna . . . you brush off the sad face, put on a happy one, pick yourself out and continue to create! After all, it's the creation of art that keeps an artist going . . . getting published is just the icing on the cake so to say. Heck, use one of your rejection letters in your art! As a collage artist I am always painting up paper to use in backgrounds, so what the heck, why not paint up a rejection letter and tear it and glue it and make it into something pretty . . . altered art at it's finest then I say! And, man, once in a while you have a piece you would love to share with a wider audience. That's when you carefully wrap it up and send it out in the world for publication. And hopefully it is the right time and the right place for that piece of art. If not, well, it wasn't. Don't give it up! Just keep creating like you do.
Because you know what . . . . YOUR A WONDERFUL ARTIST!!!