I've entered some artwork into a few different calls for art and so far, haven't been chosen for any. I feel discouraged at times because I don't have anyone to give me guidance and the places who have the calls for art don't give feedback on why art wasn't chosen. I'm reading a book by Madeline L'Engle and she wrote that she received many many rejection letters-enough to wallpaper her walls. I cannot even compare myself to someone of her talent, so I suppose I have many more rejection emails to go. Chosen entries is not the reason for creating art-just a fun bonus. I really enjoy the process of making art and the thrill of an idea. I have one piece I am working on now and I haven't been able to get past a certain part of it. I'm letting it stew for a while and will see what happens.
** Thank you to the lovely Shannon Swain Paul for being my first Etsy customer. Even if I don't sell another piece, I am forever appreciative of her kindness in giving me the feeling that my art is worth buying!
Here is the piece she bought:
Family Dinner-we all think our families are "normal"!