However, I've had my share of rejection letters for my writing. And this is what I've learned:
- Don't take rejections personal. It's not YOU they are rejecting, though it may feel that way.
- Focus on yourself, your art and what you can do to improve or change. In other words, focus inward, not outward.
- Look hard at your product and decide if there is a market for it. And whether you have the tough skin to hang in there until it gets picked up.
- If you really want to sell something, choose something marketable. Then make it in a new and innovative way. For example, brides carry bouquets. I created button bouquets as an alternative to fresh flowers.
- Keep tweaking, improving and learning about your art, whether its writing or painting. The early wedding bouquets I created have morphed into some fun and fabulous button bouquets.
How to you cope? The 2 posts below offer a few reasons why you may get rejected including not having great photos and incomplete entry forms. These are 2 of the easiest things to fix!
Here is concise post with a short list of reasons why you may be rejected by jurors for a craft show or art sale:
This is a great post from Arts Business Institute, posted in Linked In, with some more in depth information about rejection: http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/?s=rejection
Lastly, a shout out to this shop that creates amazing flowers from porcelain and dough! Please check it out: http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/rosepetals or http://www.etsy.com/shop/doughroses
Angela's Artistic Designs!