So I thought that I was officially over the whole gallery fiasco. But then yesterday I woke up feeling thoroughly discouraged and crappy all over again. I'd been trying to get back on the creativity horse and doing little drawings. I had all these plans about drawing from life every day and painting from life and practicing, practicing, … [Read more...] about Tempting the artist
I think this morning I've finally made peace with what happened at the gallery. It's taken me 5 days of processing and meeting myself where I am - even if that means I'm cranky as hell. Or hiding under my sheets. But I tried to meet it all with mindful awareness, and just let myself be wherever I needed to be.This meant that most of the week, I … [Read more...] about Apparently, my art is appalling. Interesting.
I just want to thank everyone for the support and the comments yesterday. It was really, truly helpful.I also think I figured out what was going on internally and why this was bothering me so much. Because as so many people have said, it's just one person. One. Person. So it didn't even make sense to me why it was getting to me so badly.This … [Read more...] about A stamp of approval
I went to talk to the gallery today about the pieces I’d dropped off on Monday (the gallery owner had been sick all week.) Of the 6 pieces, I left with her, she sent 4 home with me, saying they were “no good”. Too dark, too grim, not colourful enough. People don’t want art like that in their homes. I was told there was no feeling in them, and that … [Read more...] about Back to the studio