Thursday, May 22, 2008

art and life

So I debated whether or not to blog about this tonight. But my blog is about my art life, and art is about truth. Unfortunately, the truth about the arts, performing or fine, is that you receive rejection.  A lot of it. I'm not going to lie, it hurts. And it makes you mad. Or a little depressed. But if you can't take rejection, then go get that desk job now. You have to learn not to take it personally. I know, easier said then done, but you have to. To survive. To keep believing in your art. I know from acting that rejection often has nothing to do with talent. You may be too short, or too tall. Your style may be too funky, or not funky enough.  It is so subjective. Not all of the art out there appeals to me, so why should my art appeal to everyone else? Besides, I would do it anyway. Even if I were the only person to gaze upon my creations, I would still sit at my table each night, with my paints and pens and paper, and I would create. Because I have to. It's a part of me. It makes me happy, or sometimes it makes me sad, but it makes me... me.

6 comments:

  1. Amen! You touched on an issue that I've struggled with recently and I know you're right, thank you for putting it in "print".

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  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! LOVING what you create. It is all amazing.

    Maz xx

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  3. Beautifully put... logic dictates that what you say is true, but emotion finds that unacceptable! I love your art Casy!

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  4. casey, you are such an artist. you are so talented and inspiring. i love to look at your creations. i admire you and look up to you. you are so right about the rejection thing. it sucks, it hurts. my little sensitive soul can't take it, but i hope yours can because the world would be missing out big time if you stopped submitting. you keep going you artsy girl you.

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  5. I know what you mean.....I think this is the perfect forum for your post!!! YOu are my role model!!

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