Thursday, February 5, 2009

Grumpy today--no, that was yesterday!

Even then, at a quite young age, I preferred to get my way. But that doesn't always happen, does it?

I got my kind rejection letter yesterday about the ATA exhibit in San Jose.

Oh well... the tapestry of my life moves on (gag!)

I felt better soon, just spent a few minutes in a hissy fit after opening the envelope.

Today's a new day, bright and sunny--still cold but not so cold as yesterday. Everything improves with time, doesn't it?


Peg in South Carolina said...

I'm sorry about the rejection. No matter what, rejection does hurt. Being grumpy helps!

T Scanlin said...

Thanks, Peg!

ringa dal said...

I am feeling rejected too, but in reality, I didn't expect to get my piece in. I think in a way, when you have been at it a while, it hurts more than when you first start out and don't expect much. I am sorry, I will be interested to see what got accepted and shown. I look at your blog expectantly at least once a week, and I am always amazed at what you accomplish.

Sherri said...

Rejection never feels good, but you're right...time helps. Love the picture!

T Scanlin said...

Thanks to all for the thoughts about the rejection. I am truly over it. Just the hissy fit, as I mentioned, to help the disappointment have a vent.

I've gotten lots of rejections in the past thirty years of entering juried shows. And I've also had work accepted many times. So I try to encourage students with whom I work to enter shows... expect the best but be prepared to move on if and when a rejection comes.

After all, juries for shows are subjective. I know each juror makes the best decisions she/he can and yet on another day, the eye might see the work a bit differently--and the box "accept" checked.

Most likely I'll continue to enter juried exhibits, especially ones I respect--like ATA sponsored ones.

And I hope y'all will, too!