"Walking In" 9" x 9" pastel by Robin Maria Pedrero
It's nice when I get notes like this one;
This morning Hal and I went to see your exhibit at Seminole
Community College. A great body of work!I love your use of red/blue
My favorites: Glory of theWest - such intense desert colors
Many Miles - 'liked the white rays of light shining down on the
Take the Yellow Road - 'liked the balance of the
landscape with in intense red/purple sky
Wine Country - 'made me think of our travels in Italy
All in all ... a very good exhibit.
Thanks! Like Diana Moses Botkin said "It's wonderful to hear from people who are enjoying my work. " This week amidst mucho business I have been reflecting on the shared stories from the interviews with Gainor Roberts, Diana Moses Botkin and Peggi Habets. I enjoyed reading the feelings they shared about creating art, the secrets to their successes and how they deal with the not so pleasant aspects of our business like rejection. A few months ago I was rejected from a national exhibit. I struggled daily with it for at least a month lingering over three. Until I was a judge for a local exhibit bringing me back to the realities of the objective and random process. I shared my fragile state with a close artist friend who responded how she had also recently been rejected from a national exhibit. Then I shared with another close artist friend who gave me a similar response and some prayer. Next with another artist in an email who responded with encouragement and knew the place I was in from her own experience. And now that I have read Peggi's response to rejection here I am posting my bout with rejection publicly. Rejection happens and it doesn't feel good. As a volunteer for the AWS "Love Works" exhibit I was the person who emailed the "Thank you your work was not accepted" and "Congratulations" notices. I have been on the receiving end of both letters. I could empathize with all of the recipients. Art is personal and yes I have an art business but I try to remind myself of the Donald saying "It's not personal. It's Business".
This week I received a request from a journalist in Italy and I am being interviewed by him! Today I was invited to a hand picked exhibition! So a little "whine" then a little "cheese" to make me smile keeping it all in perspective.