Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Getting back to my routine, Irises painting by Natasa Vretenar

Today I am grateful for another neighbour who sent me some information regarding venues where to sell art locally. I received another rejection today for a show I was hoping to get into. I wish I could just shrug it off, but when there is nothing positive happening regarding my art show applications, I feel a bit discouraged.

It takes a while to get over a jet lag so I try to stick to a work routine right away. I am hoping to get some new custom substrates soon from a local shop to start a new project. In the mean time, I still have a dozen or so more substrates waiting for me to get to them and work on some ideas that have been on a back burner while traveling.

I am also thinking about making a series of flower paintings - I have not painted any flowers in a long time!


  1. I love the idea of a flower series by you. This first one is lovely. And don't get too discouraged by the rejections. We are artists. It's the nature of our particular journey. It's not personal or rejecting your art; they have chosen something else that at this moment fits their particular idiosyncratic need. We just use those rejection moments to start something new and keep evolving in our art. xoxoxo

  2. Thanks Laurelle! I should mention this is an old painting. Yes, we artists have thick skin :). I bounce right back after getting rejections - I find them quite useful actually. Every rejection makes me think about my art process and subject matter, and it seems like I am working more and more on topics I am interested in - not what may appeal to the market...


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