Creative arts and rejection go hand in hand, the latter is almost part of the process. It’s not just within the creative arts that we hanker to be accepted, to suceed, to realise our dreams. We all need each other to thrive, it’s the nature of humanity, human beings need one another. A young child experiencing unconditional love will live, will thrive, will prosper, will flourish, grow and bloom. Love is essential to early development but other than early childhood, rejection is hardly physically life-threatning. But it hurts, rejection in any form hurts, because our feelings are deeply intimate.
When we are judged unfairly through untruths, the more upset we become and there are a lot of untruths out there…everyday we make more tears, none of us need more pain… So, for crying out loud, how do we make rejection work for us? How do we stop feeling bad? You must remember that one, or thousands of rejections, personal and/or professional, does not mean that you failed, it means you tried. Keep doing that, try again.
As I have mentioned before, art and health are in-explicity linked – there are obvious health benefits and we have to keep those beneifts in the forefront of our mindsets. You will never forget your first rejection, sometimes that rejection will stay with you, deeply. Rejection can teach you a lot about yourself and those around you. Keep in mind, the dignity of difference, keep in mind, we all feel pain, we all feel fear and most of all, we all feel love. We all have the capacity to make love, let’s focus on that.
This weeks Flickr mobile photograhy and art showcase is bursting with artists’ creations, artists that continue to create, continue to face their fears of rejection; knowing that not only will their work be judged but also the person behind the work.
If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).
Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:
Patty Larson, Louise Whiting, Deborah McMillion – Hotel Midnight, Tomaso Belloni, Dominique Torrent, Trish G, Jun Yamaguchi, karma o – Christine O’Sobczak, Marguerite Khoury, Candice Railton, Kristie Benoit, Trish Korous, Violet Martins, Robin Sacknoff, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Hanni K, Ginger Lucero, Yvonne Ladage, Carolyn Hall Young, Tessfra, BlemishedEye, Juta Jazz, Riel Noir, Susan Rennie, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Em Kachouro, Alex, p.a. hamel, Andrea Koerner, before.1st.night – Jane Schultz, Jim Perdue, Kate Zari Roberts, Petyr Campos, Karen Axelrad, Janine Graf, Sheldon Serkin, out of context, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Thomas Toft, Chris Harland, Isabel Afonso, kCe7, Yasuo Furue, Luis Fernandez, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Anne Highfield, Sandra Becker, Gianaluca Ricoveri, Lorenka Campos, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Maurizio Zanetti, Dani Salvadori.