Saturday, July 9, 2016

Aim for Rejection or Perfection?


Are you a reject? No? Ohhh, that's a shame. I'm sorry. Someone should apologize. Since I'm here, it might as well be me. You really lost out, but this can still apply to you. 

For all those who are, you're in good company! So many artists, leaders, winners and all-star champions are here with us! Welcome to the group! You're well on your way! 

With all kidding aside, this article discusses why you should have a goal of getting 100 rejections with your work. It argues why quantity over quality is better. Although the frame of reference is on writing, it is easily applied to any medium. Take a look and see what you think... If it changes the way you approach your doll making or whatever endeavor you're on. 

When our work is rejected, yes, it hurts. We're crushed! Devestated! Completely demolished and destroyed! How can it be?! We pour so much of ourselves into it. But, y'know something? More often than not, the ones doing the rejecting aren't even the ones doing what we're doing, so, what do they really know?  On the flip side, for the other times, when they actually DO have experience and insight, it helps us get better at what we're doing ourselves. Even if you don't get feedback or have the benefit of getting rejected, keep making as many as you can. You'll keep improving. There is a benefit to it.

Take a look and have a's okay...go'll see what I mean...see that little article right down there, yeah, that one. Click on just might be surprised...

Okay, now that you've read it, you shouldn't feel so bad. Now, get to it and start going after getting as many rejection notices as you can! Then let us know how you did! 

Monday, February 15, 2016

How To Deal with Critics

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We all deal with critics judging out work, not understanding what we're doing, spewing more hate and negativity than the world needs. Really? Do we really need more poison in the world? Was that person even asked for their input? Do they really not have that much going on in their life that they have to stop and get involved in yours or something you're doing? How sad for them. I'm way too busy. This topic seems to never lose its popularity on how to deal with the crazy makers, the pseudo PhDs and jealousfiers. Here's a great article that addresses this and gives tips on how to deal with it and keep it moving. 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Flea Market Finds

Treasure hunting is one of my all time favorite hobbies. Flea markets and thrift stores  provide an endless supply of inspiration and incredible finds ripe for the savvy hunter. I found this piece at a Englishtown Flea Market in NJ for $10! You can't beat it. It's handmade, looks vintage, that's about all I know. It inspired me to create a nativity and he looks like he would fit right in with the 3 kings. How awesome is this?