It's been disappointing days here at Studio Mailbox. Again, another artwork submission of mine has been passed by and again it was done in a way that was quite dismissive and lacked basic business skills.
So here's the deal world: if you make a call for artwork and you accept submissions from artists it is generally assumed that you will later follow up with your project and simply INFORM those who created artwork (using time/energy/heart/soul/postage money, etc etc) and let them know if the work is accepted or rejected.
Rejection isn't the problem. A blatant lack of manners is.
This feels so much like getting dumped by a guy who just disappears without explanation instead of having enough respect to tell you it's over.
Well guess what Germany? IT'S NOT OVER. It hasn't even begun. (Insert psycho girlfriend face and cue dramatic music).
No seriously. So what if it's at the half-way mark for the year and not one of 10 artwork submissions has manifested into anything? So what if my grand total earnings for the year has been a whopping 8 euros? (Can you believe I actually just typed that? Jesus that's depressing). If I let my mind go to a bad place, I might just come to the conclusion that my art actually sucks and that maybe I should just forget all this.
It would be just easier to buy a ticket for the F'r bus and hate everybody around me.
But I'm not going to. I'm here to say:
"You're going to have to pry a paintbrush from my cold dead hand."