Rejection in the art world comes with its share of hurts. Is it because we pour ourselves out on the paper? Is it our desire for personal success, stature in the art world, approval of our peers, financial gain..?
I've been rejected oddles of times times.The opinion of a select few matter...the others don't carry the same weight. Does it still sting...you bet ya. The only difference is the sting only last for 3 seconds. It use to last a week or more.
Don't let the opinion of others effect what you do. And stay away from people who discourage or belittle you. Get up, dust yourself off and get on with living and painting. Being creative makes us feel complete!
I don't know why, but something told me "you" needed to hear this.
Sending a big hug,