I must say, I was feeling a little down about my art today while browsing the internet for any kind of art related job I might be passed off as qualified for in some sense. On top of literally being turned down in under three hours after submitting my portfolio for consideration on Trunkt online. I should've known anyways, they have "mature" and "sophisticated" jewelry and art. I didn't really expect to be admitted, but I also didn't think they'd be so speedy about my turn down. Nevertheless, today I've been scanning in my artwork and really trying to focus on what I want to create/do. I think I get hung up on thinking of what other people want to see. There's a painting of a cupcake I finished a few days ago sitting next to me, and I can't help thinking "god, who would want this kiddy kitsch in their home?" But I think I just need to run with what makes me happy. I really think that's the key to being successful (in a broad sense I guess). If I'm not happy with what I'm painting, for example, how am I going to be happy with it in the end? When will I consider it done, if I never really cared for it in the beginning? Not everyone likes cutesy, but everyone likes something. And I'm someone. I need to stop making myself feel bad because I don't think my cupcakes live up to the next person's landscape of a white sand beach.
Aside from my dilemmas, I was notified of a very exciting thing. I was featured on the website Cuteable! Cutable is a great website/blog showcasing..you guessed it...cute things. It's a great source for all the things I love to look at.
You can check out the feature here: Cuteable Feature
It's motivating to know that my creations and art DO have a place. And there's nothing wrong with cute.