Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Keep Creating by Diana Ting Delosh

"Don't think about making art, just get it done.
Let everyone else decide whether it's good or bad, 
whether they love it or hate it. 
While they're deciding, make even more art." 
- Andy Warhol  

I don't know about you, but if I get a good review, I'm floating up high and if it's bad, I'm down in a dung heap. Either way, I'm temporarily derailed. With the good review, I feel validated and I'm soon back to making more stuff.  A bad review makes me question my instincts and along with the insecurity comes paralysis. 
Sleeping Giraffe © Diana Ting Delosh.
Experimenting with my art process.
The trick of course is to keep creating despite the critics. After all, you can't control other people's thoughts or tastes. Whether they're positive or constructive or pure negative, it's all fleeting. One day you're a FAVE. The next day you're not. Your work can be daring, bold, trail blazing. Some people will love it. Others will hate it. For whatever you create there will always be an opinion; good, bad, even meh. And it's always changing. Absorb what's helpful. Move on. Keep creating.
Rabbit's Tomato Red Rain Boots © Diana Ting Delosh.
Another art process experiment. Is it FRESH? Is it ME? 

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  1. Diana, LOVing this quote by Andy Warhol! Thanks for sharing this :) Of course, I'm not published so don't get reviewed, but this can apply to the rejection process too.

    1. Hi Donna Marie, I was thinking of "Review" as it applied to Portfolio reviews and Book reviews but of course anytime you put your creative work out there counts. So yes the submission process definitely counts.