Another new piece in progress. “Untitled”, 24”x 18”, mixed media on wood. Copyright 2016 David Limrite
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”.
You have received some feedback about your work.
What do you do with it?
It does not matter what kind of feedback it was nor who gave it to you.
What matters is how you let the words affect you. What matters is your thoughts about the feedback. What matters is what you decide to do next.
People are going to give you feedback whether you want it or not. They want to help and they think they are helping. But, most of the time, their feedback does not help. And they usually do not intend to be mean or hurtful. Again, it is what your thoughts do rather than what they say.
People will always bring their own life experiences, likes, dislikes, beliefs and prejudices to what they see in, and how they feel about, your work.
People are going to give you feedback. Feedback is going to happen. There is nothing you can do about it. So, expect feedback and create anyway.
My best advice is to accept the feedback, say thank you, and move on. And keep creating.
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