The one about REJECTION

I got some mails and a comment about not making the Cosmo Cricket Team. Nice Mails- thank you girls. But to tell you the truth..it is not THAT bad. Yes…I do not well on rejection…and in the past, honestly I had shed some tears, questioned my self, questioned my work, questioned the people that picked the design team, questioned the bussiness- everything.

But I’m over it. I’m still sad when I’m not picked and it needs an hour to soak in, but I do know why. There are many reasons and one is that I stay true to myself and my style is just not what most manufacturers are looking for. I do not scrap a lot of children, I have often political or very personal statements in my work. My layouts are messy and contain a lot of paint and techniques that might drive away the attention from the actual product. I’m just not what they are looking for – and that is fine – because…I WANT to stay true to myself. You know…they miss out – LOL – not me, because I  still get published, teach workshops with products and I still show quite a lot about the versatitilty of product (you can disagree of course- but this is my post- LOL). And at least…if I’m picked by the amazing manufacturer Rose Moka I know that they definetly like my work with all my rough edges.

It would have been nice if CC would have left a little comment on the thread just to let me know they saw the work and well…say they appreciate me trying, because at least me and a lot of others did some “nice” advertisment for free for their company, but hey…that little comment wouldn’t have made the world more beautiful or my life a quota better.

Because- even with that rejection… my life is good and beautiful. Life is not just paper and scissors  and art can be a cure:)

Congratulations to the CC finalists – I wish you all luck!!!

  • Sylvia

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    For us you’re a scrapping hero! Forget CC, you have more talents to show than they could ever grasp! And you”re right, your style is so individual you would have to give up part of your personality if you changed it. But don’t, ever!!

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  • Michelle

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    I am upset that people wasted time in emailed you and commenting about you not making the team. Have they nothing better to do with their time? You are an amazing original artist and you don’t need a manufacturer to tell you that in order to realize how talented you are. And I am so thankful for that. Lots of love to you!

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  • Simone

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    Ich denke es ist das wichtigste sich selbst treu zu bleiben,das stimmt! Und ob die “Treue” politischen Themen,Katzen+Hunde,Häuser oder eben seinen Kindern gilt ist jedem selbst überlassen!!
    Und wenn es nicht in das Schema der SB-Firmen passt,dann ist das eben so,Ende!

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