Sunday, March 1, 2009

Rejection Hurts!

I just got an email regarding my DT application -- at least it was a quick decision and I didn't have to agonize for days.....

It was a sad end to my day which was long and depressing already. Nothing too major just regular life stuff. I feel like turning 30 has really made me emotional! LOL Ah well, after I finish watching Army Wives and tuck the girls into bed, I'll ink up some images, do some coloring and remember that this is all a hobby that I LOVE and DT or not, I can still do what I love. Thanks everyone for your best wishes and encouragement, that means a LOT to me!

ETA: After a couple hours I'm ok with it and already thinking of my next DT submission! LOL Yeah, just gotta pick yourself back up, dust off the pain and start anew. I just have to remember how I love this craft and how I had so much fun last night making my cards, listening to my music and just being in the moment. That's what it's about and if some day I'm able to be honored and blessed to be part of a DT, then it will happen. Thanks everyone for your happy thoughts -- they truly helped! You know, it kinda put things in perspective too with something I heard from a man I truly respect, Dave Ramsey. He talked about failure and how we need to embrace failure b/c without failure there would neither be success. This is so true and I have to embrace my recent DT failures. Each one has made me grow in my craft and made me stretch to new boundries. I've never altered a picture frame before and I did that with this DT call. Yes, it's true, it wasn't what they were looking for, but I'm proud of what I created and I had a blast putting it together. It also showed me that I can do things beyond card making. I don't want to live in a world where everyone is the same, where we accept mediocracy as normal b/c then we wouldn't have the beautiful creations and beautiful talent that we are blessed to see each day. It's something to strive for definately and I'm glad that I have that opportunity. I know I will continue to submit for challenges and DTs and such b/c that's what makes me grow as an artist and I never thought I'd call myself that! LOL But I truly believe that's what I do when I sit down at my table with my rubber and ink and create. Thanks ladies for reminding me of what really matters!

xoxo,


11 comments :

Alicia said...

Please do not take it personally you really have to just enjoy doing your art for the love of the art. I know just how you feel I got my thanks but no thanks letter from High Hopes last week. Yes it is disapponiting but it should not be deterring . Just because they did not pick you for the DT team does not mean that there are not people out there who enjoy seeing your work I know because I am one of them. Keep creating

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, sweetie! She's right... don't take it personally! It is a hobby that we love and will continue to love! There is a new DT call every week it seems like! Keep putting your beautiful stuff out there! I know I love looking at each and every wonderful thing you create! :o)

Laura said...

You go girl!!! Keep on submitting because you WILL be on a DT someday!!! All of your cards are beautiful and creative!!! BIG HUGS!!!

Paula said...

Hey, I got that email too (and then I got ANOTHER email, but you can go to my blog about that if you want to)...but pssst...cupcake craft challenge is looking for some dt members...(wink!)...

Jan said...

Keep your chin up, Carisa! Your work is wonderful and someday the right position will come along.

Martha said...

oh Im there with you ;)
someday someday :)

Elizabeth said...

{{{Carisa}}} so sorry you didn't make the DT. Your are is so beautiful and creative. You really are an artist! Don't give up or get down.

Anjou Krelovich said...

Hang in there hon! It will happen!

Nikki said...

I feel your pain.. I just keep trying. But after so many rejections I feel like my stuff sucks. Hard to not take it personal when you what you create is an expression of you. Know that you make wonderful, beautiful things and if no company wants to notice all of your blogging buddies think what you do is great or they wouldn't bother commenting!

Michelle said...

I agree with whats said...hugs! Glad to hear you aren't giving up!! HUGS!

Michelle Walpole said...

I agree with the ladies before me. I have to say, in addition, that none of us need to be vindicated by being on a DT. I have been stamping for a major league, seriously LOOONG time. I truly think just stamping because I love to do so is the best thing. Hold onto that and maybe someday your dream will come true!

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