I know this isn't my first post of the year but I want to say that I am starting off the year with a balanced failure/win. I entered an art piece to the Emerald City Comic Con's Monsters and Dames book of 2012. I felt very positive about the piece but it did not get in and I look at that as a failure. Now, I know what you are thinking, "Oh, you just need to have a better attitude about it!" or "At least you did it and got something done rather than never trying at all." Yes, while all that is true I know that I tend to lean towards the more negative or perhaps realistic and honest view. I AM glad that I have something done, that I tried and that I now have a new print. But I also know that I am not a well known or much published artist so I was already less likely to be chosen anyway... but I'm okay with that. This is a process and it will not happen overnight - it will take at least 2 nights! :)
I feel it is healthy - and just me being me - to keep it all in perspective. I'm coming to realize that while a positive attitude IS a verrrrrry important part of being it is also equally important to accept your failures as long as you don't let it drag you down and that you choose to learn and grow from it. So, that being said - and I hope it was relatively clear and to the point - here is a preview of the piece.