Encouraging rejection

barn in snow watercolor

“Snowy Day” watercolor painting from PMP photograph by Rodney Campbell. Click on image to view larger.

Back in January I submitted these two paintings to the Courage Kenny holiday card contest.

I have frankly forgotten about doing this, but this week I got email rejections for both.  But the Snowy Day email included  ” …we would like you to know that your art (listed above) was among those in the final review”.  So that’s encouraging!

Loose version of red ornament hanging on the Christmas tree.  Watercolor

Loose version of red ornament hanging on the Christmas tree. Watercolor.  Click on image to view larger.

and *I* would like to encourage any artists reading this blog to put yourself out there!  getting that rejection was a nice uplift for me….and have you heard how many rejections writer Stephen King piled up before he became widely read?

I found out about the call for entries from CAFE — Call for entry.org that sends emails updating you on various art opportunities based on your specifications.  I would not have known about it otherwise.

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