things i’ve learned from the open studios:
01. don’t give so much power to the small handful of people who question your validity based solely on medium — just because i love watercolors instead of oils doesn’t mean i’m lesser by default. it simply means they have a narrow perception of what medium fine art can exist within, and that small context that they operate out of is unfortunate for them, not me.
02. i’ve always had a deep rooted hesitation to call myself an artist, and that is an insecurity i developed as i learned more and more about modernism. another photographer in the studio critiqued: “when someone asks you what you are, you need to stand up straight and confidently say, ‘i am an artist,’ because no one will believe you if you don’t believe it yourself.”
03. negative feedback consumes my mind. i love receiving criticism because it makes my work better, but i overindulge in lingering on hateful comments that i cannot extract true value out of. i allow those to wrap around my insecurities and suffocate my confidence. focusing on constructive criticism is healthy, but there’s also importance in allowing the generous and kind comments to soak in as well. :)
at the end of the day, i just want to make things that can mean something to someone. thank you for giving me the space to create. 🌷
In this movie, the supporting actor completely stole the movie’s spot light from the lead.