It has been a REALLY tough teaching week, and I have not been well physically. My hormones are making me really sick and playing Russian Roulette with my brain and my body. It is probably the last big party before they head out, or at least I can only hope. If this happens again in 2 or 3 weeks, I am abandoning my body. Or heading to a warm Caribbean island.

Below is an excerpt from my art blog. In addition to work and physical frustrations, I came home to "the letter"....

"I had spent 135.00 to join an elite art organization, and another 20+ for the fee to have 3 pieces submitted to a show that was curated by a Bard College professor. By now you know how deep my love for the Hudson River Valley region runs, and how it is reflected in some of my art. It come from a very spiritual place inside of me, and I love the work that I produce from my experiences spent hiking, photographing, painting, and being one with the region.

200 pieces submitted, 47 accepted, I sent in 3 slides...nada.

I know this is par for the course in the art world. I don't take it personally.
I know I need to work through this rejection and not loose faith. It was not the venue for my work, and I do know there is a reason for being rejected.

So I am trying to be happy about my weekend workshop of painting at the Woodstock School of Art with Christie Scheele. She is a fabulous teacher, and a great artist. Lois my friend will be there too, and I am sure after the first hour I will be back in the saddle again."

Oh, and Larry bought home a package sent to me by Megan. She decided I needed a new phone and sent me a phone, charger, cards for it, etc. She said it is much better an fancier than the phone I had (which is still in great condition and a very nice phone.)I will have to wait till the weekend is over to figure out how to transfer my phone numbers and info over, and how to use it, but it was very sweet of her to do that. It was one of the things that made me smile today, along with the emails, IMs and facebook messages from my friends, telling me to "keep on truckin'."

Thanks guys.

Patti O Rejection

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annie kelleher said…
aw, what a sweetie she is!!! i hope you feel better soon...enjoy your workshop...get some rest! :)
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