A few weeks ago I offered a quilted wall hanging to a request for art work. The request was made by a company that gathers artwork for corporate buildings. This particular corporation building had specific parameters which I felt my wall hanging met. I completed the online form including a jpeg photo. I knew that there would be hundreds of applicants as the artwork request included all types of art not just textiles. It was a request limited to the regional area in which I live and not a national request.
Last week I received notice that my wall hanging was not chosen. Not a surprise, truly. What was a surprise was the depth of my disappointment. I knew my chances were slim but the work is technically good and artistically pleasing. It would be a good display in the office surroundings.
I suppose I hoped that the wall hanging would be seen in the same manner that I saw it. Creativity is a passion and I need to remember that everyone‘s perception can be different. That’s okay. It brings more beauty and knowledge into the world. My mana right now is…there will be other opportunities.