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Rejection is part of the deal

rejection illustration

Something weird happened. Well, weird… I found the coincidence remarkable.

This morning I was typing my weekly blog post. I had a topic in mind but decided to write from my heart. Before I knew it I was typing the story of how I much I struggled in art school. One of my teachers told me: “Just stop pursuing a career in illustration. There are plenty of illustrators already and besides: you’re not that good any way.”
I was heart broken, shattered into pieces.

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Let’s wander offline

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When I got back from my vacation in France I was immediately in the pitt fall: about 30 minutes after I got home, I turned on the computer and checked my work emails.

A day later, I already felt that little familiar stress bug. If I didn’t want to feel stressed out like I did before the vacation, I needed to make some changes. Continue Reading


Make good art

Neil Gaiman Make Good Art

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Making art can make you incredibly insecure. That’s a fact.
Putting your art out in the world is like showing the whole human race your vulnerable side. And people do judge.

But this shouldn’t hold you back. Never.

A while back, I first saw Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech which he gave at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts in 2012. Right away, I was triggered by his words. They gave me so much hope and determination. Continue Reading