I've been trying something new. Over on Etsy I've been poking around Alchemy (a listing where people ask for bids from creative types who want to produce the something special that is being requested) bidding on simple graphic design jobs. Mostly they are requests for custom banners for their Etsy stores, logos, signs, etc.
(A banner mockup I did for someone wanting an Etsy banner that had a shabby chic feel. )
Long story short.. I've bid on a handful of things and have been rejected twice so far. Now, I know I'm being a big baby and I'm okay with that description of my attitude at the moment, but damn it, failure really isn't all that fun.
I'm recovering fairly quickly, but I'm really amazed at how fast I can go from feeling like a creative genius to feeling like the biggest misled hack in the world. Does this happen to all creative types? Does this happen to all professional, for that matter? Do you all have these big highs and lows when it comes to your ability to perform in your chosen field.
(Just some fun I had playing with pattern and shape. )
I feel like I can already hear a resounding "YES!!" and so this bit of therapy is working. And yet, I still want to crawl under the covers for a few moments and have myself a grand ol' pity party.