There is a time in every artist’s journey when someone becomes critical of your work. Of course it’s easier said than done, but try not to react. Another person’s criticism or praise of your work means nothing to the value and vision of your art — nothing at all .
Continue with the creation of your art, how you see and demonstrate it, paying little mind to the distractions of praise or criticism of others. What you create is the manifestation of your soul, feelings and imagination, things that can never be tempered by the opinions of others, even if you might like them to! It’s simply impossible to genuinely create differently from the way you process your inspiration and construct your art.
Reacting to praise or disapproval of your work, or to any kind of analysis of your art, is merely a diversion that will, without careful and mindful boundaries, whisk you away from your creative purpose and stunt your future imaginative growth.
While being receptive to feedback is a wonderful way to gauge your progress and keep your ego in check, know that being receptive may be healthy, while being reactive is almost always self-defeating.
Stay humble, and likewise, be patient with others. Allow your art and craft to develop and grow in its own time, as you allow other artists the same benefit.
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