What is the best feedback you have received from somebody about your work? What is the worst?
As artists we are constantly putting our work - and our selves - on view for public display and review. For many, this process of exposure is fraught with anxiety and doubt. Especially if you have ever been the recipient of negative criticism about your work. And let's be honest here: we all have.
The potential of hearing negative feedback is especially daunting for people who are just beginning to show their work publicly. While criticism is never easy to receive, over time many artists develop a "thick skin" and learn how to better deal with negativity - and can even learn to grow from it. And in my mind, the possibility of positive feedback and affirmation of creativity always trumps the worry over criticism.
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