Thursday, January 13, 2011

going through Customs : suspending critics and naysayers

creating custom pieces is exhilarating and terrifying for me.
i love trying to create something out of my ordinary.
pushing myself to new lands
but the challenge comes :
how fixed is someone's vision ? is there room for me as an artist?
do i know exactly what they're asking for?

and one i'm working on is : will this please them?

i've always been a "people pleaser"
you know, the kind of person who cannot say "no"
takes criticism a bit personally
i know these things about myself
they are things i work on

i cannot allow myself to let my worth be determined by someone else's value and judgement
let's face it: there are people who will never be satisfied by certain things
things they lack, i cannot make up for in favors, creations, or kind words and actions
so i should not submit myself to attempt filling such voids

if you've ever worked in a public setting (e.x.: serving tables, customer service, etc.)
you know the people who will not be happy
seemingly no matter what is tried, given, or otherwise
there is always something to find dissatisfaction in because nothing is perfect for them

time to let go of their dissatisfaction so it is not internalized as your own
i really do love making things for others still.
and remain trying my best to fulfill the request
i'm just leaving the attachment i have to pleasing everyone 100%

maybe this turned a bit far from custom orders?
but they remain this conversation's spark
here are a few i've created in the previous weeks

these were all happy customers.
but if they weren't - i still feel proud of the work done here

how do you deal with dissatisfaction of others?
chin up and nose to the grindstone



Jill said...

I love every piece you do!!
You are such a talented young woman who just happens to be my daughter!! xoxo I love you!

Lynsey Phelps - VerreEncore said...

0:) mothers are never biased!

Love you dearly xoxo