Now that you know how to appreciate your art collectors, it's time to remind yourself that others appreciate you. Since you're probably working by yourself most of the time, it's easy to forgive that there's a whole world out there waiting to love you and your art. Or maybe they already do love you and you have forgotten about them because you're so busy in the studio.
Some time ago, my coach, Cynthia Morris, suggested I keep a file labeled "Loved." I'm going to suggest you do the same.
In the file, you will keep
- Emails that say nice things about your work
- Comments left on your blog that make you feel good (copy and paste into another document)
- Documentation whenever someone says something nice to you at your opening, in your booth, or on the phone. Write it down before you forget about it.
- Nice notes you receive in the mail.
Whenever you feel down . . . whenever someone isn't too nice to you . . . pull out your Loved file and remember that there are a lot of people who appreciate you and what you do.