Seth Godin nails it on the head with his latest blog post, entitled “Is everyone entitled to their opinion?”
Artists are a sensitive bunch; it’s pretty much how we’re wired. But the fact of the matter is, while people are entitled to their negative (emphasis: mine) opinions – if they don’t buy stuff from you, or if they don’t have significant clout in spreading the word about your work, you’re better off ignoring them.
As artists, we must weigh the source of the opinion before deciding to take it to heart.
Which is exactly what I plan on doing.