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DAContests/Haters/Feeling Frustrated with Artists.

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 6, 2014, 9:24 PM
Sweet Ether

a writer's paradise

Preface: This journal doesn't involve 98% of you and I regret wasting your time....but recent discovery has left me angry at the preoccupation with limelight among the assumption that because someone is talented and has worked hard that they deserve fame & fortune. I'm disgusted with how self-serving some artists 'art' actually is.


We don't ever end up being half as good as we THINK we are, do we? All artists--myself included--have a highly overblown value of their work. We're too close. We know the hours put in. We think that is enough. We see the progress. We adore the process. It's a sickness.....

We're the first to bitch when things don't go our way. It is obviously the game that is rigged....being "humble" in our comments only shows how deeply we're scarred..... 

If your art was rejected, ignored, overlooked....there is probably a reason for it, unknown & unbelievable to your ego.

Moving your mouth a whole bunch after the burial doesn't reanimate the corpse, does it? Claiming that the system is rigged, that Deviant Art or whoever, used poor judgment, etc. only adds to the grandiose floats in your bitterness parade. Lock the jaw, seriously..... 

Claims of misjudgment, flying flags of persuasion to your greener side of the grass, is meaningless. The system is the system.  If you were above it, as your claims after the fact appear, than you wouldn't submit to it at all, would you?

You lost.

Face the rejection by realizing that even in this instant fame, you-tube, American Idol superstar world we live takes the majority of us a decade, at least, of HARD WORK, meaning DAILY WORK, to get anywhere.  The hope of luck is only for the desperate...a real human being makes his own luck with hard work.

Live Art
Stop Bitching.


  • Mood: Anger
  • Reading: Jack Kerouac- The Town and The City


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William Barker
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
Writers I adore:
Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, John Berryman, Harte Crane, Arthur Rimbaud, Rainer Maria Rilke, Walt Whitman, Charles Baudelaire, John Berryman, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Galway Kinnel, Elizabeth Bishop, T.S. Elliot, EE Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins, Tony Hoagland, Buddy Wakefield, Andrea Gibson, Anis Mojgani, AR Ammons, JK Rowling, Robert Jordan, Guy Gavriel Kay, Stephen R. Donaldson, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, HP Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard

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TheDarkenedBride Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tard Slide thank you very much for :+fav:ing my work Swing 
thetaoofchaos Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the support!
JayDanjerCobain Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the watch!
Hi, William; thanks for faving 'Prufrock processed 01'. :)
Thank you for the fave, sir. :)

BTW, I've added you to my devWatch.
PursuingTheCerberus Mar 24, 2014  Professional Writer
thank you so much for the watch!!
LimonTea Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
PursuingTheCerberus Mar 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Let me thank you for commenting back to my favorite! I think you are the FIRST digital artist (and I follow and fav a TON of them) that has ever posted anything in response to what I did.  I was starting to think it was a really elitist community.  Thank you for taking the time out.

While I have your eyes, do you do commissions? I'm a poet and am always looking for cover art for various chapbooks, zine's, and full-length books.  Drop me a note with your thoughts, information, etc.  Really appreciated!
LimonTea Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I will thank people personaly till count of watchers of my art allows me to do this.

Sorry, but I don't do comissions because I'm very-very busy.
Thanks again!
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