We artists are hypersensitive, or we wouldn’t be – couldn’t be – artists.
In the mid-fifties, a revolution occurred and a new word entered the vocabulary of commercial art. Concept… But the change was not entirely good. Our gain was also a loss… There was great value in something well observed and carefully delineated. If the head and heart were often absent, there was something to be said for the presence of a hand.
If you send your work to the magazines, you may be in for a shock. You may get a rejection note. The worst kind. A printed form. And probably you will be shattered. Shattered.