Sometimes we do our very best and it doesn’t pay off. For some reason in life, others get to decide the grade, the value, the outcome, the payoff, the verdict, the yes or no or other decision of our efforts. Someone else decides what is art or artistic or the interpretation of your creation. We build from vision and others don’t see it. I don’t think for one minute that lessens the value of our work.
Sometimes it just means those people don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.