I often submit to artist calls when I can. Elated to share that Today I got the best feedback from Seattle’s very own art experts, Artist Trust. I maybe, knowingly, didn’t present as an artist and was far too informal. It was my first time submitting to them. Their reply:

I didn’t expect that Artist Trust would dismiss folks as artist tho.   Normal exchanges between organizations and applicants is generally polite. Something like “the blank blank has been awarded to another/other artist.” 

I could care less if my application wasn’t accepted. But, it’s the way their rejection email was formatted that kept me interested. Maybe it’s the new moon in Taurus sparking this curiosity?



Dear Gen,

You moved onto the next level just in time. This year has been very tough. I miss you everyday and am grateful for the time we shared. Thank you for gracing this dimension and for the parts of you that you left us with.

Love, Harlen