Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nice shoes fix most ills...

Today I got my traditional rejection letter from the latest round of Creative New Zealand Arts Grants. Then I got the traditional emails from my writer friends who were also declined.

This left me feeling a bit glum, so I did what I usually do when feeling blah and needing a pick me up - I popped on a nice frock, my sparkly high heeled summer shoes, popped on some make-up, pretty jewelery and went to town.

In town I swanned around the shops, met a friend for coffee, met hubby for lunch, and generally swished around in my fancy shoes.

I feel much better now.


Artandmylife said...

I got a CNZ rejection letter too. Maybe I should buy some pretty shoes?

Dorte H said...

A most educational post! I suck at handling rejection letters, but obviously that is because I am not a shoe fetichist. I will try to remember buying a bunch of books next time; that might do the trick.

Melinda Szymanik said...

I too need to cure the post Creative NZ rejection blues. I think I will try your remedy tonight - it sounds like excellent advice.

I have heard from many fellow rejectees - wondering now who did get funded.

Vanda Symon said...

I highly recommend swanning around playing ladies as a balm to the rejection letter.

There is a lovely Curly girl greeting card that states:

"She packed up her potential and all she learned, grabbed a cute pair of shoes and headed out to change a few things."

I tell you, the shoes help!

Rachael King said...

Sorry to hear that Vanda. Shoes fix everything, I agree.

Anonymous said...

Creative NZ rejection letters seem to be the order of they day. I got one too. I will be fascinated to see who exactly did get funding in the literature round this time :-)
Vicki S