Rejection Smejection

warhol-poster-all-is-prettyMy great friend Laura recently sent me some beautiful images with this Andy Warhol print in them (although I found the above image from Coco + Kelly) and I was reminded of how much I just adore Andy Warhol. Not the typical Marilyn and such, but the more whimsical and typographic things he made. Just beautiful. (You can find an old post I did on how he inspires me here). When browsing through images in search for the Pretty print, I stumbled upon this letter of rejection he had received from MoMA. I’d seen it before, and loved it before, and thought it was worth revisiting.andy_warhol_rejection_letterNext time you think your work – no matter the kind – might be unvalued or unwanted, think of Andy and think of Shoe, and take a deep breath. Keep doing your best, keep making work you’re proud of, and people will notice. And even if they don’t, you will still have made yourself proud, and that’s really what matters, anyway. xo, l

Andy Warhol Shoe

Andy Warhol Shoe


  • September 24, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    Dawn - I love this! How inspiring! It’s so hard to hear the word, “no” sometimes… but I have to remember it’s not the end of the world. Thanks for the this reminder :)ReplyCancel

    • September 30, 2014 - 4:50 pm

      lindsay - Always reminding myself, too! Thanks, Dawn! ;o)ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2014 - 2:26 am

    Kristen Ostow - Lindsay,

    I just found your blog and I have been reading for awhile. This post – it has my heart! Thank you for this reminder. I am now a fan of Andy Warhol Shoe, Lindsay Letters, and never giving up. You’re so right when you say, “you’ve made yourself proud and that’s all that matters.”

    Big hug!
    Kristen :)ReplyCancel

    • September 30, 2014 - 4:49 pm

      lindsay - Thanks so much, Kristen! xoReplyCancel

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