This is why he left you in Aberdeen, Sarah Jane.
I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
The Beatles. Photographed by Bob Gomel. (1964)
Do you remember the moment you wanted to be an actress, as a career? My first main job was [Lasse Hallström’s 2007 drama] Casanova, and I remember being in one of the taxi speedboats from Venice Airport flying over across the lagoon to be taken to the hotel to start production. And I was looking at Venice while riding out over the water and pinching myself, thinking, “Oh my god, I am actually being paid to be in this incredible city to act.” After three years of classical training, where we are told, in British drama schools at least, that we are going to sit in sawdust for years and years and years and see so much unemployment and we should prepare ourselves for the worst. The magic of Venice appearing out of the lagoon and me realizing, “I can actually do this as a job.” You just never take it for granted.Natalie Dormer for Vanity Fair.