|Current mood:|| anxious|
I'm wondering if I'll be able to get published in Malate this year. I have at least two people who hate me the EB, both in rather precarious positions for me, considering I'm in the Art Staff. The thing is: for the first time in a long time I have an artwork I really do want to be published.
The ones in the gallery over the past year have been "commissioned" pieces; work I only submitted because Ida needed them. But now I have a piece I really want to be in the gallery, because it's the first work I've done deliberately, with an actual meaning. To use a Jan-ism, it's the first work in a long time whose theme I haven't just pulled out of my ass.
I don't quite know how to go about this. I think it's a good piece. Last year I had at least two people speaking on behalf of my submitted work at the deliberation committee -- people whose tastes ran similar to mine, that is -- but now I don't think there's anyone in the current EB who thinks my work is good. Or if they do, who are willing to let their aesthetic tastes overcome their personal biases.
Oh well. Que sera, sera. Things always seem to turn out well when I think they won't anyway.