Just like mood affects our own desire to make art, mood also affects our intended audience’s desire to receive art.
Think about when you’ve re-read a book or re-watched a film. The first time you didn’t “get it” which could’ve been for a variety of reasons, including you just not being in the right mood. But now, maybe because of time, distance and perspective coupled with mood, you try again and love it.
We can’t control how or if/when our art is received. We can only control our decision to find the art inside us and manifest it with excellence and generosity. Part of having a generous mindset is to release any expectation from our audience.
if someone doesn’t like or care for our art, we can just think to ourselves, “That’s okay. It’s not for you.” Or. “It’s not for you…at this time.”