“There is one river of truth, which receives tributaries from every side.“ -Clement Of Alexandria
“There’s no disappointment in memory, and one’s exaggerations are always on the good side.“ -George Eliot, novel Daniel Deronda
I know the truth lies in between
The first and the fortieth drink -Tori Amos, song “Concertina”
“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
If you choose to receive feedback on your art, it’s important to first have your own inner citadel. Your own inner scorecard. A ridiculously high standard of excellence. That way you can remain open to criticism that makes your art better. And remain unaffected, yet appreciative, of other’s praise.
Also remember that it probably didn’t good as well you hoped. Or as bad as you feared. The truth usually lies somewhere in the middle.