I just came across a rejection letter from the Museum of Art, politely declining the donation of a painting by an artist. The letter is dated October 18, 1956, and the reason stated is "severely limited gallery and storage space."
The artist is no less than ... Andy Warhol. The painting was titled "Shoe."
His paintings went on to sell for as much as $100 million.
And just in case you're thinking this was his early work and perhaps not quite up to snuff, rest assured that MOMA eventually found room for not just a single "Shoe," but for 18 of them - and a total of 137 works by Warhol.
Keep writing - or whatever you do to express yourself creatively. If you don't believe in yourself, how can you expect anyone else to? - Meg