Ben Sadler's flow chart, on Emily Speed's Work Makes Work Tumblr, which ostensibly encourages young artists to keep working. However, Sadler jump-cuts from receipt of an opportunity to the end of it, and shows how applying to opportunities seems circularly Sisyphean...

Ben Sadler‘s funny flow chart, on Emily Speed’s Work Makes Work Tumblr. Ostensibly, the charts encourage young artists to keep working. But Sadler jump-cuts from receipt to the end of an opportunity, showing how the application process can seem circularly Sisyphean…. // Source:

I received four rejection letters in as many weeks. Applying to opportunities means fielding rejections, but it can feel pretty harsh—as illustrated above—when they come in quick succession.


work makes (more) work: Ben Sadler on applying to opportunities