I am doing something a little different this September; trying it out. I'm sending out small paintings that I created in August to subscribers on my email list and giving you the opportunity to pay what you choose. Now most of the time I have to put a price on my art that allows me to continue being an artist and reflects my time, materials and experience. (If I could give it away, I would, but you know, "making a living" and all that.)
I am trying this "Pay what you Choose" for a reason; IT's time to Treat Yourself!!
If you see a piece you love come into your inbox, I want to see your mental conversation go something like this- "I LOVE that painting! I don't even know why but I feel a connection to it. "
Then the background critic pipes up and says " It's selfish to buy art for yourself, it's not a need" or "You can't afford this right now", or " you have other things going on that are more important, move on"
There are always reasons to justify not buying a piece of artwork. But there are many more arguments to be made for self-care, making your space feel like your own, and loving what you have around you.
I believe everyone, regardless of their situation at the moment, deserves to have unique art that they love and connect with. A lot of people I know are going through "life" right now- sickness, divorce, transitions, grief, job loss, midlife crisis, etc. - what better time to be able to purchase a piece of original art that we connect with on a deep level, or maybe just want to treat ourselves and add a little beauty to our space that brings us joy.
Sometimes when we are least in the "market" for buying art, we need it the most. If you need permission, here it is!
Art has the power to evoke emotion and stir our souls. The connection you feel with artwork actually enhances your overall well-being. It's powerful to have special things that bring us joy every day in our lives! I never know what painting will emotionally touch someone, or bring back a memory, but when that happens, it means everything to me! I suddenly know who it was that I created that particular painting for.
If you're not subscribed yet, click here and get on the "Pay what you Choose for Original Art" list today!