May 8, 2012

Why we should invest in artists


19 comments:

paganheart29 said...

Blessings to you from Ireland.

Thank you for writing such a beautiful statement about what you buy when you buy direct from Artists. This is a very powerful, courageous, honest and pure statement, may it be passed onto many and millions. Its very important for artists to defend their creations and their right to create.

I applaud you, and I will RT as much as I can!!

From one artist to the next, may you create a thousand fold, and may this return to you in all that you dream and desire.

stylarosa.com said...

Beautiful and sincere, thank you for putting this into words.

Jane Hamill said...

Thank you for putting this together. It's a perfect thing to send to customers who are trying to haggle with you over the pricing of your work...

Michèle D. Brodel said...

J'aime beaucoup votre texte, c'est tellement vrai ! J'ai d'ailleurs écrit un article à ce sujet sur mon blog en vous citant. J'espère que vous n'y voyez pas d'inconvénient...

TonTon said...

Well worded.
So nice to find a little text that easily describes this process :)

Intricate Knot said...

You've said it all beautifully.

Anonymous said...

From one independent artist to another: THANK YOU! From the depths of my heart. <3

The Art of Katrina = www.katrinaanntan.ph

creatorsblessing said...

Yes. Yes. Yes. and Yes AGAIN! Thank you for articulating and sharing what so many of us feel and experience but never had the words to say. Blessings to you and may your journey yield great JOY and BLESSINGS for you, your loved ones and any who come into relationship with your work.

Anonymous said...

Wow, just saw this, it helps me to go on when I think my work just isn't good enough! I struggle with starting this journey now and wonder is it worth it, Thank You

Katie Bolinger said...

so true and so well worded. Thank you for putting the process and product and passion into perspective.

Torrey Smith said...

Discovered this on facebook from friends and just fell in love with it. The chain was Ed DeLapp from Cheyenne Rouse I am leaving this page for other to see it is wonderful

Sanda Reynolds said...

To put it simply: WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! And so, so, SO TRUE! Honest and powerful as this is coming from the heart! Thank you!
Would you mind me to put this on my blog with a link to your blog, as I feel this must be seen by many?
Thanks again

james said...

Thanks for sharing this classic post. keep sharing such pretty post like this.
How to Invest in Art

Jo Elks said...

Saw this on a postcard at my printers. Thought it greatly worth looking up and sharing with others. It's true that most people who buy artwork do not appreciate what it takes to create. I'm sure we've all been asked many times, "How long did it take you to do that?" This is a great reply. Thank you.
Would like a bundle of these to hand over to these people.

Jo Elks said...

Saw this on a postcard at my printers. Thought it greatly worth looking up and sharing with others. It's true that most people who buy artwork do not appreciate what it takes to create. I'm sure we've all been asked many times, "How long did it take you to do that?" This is a great reply. Thank you.
Would like a bundle of these to hand over to these people.

Jude Lobe said...

Rebekah, Can we share this by putting it on a banner and placing it in our gallery?

travellingcrone said...

Rebekah, first - love the words, perfect.
Second - it is unbelievable how often this piece was quoted on the internet without giving you credit. To me that is like stealing, even if the person doesn't take credit for it, putting quotes around the words isn't enough.
Anyway
Thank you for those perfectly strung together words.

Eagle's Wings Blog said...

Rebekah, what a beautiful way of describing what you do and why you do it. I am a writer, but I consider myself an artist because I use words to paint pictures of other people. I call my completed writing projects "masterpieces." Just this evening, I was working on my mission statement, so when I ran across this statement, it resonated so loudly with me that I had to find its' originator. As I struggle with pricing for my work, and "justifying" my price, I always think, how do I put a dollar value on creations of the heart and soul? Your statement clearly answers that question, so thank you very much!

Diane Klock said...

Thank you do much for sharing. This is so well said .