Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Art

When you make a piece of art, it's a piece of you.  It's a sum of your experiences, your practices, your training, your creativity, your thoughts and emotions.  And then some.  So it's always a little difficult to sell a piece.  Don't get me wrong, selling art is what helps me have the ability to make even more art.  I need to sell art, but it isn't like selling anything else.  And sometimes it's more difficult than others.  I am happy to say that I have sold two of my original "Ecocide" drawings.

"Ecocide II" *SOLD

"Ecocide II" (detail 1)

"Ecocide II" (detail 2)

"Ecocide I" *SOLD

"Ecocide I" (detail)

"Ecocide I" is one of those pieces that is especially hard to let go of.  It was the first of my Ecocide series, which I am still working on.  This is the first series of art in which I am tackling larger, global issues.  On the other hand, I am so glad to find a buyer, a new owner and a new home for the art.  Making a sale isn't only a much needed financial contribution to life as a self-employed artist, it's an emotional contribution as well.  It's warming to know that someone likes the art so much that they are willing to pay to have it hang in their home.  And also, let's face it, if I never sold art, I would have to get a "normal" job that I would probably hate and I would hardly have any time to make art.  Yuck.  It's still a struggle, though.  You never know when art will sell.  I'm barely scraping by, but that's enough to keep me happy and keep me working as an artist.

Long story - short, help support my happy art-making lifestyle by purchasing my art!  I have some for sale on etsy.  Check out more at

The working artist thing has been slow the past couple of weeks because of a sprained wrist. :o(  BUT I think it's just about ready to get back to art-making!  I hope!

Oh, and here is a papier mache bird I made in preparation for kids art classes!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on selling your art Heather! I know how you feel about letting your creations fly. And I love that paper mache bird. Very cool.


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