Art & Creativity: Just Some Photos of Recent Work...

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The Fall "season" is here which means I am starting to prepare for holiday fairs and festivals. Yes, aside from selling my work online, my wife and I also go to a variety of events.

In general, I have found that my painted stones sell better at "specialty" events than specifically at "arts and crafts" type fairs.

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Seems like the "Arts and Crafts crowd" is more interested in what kind of paint I use or where the stones come from than the actual painting work, itself.

Which can get a little depressing, after a while.

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That's one of the most complex pieces I have done...

Large stones like that are typically a hard sell... most folks get stuck at "How can you charge $250 for a painted ROCK???"

Well, let's start with the fact that I worked on it for two weeks! Would you work two weeks for $250?

Art is a funny "commodity." A lot of people really appreciate art... until there's a price tag associated with it. Then they suddenly think the artist should be doing it "for the love of creating something."

Not sure what that says about our values...

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Although I'd rather be painting the large and really complex designs, most of my time an effort — especially for "Show Season" — goes into smaller $20-25 items people generally don't have to think too much about.

Thanks for reading!

2019.10.04 AS-TXT-021

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Yeah.
Your design is good.
What's the name of the costume?

Thank you!

Very nice work, like an intricate mandala. The larger one really moves the eye.

Thank you! It's a really good meditation to do such detail work.