The art of giving
Last November I decided to give away one plant based print EVERY month.
Since then I have sent out ten completely free pieces of art to people who kindly joined my mailing list and follow my progress! Nearly a year of free art given away with no plans of stopping!
When I told people what I was planning to do I got told I was mad and if I value my work I shouldn't give it away. 'Artists should be paid!' they said. 'Nobody will value it.'
I totally understand that mindset and that's why when it comes to my pricing I make sure I am properly paid for what I do!
However I want to share what my gallery reel on my phone looks like...people are SO happy to get a brightly coloured free piece of art from an artist they subscribe to and follow. Many of them have shared their happy mail on Instagram and honestly it is the best part of my job to see my nature inspired creations out in the world, in America, Australia...it was not long ago that the only person willing to hang my art on the walls was my mum!
I guess the moral of the story is that there are more important things than money and that is getting my work into the hands of people who really appreciate and love it. Nearly a year on I know it was the right decision and I am so glad I followed my intuition and heart!
It makes me so thrilled to know you are all out there and I can't wait to do the next one. Since November I have picked the print to send, but from now on I will let the winner choose any A5 from my website so they can make sure it fits in perfectly with their home decor.
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Good luck to you all and if you are the next winner please do tag me and show it off! :D
All the love,