We are artists.
We create with our hands, our hearts and our minds....
And from this sacred unity we bring forth a unique new Creation...
Little Gods are we...
But alas we are also mortal men and women
who require food and shelter and warmth....
So we must make a price upon our Creations
so that we can sell them to others
to feed , shelter and warm ourselves.
We must assign a worth to our creation,
in order to put a price upon it.
And through our creating...and selling
we ,make our Living.
A funny thing about assigning worth....
First of all the general public has no comprehension of what work goes into what we do...
And some of us, do an insane amount of work
for very little money.
And yet the general public has no idea what a good deal they are getting.
Now there are a few folks who do know just how much work I personally put into each piece I create.
And these people think that I am way underselling my work.
And they are right.... I am
But it isn't because I don't assign a proper worth to my work...
That I have low self esteem and don't regard what I do very highly.
Here's the deal...
We live a very simple life...
And that is how we like it.
We live on less than most folks make on car payments every month...
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And yet we feel so incredibly rich.
Yes I sell my "work" for considerably less than it is worth,
but that means that in every single piece I make and sell
I am giving that person a gift of my time and energy.
Do you have any idea how wonderful that is for us.
In every piece...
there is a little extra Giving
a personal Gift to every single person I touch with my Art.
And I'll tell you...
that is worth more to me, than the money...
We are enriched by the Giving
much more than we are deprived
from a little less money.
It's funny though..
This System of doing Business
makes it so we can't afford our own work...he he
But that's OK..
We are so Blessed