Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Artists and money

Artists need benefactors. Because the muse is hampered by the need to accomplish the other stuff that keeps life moving. And it's shameful to me that we have become a culture that decides that it there is little enough value in art that it should be a sideline, that it's a hobby.

And our artists feel shame at taking money. Feel shame at naming a price. Because we are so removed for sharing our hearts and our souls and our masterpieces through vulnerability that asking for the worth of the piece is unimaginable.

If you are an artist, in whatever capacity, please accept our money. Please recognize that it is our currency. It is how we tell you you have impacted us, that we like your beauty and want a part of it around us.

If you are a spiritual teacher, you are still an artist. Let me share my wealth with you, in the currency I have available to do so. It is an exchange that has value.

You be the artist, let me be the patron.

You do it for me too, you know.


Anonymous said...

This is so true. On behalf of artists of all sorts, everywhere, thank you.

Lisa said...

Hey A - just checking in - I hope you (and the babes) are well.

Red Shoes said...

How I wish, for the sake of my theatre companies, that there were more people like you...

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

Wow!!! Nice, what brought this on?
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