I am starting a new column called--Nothing Serious, Just a Thought.
If you think fine art is genteel and easy, take a look at the schedule of one successful artist--
1. make the art
2. Get it framed
3. send in samples or slides to juried art shows
4. Drive around in a truck
5. Set up, take down, keep track of the money.
It involves a lot of back-breaking labor, and you have to consistently produce brilliant and original work.
Therefore never bargain for a piece of art--
you love it or you hate it
you take it or you leave it
you can live without it or you can't
it is like falling in love.