so on facebook i wrote a blip asking if am i humiliating myself by having some wall art that i NEED TO GET RID OF NOW, on ebay...seems ya'll hate ebay. and many of you think i'm doing my art and art in general a disservice.
i have felt the same. i've felt annoyed at times when people on etsy/ebay sell good art for pennies as it makes it hard (who knows but thats what we all say) for 'real art' to sell at 'real prices'. given the choice between giving it away or throwing it away...i'd try to sell it for whatever i can. all i know is i'm doing the best i can to make money. i'm cleaning when opportunities arise and you all know how much i dislike being a house cleaner but i know it affords me time to work on art. the urgency to 'make it' is now, now that i am solo and have more financial crap to deal with.
a very gracious friend/art buyer made the point of saying they didn't want to buy my stuff on ebay. that they didn't want to pay that little for something. they ended up buying something on etsy which i really appreciate....and i would say that i do have 'buy it now' options in case there is any other rare bird out there that actually thinks that way!
i'm feeling frustrated that i'm being told to get my work in galleries and do this and that. i know its hard to pay attention to what we all are doing online...but i have to say i dont have desire/time to drive 80 miles to houston and try to get into galleries. i've had to take my stuff out of storage and its here and its now i need to get rid of it. if i move tomorrow it gets thrown out. if i stay here a bit longer i need more money. period. so the wall art is the one piece of collateral that i own that i want to 'cash in on'.
anyone have any other suggestions i'm open! i'm limited in time and energy and all i have is my online world. i have a few friends here in huntsville but they either have my art already or are about where i am at financially and buying art is the last thing they are gonna do. i suppose if/when i have to move that is when the final get rid of it happens. i'm the type that would rather do something now so i'm ready for whatever!
love your honesty and love you all speaking up. now...back to your regularly scheduled program....