…that is the question. the answer? I have no clue. As my pieces build up, I know that I will be selling some of them (40 or so canvases in my “studio” just cannot fit lol). So, the question is, how to go about this. I’ve been exploring the art show route, and hopefully will hear something regarding acceptance into one later this week, however that is but one show. A few people have suggested “loaning” works to cafes or restaurants until they sell. Another possibility, but I will have to work myself up to get the nerve to approach some business person to see if they want to exhibit my works. I guess for many artists, each work is like a baby in the sense that you work on it, grow attached to it, love it and it’s hard to let it go to just anyone. Hence, the Etsy question. A number of people have suggested that route to me as it is a well known web site and there are so many people using it both to sell and to find art. But, is that what I want? On the one hand, it seems so impersonal. Ok, I know that seems a bit weird given that you’re selling a product to a consumer. But, part of me wants to see a person’s face when they see one of my works that they really LOVE and MUST have, rather than feeling like a Sears catalogue where someone picks out some kind of print-kind of like the big print fairs they used to have a University once a year. I guess it’s seeing the connection that someone makes to a piece of what I have created that somehow makes it more comforting to let it go because you know it’s going to a good home with someone who truly appreciates it. And when you can have that conversation with someone, to hear what they see in your art, how they interpret it, what bits they love and are attracted to, their interest in how you created it…to me, that’s what makes the difference. Good business sense? Nope. Good “heart and spirit” sense? Yup…and the debate continues I suppose as my space becomes more limited and the canvases keep building up.