|Does it pain you to let go of a piece you have sold?
Not usually. Generally I'm glad to see the back of it. Every time I produce a piece of work i find ways i could have done it better, or think of alternatives... if it didn't defeat the purpose of art to be visible, i would probably destroy all but whatever im currently working on
No, it pains me to see a work NOT go!
I'm learning that my art is a part of my own soul. A lot of my work is not for sale at this point because it does pain me to let it go. At the same time, I get great joy from seeing the happiness my art brings others.
Not at all. It pains me more not to be able to part with a piece, whether it's sold or given away. I have no children, so my art is my only creation or impression of myself that will be left when I'm gone. It goes out into the world to perpetuate what I am and feel. The purpose of my art, truly, is for it to be enjoyed by other people, not by me. I get far more satisfaction from others being able to see or use my art than having it hanging on my wall or sitting on my shelf. I often use it as a means to donate to the charities I feel are doing good work, so I feel it is doing something positive for more than myself or a buyer.
Yes, I think about it after it's gone and miss seeing it.
Yes, for some pieces especially if there is a strong emotional attachment to the piece.
Only a little. The pleasure of a sale soothes the pain.
no- I dread leaving a barn full of dusty paintings for my descendants to sift through.
Once in a while. I have a couple pieces that I have kept. But seeing the joy in someone's face at a show when they adopt a bear makes it easier for me to let them go because I know that person is happy by what I have created and will give it a good home.
It is an awkward moment.
I tend to have a very passionate reaction to my finished pieces, those that turn out well I tend to feel a significant attachment to. Sometimes I think this is an attempt to define that indefinable quality which makes it a successful piece and others not. However in the case of commissions, where the idea is not my own that feeling is considerably less.
No, as the sale of a work creates a space for another to be created and fill the vacancy.
Art is Life
I doesn't pain me because someone else liked or loved it enough to buy it from me. I'm usually very glad to know it will be on someone's wall and that others will also get to enjoy it as i did. Besides, it's always in my heart and mind.
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