I do not feel pain when I let go of a piece I have sold because, being a designer and photographer, I have digital copies of all my work so I will always have the original design or photograph and I can make reprints.
I have not yet sold a piece other than the ten-minute caricatures I do at art fairs, but I imagine it would be difficult. I would rather sell prints than originals since my coloring is digital, at any rate.
Sometimes. Most of the time I am happy that someone liked one of my pieces enough to purchase it. However, if the piece in question marked some sort of important milestone in my life or broke the barrier of just being an "ok" work of art, I may be slightly sad to see it go.
Sometimes. Some pieces are harder to let go than others due to the amount of emotion and time put into it. There are some pieces that I have created which feel so personal and feel like a part of me is in it, which I find harder to let go of. You learn to grow from it.
I have not attempted to sell my art yet. If I did, I feel it would only be difficult if I really enjoy the piece or it has alot of meaning to me. Otherwise I don't think I would mind. If anything I would enjoy the fact someone appreciates my art.
Oh, gosh yes! I'm giving one my jewelry pieces away in a giveaway and it really hurts to see it go, but in the end... art sometimes pays the bills.
Ambivalent issue. In rare cases, but usually it does not.
Yes, sometimes, but if it goes to a nice area and with the right people I am pleased it goes, it goes where it belongs. For me my work is mine as long as I work on it, once it is finished it is for everyone. That is why I place monumental work on private locations next to the road, everybody who comes by can enjoy (or not).
It really depends on the context, but unless I've sold a work out of desperation, no.
It's like a parent sending there kids off to college.
Absolutely not! Each work is a dialog awaiting new audiences. If the work sits in my storage, it becomes mute and irrelevant. The dialog can only live it the work is "adopted" and allowed to find new interlocutors.