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Posted on April 12, 2010 at 2:45pm 0 Comments 0 Favorites
I would love to share my experiances, positive and negative, being a native floridian artist for 30 + years here in osceola - orange county, New York, and Miami.
What is it about artists and inflated prices? I have been in the mix in all aspects of art, internationaly, domesticaly, retail, wholesale, private commisions, I.E. everything.
I walk around and see in dressed windows 500, 750, 1500, 5000, price tags on work that in reality should be givin away for free just…Continue
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You have never met me. In fact, most people haven't. I guess you could say, I am not quite "cooked" enough to come out of the oven - sorta speak. I have been working very hard to get the site off the ground. I have been working on technical, visual, and interactive features that make the artists want to come back.
My personal vision with the site is to give artists a place they can learn to grown and get to know each other. I want to encourage artists to enjoy life again, if they’ve lost it a bit. I want them to dig into their closets, attics, etc… to find their first love. I also want new artists to become part of the site without judgment and intimidation; hoping the interaction with other artists and the tools we supply will encourage them to grow. As a society, we have been conditioned for so long to watch the fulfillment and happiness centered on famous, wealthy or”fortunate” people. Why can't anyone find that moment?
I guess my own personal experience as a child has molded my motivation as well. I wanted to sing and dance so bad. I would practicing sometimes for hours. After a while, it routinely felt like an excited “punctured helium balloon” flying all over the place. I would just finish and then land in “some space”. I had no idea what to do after and no direction. I didn’t know where to go from where I was; feeling down and discouraged as a child. I don’t ever want anyone to feel like that or to EVER give up on their dreams. We only get one shot at all this and if I can do something to make life enjoyable for people I will.
I am currently working on a children’s poetry book, writing songs, and also working on the site. There are many other goals I would like to reach, but time management will play a big factor on when and how I am going to reach them. So for now, I will stick to a few goals, keeping the others in mind.