Yesterday I printed out the pet-related artwork that I made to go over the pet station. I like it. I mean, it’s fine. And oh, how I love it when things in my home are best described as “fine”…LOL. In other words, “It’s not the greatest, but it’ll have to do.” Uuggghhh!!
The problem is that I just couldn’t get this picture out of my mind.
I love everything about this watercolor by Rachelle Levingston. I would love…LOVE…to have a portrait done of each of my furbies. But at $300 a pop for an 8” x 10” portrait, that’s just not going to happen…ever. Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I don’t think it’s worth $300. I’m quite convinced that most artists undercharge for their creations. But $900 for pet portraits is a cost I simply cannot justify.
I found couple more watercolor artists on Etsy who do custom work for much less. But even at $50 each, it’s still hard to justify spending that money on pet portraits when there are sooooooo many major projects that are unfinished around my condo.
And yes, I’m cheap. I’ll freely admit that. And again, it’s not that I think these artists are overcharging for their services. I mean, come on…$50 for a custom piece of artwork?! What an unbelievable bargain!
So last night, I was thinking about artwork, and how there are people in this world who will pay tens of thousands…or hundreds of thousands…or even millions of dollars for one piece of artwork. That’s something I truly can’t wrap my brain around.
So where do you stand on original artwork for your home?
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