When you buy from an artist
you are buying more than just
a painting or a novel or a song.
You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation
and moments of pure joy.
You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent,
having enough money to eat,
having enough money to feed the children, the birds ... the dog.
You aren't just buying a thing.
You are buying a piece of heart,
part of a soul,
a private moment is someone's life.
you are buying that artist
more time to do something they are truly passionate about;
something that makes all of the above worth the fear and doubt;
something that puts the life back into living.
Rebekah Joy Plett