Millie Gift Smith Art Blog
I know that all artists want to sell their work first of all. But there is another thing that artists do and that is--"sharing" their work with others in many ways. I was thinking back of all the times that I did this. First of all, I give my children the paintings they like the best. Then my other relatives close to me. Oh there are birthday gifts to others and some of my good friends also. The list goes on and on. I used to make Christmas and note cards. I did have a limited edition print made also and gave many of them away. Then there are the auctions---and I usually donate a painting for those. Like the Museum here in Jackson, the Jackson Christian School and the humane society, just to name a few. These are all good things to help the cause. What do you do when they ask for a painting to their auction? well, I always hate to say "no." I realize that it is nice to be able to do all these things and hope that it will be an enjoyment to others, sometimes though--I think, I do give a lot of work away. I usually don't give my very best work ,only to my children and when my children have them, I still have them to see. I guess you understand what I am saying, I hope. I have sold a lot of my paintings over the years and so I am glad to share with others. I get the enjoyment of painting them and I love to paint. So why not give others that enjoyment too? Let me know what you think.