Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Why I Paint and Offer My Work so Cheaply

People have asked me why I sell my work so cheaply. Well, I am 78 years old and retired.  Our government doesn't pay too much attention to retired people except to feel they are giving us too much.  Well, after working over 50 years and paying into FICA with every single paycheck I don't feel the least bit that they are "giving" me all that much.  With all the money the government wastes what they are giving us former workers is really not all that much. So between that and a small pension, I survive.

 I paint to supplement my meager income and also to spread my artwork to those who will enjoy it.  The best mail I get is from people who have had my artwork handed down to them or passed on to them over the years.  I hear from them and know my work is still out there and is in tact and appreciated.  

The great Norman Rockwell once said that being able to draw and paint is like always having a bag of lemon drops in your pocket...I know the feeling.  :-)

Merry Christmas to all and especially to those who collect my work.

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