artist you are buying more than just
a painting, a novel or a song.
You are buying hundreds of hours
of experimentation and thousands
of failures. You are buying days,
weeks, months, years of frustration
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 in
someone's life. Most importantly,
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 into the living.
- Rebekah Joy Plett.