11/13/09

Pay It Forward


"She" - Felted wool sculpture by Robin E. Whiteman.
This year I have had the good fortune of steady art sales so I have decided to spread the “art love” if you will. I am calling it my Pay It Forward Program and every time I sell one of my own paintings I put a portion of my proceeds towards the purchase of another artist’s work. It’s one of those rare but wonderful Win/Win situations. I get to acquire a beautiful new piece of art and support the work of another artist too. The piece I am featuring today is this amazing felted form titled, She, by New York artist, Robin E. Whiteman. Everyone who comes into my home comments on this piece and seeing her just reminds me that we are all connected in some small way. Click here to visit her Etsy shop.



More images of She by Robin Whiteman

13 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

That's a terrific piece you bought!

I like to do the same thing when I sell my own artwork. I always tell myself I'm going to save for a vacation or a new pair of shoes, but in the end, I always buy art.

Zappha said...

What a lovely piece indeed. And a great idea. I think you started something with that. I have started a 'pay it forward' fund.

layers said...

Beautiful piece of art and a great idea to put some money aside whenever you sell a piece-- I also like to trade and have some wonderful pieces from my trades as well.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

There is nothing better than to be rich in art.

Margaret Ryall said...

This is a beautiful piece. I particularly like the scrolled line work on the body and all the texture. I am very good at "paying it forward" when it comes to buying art. It is also great to find another artist who wants to trade with you in the times when money isn't flowing.

Daniel Montoya said...

Wonderful piece! It so alive and rich with meaning. Your work is a pleasure to look at and think about.

All the best,

-Daniel

http://DanielMontoyaStudio.blogspot.com

Gaga said...

I love your pay it forward idea - how fabulous. I believe I need to do that, especially after yesterday. As I walked into the art association galley, a woman was at the desk purchasing my painting. She said she had just refinanced her house, therefore able to skip this month's mortgage payment. She was using it to buy my piece. I was so honored, and very humbled. I need to follow her example and yours.

lisa said...

Love the concept and the heart of your idea

bridgette said...

what a wonderful piece!

I do that too- I call it my "Art Tithe". I put away a percentage of my total sales and that becomes my art budget for the year. I am always honored by the people who support my work, without which I wouldn't be able to keep churning out my paintings and journals. So like you, I like to pay that forward.

Nancy Natale said...

Beautiful piece and a great idea!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

You are so right... a win/win situation. I love the combination of my art mixed with others on my walls...like friends!
Mary Ann

Alicia Tormey said...

Thank you all for your comments. What goes around comes around and you have all confirmed my belief that artists are truly generous souls.

Jasmine said...

This is amazing, my fiance keeps telling me I should make a felt moulded sculpture of my ody and here you are, you've done it so beautifully. I will have to show him. Thank you x