Its always rough

Its always rough for an artist when it come to pricing your work.

It seems everyone has an opinion.

If you were to value your time and materials, more often than not the customers gasps at

the price.

If you lower your price to their ridiculous expectations they say in bewilderment, that it is

too cheap.

Yet they buy it.  Perhaps they say it to ease their guilt?

Other artists like to tell you what to price your art at.

Its a never ending circle of advice.

Yet at the end of the day, if like me, this is how you feed your family you do what works

for you.

Another goal for 2017, is not to let all these voices in my head.

I will do what works for me.


  1. Thanks for this, Paula! I was on a “you need to value your worth!” kick with other artists for a while, and then realized I wasn’t following my own advice because it wasn’t working for me. Now I price my art based on how easy it was, and how enjoyable, and I’m finding it’s much easier to live with those numbers. 😀

      1. Oh, thank you, Paula! 🙂 It’s just so rough. We’re not graphic designers, where there’s sort of a calculation you can plug in for clients. Our profession has got to be one of the most difficult, money-wise – for many reasons! Thanks for a great post. 😀

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