selling art...

Lile Elam ((no email))
Wed, 17 Sep 1997 17:13:53 -0700 (PDT)

Hi folks,

I just sold a painting night before last and am feeling
alot of anxiety over letting the piece go...

In one respect, it's really exciting to sell a painting.
It's like the person who buys it values it as well and
therefor is willing to trade something for it.

But when I think think that I will no longer own the
painting, I feel scared that I will loose the opportunity
to see the original again in person... I do archive my work
on digital cdrom but it can never be quite the same as the
actual piece of art.

Even though I sold this piece to someone with whom I will be
able to keep intouch with so I can visit and see the painting
from time to time, I am still feeling really nervous about it.

Am I just being silly? Am I placing too much emotional value
on this work? Should I just chill out and let it go?

I did this piece about 6 and a half years ago so I would think
that I should be able to let it go... I guess I don't feel this
way about all my work, just some pieces that mean alot to me...

I had a wierd dream the night I sold it. I dreamed that my
cats were having babies in my studio. They just abandoned them
there and the kittens (newly born) just died....