People often feel intimidated by art because they don’t know how to evaluate it properly, and hesitate to make a purchase. This is unfortunate because there are many different reasons for buying art, and many talented artists creating beautiful artwork.
I have several suggestions to remedy this that are based on my motivation and intention to create nourishing, healing art:
1) Follow your heart! When you feel nourished by an image, such as experiencing a feeling of joy, peace, beauty or inspiration or any feeling that contributes to you in a positive way, it is a form of healing and therefore has great value.
It’s like finding a beautiful item of clothing that makes you feel like a “ten” every time you wear it. Think how valuable that is to your self image and self confidence. Priceless! An artwork that you resonate with in this way will be valued and enjoyed for many years longer than the life of a clothing item!
2) Don’t worry about what your friends or neighbors think. Art is very subjective, and if they don’t resonate with it the way you do, it’s irrelevant since it is for you to live with, enjoy and be healed by.
3) Don’t think of art as an investment with expectations for it to increase in value over time. Art collectors who specifically have that goal in mind have to spend a lot of time educating themselves about the art world and art market. If your purchase increases in value, that’s an unexpected plus.
4) Evaluate it in terms of the nourishing values received versus the purchase price. When you find an artwork that you resonate with on the heart level, consider how many years you expect to enjoy the piece in your life. When you divide the time factor (years broken down into days) into the price, the cost is pennies per day!
Using this formula, you will be able to confidently purchase art for your home and/or office that resonates with positive healing frequencies, while at the same time supporting the arts and artists who provide us with a very valuable service in our high-stress world.