Selling art is, at the core of it, selling time. And selling your time indiscriminately is selling out the very soul that makes art possible.

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Selling art effectively means managing your time and also means placing a value on it.

Managing your time also means placing a value on it. I set aside time for silence and space. Do not assume that packing as many shows into a year is the right use of time. I once operated this way, until I became exhausted and disillusioned. In spite of good shows and sales, I wasn’t doing well emotionally. I kept pushing myself because of a notion that this is what artists are supposed to do. Now, I’m doing what I love to do without being under constant duress. It can be a challenge to order your life by your own values, but it will lead you to a clearer picture of what you want.

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