I sold my first original work today. It was “Nine Ladies Dancing” and was purchased by a church member who is going to give it to her daughter as a graduation present.
Believe it or not I have mixed emotions about this. It was exciting to make the sale but at the same time, I am mourning the absence of a piece that has been in my house for over two years. Granted I have photographs and scans for reproduction but it’s not the same.
I’ve said this many times but the art you create really is a part of you and I often refer to my originals as my children. And so here I am selling one in return for money that will go into my bank account one day and come out the next. The piece that I’ve carted around for a long time is now gone forever.
Am I being weird? I know I have to build a business and this is one of the ways to make some money. I’ll get over it and in the meantime, I hope her daughter enjoys her graduation gift. In the end it’s all worth it if it brings joy to someone else.