Does Art live in your community/lifestyle because you believe it deserves to thrive? Do you desire your life to be adjourned with beauty, accessorize by original hand crafted items by local artisans? When reviewing your retirement objections does investing in Art get a piece of your wealth graph pie?
This blog post is for everyone who believes in the value of all Art living and growing in our communities!! I believe that if we all choose to intentionally promote, invest and cherish our local artisans
we demonstrate the importance of keeping The Arts alive in our schools, lives and communities. In turn balancing out the over stimulated consumerism our country is currently plagued, which is forcing budget cuts in our personal homes, schools, communities and nation. What a cycle!
Let me paint a picture with my words.
As a mother with young children I see the importance of developing these brilliant minds through music, dance, painting, pretending and inventing. All become nutrients into the rich soil where the next generations of leaders grow.
As an artist I see the children of the past now grown actively working their craft. I also see some “starving” to share themselves to be seen and to find homes for amazing creations. Fighting the guilt of a “regular job” and questioning when to hang up the dream of being a craftsman, artist, or renaissance liaison to the future. Searching for feedback that what they create matters and will be received.
As an investor I weigh the return of my dollar going into the stock market, which seems to be an art form itself crafted by magicians and sorcerers, expanding my plan of diversification into also intangible returns.
How it all weaves together in a beautiful tapestry……As I invest in art as a lifestyle my children
are incubated in creative spirit, magically activating their personal creativity. It has become a non negotiable item in our budget permanently endowed for the next generation. Once I made Art a demand into our life Art became something we find in many aspects of our daily routine and not always something with direct relations to our financial budget. For instance, my son Logan uses his creativity through problem solving and designs deserts that both mom and child can agree is healthy and delicious!
In turn this shift in our lifestyle has reduced the trips to the mall to purchase items handmade in China. In exchange for the richness of beautiful handmade items which fill the soul and keep the need for more “stuff” at bay as my family has curated its own Art gallery home lifestyle!
Most important when you choose to invest in local Art you send a message that Art lives! The artist receives a message to continue to create beautiful Art, feeds his craft, family and visions. You have diversified your investment with intangible return for your community and a concrete return of “The Piece” which you can hold, touch and experience everyday. Adding the opportunity your future return may grow exponentially if you choose to invest in an artist who will someday “Make it Big” and what cost you $20 at a street fair has the potential to out grow those shares of Bank Of America (the irony of that name is an entire blog)!
Art has an infinite number of ways of expression and equal number of prices. The magic is to pick your budget and I promise the art will start of show it self!
Coming soon……my new Page “B’s Hive” dedicated to my artist friends, their original creations and a 24hr marketplace to view and purchase ART!