“The goal of life is to find your gift, the purpose is to give it away” – Pablo Picasso

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Gifts come in all shapes and sizes, they can be tangible or conceptual. Artwork is an extension of one’s personality. Artwork speaks to the viewer unlike any other commodity we purchase. When someone looks at a particular image they are brought back to the first time they say it, how it made them feel, and what it means to them. Every time that person, whoever it is, looks at the artwork they received as a gift, they will think of that special person who gave it to them. It’s a connection to that individual that will exist for decades to come. One of the laws of the universe, giving and receiving plays a pivotal role in therapeutics, healing, and overall well-being which thus leads to a positive, happy state. How many people have their parent’s vehicle? How many people have their friend’s old stereo equipment? Artwork is a legacy that can be passed down through generations and connects people with memories. 

Let’s be clear, most can agree 2020 has been a disaster, however there has been a positive outlook that arose from the calamities this calendar year brought us. People took a step back and appreciated what they have taken for granted. Many people have spent an extended period of time in their homes, with this new found reality we’ve seen numerous collectors look inwards and invest towards their living rooms, foyers and bedrooms. Hanging images on their walls that allow them to slow down and enjoy those precious moments. 

We live in a digital and disposable world; we’re all guilty of it, we spend a little too much money on the latest gadget or gizmo. What are these obsolete electronic goods in years to comes?  This is why collecting artwork can be seen as a priceless gift to yourself, friends and your family’s collection. 

Adding an artwork to your home’s decor brings unique qualities to one’s residence. As years pass, you will grow to love the artwork more than the day you first saw it hanging in a gallery – in some cases as the years pass, your artwork will gain monetary value. An artwork on your wall is something you can be proud of. For those of you who have had the privilege to collect fine art can attest to this, while you can also see the value of passing this feeling and experience on as gift. 

Your art can be a gift to yourself and/or others. Keeping the circle both giving and receiving is the lesson. If you have a harder time receiving, then find an artwork/image that will be cherished by a friend or family member; present a ‘ready-to hang’ artwork to a loved one and I guarantee you will not hear the end of it! If you have a harder time giving, give yourself permission to enjoy your art just for you. Accept it as a gift and value it for years to come!

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