Art for Art
I have this idea, but it’s not fully formed yet, so I’m sitting down and typing it out and hoping that I can make sense of it all.
I created an Etsy account for myself, and the plan is that I will put some things up for sale and the money will go right into my Paypal account and then it will go right back out again as I buy some cool original art from some other Etsy sellers. I want to fill my home with original art, some of it mine, but it would be boring to only have my own creations displayed, I want to collect all kinds of stuff. So, while I think my plan is good, it’s going to take me awhile to have enough to sell to be able to buy what I want and I want more immediate gratification.
What I want to do is exchange art for art, but I want each artist to be able to specify some parameters for the art they will receive. Size, color, medium, subject, any and all of those categories. I would most likely create some sort of textile art, because that is what I do best, but I wouldn’t mind having a patron, for lack of a better word, that will give me an idea of the sort of thing that they would like, and I would do the same, based on what sort of art they generally create. I think this exchange could also involve some sharing of materials. Does this make sense? I know I don’t have a huge audience, but are there any artists/craftspeople out there up for something like this? Leave a comment or send an e-mail, I would love to hear from others about this, and suggestions would be welcome as well. I’m not sure if this would work on a larger scale, or if I should limit it to me and one other person. I’m just sending this idea out into the internets and will be waiting to see what comes back.