Melissa Borko is hot! She's started a new blog called Buy Original Art. Melissa's intent is to bring artists and their work to the public and to encourage folks to buy original. This has everything to do with what I see as a change in our culture; it may be a reaction to the big box store and the overwhelming amount of technology that we trek through on the average day. We need this, people. We need to see the hand in the artwork be it textile, clay or paint. It's proof of humanity.
We support artists by purchasing their work, making it possible for those artists to make more artwork. Is it more expensive. Sometimes. Is it worth it? Yes. You can start small and then you begin to realize how much original artwork enriches your life. This is a trend. This is where we are going.
|Milky Way, Karen Hunter-McLaughlin 2010|
Could you start a similar project in your area? Could we bloggers team together with other artists/bloggers and spread the joyous word? Yes, we could. Hellz-A-Poppin'! Happy New Year, indeed.