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Amanda says

Thanks Anne,
I know what your saying is true, yeah I know my pictures suck but I only have an Ipod to work with, its the best camera I've got but mums thinking of getting a one of those big professional like cameras, and thats gonna be a pro.

Posted at 4:52am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

Adolph says

Hello Amanda,
I don't know where to start!!

Let me just preface everything by saying that I am NOT suited for the Diplomatic service !!
I say it as I see it.

First of all I love your Artwork !
( and you don't need a better camera, your photos just need a little touch up with some simple image editing software. It's probably already installed in your computer. If not, there are tons of FREE programs out there you can download.)

But my real problem is with the way you describe your work.!
Of course your work gets better as you gain experience. That does not make your early work less Valuable. !
( Ever try to price an early picasso ??)

... and we love original Art ! My wife and I could never afford any masterpieces big enough to hang over the mantle. But we LOVE collecting small original pieces.

And, for goodness sake, describe the piece to me so that my little un-artistic brain can understand it. !

I haven't a clue what a cotic or semi-transparent whatsis is!
Is it an Ink drawing or a watercolour?
Is it on paper or canvas?
And for goodness sake, I wish ALL you Artists would stop using Abbreviations like ACEO, They don't mean anything to the layman.

I feel. after looking at almost all your pieces that here is some beautiful Art, but the Artist is not even trying to sell to ME. That somehow these pieces are meant for someone else.

And.... Edit your descriptions, get rid of the spelling mistakes !!

Boy, I am totally frustrated.! Here is some really attractive, affordable Art which cries out to be presented as such.

As far as listing duration is concerned, it is not unusual to sell pieces that have been listed in my shop for many months. It just means that the right person hasn't seen it yet.

Set your prices according to what each piece SHOULD sell for, lowering prices just because you are impatient, is suicide !

Anyway, I just had to get this off my chest.
You have beautiful Art pieces, NOW TREAT THEM AS SUCH. !!

I warned you up front that I'd be blunt.!
But that is only because I care !


OK ladies, Now you can let me have it !!

Posted at 7:30am Jul 1, 2012 EDT

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