Every Once In Awhile

Christine Alfery

Posted on March 22 2022

Every Once In Awhile

Featured image: How Do I Get There?

I don’t know about you, but I get a lot of junk mail. Today the draw was: "Just in: WALL ART." Yup, I opened it, just to confirm every once in a while, my fears that we are a McDonalds Happy Meal culture, and not a fine dining out for the evening culture where wine is sipped and slowly enjoyed, with enough time during the meal to actually chew our food. Art for under $50.00, art for under $20.00 and a little competitive edge for some, art with the signage under the art “recently purchased.” The first two I have seen before and have become numb to. Every time I ask myself," Why would an artist even try to compete with that?" But the “recently purchased” tag? Well, 1172 pieces were sold of one and 385 of another, and the list went on. Why????? This is McDonald's happy meal marketing, with a prize inside – something that matches your sofa.

Every once in a while I have to remind myself – and all of you that read my posts, "Please support a real artist." Your art does not have to match you sofa. Think for yourself. Don’t let another think for you.

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