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Hive Mind--Input Requested, Please?

Hive mind:

When buying a work of art from an independent artist, does a story explaining the piece make it mean more to you than just your appreciation of the piece?

Is the background information in the online listing enough?
Would a printed card accompanying the piece when you received it be appreciated?
Would you prefer a handwritten note explaining the piece and thanking you for your patronage?

Thanks!

Comments

versailles_rose
Oct. 13th, 2015 06:21 pm (UTC)
I'd love to know the background and story of the piece of art that I was buying. Just the information in the listing is not really enough(for me, anyway).

A card explaining the work would be nice, but the artist wouldn't have to go so far as to sending a thank you note. But its a nice thought.
stonetalker
Oct. 13th, 2015 06:42 pm (UTC)
So maybe a printed card explaining some of the symbolism, and then on the back a quick "Thanks for your purchase! The (fill-in-the-blank) pattern (or color or what have you) is always one of my favorites." and then signed?
versailles_rose
Oct. 13th, 2015 08:44 pm (UTC)
Yes! That would be very nice. Personally I really like that.

I rarely have the funds to buy art in any form, but my parents liked and bought paintings by Grayden Mayer. He'd always make sure a 3x5 card went along with his paintings. I remember one purchase my parents made. The painting is a watercolor called 'Bluebells along the Susquehanna River". The card talked about how Mr Mayer lived near that river and always looked forward to the spring and the bluebells. =) I keep it with the painting.

Edited at 2015-10-13 08:46 pm (UTC)
stonetalker
Oct. 13th, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC)
I think I'm seeing a trend...

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