10/19/2006: "Yah, I don't think so, or : Why artists can't make min. wage"
He: I'd love to buy one of your paintings!
Me: I'd love to sell you one of my paintings!
He: I want the one of the blonde with the psychadelic nipples.
Me: It's still available (yes, I know which one he's referring to).
He: Would you sell it to me for $xxx.xx (half my asking price, which he knows because he was at the opening)
Me: Uh, I have to go help someone now (I was at work so this was true).
He: Think about it!
A 50% discount? I give collectors (who have purchased multiple paintings) a 10% discount, but come on! I mean, I respect haggling as much as the next guy but these paintings take a loooooong loooooong time to create. After expenses when I sell a piece for full price I'm probably making about $5 an hour!
It's depressing...It made me think about my 10 year plan, and how it seems farther away right now than ever. I need to get back on track somehow and re-evaluate where I've gone wrong.