Amelia Furman

Mixed Media Artist

"Telling Stories with
Paper and Paint. "

Collecting Art on a Limited Budget

“When I have more money, I’m going to buy your work!” How many times have you heard this? How many times have you SAID this? Probably more than you can recall. That’s ok. Money is a big part of our lives and it allows us the ability to collect resources we need to survive and sometimes, extra things that bring enjoyment to our lives. Like art. And guess what? You don’t have to be swimming in money to buy art. It’s possible on a limited budget. How do I know this? I’m on a limited budget and I’m collecting art. This may seem like a no-brainer since I’m an artist, but making the decision to collect art from artists I love was a big decision I had to make. I could certainly put my artwork up

Help! My Kid Wants to Be an Artist!

Long ago, when my own parents had to deal with this conundrum, the career path toward professional artist was very, very different. It was much simpler. Go to art school, build a portfolio, start visiting galleries and companies with your portfolio… get your work represented, get a job, boom! Paycheck and stability…. In the recent years, I’ve had many a parent visit me at art festivals and exhibits and confess their fears that their child has expressed interest in pursuing a career in the creative arts. They look at me with expectation and hope that I can tell them it’s going to be all right and that their child will be able to pursue his/her dream. They are looking for some word of adv

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