- You cannot spend one cent to create your art.
- (Please describe HOW you created your art)
- You cannot use tools/equipment you already possess.
- You cannot borrow tools/equipment to create your art.
- You cannot use 'found items'.
- You can use items found in nature.
- You will retain all rights to your creation.
Here's how I'd like this to work: Create your masterpiece. Get someone to take a video of it and upload it (that's the only expense allowed), and share the link in the comments section. I will check back from time to time and repost this on social media (my Facebook page).
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS!!!!!!!
I'm sure you're probably wondering what purpose any of this will serve. Easy! Too many artists are expected to just give their art away. If an artist chooses to do so, dandy. Just don't expect one to do it. It usually takes some monetary investment to create art...art that can be enjoyed by anyone.
Paints, brushes, and canvasses cost money. Paper, pens, and pencils cost money. Cameras cost money. Musical instruments cost money. Everyone knows this. However, many people out there expect us to give away our art. How many times have we heard the following?
"You'll get a lot of exposure..."
"Can you give me a painting/sculpture/photo/CD/poem,etc.?"
"Well, we can't pay you but....."
Allow me to leave you with these words of wisdom, passed on to me years ago by an unknown, old jazz musician: "If you don't place a value on your work, no one else will either."
I look forward to seeing what you all come up with!