So, I did a search and could not locate anything similar to this- if something exists, please merge?
I'd love to hear thoughts on selling your own personal artwork- have you ever sold anything? Do you do it regularly? What was it like to sell your first piece? While I'm more interested in "one of a kind" works -paintings, sculptures and the like- it would still be interesting to hear from those who have sold works that are easily reproduced (digital art, photography, etc).
I'm thinking of putting my work in a multi-artist exhibit and they ask selling price (if the pieces are for sale). I'm sure I could figure out price fairly easily- (hours spent x hourly "rate") + cost of materials. However......my biggest hurdle is parting with my work. I've been asked multiple times to sell, but I've only given in once -a woodblock print that I could have reproduced fairly easily anyway- to my boyfriend, when we were together for just a few months (but now he's my fiance, so the work is still in my home anyway lol). Am I just super attached to the emotional aspects of the creative process to the point where I feel uncomfortable letting go? Am I self absorbed because I prefer to have my own work surrounding me as opposed to the art of others? Or am I just a hoarder?