The Mothman is one of the more famous urban myths, reworked and popularised in print and on screen. However, the story has its roots in a number of apparently genuine sightings reported over the course of a year in West Virginia, of a human-like huge-winged figure with red eyes. The sense of bewilderment and fear caused by The Mothman climaxed with a tragic accident that killed 46 people. Was it an instance of mass hysteria? Was it the work of a cruel practical joker? Or was there really a creature whose appearance forewarned of impending doom?
It can feel a bit like a knife in the guts when you make pieces that don't sell. I mean should you even admit to it? Aren't we all suppose to keep up this persona as artists that everything is tickety boo when it comes to that icky place of cash flow. I'm not sure of the answer if I'm truthful but what I do know is that to share these issues can help others who are in the same situation.
I put months of time and love into my latest three framed pieces and sadly they were not as well received as I would have liked. I did have some sadness around it but then I found an amazing strength I didn't know I had...I did have a couple of people try to haggle me down. It was hurtful as really although they may appear expensive they don't even pay me a minimum wage and instead of bending to their prices I said NO! Although I may not have sold them as a result I feel I'm beginning to know my worth in a profession that's very hard to price.
So they are still looking for homes but that's fine, the right person will come along and to make sure of that I have decided to give the option to make split payments. That way they will go to a home where they are truly loved. DM me if your interested and we can have a chat.
Right I'm off for a Sunday walk to gain inspiration for my next creations 😊 much love xxx