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The “S” Word

There are a few things I know for sure.

I know the value of hours of tedious work. I know the quality of hand crafted items. I know the satisfaction of a job well done. I know that when it comes to artwork there’s nothing more awe inspiring than to see pure talent brought to life.  I know that to own an original painting or sculpture or piece of pottery – the only one of its’ kind – is something special.  No, it’s beyond special, its damn near priceless!

I know these things because I am an artist and a collector of art. I also know the cost of materials and tools and studio space and sleepless nights creating after work or only on weekends. I know the sacrifice it takes just to do something you love, create something wonderful, and then to give it away. So I usually cringe when the word “Sale” is nestled up to original artwork like natural bedfellows.   

Don’t get me wrong, I love a bargain as much as anyone.  However, I’ve always felt that cutting prices (that are already reasonable mind you) on original artwork is sacrilegious and that it undermines the artist’s hard work. Yet here I am offering you a sale.

I’m not so out of touch with my clientele or my artists to know that right now a sale would do us all some good. Like anyone else artists must practice their craft in order to get better, but mostly to stay sane. Collectors are watching their pennies but they still have an eye and a space for that one-of-a-kind conversation piece. So to keep my artists creating and happy and my collectors artistically engaged, I know I must sell the inventory I currently have. To reconnect with old customers and attract new I know I must offer you prices and payment plans you all can live with.

I know I have to have a sale.

The website is currently being updated with reduced pricing so if you see something that is not marked down, please call or email me for your special price.  EVERYTHING in our current inventory is being marked down. We want to share our art with you but more importantly we want you to experience the pleasure and prestige of owning an original. 

I won’t say that this topic will never come up again.  Never say never (in my Justin Beiber voice). Occasionally you can look forward to promotional events or a coupon or two, but I do promise you it will be a very long time before I mention the “S” word again. 

I know that now is the time to take advantage of a great opportunity. You won’t want to miss this. Visit www.handyconcepts.com and check out our gallery page.

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(“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” – original painting, acrylic on canvas. Originally $600.00 slashed to $350.00)

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