The walls in our house are covered with original art work and we like it. I can also say that almost every piece has been created by someone we know and love.
We have been fortunate that this house is big enough with loads of wall space and we are able to display them all.
Hereâ€™s the dilemma Iâ€™m wrestling with â€” the next house we get will not be this big. It will not have the wall space and I know we will have to cull our â€œcollection.â€
This brings me to the huge challenge of what to do with the art we love, that will probably not make the cut.
Since all our art work was either given to us by the artist or we bought it from the artist, this is just awkward for me.
Say, we have an original Joe Blow painting. FYI, Joe Blow is a fake name. Iâ€™m using as I donâ€™t have the courage to use the real name of the artist whose work we love but need to do something with as we cannot take it with us. Also, I think putting things in storage is just silly.
Okay, so we have a Joe Blow painting. Should we call Joe Blow and risk offending or hurting him and give back the painting? Perhaps he can sell it to someone else. Should we sell it to someone else? At what price? Should we gift it as a prize in a contest? The postage could set us back a bit, plus art work is personal and not everyone loves the same stuff we do.
If you have any suggestions about culling art work – Iâ€™m all ears. My great fear is offending a loved and talented friend whose work we really love to have in our home, but â€¦. like I saidâ€¦ We wonâ€™t have this many walls where ever we go next.
I know, I know…. such problems, but what to do? What to do?