Voluntaryism and Art for a New Paradigm
[‘A New Paradigm’, Acrylics, pencil, fabric paint, pastels and collaged materials on 7" x 10" 150gsm smooth cartridge paper.] "Make no mistake, a new paradigm is emerging. The road ahead will doubtless be challenging and uncomfortable for a while, but ultimately, Life will prevail..."
All of creation benefits from the elevation and proliferation of art, beauty and consciousness, and one’s financial status ought not to be a barrier to the experience of living with original art. I've always wanted to share the results of my own creativity with those for whom it resonates, without financial barriers blocking the free flow of sharing. Indeed, I've often gifted or discounted art based upon that principle. It's time to publicly extend and expand that ethos to all my brothers and sisters...
Mankind is moving away from consumerism***, towards kinship and interdependence. Trade will increasingly be conducted via free exchange, in alignment with the laws of Nature. In support of this movement, I am happy to offer any original painting or 'Said In Stones' pebble in exchange for the donation amount of your choice (subject to a cost-based minimum)*
So if you LOVE a painting in the Shop but the listing price is prohibitive, please do get in touch. Whether it’s a gift for yourself or someone else, or to enhance a communal or ethical business space, I want everyone to be able to enjoy original art, wherever possible. Whatever you are comfortable and happy to 'pay' is good and will be thankfully received. If you are called to increase your donation amount at a later date, you are always welcome to, but there's no obligation to do so.
Those who are happy to give the price listed in the Shop (or more, if you’d like to contribute more) make it possible to extend this offer to those with less disposable income. You’ll also be supporting the continuation of my work and my ability to keep sharing it with the world.
I believe that donation-based giving and receiving (‘voluntaryism’) is the future of exchange between humans, and resonates in perfect with Natural Law. Everything in Nature is given and received in perfect balance for the totality of all beings to thrive.
When you and I make an exchange based upon mutual respect, to an amount congruent with your current personal circumstances, you give what feels ‘right’ to you.*
As ‘Oracle Girl’ Jacqueline Hobbs puts it, “When you charge, you put value on something. That is one system. But nature... just gives the way it finds itself giving, according to its own dictate - which is actually peace and joy. If you look carefully the 2 ways of being are interlinked. You have to do what’s right for you... Giving must be spontaneous and whole bodied. It confirms we are free… modelling a new way of being for the planet.”
"I paint with love, in joy and in flow. It makes sense to extend this same warmth and connectedness to the 'business' of exchange..."
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* Choose an amount to give based on your inner feelings of what is ‘right’ for you, taking everything into account. FEEL what you are comfortable exchanging for the artwork/s you resonate with, and let’s make magic happen!
** As a self-employed single Mama with ‘old paradigm’ living expenses to meet, I have to cover a minimum of my costs plus shipping. If you'd like to chat with me about the minimum donation for any particular piece/s, please reach out and we'll get the ball rolling! As long as the amount you are offering covers the minimum costs of the artwork plus shipping, it’s yours (subject to availability)…
*** I am delighted to support individual art lovers, and also ethical businesses and projects (whether community-based, families or individuals) by facilitating a donation-based exchange. Third parties, dealers and corporate bodies must act with integrity by making clear their identity, affiliations and intentions when contacting me regarding any proposed donation-based exchanges.
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