6.) Curate – Be selective. Build a frame for your collection, based on artist, theme, media, period, etc. for intellectual and visual linkage.
7.) Take a long term approach – Collecting is a life-long pursuit. Don’t narrow your search to one specific piece at a time. Be open and ready for possibilities and opportunities anytime.
8.) When you find what you want, check other sources before you purchase – Price is but one factor. Consider also the reputability of the source, condition, location and relationship.
9.) After you purchase…. enjoy it and don’t rush to buy the next one – Celebrate, be fully present in the moment and acknowledge your good decisions and investment in your emotional and creative self.
10.) Live a little– Sometimes you just have to have something- If so, forget rules #1-9. You may be growing or changing directions. Take note. Art is a gift to yourself – give yourself the gift of art or to someone else!
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