“If you hear a voice within say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. ”
–Vincent Van Gogh
I purchased this painting from an artist selling his painting on the street at an artist’s market in Oaxaca Mexico.
Vincent’s Van Gogh’s Starry Night has long been a favorite work of mine, and I fell in love with this piece quickly. It was also important for me to buy it from the artist, even if at the time I was a little low on pesos. Supporting artists by purchasing directly from the artist is a way to support local economy, and a person, a family and community. It also gives you an opportunity to talk with the creative mind behind the piece you love, getting a story and making that human connection.
So, next time you past a street artist, take a moment to check it out. It is a simple way to support a local, more sustainable world!
Happy Tuesday to you all.