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Re: [BKARTS] cheap, cheaper, poor



try explaining to them that your time and skill is as valuable as the guy who fixes their car and watch their face.


>
> > But you WANTED them done properly and understood what the process and costs
> > were. I meet a lot of people who want them done but are
> > surprised that it actually costs what it costs.
>
> I think that this goes for ALL handwork/craftsman/artist work.
> I started out in a framing shop...people with nice art prints would not
> spring for archival framing....no matter how much you explained...the worst
> was cutting a print down to please the customer's sense of
> proportion...(NEVER with a true artist's print)
>
> But think of how many times friends ask us to make something for them or fix
> something and never consider paying because skill is free and surely
> materials are cheap(yeah right). They only think in terms of factory
> assembly and foreign workers paid a dollar an hour. Most of them wouldn't
> think of spending 4 or 5 hours of their time back at their job to do a
> favor....they aren't being selfish they just don't have a concept.
>
> It is our job to educate....sometimes I allow people/customers to watch me
> work while we discuss their request...they get a better idea of what things
> are entailed in the work and are often willing to pay the price for
> something that is truly special.
>
> celia
>
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