- Jun 26, 2007
I always say "Support your local artists". I really wish more folks would think this way.I know I’ll have to go if I can. I bought some small opals, and a rose quartz stone...and of course, I feel good about having indirectly purchased from them ( the brooch was a surprise gift) because they struck me as true, old school artisans following a love of jewelry and stones matching individuality of their things.
I fear that many of such artisans might be slowly disappearing as, in general, on a mass scale, people chose more mass produced things and/or popularized looks. So, I feel best about jewelry purchases when supporting such people because how tiresome/Impersonal would things be without their contribution to the world?
If you can get something done locally, and give work to local artists, you are helping funds stay in your community. It's a win/win!
And it's so easy here in NM. We have such a vibrant art scene. There are so many people doing jewelry, painting, glass, pottery, music, fiber art, photography, printmaking..........the list goes on and on.