Thoughts & Observations

Artwork for Sale. Please NO Pictures.


This artwork was on the wall of a small restaurant in Upstate New York.

The little red sign at the bottom reads: “Artwork for Sale. Please NO Pictures.”


Because we all know that the best way to sell artwork is to not tell anyone about it.

I laughed out loud when I read this. And then felt sad and happy at the same time.

Sad because obviously the person who owns this restaurant or who made the art doesn’t get it. They don’t get that the value of the art is in sharing it.

But I also felt happy because there are more and more people who would laugh at the sign just as I did, seeing the error in such short-sighted thinking.

We are benefitting from the fact that so many people are starting to approach the world through the eyes of abundance and openness instead of scarcity and protection.

Now if we can just get everyone else on board…


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