The Snuggie is dead. Long Live the Snuggie!
For those of you who don't get clobbered with infomericals let me first tell you what a Snuggie was. It was a sleeping bag with arms that you could curl up in and watch TV on your couch in polyester soft comfort. It looked like something a cult member would wear but it only cost $19.99 and it was the "Pet Rock" of 2010. It solved a problem by keeping you warm, it fit everybody and it was kind of hoot . (until you had to get up and go to the bathroom but what do I know ).
Anyway...the Snuggie was everywhere.
Fast forward to 2016 and the Snuggie is as rare as Big Foot.
Where did it go ?
The answer is it saturated the market until everybody had one and there were no more people in need or in "want " of the Snuggie.
What I have learned so far:
The daily small painting market is the Snuggie. It was great from 2012 -2015 . Then things changed when everybody had the small affordable paintings they needed for their in home galleries, more painters appeared and they joined in and suddenly paintings are selling for a starting bid of one dollar. Less then the paper it costs to paint them on.
So the market is saturated but I say it is not dead. We can still paint. We can paint larger and better and find our audience when the next wave hits.
This is the time to nurture our souls and to paint with conviction and discipline. Painting will never die .
Unlike the Snuggie painting lives on because it is essential......you don't need art to live but you must have it to thrive.
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