should artists be paid just to live?

In the new economy, will there be paid positions for artists and general support for the crafts?

What

exactly

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its only a man on television

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Send in Arnold

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Almost 2017

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Imagination decks

Collections of small pictures that can be used for old and new purposes.

Let a picture suggest something you have been trying to say.

Strange tiny theater

Something new.

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Wonderful wandering weather

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To face the fear

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In 2008 I lived in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, where I found an unusual enthusiasm for All Saint’s Eve . I love American folk arts.

A picture that tells a story.

Almost home

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Imagination Decks is an idea that uses little pictures. Each picture is a world unto itself. What happens when you have more than one picture?

Picture cards are nothing new, playing cards can be used in many ways. Greeting cards, and identification cards are familiar traditional forms. Playing with ideas is something that comes naturally, and there are lots of benefits. This particular adventure is a new idea I had in 1980.

I think my new thing is all about simple collections of pictures. A set of images which represent one or more ideas.  Ideas are a form of art and a topic for discussion.

The name Imagination Decks is probably outmoded. I want to introduce new people to the idea I have for exploring the possibilities for small pictures, using symbols and codes and units of meaning in new ways and old ways. Maybe its an art project, everybody make picture cards and we can figure out a way to share them appropriately.

Everybody does things with pictures, its not a new idea. I am looking for new and old ideas for using picture cards. I want to see what other people make of this notion. I want to see new pictures!

Is it like selling a painting? It works nicely for free on the computer, so that could be a huge part of the deal. Selling pictures, cards, printed cards, a set of them, colorful cards on stiff paper and with a box and an invitation for taking this idea forward and getting your own recognition for it seems like a simple business model.

What if this could mean new opportunities for income for contributing artists? Can this kind of loose sharing experience become something that might mean contributors getting paid for making picture cards?

 

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