Please consider purchasing a limited edition map or print from toMake™ Press & Editions

A Work of Art is a GIFT Not a Commodity

When you buy from an independent artist you are buying more than just a painting or a novel or a song. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures. You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to feed the children, the birds, the dog. You aren’t just buying a thing. You are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a private moment in someone’s life. Most importantly, you are buying that artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about; something that makes all of the above worth the fear and the doubt; something that puts the life into the living.
Rebekah Joy Plett

Purchasing from toMake™ Press & Editions

How Much Does a Map, Print, Broadside or PDF Cost ?
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Pay What You Want :: Living Wage

Limited Edition Maps and Prints are offered in two pricing categories;
Living Wage’ or ‘Pay What You Want.’

Purchase by selecting the suggested Living Wage amount or paying what you think is reasonable based on your income, what you feel the piece is worth to you; understanding that our exchange becomes part of a larger interwoven and shared community. No need to explain, the choice is yours.

Living Wage; $900 per original limited edition map or print. Includes S+H in north america. This is the default price in the shopping cart and the price in a gallery.
Pay What You Want; Your choice plus S+H and a base of $100 that helps defray my costs in materials (paper, ink, shop, press, etc.) and shop space. Simply enter the amount you are willing to pay in addition to the ‘base’ cost in the cart.

Unsigned Broadsides are Pay What You Want. The suggested price is $20 plus S+H.
Signed Broadsides are $100 that include S+H in north america.

In the case of a PDF, you Pay What You Want and are free to set the price to zero resulting in a free download but consider the following: I spend a lot of time developing, designing, articulating and offering online these files, A little income from my work will help to pay my bills, Paying a reasonable price means supporting a living artist-mapmaker-printer. The suggested price is $5 or a cappuccino. Already downloaded a PDF but not yet paid for it? A donation will be greatly appreciated!

Donate with ko-fi or PayPal. Purchase on Ecwid. Or stop by the shop, share a drink, chat, and gossip.

EVERY EVENT IS A GIFT

Connect with me; call, visit, send me an eMail or text. Ask questions about the piece you are interested in. Ask about pricing and where you can see a work of mine. What is your preferred method of payment; check, bank deposit or cash, or time-options. Don’t feel shy about discussing the different purchasing options; Pay What You Want or Living Wage. I deLIGHT in sharing these gifts and the connectedness it brings.

So this is what generosity does. It makes your mind more spacious and creates good connection with the people around you. It dissolves the boundaries that otherwise would keep the happiness from spreading around.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu

A print is an object; a quality sheet of rag paper with ink on it. Of what value is it now; the paper is ruined after all‽ The value comes from it being a gift. A gift to the artist that is kept in motion passed along. Placing a arbitrary monetary value on this work and making the exchange in the form of an object is one way but not the only way to make the exchange.
I would prefer it being offered as it came to me, as a gift. Your interest in a work of mine is best exchanged in this way; in the manner of gift giving, as generosity, as a generosity that seeks to disolve the boundaries between us. You are supporting a living artist and voice in the community, and my work brings value to your living-space with deLight and Joy.

“It is the assumption of this book that a work of art is a gift, not a commodity. Or, to state the modern case with more precision, that works of art exist simultaneously in two "economics," a market economy and a gift economy. Only one of these is essential, however: a work of art can survive without the market, but where there is no gift there is no art.” Lewis Hyde, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property
Hyde’s amazing and insightful work, now a modern classic, was published in 1983 in a hardbound edition and reissued as a paperback edition from Vintage Books with a new subtitle: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World. This book will change your understanding of the role and presence of the artist, teacher and art in the world. I highly recommend that you take the time to read The Gift.
The Gift

YOUR PRINT


Russell Chatham’s “Winter Above Deep Creek The Making of a Lithograph” is an excellent look at the process of making a multi-matrix lithograph from the initial inspiration at his cabin on Deep Creek in Paradise Valley to the making, the printing, the gallery showing and the receiving by the purchaser.



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Prints are signed, stamped from toMAKE™ Press & Editions, and numbered to indicate the size of the edition. Many of the prints are E.V. (Edition Varies) so it is best if you can select your print in person or speak to me regarding your preference. Variations are slight and often not noticeable. Edition sizes are small; between 5 and 15.
Edition Documentation
Each print is accompanied with a sheet indicating the matrices used, the inks, papers, size of the run, and if the print is a part of a series or map. The nature and size of the edition, e.g. E/V 1/12-12/12 T/P A/P etc.
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It is important for you to select a quality frame and matte for your print. And this makes the print yours. I am happy to make suggestions but the choice is yours. This ensures that the print will be well cared for and undamaged from light and nicks.
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