10 Things to Avoid Telling to Artists and Craftsmen When Viewing Their Work

10 Things Not to Say to an Artist or Craftsman: 

  • “I’ll just get my friend to make me one of those.” 
  • “You know what you should make…” 
  • “Do I get a price break if I buy two?”
  • “I can make that myself.” “Why does it cost so much?” 
  • “How do you make this?” “Will you donate your artwork to our event? We can’t pay you, but it will be great exposure.” 
  • “My nine-year-old makes this kind of stuff too.” 
  • “Kids, this is what happens if you don’t go to college.” 
  • “I can buy that at Walmart for $3.99.”