Spencer and I just spent some time making money this weekend, seemed like a fun way to spend an hour. I made a dollar, he made twenty, though we were doing the same amount of work. He asked me if it was illegal to do this, and I told him it’s only illegal if you try to pass it off as real. I’m relieved that he went out of his way to note that it was a fake twenty, lest someone find it and accuse us of counterfeiting.
I envision a time when art might be traded like money is. “Hey I’ll give you this illustration of a bicycle for a loaf of bread?” Maybe this activity isn’t too far out there, I’ll have to start hanging around more Farmers Markets. Trading caricatures for clothes, paintings for playthings, sketches for sandwiches. I envision myself enjoying days painting by the lake, weekends trading the works for life essentials. I must be missing something in this daydream, or I’m sure everyone would be doing it in real life. Or is it possible (this is likely:) that Farmers Marketers might have the right idea – provide what you are able, trade for what you need.