Picasso has been coming a lot in my art studies, he has some pretty incredible things to say. Want to be inspired? Learn about Picasso.
This morning while listening to my business coach speak she shared this story toward the end.
It is said that Pablo Picasso was sketching in the park when a bold woman approached him.
“It’s you — Picasso, the great artist! Oh, you must sketch my portrait! I insist.”
So Picasso agreed to sketch her. After studying her for a moment, he used a single pencil stroke to create her portrait. He handed the women his work of art.
“It’s perfect!” she gushed. “You managed to capture my essence with one stroke, in one moment. Thank you! How much do I owe you?”
“Five thousand dollars,” the artist replied.
“But, what?” the woman sputtered. “How could you want so much money for this picture? It only took you a second to draw it!”
To which Picasso responded, “Madame, it took me my entire life."
I don't really have much to say after that. Only that I am finally starting to see the true value of my work. The work that has taken me over a decade to hone in, through mentors, countless teachers, many classes, many failures, internships, free work. I mine and I hope you value yours.
I do get a lot of young people asking me about pricing. It's not a simple question to answer, it's different for everyone. Based on your business expenses, resources, time, and how you value the time you took to learn the craft.