i can tell you as an artist, sometimes all we think about is marketing, merchandising, competing, deadlines, applications, displays, selling, trying to make a living... when you create in this mind set it can kill the very essence of what makes art art... a lucky few come naturally to a style that people can't get enough of and their needs merge seamlessly. others have a patron supporting them removing that financial burden. the rest of us have day jobs and use what time we have left over to create whatever it is we're moved to make, helping to keep the art pure and unsullied by commercial appeal. for the true artist art is often a compulsion, that drive to express and bring to reality some strange vision. this is the soul of living breathing art. keep art alive. buy art. and make what you feel.
this keeps it more interesting for everyone- viewers, creators, all.