Congratulations, friend — by completing this quiz, you've come a step closer to determining your purchasing style, spending habits, and art community personality. 👏 According to your responses, your collecting and purchasing style is that of the Aspiring Collector! So what does that mean? Let me fill you in...You're the type of person that loves supporting independent artists and filling your living spaces with beautiful, unique art.You’re likely the one to collect a print whenever you travel as a type of scrapbook that can be used as conversation starters when entertaining or as unique souvenirs for family and friends. You’re known to purchase art whenever a piece really catches your eye, typically in the form of a print; whether it be on paper, canvas, wood, etc.… and enjoy rotating your art prints when you want to breathe new life into your home.The versatility offered in size, colors or type of printing is ideal for you when trying to accommodate different sized spaces or décor tastes, and the multiple matt and framing options that’re available for printmaking, provide the freedom to change depth and focus, offset colors, etc.You like the freedom printmaking allows in placing your art. Especially in those brightly lit areas that can discolor original paintings over time. By embracing technology and its ever improving printing methods and materials, you relish in the fact that you can have more art in general because of the variable price-points. Your print collection allows you the luxury of collecting unique artworks without dropping a house payment for a single piece of art. However, you’d consider it for the right original and have had your eye on a few artists as your budget’s been increasing. Factors like special edition prints, proofs, popularity, etc., give you the perfect opportunity for increasing value without the huge overhead. This has allowed enough range for you to spread your collector wings, without falling out of the tree so-to-speak.Lately, however, you’ve been feeling the urge to branch further into the world of original art buying and art collecting, having been eyeing a few artists whose works had been out of reach before. Maybe you’ve had your eye on a piece with the intent of scooping up your one-of-a-kind treasure, only to find it sold already.The hunt for the perfect piece of art can be an exhilarating one, and much like a tattoo, they say you can’t get just one. Whether you enjoy swapping your art with the seasons/mood, love to be the gifter of unique art, or you’ve been slowly breaking into buying original art; if you’ve wondered how collectors are able to get the pieces they really want at the best prices possible; it’s typically because they have an insider hook-up. The artist!This usually comes in the form of early or exclusive access to shows, studio visits, previews, and collection releases that can only be offered by them.This insider knowledge allows you to plan your collection preemptively, with less competition, and less costly when you hit their specialty sales!Want to start collecting but Overwhelmed where to start?Displaying artwork is a thought provoking and powerful way of relaying your personality to the world. It’s also a fun way to build up assets that provide everyday enjoyment. If you’re looking to start your collection, but have no idea where to start, then I’d love to lend a helping hand. I know it can seem like a lot when you start looking into collecting, but you don't have to be an expert in the art world to be an avid collector or connoisseur of the arts, but you do need to know what you like.I've created a new collector's guided checklist, to help cut through the noise and set you on a path that is fun and fulfilling, while minimizing the hazy distractions that come the logical side of buying art.