I like what this guy has to say about the value of giving things away.
I had someone tell me never to teach a class to anyone, even for money, because then I would be the only one who knew how to do pysanky in this town and I would have a captive audience. This struck me as so wrong. I want more people to learn and do these because then more people would understand why they are worth what I charge! I want more people to know how to do this so I have some company and someone to talk to. I was really bothered by that comment. Of course, this was from a person who works with silver jewelry so maybe from her point of view it was valid.