Amanda's work is generous, important, and just plain fun. I want to grow up to be just like her. I want to shave my eyebrows and draw them back on and stay with strangers and get lots of tattoos and give away my work away for free.
What Amanda does is not easy; it's not just about handing out freebees. Pay-what-you-want models only work when the audience really values what the artist is making.
This video inspired me to work even harder, to work toward a life where I can wake up everyday, make work that I love, meet lots of strangers, give away my work for free, and make a living at it all at once.
Thank you, Amanda. You are my hero.