One thing that sadly doesn't become any less true as time goes on is that a lot of people seriously undervalue art.
By that, I'm not referring to the fact that artistic programs are usually the first to get cut when a school or government starts facing budget cuts, though this is also true.
Instead, I'm speaking more directly and saying that it's hardly uncommon for people to want art made for them, but are only willing to pay peanuts for it. And that's when they're not trying to convince artists to work for "exposure."
Furthermore, we often see that in cases where artists do break down why their work is priced the way it is, the customer isn't any less convinced that the artist wants too much.
But while such considerations are part of the discussion centering around today's story, it's hard to imagine what could be considered a fair price for what one business owner ended up receiving.