When I had to determine the print runs per painting, I asked myself the question how massive or exclusive did I want it. Unlimited prints were a no-go for me because my work is not necessarily intended as a mass product. Besides that, creativity is a top priority for me. Since I am always creating new poems/photos/images, regular renewal is certainly a possibility, and also the most fun.

Then I asked myself, what amount of money would be reasonable to make the donations to the charity that I support lucrative. Of course, I think every euro that can be donated is great, but my entrepreneurial spirit likes to think a little bigger, so I wanted to come up with an amount that’s acceptable for me.

After I had answered the above questions for myself and determined a clear direction, the answer came naturally. The number of print runs per painting had to be 9. Why? Because according to numerology I have life path number 9. The artist’s path. Characteristics of people who have this path include humanistic attitude, artistic, generous, good at expressing feelings through writing/music/painting or other art form, trustworthy, honorable, no prejudices, open, and sympathetic. I recognize myself in each and every one of the characteristics. The initiative to generate money for charities with my artistic work fits in beautifully with this too, if  I do say so myself. And since I am finally living the artist’s life, a print run of 9 is the way to go.

Matters such as numerology, astrology, traditions of ancient cultures etc. are a huge source of inspiration during my life. I have read a lot about it, and the information I get, has led to countless great insights and changes in course. By taking the information in and experimenting with it, I learn a lot about myself. And yes, knowing yourself well makes life a lot easier.

Are you curious about your life path number? You can easily calculate it by adding up all the digits of your full birth date. For clarification, I take my birth date as an example: September 12, 1977. That becomes: 1 + 2 + 0 + 9 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 7 = 36. You then add the result together to get one number: 3 + 6 = 9. There are also Master numbers, namely 11, 22, 33 and 44.  If you end up with a Master number after adding your date of birth then, that’s your life path. There are numerous sites on the internet that explain the meaning of the numbers.

Have fun with it! Will you inform me about your life path number in a reaction below?