I also aspire to move my production and distribution of art work into the gift, or sacred economy. This is an approach in which the work is offered up as gift. To family and friends without expectation of return, to interested individuals at whatever cost works for them. In exchange, they can give me something they have made, or make a contribution of whatever amount of money it is worth to them.
This reminds me of Lucy Bellwood’s Boat Gnome pin exchange.
I keep seeing this book Sacred Economics recommended, maybe it’s time to give it a try.
See also: Rethinking Success of Art Outside Profit