Saturday, May 5, 2012
Speaking of backup plans, sending cards to people has been something I've always enjoyed doing but for quite some time I've been having difficulty finding ones I like. I may be overly picky, but a lot of smaller companies who made clever cards have gone out of business entirely while the big greeting card manufacturers lost the thread long ago. After my last failed attempt to find a birthday card I decided to see if there were any online options and discovered Fine Art America. Considering the fact I can't afford to buy a good printer, never mind the inks and peripherals, it seemed worth a try.
I posted a couple of high resolution paintings (a trick in itself), ordered cards of the images, and waited to see just how disappointed I'd be with the results. It turned out I wasn't disappointed at all when they arrived last week. So I've taken the next step in putting a little gallery of images up for sale. The company charges a baseline $3.95 for a card and $12.00 for a print to which I added a small amount if anyone wants to purchase something I've painted. I'd be happy enough if you'd just like to look and tell me what you think of the idea. Being chronically ambivalent about commercial enterprises I feel a bit silly asking. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to designing my Christmas cards.
Now I have to get back to the story. I hope the weather is good where you are.