Saturday, May 26, 2007
Well, this one was hell to do. I'm experiencing what I guess is the equivalent of a writer's block. Common sense tells me that I should just do mundane things, like print up a bunch of prints and select the best and get an Etsy store together. Or learn more Photoshop and dink around with my Cafe Press shop. (although I did add a ringer tshirt, which I think looks smashing and I will want to be ordering one for myself)
So...maybe I will listen to common sense, or maybe I will continue to bash my head against the wall. Actually it's kind of fun, to see how much abuse I can dish out for myself.
No not really, but I do enjoy finding out how long I'll keep trying. Which, so far, I'm still trying. So I did this tonight:
I learned about a really cool site to sell prints. It's called Thumbtack Press. I gather that it's a pretty rigorous course to run through to become accepted, which has a lot to do with how many amazing artists there are out there. BUT, I really like the tack they're taking....ha ha ha...gak. The art for sale is a bit edgier and in fact they say don't bother submitting cute teddy bears or toddlers holding hands. They do all the work - printing, packaging, shipping. And, they take 50%. Which, hey. To me it'd be worth it, to not have to shlep and ship the stuff myself.
I need to practice more, and in the meantime, submit some stuff anyway.
Doggedly hanging on to thursday's amazing sunny and warm weather, I am dressed in shorts with no socks....I have donned my favorite long sleeved fuzzy though. I will NOT close the windows and doors yet!!