I hit a moment of crisis three days before my show –
– To print or not to print?
(Prints will be available via preorder at the show and afterwards through my Etsy store)
Seems like a no-brainer until you consider the painful amount of work that entails getting your paintings ready for print. Unless you have photography and photo editing skills, I had to outsource the task to Thumbtack. Most people use a fine arts studio but I didn’t want to shell out the $$$.
Once photographs are ready, they need to be edited for the printer that you use. Then ordered (I use iprintfromhome.com). Packaging supplies – a clear envelope, backing board, and rigid envelopes for online orders – are also separate (ordered through Amazon).
I had to order prints again as the paper quality wasn’t what I expected the first time around. Lots of trial and error.
However, the expectation isn’t that my prints will sell. Rather, it’s a nice way to hold on to paintings if/after they are sold. In reality, I paint my pieces with such intimacy that I can’t imagine it resonating with a lot of people.
It’s meant to belong to only one home.