Well, what a learning curve! I finally decided to try and make an art calendar. Talk about being pushed beyond my comfort zone. I do as much business as possible locally. I do as much IN PERSON as possible. I dislike ordering bulk of anything, without seeing and feeling the first trial run of a product. I like to look, tweek and improve the things I sell. I am a hands-on person and have done very little on-line production or business.
Peer pressure resulted in some online exploration, and I finally took the risk and had a small batch of 2018 calendars made. They are not up to my perfect standards, but I am happy enough with the results. They are 8.5 x 13 inches (open) and $20 each. Check out the images I used:
The final results of the calendar are okay. Some images turned out PERFECT (picking up even the details of canvas grain and paint strokes), some aren’t as bright as the original images (this is normal in many art reproductions in general), but I have to come to terms with projects like these there is only so much I can actually control. I am happy to see this in the works, and it is a project I will be able to improve upon year after year!
Along with the 2018 calendar, I have also produced 20 prints of my “Alberta Skies” painting (the original has already sold), and there is a variety of gift cards from 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The prints are $15 each (they will be numbered and signed), and cards are $5 each or 5 cards for $20. Shipping in Canada is an additional $5.
This show is taking place Saturday, December 16th in Port Hope from 12:30-4:30pm.
The original 13 paintings will be on display, and for sale $250 each.
Come and find a unique gift for the Canada-lover in your life!