To celebrate the opening of my new store “Carrying On Creations” (because isn’t that what we all do? Carry on, plus it kinda uses my name and well I couldn’t think of a better name off the top of my head), I am offering a limited edition decorator plate, there will only be 10 sold and once they are gone I will be taking it out of the store. Anyone who buys one will get a signed letter of authenticity and thanks emailed to them. I am not sure if I am notified of who buys so if you DO email me directly to ensure you get your letter.
I have only started stocking my store so the inventory is small but here is the link to Carrying On Creations . I will be putting a link in the sidebar eventually but I am not finished stocking it yet. This is a lot more work than I anticipated!! I have spent hours upon hours getting this little venture off the ground. I am excited about it, to finally get my painted stuff out there in a way that might be profitable.
I have been told to sell on-line but the cost of shipping means I have to price it way out of the market and because each one is hand painted I could never make it worth my time. This way it can be replicated and I will just limited how many are sold. Some I will sell cheaper and not give a letter of authenticity, but for special occasion I will have one unique collector plate available.
For anyone who has never done anything like this it has been a real learning experience. I originally thought, “How simple! just slap pictures of my artwork on a template and Bob’s your uncle.” Boy was I ever wrong!! None of my pictures were large enough, they have to be a certain ppi and so many pixels x so many pixels for whatever product you are making or else it doesn’t transfer clearly.
I knew nothing about photo editing, ppi, or pixels, I didn’t know the difference between a JPEG and a PNG nor do I have a photo editing program. I ended up downloading Picasa and with many of the pictures had to use several editing apps before I got the finished photo the right size and intensity. I am sure it will get easier and quicker as I do more of them.
I can change the name of my store, i am not crazy about it so if anyone has an idea for a catchy name please leave it in the comment section.
Thanks for your patience with me not being around here answering comments much lately, I will be back more regularly soon. You all are doing fine without me anyway. Carry On!!