Web sales have slowed to a trickle. Who cares. A friend came by in the afternoon just to see some of the inkjets I've been doing and bought 5 small prints. I don't even have this new stuff I'm doing on the web yet because since the tone of each one is a little different, I need to scan them in color - and then add them to the database an all that. But the production side of things is humming along right now.
Basically I took the image files I was using to produce the old cards - and just tweaked them for the new inks and printed them on 6 x 9 paper and put them in 5 x 7 opening on 8 x 10 mats. I think of them as sort of mini-posters - they have a title, and borders, and the digital signature -- like the old cards. Same exact size. Instead of selling them for say $3.50 each as a card -- once they are presented as matted images I sell them for $20 each.
Except for the mat - same cost as making a card and more bang for the buck.
I pointed out the slight amount of "bronzing" to two or three people - and they were like - so what -- these are absolutely beautiful. So I'm spending the rest of the week, possibly the rest of the weekend churning them out and then I'll have enough to go around and sell them.
I should have one of those attache cases attached to a pop-up stand like the guys that sell fake watches in the city. Hey - get your art here! Real art! Cheap! You know what'd be cool - pack the attache case on the pop-up stand -- and go to some other country and sell them on the street and see how long it took before I got arrested and thrown into the Bastille or something.
As far as politics go -- I've been too disgusted with what's going on to write anything about it. So I won't write anything now either. Let's just say that I'm becoming somewhat radicalized (I hope that isn't illegal yet). What a mess. One side is all for turning this over to an international force - what international force? The U.N. You think they can handle it? NATO? Oops... I'm getting into it again. I'll stop.
I'm just a small purveyor of inkjet prints in a big city with cops on every corner in what appears to be the start of a multi-generational religious war. That's just great.