Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Patience: the story of my art prints and why I'm finally satisfied with them

I opened an Etsy shop nearly a year ago, with the plan to sell prints of my artwork.  Over the past year I have scoured our fair city as well as neighboring cities and the "big city" 2 hours away to find a printer that could deliver a result as close to the original as possible.  I'm not going to lie, it was a long and frustrating search.  I have had countless prints made and every single time I was disappointed in the quality.  (In the meantime, I worked on designing embroidery patterns from my artwork, because that was much easier to accomplish )

I'm certain the local print shop employees were so sick of my requests to try it one more time.  I'm positive I even saw a knowing glance pass between two employees when I walked in one day carrying an armful of paintings.

After months of searching and some kindly advice from a seasoned artistic expert, I am finally satisfied!  * All the print shop employees in our valley just breathed a collective sigh of relief *

I am so thrilled to share with you a couple of my latest prints, available now in the shop:

I fell in love with this quote from Emily Bronte a couple of years ago.  It describes exactly my feelings about autumn.  I love this time of year.  Love it. 

The following print has been by far my most successful embroidery pattern, which has always surprised me because of its simplicity.

I've always been conflicted about carving initals in a tree. One on hand it seems so romantic... on the other, I couldn't bring myself (or allow my true love) to desecrate a living tree. With this print you can have the best of both worlds: a romantic gesture without harmful affects on nature. :)

I'd be delighted to send one of these babies your way!  

 (ps--if you're concerned about the Bronte quote being off-center in the above photo, let me reassure you that the problem has been fixed.  If you order the print, it will not have that problem)

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