As regular readers of this blog will know, I am developing several lines of interest that I never had time to focus on when I was working full time. As well as writing I am pursuing my visual artistic interests, and I’m enjoying my watercolour painting and photography.
While I mostly work for pleasure and interest, I am obviously happy to sell when I can, and my two main online outlets are our own website www.alecarte.com and my MagsArt shop on Redbubble The image above is one of mine.
I hadn’t heard of Redbubble until I came across them earlier this year, and they are a very interesting set up. They work by giving artists a space where they can upload their images, and then customers can choose to have the image printed on a wide range of products. I have bought some myself, to test the quality and I must say I am very pleased. The cards are lovely, and the semi-gloss posters are really vibrant. They come beautifully packed too.
Well, most of the above I have mentioned in other blogs, but I thought I’d tell you about the new product they have just introduced, which is printing on metal. To quote: “Imagine an artwork softly floating on your wall, with a print of the utmost detail and clarity and a luminescence beyond equal and you’re someway to imagining our metal prints.” Wow. Have a look at their explanation for more detail. It’s not cheap – I don’t expect you thought it would be – but I think the right image in the right setting would look stunning on metal. Perhaps it’s best suited to a really modern home, a restaurant or other business.
It’ll be interesting to see how it takes off.
By the way, I have an article on Developing your eye for Photography online at the moment – my first. 264 likes so far, and counting.