Just a quick post this time, to make sure you have heard of Red Bubble.
It’s a relatively new site to me, as I posted my first work there just about a month ago, but I really am enjoying it.
Regular readers will know that I have been relishing the extra time available to me since I moved to Clevedon and I have been busy making things. I still knit, for my own entertainment and pleasure, I write (as you can see from this blog) but mostly I paint and take photographs. Original paintings are sold through our new website www.alecarte.com, where I also blog on things artistic. I also use Picassa to manage my photographs and scanned paintings and to edit them as I wish.
However – Red Bubble is a revelation to me. This company has international reach, and they manage the manfacture, and admin including shipping for the artist. They produce many more products than a small team can manage, and can supply prints in a variety of formats, greetings cards, smartphone cases, tablet cases, printed t-shirts and hoodies and calendars. I have great plans for my first calendar. Guess what the family will be getting next Christmas!
All the artist has to do is upload their files, and say what percentage markup they want added to the basic costs. This means that although I’ll earn less per item I have no head-aches about managing the selling and shipping items when I am on holiday, and more time to enjoy creating.
If you aren’t keen on my work, there is a huge variety of other styles at www.redbubble.com so do have a look. And tell your friends!