Some of you have bought work of mine and others have said you plan to. So, as my customers, I have a question for you. Last night I brought some of my cups tiles, postcards and more from my CafePress Shop to my art business class. They loved the merchandise and thought it looked great! But they has one problem with it – my name is not on the mugs and all at all.
All Directions at Once, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
When I ship from my Etsy Shop, I send a business card and they know it is from me. I can also sign the print or card if they would like me to.
I explained to the class that with the merchandise from CafePress there was no way to put my name with the products. They get shipped directly to the customer. They then wanted me to put my name on the image itself that I upload for CafePress to print from.
That is the only way to have my name associated with the image. I want to know what you think. I am of mixed minds. In one way I can understand their concerns – sure it would be great for people to know the work was mine
and come looking for more!
But in another way, I am concerned with anything that could take away from the painting itself. I am not sure my name as it would be on a picture in a way that didn’t take away from the painting would be clear enough to come looking for me and then find me.
So, I just don’t know! I am turning to you to ask your opinion. Which way would you prefer? I hope you will really take the time and be truthful. Thank you in advance for all your help!!
~ Diane Clancy