I have been sharing my story about the process of exploring marketing my artwork through selling cards to get to licensing my paintings so that many people can enjoy my vibrant and uplifting work. You can read about other parts of this journey in recent posts starting here. This is one of the cards from this printing that I did. I have many left if you would like to own some of them.
Reflections in Blue I, Pastel Â© Diane Clancy
So I now have 6,000 cards arriving at my home (which also doubles as my office) … or should I say, my office which doubles as my home. They are not nearly as overwhelming as I was afraid … whew!! And one of the cards was not printed well color-wise. It was too far off the color of the painting … and more importantly, the color of the file that I sent them. If you prepare your file wrong, it is your problem.
But they promise printing within a certain color tolerance. So I called them up. One that felt was very much within tolerance (and I could live with that). But the other one was clearly out of the tolerance range. So they very quickly and efficiently reprinted that one card. Of course, I now (and still do) have 1,000 cards with the wrong color and I am still not sure what to do with them. Modern Postcard was great about reprinting – very respectful and the replacement cards came out GREAT!
So now what? I gave Vision Works the cards they ordered and figured out how to make up an invoice. Now what? I got ready to get in my little car and start to go out and beat the pavement to see who else would like to have the opportunity to have my beautiful paintings in their stores and homes.
The journey continues …
~ Diane Clancy