The cards are designed on commercial card stock and feature images of my artwork, images of ephemeral artworks or original hand drawn images – not pictures of them, the actual drawings.
Many of the drawings have been inspired by my other blog which features poetry and drawings.
The cards are blank so they are ideal to compliment any gift on any occasion for any gender – as well as being a unique gift within themselves, because they are unique works of art and are frameable.
While I have sold other items in my Etsy store I have not sold any cards…. so the question begs WHY?
Are they too expensive, especially compared to some other cards on Etsy?
I guess to answer this some facts need to be stated and questions need to be answered…
- the photography cards are all $9.50 and are limited editions
- the drawn cards are all 11.50 and are one off
- the photography based cards capture ephemeral artworks that no longer exist, and are in limited editions, and are hand signed
- the drawn cards are one off never to be repeated – being hand drawn they can’t be repeated, and so are unique works of art, and are hand signed
Are these prices too expensive? I don’t think so when considering the intellectual work/property that goes into them – we think nothing of paying this amount for a mass produced card in a newsagent.
Or are they just crappy images that no-one likes? well not according to the likes, shares and treasuries that have been made from them – or is this just due to the politics of Etsy? (like me and I will like you)
So, I am going to plunge in at the deep end and ask you to vote in a poll to let me know the future of my cards…
The following images are the cards that feature in my Etsy Shop. PS… Fathers Day is approaching…