A couple of years ago, my art printer died. I decided not to replace it, opting instead to take a break from making art prints altogether.
So, why take a break?
As any artist can attest to, hand-done prints can be nerve-wracking to consistently produce. We all want them to be PERFECTION, understandably so… and yet there is QUITE a bit of technical know-how or understanding, in order to get the best prints possible (not to mention moody printers to contend with). It’s all quite left-brainy— and, if you are an artist and you haven’t been through the wringer yet with making fine art prints at home, maybe you are a wiser soul than me!
So, I hung up the art prints. During that time, when people would request prints, I outsourced using one of my on-demand partners for fulfillment.
But ironically, outsourcing my art prints just wasn’t fulfilling to ME.
Because, for all of the precision and technicality that goes into getting a great print, there is ALSO the intense satisfaction and joy of being able to offer others such a pure expression of your art and creativity, in such a direct and personable way.
(All those years of printer drama have also taught me a few things about getting good prints, or I never would have decided to jump back in!)
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I just received samples of a new birthday card I designed for Sellers Publishing. The theme is mason jar with fireflies, and magic sparkles are included. It’s got gold foil, too! Take a look. This card is available wherever RSVP Cards are sold. If you don’t see it, please ask for it!
2018: the year I conquered a 100-day creative challenge! To mark the achievement, I created a book. If you like to look through artist sketchbooks, this book is for you. If you like to follow evolution of an artists’ styles, this book is for you. If you love having some easy-to-flip-through visual inspo on the shelf, this book is for you…. And, if you’ve ever agonized over not completing a 100-day creative challenge in the past, this book is for you!
Hey, look— If I could do it— trust me— YOU can do it, too!
The 100 Days of KW Quotes book is available now in softcover book and in digital PDF format. And to celebrate the release of the book, you can get 20% off when you shop in my store here and use code 100DAYS at check-out through January 4.
Thanks for reading, and for caring. I really hope you love the book!