Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Photographs of nature

I do love taking photographs when I am out walking, and if the scene presents an odd subject, so much the better. I saw this tree and the associated growth of its neighbour on holiday last year, I had to take a photo.

It made me think about several sets of feelings including "love / caring", "fear of potential loss", etc. The other thought was "why this tree and not the other?" And looking through some old images for another set of cards I came across this having already used it last week on some tee-shirts and thought that it would make an ideal image for a postcard. So here it is:-
hold me tight postcard
hold me tight by ArtyfaxCards
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I have quite a few photos of stranger than fiction trees, I think I really must look out a few of them - could be some mileage in them. I may also start to include some of these as I find them on my blog, "photography for fun". They won't all be suitable for Zazzle so it will be an opportunity to air them.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Which sells on Zazzle, humour or image?

I have been adding products lately to my Zazzle store but I have begun to ask myself am I stopping people from buying my cards ( for example) by using messages which are examples of an off-beat humour? Should I simply leave cards blank, put images on t-shirts and leave these to sell the product. Does the average customer know that they can, or understand how to customise a product. I have decided to go for both angles. This means a little more work but should not be too ardous and if any products sell I might be able to answer this question. An example of my sense of humour:

The message inside reads:-
Don't waste your time hanging around,
make sure that you have a great time and enjoy yourself
from one old ruin to another
My thinking was that the image is of a ruined pier, PAST IT's PRIME. Is this too obscure? I think that this also raises the question about getting thte card seen on google. Who searches for the specific text message? Decisions, decisions, I will be thinking about this long and hard. If I get to any conclusions then I will be coming back to report, LOL

Thursday, 1 September 2011

New Tee-shirts with pastel paintings

New products on my Artyfax store on Zazzle, tee-shirts with pastel paintings which have been trimmed to take away the rectangular feel - I hope.

The paintings have all been posted as larger images on my Flickr account photostream and blogged on Painting with John I am trying to build up a much larger inventory on my Zazzle stores, to date I have sold half a dozen items, cards and postcards. This seems poor but to sell this number from an inventory of less than 100 out of a total on Zazzle of 16 billion products must point to some sort of success. I just need more time to get stuff posted. Of course if you feel like helping my sales along, please feel free.