The good news is I have a regular outlet for my cards. These are photos of my original paintings, downsized and placed onto very posh card, which I have to fold using my pink card folder, and then package into cellophane, along with an envelope.
Having to put a business head on did not come easy. I sell my cards for £2.00. But this was someone else selling my cards and looking for a profit, so I was asked how much did it cost me to produce the finished product. Shock horror! I had to ask the DP for help. he eventual outcome was 28 pence. Not taking into account the vast amount of labour, blood, sweat and tears to produce the painting..... So I sold my wonderful cards for 60 pence. Now retailing at £2.00.
I have done a series of paintings, still ongoing, called Buchan Birds and Beasts. The cards also have a label on their backs stating this. Perhaps someone will become a collector!!
And my lovely Gannet.
And the Hare.
The Roe Deer
Also a couple of pheasants, an Oyster Catcher and the Short Eared Owl.
Added to which, my seal.
Next will be a Fox and a Dexter Cow. If I am spared.
Just have to hope the cards sell .
It is not about making money, how could it be?! Just the wonderful pleasure of someone wanting to pay, to own, something I have made.
Worth far more than 60 p.