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Originals,Prints or Paintings on Product

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I would really like to enter into a dialogue with other artists about using other product to sell your work.
To date all of my work sold has been originals. I have sold hundreds of pieces through reps, my art shows, on Etsy etc. making use of many outlets but all have been originals,even my greeting cards have been originals!
 I do have my FineArtAmerica site operating http://helen-harris.artistwebsites.com but to date have not had any orders.
My rationale for selling only originals has been that since my work is highly textured I feel that much is lost in flattening the image to 2 dimensions.
Textures are my signature mixed media  painting technique.
Reentering the market after an extended break I find the market highly changed.Prints seem to be the main selling item at the art fairs.
I just received an email from another website inquiring about putting my work on their product,not for compensation but for the opportunity to advertise and bring traffic to my web site. I find myself b…

Giving up is not an option.

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If you have wondered why my post stopped for so long...life got in the way.

I return for it is who I am...not just what I am ... a working artist.

Yes, my forward motion in painting was interrupted while I helped my partner, Kim, build a successful restaurant www.thecookiecab.net and theater www.tracotheater.com. The time has finally come and I can return to my painting. I did continue to sell my work here & there but my inventory is too depleted to apply to shows at this time. So I find myself sifting through old drawings & paintings, books, marketing articles and I am overwhelmed by the passage of time,rusty skills and advanced internet marketing.

Breathe...the long journey must begin with that first step. Today I begin from where I am right now.My steps may falter but ...giving up is not an option.




"Morning Glow" mixed media,unframed, 5.5"H x 7.5" W .