Thursday, 13 September 2007

New J S BACH artwork ready
I have finished my new print of JS Bach. I kept putting him off as he was quite a challenge. However I have been asked by an American symphony orchestra if they can use my portraits for a series of educational cards and Bach features in the first, to be published this month. So here he is. It is available as a fine art print from imagekind and will be sold as a poster print from
I have also added it to my cafepress shop - great presents for Bach lovers!

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Which CALENDAR printer to use?
It's time to prepare and publish my 2008 calendars. Following the success of my 2007 calendar I have decided to try publishing some online. But which service to use? I have found three sites which I will certainly try out: cafepress, Zazzle and Lulu. I'll write here my experiences.
Today I have just published my Great Composers calendar on cafepress.
  • There are 4 styles: a single page calendar print and three spiral bound 12page wall calendars.
  • You have the option to set your own selling price which is good.
  • It is a US based service so postage is likely to be expensive for international orders.
  • Quick and easy to implement.
  • Affiliate program available
  • They take the order, print, ship, collect the money and pay you your markup.
You will find it on the front page of my cafepress store here:

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Henry Moore at Kew
Today we went to Kew Gardens, always a great experience. An added bonus was that we were able to view several of the Henry Moore sculptures that have already been installed in readiness for the exhibition that opens on September 15th. We were also able to see some of them being transported and installed.
This is an ideal location for a sculpture exhibition, there will be 28 large scale sculptures. I believe it continues through the winter until March 2008. There is no extra charge on top of the normal garden entrance price.
For more info see the website:

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Grieg's Centenary
Edvard Grieg died on 4 September 1907 aged 64.
I made this etching and collagraph earlier this year. I have just added it to my cafepress shop and uploaded it to It is already available as a fine print at

The Holidays are over - Back to Work

OK - so the holidays are almost over and it is time to get back to work. This summer has been great but I have fallen badly behind my plans for developing my web presence and I have not produced as many new images as I had planned.
We are already in September so I must get ready for the preChristmas selling season. I need to upload more images to Imagekind and and to enlarge my Cafepress store which is doing quite well.
I plan on using eBay a lot more - not so much for selling as for driving traffic to my online stores.