Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pictures Make Great Presents

It might feel like Christmas is a long way off, but Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.

And, you know what happens the day after Thanksgiving - the madness begins.

This year, which was a tough year on everyone, is probably going to be a little more stressful than usual. We're all counting our pennies and trying our hardest to make good decisions with the resources we have.

To help ease the stress, we want to remind you about something we've been talking about all year. We've been making one specific suggestion to you over and over again:

Don't bury yourself in your studio, surrounded by an inventory of prints you haven't quite figured out how to sell. Give those prints away. Let people see your work. Once you do, you'll be surprised by how quickly you start hearing from people who want to see more. You'll also be giving a very special gift, a gift that only you can give.

We're celebrating 30 years in business this year. We first published the image featured above in 1982. It's a picture of my Dad and my brother, Mikey. Although the picture is old & dated, the message still rings true: Everyone knows that pictures make great presents.

You've spent a lot of time creating beautiful images. You've poured your heart and soul into your work. This holiday season, when you're thinking of all the people you're thankful for, consider giving them a little piece of yourself. Nothing could be better.

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