Friday, November 27, 2009

You've already got the perfect gift.

Today marks the beginning of a pretty hectic few weeks. 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, Chris. Although the picture is old & dated (note the antique light meter in my Dad's hand), the message still rings true.

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 bit of yourself. Nothing could be better.

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