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All 12 months have images from The Ocean Series, plus Transcendental Love poetry with ocean and sky metaphors; the poets included are Rumi, Hafiz, Cheng-tao Ke, Ekai, Isaac of Nineveh, Kabir, William Stafford, and David Whyte.
If you'd like to see the rest of it, here's the [url=http://www.cafepress.com/oceanseries.168974018]
The hardest part of this for me was cropping the original paintings to fit the format.
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Maybe add some puppies and flowers.. those tend to be pretty popular as far as calenders go
I meant suggestions about marketing the thing, of course. But I suspect that you knew that...
They look dead good... How do you market them at the moment... at craft fairs, online or in shops?
Thank you for the compliment.
I only sell the calendars on line, because that's how CafePress works. No stock of the calendars exists.
Normally I never see the calendars. People who buy them pay CafePress with a CC# on line, they print and send them to the buyers, and I get a check in the mail ($3.00 US for each one sold).
It isn't like with the posters and prints, which are all signed; When I get an order for those,I have them printed locally (wherever I happen to be, I carry the discs with me) and when they're ready I sign them, put them in a tube and mail (or UPS, or FedEx) them myself.
I have a PayPal account; that's how folks who buy posters and prints from me on line almost always pay for them. I'm not sure why CafePress doesn't use that instead of mailing me checks, but that's just how CafePress works. I've been using them to publish the calendar since 2003.
The advantage is that I don't have to make any initial investment for the printing and don't risk getting stuck with unsold, out-of-date calendars; the disadvantage is that they take most of the profit.
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