I received the completed order yesterday (Thursday) afternoon in three big boxes delivered by FedEx. It was only Monday night when I uploaded the eight photographs I settled on for printing! The order was mostly 8 X 10 color prints but included matting, and framing with glass cover. Amazing speed, the work is beautiful, and it cost about a third of what the local framing shop was going to charge! I have nothing against the local franchise frame shop –they were the first place I went when planning my show– but the much lower cost of my online supplier made the show possible in its "larger" end form. I've a only few little tasks yet to complete:
- Select "old" work to display with the new
- Figure out pricing – same for show and online sales
- Make a tag for each picture — title, price/NFS, etc.
- Make a small sign with maybe a little bio
Preparing for the show had the side benefit of finally getting me to print and frame some of my work. I'm hoping I'll do that a little more often going forward, even without a deadline pushing me along. The photo of my "favorite sunflower" is resting on our mantle until it is packed for transport to the show. It's every bit as beautiful as the online version, maybe even better… stunning, actually!
I am glad you are so happy with the result. The sunflower is exquisite.
Lovely photo. I've also been putting off (for years) framing my art. Getting stuck in a pattern is dangerous. I'm happy for you.
If that print sells, I'll probably have to buy one to keep. It looks great in the house! Thanks for the compliment. — JG
Thank you! At least with painting you have a physical copy right there in front of you –framed or no– though the framing process is another matter. With photography… well, I've got years of negatives and digital files that may never see print. The digital images look grand on computer screens (where they glow rather than reflect light) but are difficult to put on the wall. I'll encourage you to go through your work, find the best, and get those pieces framed up — it just feels good, as if the work is finally finished. — JG