After my last post Nacho the cat came home. 5 days late, missing claws, nose bruised. It turned out there is a colony of feral cats living in the ruins down the road - 30+ of them where we think he was probably fighting. In our canvassing efforts Robin and I came across quite a lot. They looked wiry and hissy, apart from one which endearingly followed Robin around as he called for Nacho. Thanks all for your kind and sympathetic comments. It was greatly appreciated.
The last few days have taught me a few things. The first is I have almost no time and even the slightest setback, like the car breaking down or the trains not running because of flooding (today) causes a great impact on that time. I was unable to post some orders out in a timely fashion due to the car situation and during my usual stressing about when I could get to a post office, I had to ask- why am I doing this? It has a detrimental effect on the time I would rather spend producing work.
So, I will be phasing out the prints I produce. This goes hand in hand with the notion of prducing work that people can print for themselves.
For some prints however I will produce them through the Society6 service as Giclee prints. It really is a good service for me and for whoever buys through them. This is my Society6 store with it's first 2 prints available to buy (The Fox Confessor & The Flora and Fauna of Intoxication). Neither of these are currently available through my shop as I have trouble producing them, both in terms of size and printing capabilities.
So, whoever wants to buy one can be assured it is being printed by the best quality digital printer on excellent paper stock and sent by people who can easily get to a post office without a massive crisis, and I don't have to spend all my time worrying about getting to the aforesaid post office.
I can't understand why I didn't just sit down and solve this problem before now? I guess i'm just the head burying kind.
Now i'm off to curl up with some Richard Attenborough and a cup of scalding hot tea. Hope you're
all warm and well.