Sunday, May 22, 2022

Artwork for sale

Off and on over the years, I’ve looked into ways to make my artwork available as posters. After sitting on the fence for a while, I’ve finally opened a store on Zazzle and started uploading a handful of more recent paintings.

I’m still finding my way around Zazzle. The website is ... let’s be restrained and say ... not very friendly.

Sure, it all looks easy enough, but the site seems to go out of its way to make it hard to tell what you’re actually doing, and gives no confidence that you’ve managed to do what you wanted to do. It’s taking a while to figure out some of the quirks, like clicking on “My products” gives different information depending on which part of the site you just came from. And I just created a collection to group all my posters together, and clicking on “Collections” in the menu bar shows the collection I just created, but clicking the same thing from the navigator panel says I don’t have any. Contradictory and confusing as heck!

Oh well, I have started off by creating some posters, all in the region of 40cm by 50cm to 60cm depending on the width to height ratio of the original. That’s 16” by 20” to 24” if you’re still working in Imperial units.

It’s still a work in progress, but you can find my store here:


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Good luck Ian - you're very talented and I'm sure your posters will sell. I've come across Zazzle via other bloggers - and have noted that it's not that easy - but can't for the life of me remember who. All the best - Hilary

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good idea! Hope it becomes easier the more you work with the site.

Botanist said...

Hilary, Alex, I'm slowly getting to grips with the site. I suspect there's some lag in getting data from one part of the system to another which may be the cause of some of the behaviour. You make a change, and it can take hours for everywhere on the site to "catch up".

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...