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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi View Post
    Pen, have you ever thought of making a colouring in book for adults? They'd be awesome. I'd buy them!
    Good idea Suzi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi View Post
    Pen, have you ever thought of making a colouring in book for adults? They'd be awesome. I'd buy them!
    I think that boat has long sailed without me, have you seen how many colouring books there are on the market? It's annoying as I did think of the idea about 4 years ago and dismissed it as I really did not think that adults would want colouring in books... Now I dont think I could get a foot in the market and I am pretty sure that the artists that producing a lot of the drawings get paid peanuts for their work, even if I thought I could find the time.
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    I love them, I really do. Of all the art you create, the drawings are my favourite. I think you could turn them into cards (for birthday etc). Are there any shops in Weston that sell that kind of thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pen View Post
    I think that boat has long sailed without me, have you seen how many colouring books there are on the market? It's annoying as I did think of the idea about 4 years ago and dismissed it as I really did not think that adults would want colouring in books... Now I dont think I could get a foot in the market and I am pretty sure that the artists that producing a lot of the drawings get paid peanuts for their work, even if I thought I could find the time.
    If ever you did then I'd happily and proudly promote them on the DWD FB page.. I think the story behind them would be of interest too with you using the drawing as a coping strategy so others can colour them as a coping strategy itms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rose View Post
    I love them, I really do. Of all the art you create, the drawings are my favourite. I think you could turn them into cards (for birthday etc). Are there any shops in Weston that sell that kind of thing?
    There probably are but I am crap at selling my products, much better at selling my services and I am not sure I can find anymore hours in the day to work on getting the cards made and promoting them. I sold a few as christmas cards last year (not put those designs up as I want to be able to use them again for cards to sell this year and dont want people pinching the design) in fact I think I sold all the cards I made last year.
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    You can put the designs online with a watermark over them to stop people pinching them. I suppose you could sell through ebay, etsy?
    I know you don't have a lot of time on your hands. What is H like as a salesperson?

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    I have added the two christmas card designs from last year to photobucket. I think I will need to do new designs this year anyway.
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    They sold cos they're stunning
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike View Post
    Good idea Suzi.
    I'd buy them too!

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    Just finished firing the first of my ring holders with melted glass in them. http://www.carantoc-art.co.uk/blog/
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