Craig & I know that we have some fans out there who enjoy our art, but might not want to hang it on their wall. So we’ve decided to branch out a little bit & see what kind of response we’ll get by offering our art on various pieces of merchandise.
We’re just in the beginning phases of this, & as such, we’ve got limited quantities of each piece. This is really more of a test to see if it might garner any interest, so we’d love to get your feedback. As a reward for your comments, one lucky winner will receive one of these gifts for free!
The first item we thought would be of interest to our customers is a mouse pad. We realize that many people are using their phones to surf the net nowadays, but I personally know lots of people who still use a desktop computer at home. So we came up with a few options:
The next thought was coffee mugs. Craig’s stipple of Marilyn Monroe looks great on these, and my Psychedelic Flower Wheel does, too . . .
We also thought coasters might be a fun idea. Here are a couple of the ones we chose to start with:
And then–because we both love to play card games ourselves–we thought playing cards would be a great idea too. We’ve definitely bought novelty playing cards from some of our trips, & are guessing others might as well:
And finally, my whole family enjoys doing puzzles; the more challenging, the better. And many of my photos would make lovely puzzles (as well as a couple of Craig’s stipples). We’ve gotten just a couple options to test the waters, & these are small count pieces (about 250 pieces each), but they would still likely take the owner quite a while to put them together.
Anyone who leaves a comment will be entered in a drawing to win an item of his/her choice. And for those of you who don’t win, if you’d still like to purchase one of the gifts, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll happily sell you what we currently have in stock, & that will also let us know which ones would be great sellers. The prices will likely change once we start ordering them in bulk, but for now, the pieces cost:
Mugs – $25
Mouse Pads – $15
Puzzles – $15
Coasters – $10
Playing Cards – $5
These are just a few ideas of where we might go with our merchandise, so please feel free to let us know if there are other products you’d like to see offered with our images on them.