Pendlenton Industries in in production!
I've long had a little ambition, to see some of my photos printed onto greetings cards. This had been on my mind for a while now, and earlier this year I made some enquiries to see whether this little ambition might perhaps become a reality...
What seems like months ago now, I posted an album of 42 photos onto facebook and asked my friends to comment on the pictures that they thought would look good on cards. The response was amazing, with a flattering amount of people taking the time to look through them and 'like' or comment on them. I found it a fascinating process, to see which images were most popular (incidentally, not always the ones I had thought!)
Since then I've selected images and had many many visits to a printer here in Brunei. Much discussion ensued about the style of the cards, whether they should be matt or glossy, what should go on the reverse, etc, etc, and finally - when I was beginning to think it might never happen, a couple of weeks ago I saw the proofs:
They looked great; I was so pleased.
Since then I have sourced envelopes, and plastic sleeves in which to protect them. And today I collected my cards from the printer... 450 cards in total - 50 cards each of 9 different designs. This is what the dining room table looks like tonight; a production line fuelled by large mugs of tea (soon to be moving on to mojitos I feel!).
So now I am pleased to announce that tomorrow I will be putting my cards on sale. Just at my school first of course, closely followed by the LS Office on Base, but I hope to be able to persuade a local craft gallery to take some too.
I'm not going to make my millions but the satisfaction of undertaking this project should, I hope, make it all worthwhile. Exciting stuff!
Back to the production line now...