So, I decided not to wait any longer to finish my story. This way we can get onto some more fun stuff - art. Anyway, in my distress , I came up with the idea of printing the text of my greeting cards on a separate sheet of paper and inserting that into the card. I called my wonderful printer friend and explained what I wanted to do. She said she could do that, and voila! my problem was solved. She reproduced my original artwork onto a heavy, quality archival paper - so the card is safe for framing - and printed the separate sheet for my text. Now I have a beautiful, high end card and gift in one. It truly is framable art in a card format. My note cards are blank inside, but very framable also. When I finally was able to deliver my cards to the stores I had promised them to, the owner was very impressed with the quality and loved them. This is the reaction I had hoped for and the way I wanted my art represented. So now that the question of how to get my cards printed the way I wanted is answered, I can move on to placing them in stores. I also can get back to what I love to do best, and that is creating the artwork that the cards are based on.
My daughter said that no one wants to read a blog about my problems getting my website up or SEO. I feel that is because everyone younger than forty five was born knowing how to do this stuff ,so to her it is not interesting. She said they want to know about my product or how I create it. Well, I can tell you about my product but I am not so sure I can tell you how I create it. I can tell you how to draw a circle or oval, how to divide the face into thirds and where to place the eyes, nose and mouth, but that will not tell you how to create.
And that, my friends, is a long story for another day.