I finally figured out a better way to sell some of my art. Before, the “shop” was just a page on my web site that had images of the art, the dimensions, media, a price, and a link to email me if you were interested in buying. That led to all sorts of problems since on multiple occasions I had to turn people down because a piece had already been claimed but I had not fixed that page to reflect that the piece was no longer available. That troubled me more than you may know.
I needed a solution though, and I found a good one. I now have an online shop at Etsy.com which you can see right here. At the moment, there are only two pieces of art for sale. Both are several years old and predate this Moby-Dick project by quite some time. Oddly enough, these are the only pieces of my non-Moby-Dick art that I have left, other than the comics I drew many years ago. It feels both bittersweet and liberating to put these up for sale. I held on to them so long because they are two of my favorites.
The beauty of this Etsy shop of mine is that the process of buying is very simple, and once a piece is purchased, it disappears from the shop automatically. No more confused explanations, no more sending disappointing emails, no more looking like a huckster.