Botanical Greeting Cards

No spam intended - please forgive me if it comes off that way. My wife has recently taken up photography and one of the subjects that fascinates her is flowers. The photos came out so well we decided to make cards out of them for personal correspondence. You can see these at http://www.marybmartin.com and we would really appreciate any comments you might have (good or bad) as this may lead to a really enjoyable home-based business. Any comments to mailto: snipped-for-privacy@mindspring.com Thanks to all. Regards, Chas. E. Martin http://www.chasemartin.com
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wrote:

I see nothing special about Mary's photography; it's not awful, but botanical photography can be found at such a fantastically high level of awesome beauty that it is hard to imagine anyone (other than your immediately family) willing to pay money for insta-prints or notecards of these merely average shots. She could eventually become really great at it -- but attempting to sell products made out of these photos, at her present level of accomplishment, is rather like putting up posters all over town for your Symphonic Orchestra Performance after eight months of violin lessons.
The work at your own commercial website is better than that of your wife. I don't imagine even good photos are easy to sell on the web, but at least some of the work rises well above mediocrity & more cause for taking pride in it.
But spam is spam. You can't say "no spam intended" then post links to two vendor websites & it not be spam. There's always a degree of sadness about these sorts of websites where artists of low to middling merit try to turn themselves into vending machines, when even excellent artists can't make that hat-trick work. When they add stealth spamming techniques to their repertoir, desparate for visitors (if never quite customers) to oh-god-please at least LOOK at the products, that adds a level of dishonesty to the pathos of wishing a website & a laser printer were what it took to sell art.
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I think they are nice, but it sure seems like spam to me as well. It' already a home based business with your take a look and spend $75 pe photo while you're there.
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