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An Experiment


A while ago I added some of my artwork to Red Bubble – a site that applies artwork to various products such as mugs, clothing, stationery and throw pillows. I haven’t told anyone about it before now, because I’m really not sure how I feel about it. Does having my artwork on a mug or sofa cushion devalue the original? Or does anyone really want this stuff?

This is all a big experiment and self-promotion has never been my strength. But if I’m going to advertise, I guess this is the season to do it. So here’s my gift guide:

Various products: Red Bubble
Prints: Imagekind
Original paintings: Etsy

Happy browsing!

8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Linda Fraser #

    Hi, Maxine –
    I love the bag with your floral work on it. It’s charming and tugs mightily at my heart strings.

    November 16, 2016
    • Maxine #

      Thank you Linda!

      November 16, 2016
  2. Greg #

    It looks awesome on everyday items!…..great idea for people who might not be in the position to purchase high quality artwork but still want to be able to see it everyday. I’ll be owning some pieces!

    November 16, 2016
    • Maxine #

      Thanks for the feedback Greg! Perhaps I should add more artwork.

      November 16, 2016
  3. Cindy #

    Excellent Experiment!

    November 16, 2016
    • Maxine #

      That remains to be seen. But thanks!

      November 16, 2016
  4. Nancy #

    We were just in the UK where we visited many museums, art galleries and cathedrals. Most of them had wonderful gift shops full of mugs, fridge magnets, cloth shopping bags, tea towels, etc., etc. Many of these had images of famous works of art or famous artifacts or buildings. I never once thought that the original was in any way devalued by what was for sale in these shops. In fact, I bought your painting Vines at Road 13 a while ago, and if I saw that image on a mug or shopping bag, I’d think proudly, “I have the original!”.


    November 17, 2016
    • Maxine #

      Hi Nancy. Great to hear from you and thanks for your comment. You’re right. Wonderful art decorates all kinds of items and encourages everyone to enjoy art – at home, at work, everywhere. I do have fun formatting my work to fit various objects.

      November 18, 2016

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