Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Test piece - I would love your feedback!

I recently sold out of some of my clockwork bird prints and thought that before stocking up again I would try out something slightly different.  I've had good feedback and people seem to like my bird illustrations but I was wondering if people would prefer to buy prints of the birds without text on - what do you think?  Photographed above is a 5x7 inch print of my Nuthatch without text on, and below is the illustration as it is available now, with text.
If I started selling the prints without the text I would also include a little certificate...
On the certificate would be the model number and name of the bird along with a short piece about Edwin Cracknell and the print, I would hand sign each certificate too.  I quite like the idea of the certificate and sending a little piece of the Hexley story with each print - especially if the prints are given as gifts and the recipient hasn't seen my work before.
If you have any feedback please let me know!


  1. I love your prints with text, but I also love the idea of having a little certificate with them... perhaps you should offer both options?

    1. Thanks Vixie :) I think I might try listing both in my shop and see how they go.

  2. I think both are lovely. Visually I think i prefer the prints with the text on... but I love love the idea of getting a hand signed little certificate too! i agree with vixie, tey offering both and see what sells. xx

    ps, lovely blog, i found you on folksy blogged page

  3. I agree on Amy here. Prints with text are good; on the other hand, prints without text are also attractive because of its simplicity. I think any, of those could generate sales for you Hazel.

  4. Thanks for the feedback! I'll make up some certificates for my birds and try some prints with both text on and no text and see how they go :)

  5. Great idea, and I seem to prefer your prints without the text on but I can see why the text on is very good too as it's very inspirational. Perhaps leaving them with both will be good as it opens up more people to them and the certificate sounds like such a great idea too. Wishing you well and hope that you solve all that is needed. :)

  6. That's the spirit Hazel! I'm glad you follow our advice. I knew you will be successful on this venture for sure.