My mini prints are very small images that I frame up in miniature frames and sell for $10. They’ve all been very popular. They’re cheap enough for an impulse buy with cash on hand, small enough to carry away in a purse, the right price for little thank you gifts or hostess gifts, and small enough to fit somewhere on your desk or dresser even if you don’t have any wall space. At that price I’m obviously not going to get rich from them any time soon, but they’re fun. They’re my opportunity to explore ideas that don’t warrant a whole big block. It’s a challenge to think of things that are simple enough to fit in about two inches square, but are still detailed enough to be interesting, and are iconic enough that they’re meaningful and pleasing to people all on their own.
So, over the past few years I’ve generally tried to have two mini prints available at all my shows. As one sells out, I think of the next one. This time I’ve made two at once, so I’ll end up with three until something sells out. It will be fun to see which sells out first, kittens or puppies, or whether people like to keep them as a pair.
[Pictures: Forever Puppy, rubber block print by AEGN, 2016;
Forever Kitten, rubber block print by AEGN, 2016;
A Wish for Peace, rubber block print by AEGN, 2010;
Carolina Wren, rubber block print by AEGN, 2014;
Hedgehog, rubber block print by AEGN, 2016;
Seahorse, rubber block print by AEGN, 2010.]