Saturday, November 01, 2003

November 2003 Update

1st update

We now have 9 sets of cards specially selected with Christmas in mind. At time of writing all of the cards are on one page and that makes the page very slow to load. To anyone reading this who has a dial-up connection and/or a slow modem I would ask you to be patient. We are planning to split the content into 2 pages and I am hopeful that this will be done within a day or two.

If you are planning to order cards then now would not be too soon. The cards are more or less made-to-order and we do not carry large stocks. There are several events coming up which will place demands on us and if we get a sudden upsurge of business via the website we might get back-ordered. To avoid disappointment or delay I am urging everyone to place their orders early so that we can be sure to be able to fulfill them.

These are really great cards. Yesterday I delivered the Christmas order to Epstein's in Morristown and the buyer commented on how bright and vibrant the colours are.
This is partly the photography but also because they are actual photographic
prints and rarely can a conventionally printed card reproduce colour the way
a photo can.

October was
a record-breaking month in terms of traffic through the website. During the
course of the month 16,624 unique users made a total of 33,774 visits to the
site and viewed 75,333 pages. I will watch with interest to see how November
and December pan out but it is clear to me that there is interest in this art
and I have no regrets in having embarked on this journey. However, I will need
help if
the site is to continue and grow.

26th update

There are a few upcoming events which may be of interest to visitors who are within reach of northern New Jersey.

Firstly some work is being exhibited at the Gallery Petite in High Bridge, just outside Clinton. It is part of a larger exhibition entitled 'Of the Spirit' comprising works in a range of different media by several artists. The exhibition opened in November and will close at the end of December.

Also running during the month of December is an exhibition at a gallery in Clifton called 'The Artisan's Touch'. The gallery is located on the lower level of the Styertowne Shopping Center which is just off route 3 at the Bloomfield Avenue exit. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11.00am or noon depending on the day. There will be a "Meet the Photographer" session on Saturday 13th December from around 1.00pm. For further details or directions call the gallery on 973-471-0001.

On December 6th 2003 cards and prints will be on sale at the 'Fair in the Square' in Verona.

On December 7th 2003 there will be a Christmas Concert entitled "Cathedral Sounds at Christmas" at the Convent of St Elizabeth in Convent Station. Immediately following the concert will be an exhibition and sale of photographs of the exquisite stained glass windows in the chapel of the Motherhouse, where the concert will have been held. Admission is by ticket only and tickets may be obtained by calling Sister Sheila Holleran on 973-290-5454.

For anyone who is planning to order one or more sets of our cards now would be a good time to do it. At time of writing this update I can safely promise a speedy turnaround of orders and pre-Christmas delivery, even to overseas purchasers. If you haven't made your mind up yet whether to buy some then all I can say is 'go ahead and buy', you will not be disappointed. I sold a lot at a local Christmas Fair this past weekend and everyone loved them. Many people said that they were buying them for framing or to use as Christmas decorations or special gifts rather than to be sent as cards. If you are ready to buy then click on the link at the top of this page.