I am a professional artist! I do this for a living NOT just for fun!
The reason I am making this post, which I hope most of you think should be unnecessary, is because of comments like these;
"That price is pretty steep for my wallet. I'll wait until the new year and pick one up for cheap."
"OK I can wait till Feb. $5 is OK for what I can spend. Tnx."
I explained that is less than what I pay to have them printed so he says;
"OK. Well that's just too much for my pocketbook. I'm a musician who don't make a lot of money. Can't you make an exception for a poor guy just this once?"
THEN he asks for a FREE ONE!
"Well could you sell me one of this years calendars for cheap? We got less than 2 months left so maybe you can make me a deal."
I sell my calendars for $20, I just started doing the "normal" year calendar, but I have done one for Pennsic from Aug. to Aug. for the past 10 years or so and I have charged $20 for it for as long as it has been in color! I have not raised my prices and I have done my best to improve quality and reduce my costs so I CAN leave the price at $20!
I do NOT do this as a HOBBY!! I am an artist and I sell my art to make a living. I appreciate EVERYONE who likes my work and I even charge less than I should to my friends or people I feel are not able to pay for originals at the price I should charge...BUT I do this to make money so I can buy things and live and I will NOT lower my already cheap prices on prints! They cos me to make and I can not sell them for less without losing money!
If you think my work is to expensive, good luck getting this quality cheaper from another artist!