My friend Nan sent me a note the other day. And it was not just any note. The notecard was one I'd made for her from the portrait of Buttons, her schnauzer. Then I noticed the stamp on the front-- it also featured Buttons' portrait! What a kick. I've seen stamps made from photos (especially popular on wedding invitations), but never my own art. She had asked me to send her a file she could use for this project. Artists retain the copyright, so she had my permission to use it.
Photo stamps are available from stamps.com. You have to pay a premium over the price of the 44 cent stamp. I may have to try that for my Christmas cards this year.
Sometimes I think the work I do is not very important in the grand scheme of life. I may not be saving the world, but it's nice to know that my art makes people happy. And that makes me happy.
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