Monday, January 15, 2007

Numbered Prints

My family brought a rather interesting "controversy" to my attention when we were all together for a second Christmas the weekend after New Year's day. They were all talking about their Christmas cards and checking the print number to see which one they had. Supposedly, the lower the number the more "important" they are. We all had a good laugh about it.

So.. All of you who got a Christmas card from us... we love you all dearly and please don't assume a level of prestige based on the print number. You know who you are. : )

For those of you who are lost, let me explain what all the hullabaloo is about. Let me start with what I'm talking about when I call our Christmas card a print.

They are limited edition original prints, NOT reproductions. They are originals because they are pulled by me, the artist, and each one is unique. Our Christmas card is a linoleum cut just like the print pictured here. You can see the number that says 3/10. That means there are 10 prints in the edition and this was the 3rd one pulled.

For more definitions of what prints are, go to Donald Heald's web site. For more about printmaking, go to Wikipedia.

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