Here’s why I promote it anyway.
Everyone should have beauty, inspiration and healing energy in their lives. From early on in my career I’ve tried to find vehicles for people that make art affordable. Relatively few people can acquire original works of art.
In the 1979 and ‘80's my posters sold for $5 each. In 1981, I created my first calendar because I was tired of the local gas station calendar, or the work of dead male artists, on my wall all year. Apparently I wasn’t the only person who felt this way, and so I’ve continued to publish calendars and other things for more than forty years.
I often get emails and notes from people telling me they frame pictures from calendars to hang in their homes and offices and classrooms, and I think that’s wonderful!
And so I persist with what feels uncomfortable to me, because I haven’t yet figured out a more ego-syntonic way of letting people know my work exists. I remind myself that people can unsubscribe from my mailing list or stop following me on social media.
I’ll continue to send my work into the world this way for however long people still want it, and I’m genuinely grateful for your indulgence with the sales and marketing stuff, but even more so, with your support and appreciation of my work.