I put up a Zazzle store with buttons.
Blog readers will remember that I wanted to make buttons for my show closing (Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.) Well at first it looked like I wouldn't have buttons. Now it looks like they will arrive in time. We'll see. It's all my fault for having too many things going on and not enough FOCUS. (Note: if they do arrive there will be a limited number available on a first-come-first-get basis, one per guest.)
Well, as I was designing the buttons on Zazzle (which is a print-on-demand type site) I decided that people outside the Twin Cities, indeed people in the Twin Cities, who don't come to the show, might enjoy having a button with one of my bird paintings on it. I made my Zazzle Store public and put up a panel link on my blog. That's what that "thing" is at the bottom of the left-hand column. If you click on one of the buttons you'll go to that button's page. If you click on my store name (journalrat) you'll go to the store and be able to see all five buttons I had made.
I love buttons. I will probably make more. In fact I can say I definitely will. It's just a simple way for me to get buttons. So if you like buttons and want to put your art on buttons, go check out Zazzle. They don't charge for the shop, they allow you to have more than one item up at a time (unlike Cafe Press—where they require that you have a paid store upgrade to list more than one item), and in general seem to be well organized. They have a set price for the commodity you are having made and then you add a royalty to that price, which is what you'll get back. I will report back on the quality of the buttons when they arrive.
Look for International Fake Journal Month buttons of course! And then there's t-shirts, and of course SHOES!