It is time for the SEVENTH PRINTING of the Rosary print. People have been asking for another run (literally) for years (thanks, very cool), so I am pleased to present them. They usually go pretty quickly so if you're looking at this you might want to keep that in mind (just being honest).
As I'm printing these myself I'm able to change the colors for each edition so, this seventh printing is in a color scheme inspired by lakes and gardens (appropriate for the rosary) - green to dark blue, with the light cool grey frame. I love this color scheme. I wasn't sure what colors to use, but when I saw the cool grey frames, they reminded me so much of cool stones, it all just clicked. Obviously I like to keep things somewhat symbolic so, I thought the themes of water, plants, and stone (growth, safe place, dependable, healing, etc.) would be a good theme for this printing.
I initially made this image for myself to contain all of the information someone would need to start using a rosary. After I did that, I decided it would be cool to put it out there and share with others so I turned it into a full complete image.
I am not a theologian, I'd rather people not think of this as "the 100% official definitive authoritative guide", it's more like you rolled into a village in medieval times and there's an artist there who made one of these. I consulted with a lot of people but, it's inevitable that people will have other takes on things so, just wanted to put that out there.
Either way, I'm really amped about how this came out. This print is different than the others, I'm printing this from home with this super nice printer I got, so they're not commercially printed like the other prints. I'm able to print with super high quality ink (it almost looks like paint on top of the paper) onto thick watercolor paper, so at the risk of sounding pretentious, it's more of a 'fine art' style print. All the ink and paper is archival (i.e. acid free) so it won't yellow over time and is as "won't eventually fade" as physically possible. I'm only going to make a certain amount. Normally I'd set a hard number but it's the rosary and the whole point of my operation is getting the theological visual vibe out there so, seems counter productive to set a hard limit, but only a certain number of these will be made. Right now I have 40 here, I'll probably frame up 40 more and then see what happens.
Also, each one comes with a rosary, so you're good to go.
That's it! I've been working on this for a while so I'm excited to put it out there. I assure you they look very fresh.
It's $65 plus 8 for shipping, I have to buy the frames and all the shipping supplies and the paper and ink is super expensive so, that's the story. If you're outside the US it's a little more. They make me ship these as first class packages (to be fair, they are first class materials) so it's like 30 to ship outside the US.
The print is 8.5 x 11 and with the frame it's about 10 x 12.5 (inches). The frames are actually wood and have sort of a "naked wood" feel (i.e. you can feel that they're wood when you touch them). They're made by hand and, being wood, have natural variation and are all a little different. I'm very happy with them.
[QUICK NOTE ON SHIPPING: Pretty simple but worth noting]
A) Everything except these framed prints is made and shipped out for me when you order it. I make and ship these framed prints myself.
B) So, the shipping calculator can tell you when everything will get to you except these framed prints.
C) Therefore, if you want to see exactly what day your stuff will get to you (like if you're planning for a gift or something), but you want a framed print and one of the other items, it's best to just place two orders (one of the other stuff and one for the framed prints). It doesn't cost anything extra, if you place it as one order (which you can do, it's all the same to me) it just adds the shipping prices up but doesn't give you a date. Eventually I'll fix this but it's surprisingly complex.]