I am motivated by my creative urges to shake up that which has gotten stale in our minds and hearts - sift it through the filter of truth and justice and humor so that we may rediscover our humanity.
Why, as an artist, do I love Zazzle.com and print-on-demand technology --- No waste, no overhead, the profits are distributed fairly and the artist can actually make a buck. I don’t spend hundreds to thousands of dollars having a single design I love and hope others will equally love, printed on products that will end up sitting in storage when I can’t “off-load” it all, mocking me and breaking my sensitive artist’s heart. With print-on-demand technology people find and order what they are interested in, those items are produced just for them, shipped where they wish, with money-back, satisfaction guarantees, the artist and manufacturers make their money, and there is no wasted money, time or materials. I really do love this concept and business model.
As a customer you can also feel good about zazzle.com purchases for all the same reasons -- you are paying fair prices while contributing to a business model that produces less waste, uses less resources and allows your creative friends, the voice of humanity's collective unspoken, to be in a position to share their creativity with us all. Print-on-demand has done more to put real 'freedom' in freedom-of-expression for the average artists than any other forum I can think of.