Something New


 Something new. 

Wing #2, mixed media and acrylic on canvas. 

 The warm weather this weekend got me out working in my yard instead of my studio, but I managed to get some work done last week. I started several new acrylic paintings, and am close to finishing a few others.  I packed and shipped some things to go to Atlanta.  I had the hardest time finding boxes for the artwork.  These paintings are not even that big – 24″x24″ – and yet, I couldn’t find anything big enough.  I looked into buying online, but the box companies want you to buy a lot of boxes.  You can’t buy just a few.  Minimum 25.  Ack!  It leaves me wondering what to do in the future – and how the hell to ship something that is 36″x36″?!  Or bigger?  Any wisdom out there?  I guess I have some research to do.  In the end, I just took them to UPS and had them build a custom box and pack it for me.  I thought I’d have to sell one of my children to pay for it.  SO, if any of you out there have any advice, I’d love to hear it.  I’ve been shipping small 12″x12″ pieces for so long, and so painlessly, that this just seemed so…. difficult. 


On a nicer note, I got a package myself last week that made me a very, very happy girl. Three tiny sets of wings.  A bit gruesome, I know,  but these birds were found, not killed for their wings.  A bit of them will live on as art. 

Thank you, C, for the fabulous surprise!

2 thoughts on “Something New

  1. Jacque

    Okay…the bird wings are a little gross! I was relieved to read on and hear that they were “found” birds. I hope that doesn’t mean found alive…just kidding. I am really interested to see what you do with them. Also, I think you must have some interesting friends to think “I know exactly who I can send dead bird wings to!” Great friends, but interesting nonetheless.

  2. Shelley

    Love your work!
    On Artist emerging blog spot Deanna Wood,also an encaustic painter,talks about packing.Look on the left of her blog and there is a link to it.Check her blog out!


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