At the close of 2012, I find myself grateful for my and my family’s health and all of the goodness that has come my way this year. It has been a year of big shifts, subtle changes in perspective, and a deepening of my art practice. I am so grateful for generous friends, supportive family, and the opportunity to share what I do and learn from others through my relationships, the galleries that represent my work, and through online communities.
I want to say thank you to every single one of you who take the time to come here and read my occasional posts and updates.
I think it’s a great time to share this link with you, part of my online community… it’s a contribution to the diverse, enthusiastic, occasionally snarky, and certainly generous online painting community that I am lucky to find myself a part of. You’ll also find the link in my sidebar. It will take you to the packing and shipping website that I developed in 2011 with Larraine Seiden, which until now was only available through the IEA website. It was written to accompany a presentation we gave at the Portland IEA retreat about packing and shipping encaustic work.
Disclaimer: It’s not a definitive work- I’m sure that many of you will find new tricks and tips, and many of you will find faults or disagree with some of the methods. But it is a good starting point, and offers a lot of basic information about shipping encaustic work along with some methods for building custom boxes, cuffs, and insulated shipping crates. I hope that you find something new there that takes away a bit of the anxiety we all feel when hauling our precious work down to FedEx or UPS.
Please feel free to leave additional information and experience in the comments sections of the various pages…it was our hope that our readers would use and contribute to the website, expanding it’s scope by means of our collective experience! However, I won’t have a lot of time to respond to individual comments or questions from that site right now.
I hope all of you out there are having an excellent holiday season… here’s looking forward to 2013!