Monday, November 12, 2007

The Perils of Napping

Seven, 2007, Oil on Panel, 8x10

On Saturday I received word that all of my work arrived safely in Pittsburgh. Hearing this was a relief. I have never had any damage to my work in transit, but you never know, and I have heard enough shipping horror stories to not take a safe arrival for granted.

We had a fairly busy weekend, which included a very long swim meet and going to the local high school's production of Beauty and the Beast (it was awesome, yet somewhat excruciating as well) on Saturday evening, not to mention random chores and errands. I did one thing this weekend though, that I haven't done is many years. Saturday afternoon, I sat down in a chair next to the fireplace, with a blanket, a cat on my lap and a book with the intent of taking a nice nap. Of course the very minute I did that, 3 out of 4 of my kids had some sort of pressing question that couldn't wait. I finally managed to doze for about 5 minutes then our 60-ish, incredibly active, neighbors stopped by while taking their daily three mile walk. I immediately explained that I never nap, or even sit down and read a book during the day, but I don't think they believed me.

On Sunday I worked in my studio most of the day just to show off. Of course no one paid any attention to me that day at all. Typical.


Peter Yesis said...

Hello Tracy-
You mentioned horror stories about shipping. Could you do a post on how you package and ship your art. I have never had to ship large pieces to gallery's before and don't have a clue how to go about it. My galleries have always been close enough to drive, but hopefully that will change in the future.

Tracy said...

Hi Peter, I have discussed shipping, but would be glad to do another post about it. I have recently upgraded a bit and maybe it will give you a few ideas.

I'll do a post about it sometime this week.