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In which i sold a painting

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It seems that I get slacker and slacker on this site, which is why it’s ironic that I’ve agreed to help a friend on her site. I was reading something the other day talking about how “writers have to write” which is how I know that I’m absolutely not a writer. I’m basically a talker and occasionally I have something to say that requires me to write it down.

 

Nonetheless this blog, slack as it is, continues to exist and I continue to exist as well.

 

In todays news I can announce that I have sold a painting.

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First did I tell you that I have my work up on Saatchi Art? I think it did. If not, here’s the link

 

SAATCHI ART

 

I have had a lot of hits but I haven’t sold anything on line yet but I did sell TWO paintings locally. A friend of mine is a kickass interior designer, Marta Mitchell of Marta Mitchell Interiors, and she sold a client two of my smaller paintings.

 

I’m very excited because a) they’re the first I’ve sold and b) they’re the first that I’ve sold!

 

Basically I’m psyched.

 

I’d be really, really happy to have some total stranger (or any of you guys) buy one but still, it’s a start.

 

I also didn’t have to wrap it for delivery since it’s local and trust me, that’s a colossal pain in the ass. I know because I am shipping a picture west and I followed the steps on the site and jeez … it’s not easy!

 

You have to:

 

Sign the painting (which I rarely do because I hate my signature)

Print and fill out a LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY

Wrap the painting in glassine paper (sort of like parchment paper for baking)

Put cardboard around the painting

Wrap it in bubble wrap

Put two more cardboard layers around the painting

Put corner protectors on the painting

Box the painting

 

HOLY SHIT! I’m talking a lot of materials, none of which exist in my house. Nonetheless, we got it done.

 

That’s nothing compared to the big painting which needs ALL THE STEPS ABOVE plus putting it in a wood crate. Fortunately, nobody seems to be in a rush to buy them so I haven’t had to panic about that yet.

 

Anyways, that’s what I’ve been up to. Also I have a party coming up and we are back to W(h)ine with Lynn, which is always a great success.

 

Geez I’m brilliant!!!

 

Take care

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6 Comments

  1. Ro
    September 14, 2015

    Congratulations on the sale! Yes, wrapping a painting for shipment is a bit of a pain. At the Gallery I work at, the wrapping goes like this. Brown paper, bubble wrap, cardboard if needed and yes the dreaded crate for some shipments. I don’t have to do the crate step, the owner’s husband does that. One shipment this summer was 7 paintings, and the largest was 4ftx6ft. I just wrapped and didn’t have to play puzzle to get it all in a crate.

  2. Phillipa
    September 14, 2015

    Woohoo! Nicely done!!

    • Lynn
      September 18, 2015

      Thanks. Pretty exciting

  3. echo
    September 17, 2015

    congratulations! —a friend from China.

    • Lynn
      September 18, 2015

      Thanks

  4. chacha1
    September 23, 2015

    Bravo!

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