I learned a variety of things about shipping such a large painting. Timing was one thing. FedEx delivers ground shipments Monday - Friday only and not on holidays. It will arrive 4 days after the day it is shipped. It costs at least triple to get it there any faster. Yipes! Thankfully, my collector is patient and speed wasn't necessary this time.
Another thing I learned about was the actual shipment box. I gleaned advise, information, and materials from several sources but ended up using the instructions found on artist Cedar Lee's blog to build it (you can read her post by clicking here). To be honest, I didn't really build it, my handy husband did. I only helped. Lucky me!
Bryan and I had a long talk about the Burbank Art Association and it's members (another presidential perk!). We also chatted a bit about my other blog, Art Around Burbank. It was delightful to meet and talk with him. He called me a local art expert. That was super cool!!
My heart is overflowing with love and gratitude for my art filled life. I hope somehow the spillover lands in your heart and encourages you!