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08/02/2004: "Getting prints made from originals (after they've been sold)"

Always photograph (or scan) your originals *before* you sell them. Seriously. I don't know when I'm going to learn this. Now, I have 7 paintings that people are waiting on, all sitting at the printers waiting to be scanned and I don't know how long it's going to take. I'm starting to really get anxious over this.

The guy at the shop is cool, has a background in printmaking (like me) and is also a painter and has a lot of great toys including his own intaglio press. I know he's going to do a really good job because I've seen prints that he's done for other artists in town...and I don't want to just skip the scanning because I *didn't* take slides and without digital images of them, I won't be able to do the jpeg to slide conversion.

Plus, rather than people picking the paintings up from the gallery, I'm going to have to deliver them myself now. I still don't know who bought a couple of the paintings so when they go to the gallery to pick them up it might be akward. I don't want anyone to get upset with me, including the people at the gallery who I think are uncomfortable with the fact that I came and took away sold paintings.

what to do, what to do?

This is cool, with the greymatter entry form there is a little quote at the bottom that changes everytime and today's quote is: "You must have chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star."—Friedrich Nietzsche - (I better be birthin one mofo dancing star!)