11/16/2005: "Psssst, Psssst....hey buddy over here...take a look at these genuine Tomlinson originals..."
One thing I miss about painting on canvas is the fact I could just hang them on the walls to dry. For the panel paintings, I'm thinking of installing a thin ledge along one wall, something similar to the lip on a chalk board. That way I can just rest the paintings along it to dry. It might look funky but I don't have enough easles to hold all my works in progress so I don't really know what else to do. Drying racks take up way too much space.
Anyway, I'm *still* waiting on my air purifier from Air N Water. I'm starting to get pissed off. First they said FREE SHIPPING on thier website which showed all the zones of the US, including Alaska, with no "contigeous US" clauses at all. So *after* I paid I get an email that they need an extra $30 for shipping. OK, I paid it reluctantly. But that was almost 3 weeks ago, and according to the tracking number they gave me, FedEx hasn't even picked it up from their wharehouse yet!
I emailed them to complain and no one has responded. So while I'm hoping this AirSoPure purifier will be wonderful, I'm not sure I can recommend Airnwater.com as an online vendor. I'm just anxious, I want the damn purifier because I'm not using any of my favorite painting chemicals until I get it. Painting with just walnut oil is just not doing it for me.
In other news, after spending a huge amount of time trying to figure out how to ship that large painting, I've come to the conclusion that I'll have to ship it rolled. Has anyone ever done that before? I'm sure it will be fine but I'm not taking any new commissions over 24"x30".
The final payment on this painting will come just in time for Christmas though, which is very cool. I'm going "home" to Nebraska for the holidays and it's incredibly expensive. Plane tickets from Juneau cost around $350 just to get to Seattle. Then once I get to Omaha I need a rental car for 2 weeks, and I have to hire a pet sitter for while I'm gone and buy christmas presents for my dad, grandparents, 4 sisters/brother's-in-laws, and 10 nieces and nephews not to mention friends.
For god's sake would somebody buy another painting!