Thursday, January 30, 2014

Friday Ramblings: Lessons Learned.

I am learning the ropes of shipping.
The learning curve is a bit steep, but I have some fabulous friends to help me out.

For those of you that find this part of art a little daunting, let me give you a couple of tips.
Not easy, but doable.

The United States Postal Service is a sly entity, but google helps. 
So do glasses and paying attention.
Which, I am learning, I do not do very well.
Here's a newsflash:
I am not a methodical person.

For instance.
There is a difference in their "if you can fit it, you can ship it for a flat fee" box and envelope.
One says Priority Mail.
One says Priority Express Mail.
That word express?

As a non- methodical person, my "packing station" switches all over my house.
Sometimes it is on my work table in the studio.
Sometimes it's my kitchen table.
(by the way. it's not smart to package, put labels on stuff, watch American Idol and text your sister all at the same time.)

Sometimes it's the extra room upstairs.
At least I have a spot for most of my supplies.
I do love my handy, dandy digital -USPS-approved-scale.
It fits in this drawer.
I got it at Staples, where they price match.
Which is good, because if I have to step foot in Wal Mart one more time, I'm a gonner.
Plus, they had a coupon, and the one I bought for $44.99 cost me $28.85.
I may not be methodical, but I do love a good bargain.

Now that I'm getting the hang of shipping,
do I have a deal for you.......

Brenna has allowed me to use her artwork in combination with mine, and I have come up with this print. Brenna's hearts are floating all in the background over vintage sheet music and a little hedge hog has gathered up one of the hearts and is holding it close.

perfect for Valentine's day, child's room, or just because...

Here's where it gets good:
50% of all prints sold will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society. 
Their mission is" To be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome."
Something a little near and dear to my heart.

{I have personally been inspired to do this by Kelle Hampton, who celebrates her daughter, Nella's life by giving back every year on her birthday.}

Now that I have the hang of this shipping thing, you can CLICK HERE to order your own.
They are 5x7 prints, set in a white 8x10 mat, ready for framing. The price is $25.00, which includes shipping. 
Cause I can do that now.

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