And so, the original “it’s beautiful here at the edge” has sold. It’s off to Nelson on Monday.
It’s new owner, B, has children and so I worked with my framer to come up with a solution to make it kid-proof and now it has a double frame and kick-ass museum glass. God it looks good.
I told B that if she hadn’t already bought it, I may have kept it for myself… you can see every imperfect mark through the high quality glass and I love it.
Anyways, I’ve spent this arvo saying goodbye to it before I packaged it… I did weird things like take photos of it with me and in various positions. Yep, I am quite fcking odd…
Then I packaged it... including hand-sewing corners onto it to protect the frame… Got all Rapunzel and pricked my finger and while I was sewing thought just how very lucky I am to be living this artist’s life. I actually get to spend time hand-sewing a corner in my favourite red-thread :-).
The last photo in this sequence is the end result of the the packaging… and it hasn’t even got the box on it yet! Safe to say this artwork is wrapped fairly well…
I’m going to miss having this artwork around but I’m also so pleased it’s found such good home. Thanks B, for deciding it was right for your family. And you might want to allow yourself a fair bit of time for the unwrapping. LOL.