Packing/Shipping and a Preview

First of all, thank you to everyone that has expressed words of encouragement for Helmet & Hound. It is very rewarding when something that you believe in resonates with others. Since it is in the beginning stages, there is a lot of unproven terrain that I will have to cross.  

This past week has been mainly focused on figuring out how to ship prints. This involved several runs to a local print shop to do test prints, stopping by Fedex for envelopes, and shopping at a few craft stores to try out different packing materials. While not related to art, I found myself enjoying bustling about constantly thinking about the best way to protect the prints during shipping. I didn't think it would be fun, but perhaps because I am so attached to these images, everything surrounding them has become something I care about. Not a bad thing I guess. Except I know it'll be a tough learning curve once I have to deal with criticism. Anyway, here are a few photos documenting the process, as well as a rough sketch/sneak peek of the piece I am currently working on.

 Thick mounting board to prevent bending during shipping.

Thick mounting board to prevent bending during shipping.

 Cut to size.

Cut to size.

 Custom lettering for Helmet & Hound!

Custom lettering for Helmet & Hound!

 Saw Rain sleeping while I snapped photos of the packing process.

Saw Rain sleeping while I snapped photos of the packing process.

 Finished.

Finished.

 Rain likes being under this table when it's set up.

Rain likes being under this table when it's set up.

 Ready for the post office.

Ready for the post office.