I’m finally starting to gear up for Philomath Open Studio Tour. Yesterday I went and reclaimed two items that had been on display for the big event. Unfortunately, one of the lamp panels was damaged from a bad repacking job.
Yes, a big gouge right through the background paper. No, it’s not fixable and I can’t even make a replacement panel because I no longer have that green paper available. I certainly now know what not to do, trust others with repacking my product successfully. I also have decided not to sell these lamps through galleries because of the same damage potential. I guess this one will go into a “seconds/damaged” category since my fingers are unable to handle cutting a new lamp at this point. A major bummer because this happens to be the only red maple leaf in stock. 😦
So, what’s on the to-do list? Printing, packaging and getting things organized to take to Judi’s in a few weeks. I also have one work heading to the Benton County Museum on Oct 13. That show will be up from Oct 17 to Nov 15 and features all the participating artists for the 2014 POST season. Should be a great show!