I am not fond of Things that Must be Done alongside all the Creative Things I Do. I could probably make a very long list (and very long post) if I wanted to get into each and every one of them. But I don't and won't. I'll give you a few examples, though: Framing artwork, cutting mats, and matting artwork. Marketing art or writing. Storage. Maintaining websites. Varnishing. Scanning. Keeping scans organized. Trying to keep frames from getting dinged or damaged. Maintaining stock of mat board, frames, and finishing supplies. Writing queries, synopses (tho' once they're done I do kinda like querying, as not-yet-as-fruitful-as-I'd-like it's been).
I'm thinking about framing because a frame got damaged on one of the big paintings and I need to replace it. And it's led me to realize I'd rather sell the painting without it at a discount. I really really really would rather not deal with it at all. It's not a terrible task, nor will the fix be costly. I just would much rather paint and write than devote another round of thought to it.
So, if you want to buy a painting at a discount, and I'll tell you what I'd do to frame it, let me know. Not planning on pitching sales from here, but this is on my mind today, and I thought you should know. http://www.angishearstone.com/for-sale.html
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