I guess everybody knows I have arrived safe and sound in Seattle. Things are happening so fast I hardly get time to scratch myself let alone keep up with correspondence. It was quite a struggle lugging 16.6kg of rolled up canvas, along with my suitcase and carry on luggage, through the various airports but I managed it. I had sore shoulders and I swear my arms are longer from the weight teehee. My paintings are all here unscathed, 30 of them. Only thing is they now all need to be stretched. Glenn, my collaborator, kindly ordered all the stretcher bars and braces I need from Dick Blick's. They arrived, on Tuesday, before his books even!
All those boxes were a little daunting. Different size stretcher bars and braces seemed like a jigsaw puzzle. Once I opened all the boxes I realised every piece was marked with its size and I put them all together in no time.
I should have been re-stretching my paintings but there was way more exciting things going on. Glenn's shipment of his book, Cabin 108, finally arrived and it was so exciting to be able to accompany him to the storage facility to pick them up. Its been 21 months in the making and finally the day had arrived, Glenn could bring his babies home.
Glenn decided to take home 15 boxes each with 36 books. That evening after dinner it was packaging time. Time to fulfill all the orders. The brand new books and of course a piece of Glenn's soul were going to be mailed to different parts of America and overseas to the U.K. and Australia!!! If you're reading this Bob, your autographed copy is on its way!!!
Bye bye books ... safe journey to your new homes!!! Oh and don't forget, if you haven't already done so, you can order your very own copy of Cabin 108 from Glenn's website www.cabin108book.com. In my opinion its hotter than Fifty Shades and better written. And of course the picture on the cover was painted by yours truly.