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Paintings Almost Ready to Travel

July 21, 2009

It has taken days and days to go through my studio, and I’m still not done tossing, donating, cleaning, and packing. This has been a one-person job. My husband is choosing to be busy elsewhere in the house. He really does consider this my world and would be afraid of doing something wrong. Anyway, he wouldn’t know what stays or goes.

In the first picture you see about twenty of my large paintings already boxed and leaning against the garage wall.  The tallest box on the right holds two 48″ canvases. It just isn’t quite sitting down on the floor like the rest, because it’s wedged between some boxes.

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In the next picture is the corner of my living room showing two big boxes of 48 x 60″ paintings and a stack of three that I have wrapped tightly (7 in all,) two 60 x 36″ ones, four 30″ square ones, two 36-inch square ones, and a whole stack of 40 x 30s (my favorite size.) This corner houses about 22 paintings.

The stack that you see in the corner, which aren’t yet boxed, still have to be packed. I have a sizable stack of thick recycled paper pads from the U-Haul store. They are nice and big, and I plan to wrap two or three canvases together just like a gift wrap, then wrap them around tightly with tape in two directions. I’ll put cardboard between them to protect their surfaces. I did the same thing with the three big 48 x 60″ ones. They should travel well this way.

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The big number:  42 large paintings!

Then there are all my smaller ones, lots of 12″ squares and some of other various small sizes, which will go in boxes. Those are a piece of cake.

But I have to get going again after a short break today, and try to finish up this process. I’m needed elsewhere in the house to pack up more household stuff. Only one more week to go!

Update at day’s end — success! They’re all packed!!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. July 21, 2009 1:17 pm

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  2. July 21, 2009 2:29 pm

    Lots to carefully pack. You seem to have a good handle on things with time to finish up.

  3. July 21, 2009 4:41 pm

    Looks good to go, Martha. I hope your back is holding up well….mine sure wouldn’t be.

    • July 21, 2009 5:47 pm

      Karen, so far so good with the back. I actually think this is getting me into better shape!!

  4. July 21, 2009 4:53 pm

    Beautifully organized!! Good luck with the rest of it.

    • July 21, 2009 5:48 pm

      Ah, Virginia. It’s nice to look at them all wrapped and taped. They might end up being stored that way when we get there — at least until I need them.

  5. July 21, 2009 10:54 pm

    I know this part all too well. (((hugs)))

  6. July 22, 2009 7:17 am

    It sounds like you are right on schedule! How are you feeling as the count down begins? I bit a lot of mix emotions. xoxo

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