As I grow older, I hope I grow more colorful
Yesterday I dropped 8 sculptural pieces off at the shipper to make a little trip to Palm Beach, Florida for Art Palm Beach January 19-23. Sending them off, knowing that if they break Fed Ex will not cover any breakage makes me extremely nervous. Evidently when Fed Ex ships one of a kind, fragile pieces they will not cover breakage--you can pay for the insurance, but they will not cover a loss (I guess it's in the fine print). Unfortunately it seems to be my only option right now. So I think I may kiss each box and not look back. What do other artists do?
Topics: artistic ideas inspiration | growing older
1 Response to Kiss the boxes and hope for the best!
I agree. shipping is a big risk. UPS broke one of my biggest and best and (or course) refused to pay up. What I have learned is to ship no larger than 20x20x30. At that size a double box is not very compressible. the big one they broke had no evidence of damage outside, but the piece was broken when opened. The guy I shipped to said that boxes get squeezed in the automated way they move things around.
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