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Themes for July Art

I just wanted to update everyone on my July plans for art.  I have four themes this month:  Lily Ponds and Orchids, 100 Small Bird Paintings Project, Farmers Market Finds (small still life paintings), and Watercolor Botanicals.   This should keep me busy!  If you signed up for my email, I use Mailchimp for managing my email list.  Shopify is not my URL host but is my website for my shop host.  That is why you can type in prattcreekart but then are redirected to my shopify store. Recently Mailchimp and Shopify parted ways.  This was actually for Mailchimp's standards.  They did not agree with something Shopify wanted to do with their mailing lists. I am not saying it was good...

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Shipping Rates

I've had some people ask me about shipping rates lately.  As the designer of my website, sometimes I don't realize how people are navigating and what they are finding, not able to find.  I've had some people asking me about shipping rates, especially for combined shipping.   The rates are set up by weight and I try to keep them minimal.  So if you need an exact quote, please let me know which exact pieces you are interested in, and I can calculate that for you.  But to give you an idea, here are the rates from my shipping set up:   I will incorporate more shipping details into my About page to make these more transparent for everyone.  ...

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Shipping Packages

Pretty much a daily activity is packing and shipping packages.  I do a lot of shipping through the US Post Office but also ship via Fedex and DHL Global Express.  DHL picks up packages but I usually drop off the USPS and Fedex packages.   DO you love my doggy bag?  I love these reusable shopping bags for carrying packages.  They are nice and roomy and very durable.   See ya later!  Time to bundle up.  Getting a bit chilly here in Chicago.  Will be putting the winter tights on soon.

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Bright Colored Packages Tied Up With Strings

One of my absolute favorite activities is packing packages.  Whether for birthdays, holidays, or my art clients!  I almost hate the idea of getting big enough that I cannot wrap the packages all by myself.  I've used little elf helpers in the past, especially during the holidays (mostly family members).  But I really enjoy the task.  To me, wrapping is like being an elf.  And I often pretend to reverse engineer the process of what it will be like to open the package.  I always hope that it turns out well.  I've learned some lessons along the way about how to package properly and to make sure paintings and prints travel safely.   Looking forward to an exciting rest of...

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