I've found one of the most important aspects of being a good artist is being able to package your artwork for shipment. That is so important as much of my business is done on the internet. It's one thing to create a beautiful piece of artwork. It's quite another to make sure it gets to its destination safely and in the same shape I sent it out. Here's a little on my process.
At the end of the day, I check my email; that's usually when I learn of orders that arrived on my internet doorstep. First thing the next morning, I'm out in my shop cutting and shaping cardboard to pack up the artwork for shipment.
All of my shipping materials are recycled from car dealers. I happen to be a great dumpster diver. I'm lucky to have a few body shops in my area which are my go-to places for cardboard and bubble wrap.
I've had a few different jobs over the years but by far this is the best one. I love this life and I wouldn't trade it for anything -- even if I have to jump in a dumpster once in a while. It's all for a good cause - and that is to make sure you get my artwork as I intend it to be.