I’ve never mailed a painting before. How hard can it be? The more I thought about it, the more I realized the packaging had to be handled very carefully.

I found some styrofoam from a recently delivered package and cut it up to create braces around the painting. That’s as far as I got when I decided to throw it all in the trunk of the car and go show it to my friend John Mincer.

John took one look at it and sent me to the lumber yard to get some plywood and a 1×6. He then proceeded to cut and screw the wood into a boxed frame around the painting and it’s styrofoam supports.

Next step – take it to the shipping store and get it on its way.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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