Our first big order for Rough Patch - these 220 books
(ten boxes) were ordered at lunchtime and we got them all packed,
in recycled bubble-wrap and thick brown paper, in good time for
the courier who called at 5 p.m.. They'll be in Edinburgh tomorrow
sit and draw them as we take a break with a cup of tea and wait
for the van to arrive. Phew! Quite satisfying though. You can see
why artists like Carl Andre, Christo
and Jeanne-Claude like wrapping objects and making
constructions of repeated simple forms (right; The Wall, Wrapped
Roman Wall, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 1974).
I'm getting to be a bit of an artist with the parcel tape gun;
I'm quite proud of my packages.
Yesterday morning we had four pallet loads (4,000 books) of boxes
delivered and left in our garage and now I feel as if I've had a
workout because we've packed them all away; in my studio, in the
back bedroom and even up at Barbara's mum's in the cupboard in the
box room. That's 193 boxes, each weighing a stone (6
kg; a rather chunky baby) which have been carried up a flight of
stairs. Who needs the gym?!
Patch order your copy now and give us even more exercise.
Richard Bell, email@example.com