These little samples will be heading to Kelowna with me in the new year as I'll be working with an entire elementary school for a week and wanted to focus on the wildlife that is common to the area - cougar, coyote & bear. As I've been preparing them for packing I began to think about how other artists package their work as I love opening a beautiful package. Whenever I can, I try to package smaller pieces in cellophane bags and the larger pieces I like wrap the edges to protect them, but in both cases I like the patron to be able to view the work when it's received. I also like to include a blank notecard that features my first series of work, my business card and perhaps an artist statement along with a couple of other items like bookmarks or postcards. One of the galleries that represents my large pieces prepares a Certificate of Authenticity and includes a beautiful art magazine that features an article about my work when they deliver and/or hang the piece. I have been concerned about plastics use but I'm uncertain how to reduce it further while still protecting the artwork. Any suggestions? Another thing I read recently was letting a patron know when a piece they own is published or receives some kind of award or recognition. I think that's a lovely idea!