First Things First: The Recent Tragedies of Boston and Texas
It was one humdinger of a week in the USA. The Boston Marathon bombing, then the gigantic fertilizer plant explosion just two hours north of us here in West, TX - a place we frequent on many a road trip, and then the manhunt back in Boston. What a week. And that sentence right there, well I'm grateful that I can say that. It was one week. One day of fear. I am so thankful we live in a place where a statement like that is a big deal. Last night at the Boston press conference with commissioner Edward Davis, they mentioned that it was a long day of terror. But it was a day, and now it's over and the sun has come up again.
We're so lucky to live in a country where a few days of terror is so rare it makes global headlines. We are lucky to have people who rush forward to help instead of hiding behind doors. We are lucky to have the government we do that allows us access to the media and local resources. We are lucky to live in a free country. We are so very very lucky to live in a place where we are woken up by alarm clocks and not bombs, where our police are there to protect us not take from us, where our president talks about his love for diversity and his pride for the people he governs. My heart goes out to those who aren't so lucky, to those who live in this terror every day, for weeks, months, years. My love to all those who are not so fortunate.
Second not-so-important Thing: Art Print Question
I have an Etsy store that I want to start selling prints of artwork on. I know quite a few of you do this, so what would you recommend for a printer? Do you make prints yourself at home or do you get them printed locally (and if you're in Austin, TX - where?) or do you print things as-they-come online and just have them sent straight to buyer? I would love to hear your thoughts and what you do. Thank you!