People steal your work.
I had my first solo show last night, 6/14, and this is one of the images that I really wanted to have framed and ready for the show.
But the framed print was stolen from the lobby of the building where my framer has her studio. She unloaded it and a few other pieces, not mine, from her car and then took an arm load of stuff up to her studio. When she returned for the rest, mine was gone!
Funny thing is, most everyone who commented on my fan page, though they did think it awful that some low-life-piece-of-crap-scumbag would take it, thought I should be at least moderately flattered that someone would risk arrest to steal one of my framed photos. (Personally I’m hoping they get hit by a bus!)
Miraculously, not only was my framer able to have a new print made, she was able to make another custom matte and frame and have it all together and ready for me and my show. All in the same day!!
Note to the photo thief, I’m getting my bus driving license.