If you’d ask me, one of the most welcoming sight one could expect of their front gate would be the arrival of a delivery van. For the past few weeks, I’ve been expecting one like a 6-year-old would expect the ice-cream man. One showed up yesterday and delivered me this!
I could instantly tell what it was at the sight of that logo.
I hadn’t expected it to come in a poster tube though. I was thinking more of like a thick envelope or something.
I popped its cap open as fast as a 6-year-old would pry open his can of Mister Potato.
Only it wasn’t chips inside, but a rolled up photographic paper wrapped in plastic.
I ripped off the plastic like a 6-year-old would uh, damn.. I ran out of analogies featuring six-year-olds. But yeah, you get the idea. =)
I spread the poster open, grinning from ear to ear, like how a 6-year-old (hehehe.) would react with a huge lollipop in his arms.
If that poster doesn’t look familiar to you, it’s a printed version of my 2004 Christmas wallpaper! Ordered nice and hot, straight from the deviantART print shop delivered all the way from the US of A.
You see, deviantART emailed me a few weeks ago saying that they will be discontinuing ‘Artist discount’ privileges on my own prints in a week. Me being a dormant member of deviantART, I’ve never ventured after that ‘Buy this print’ button.
So I decided to check out just how much this, ‘Artist discount’ is worth. It just happened that I had submitted this particular piece for the print shop a while ago. And thus I went through the steps as if I wanted to buy my own print.. until I saw that print in red.
Holy smokes!, I thought. That’s 30 bucks of savings!
I fell for it, shelved out 7.40 USD off my Paypal for a 23 by 30 cm matte print and three weeks later, here it is.
Sure, you could spend a mere 3 bucks locally printing a poster way bigger than this one. But nothing’s like seeing your work printed out by that same art community that once sparked my interest in design.
This little guy is so gonna get framed up. =D