I try now and then to get someone to stretch canvases for me, but I seem to always do it myself anyway. As much joint pain as that stapler causes me, I just really enjoy the process of putting the canvases together from scratch. Stacking them up, all sleek and black and ready to put to use. When I've got a stack of blank canvases ready, it effects my work - I seem to loosen up, there's plenty more canvases, I seem to say to myself. I don't need to make this "a good one." We'll see how long my shoulder lasts, and when I have to get some help with the stapling.
I'm working on the video angles to take this blog onto youtube - with weekly shows where I yak about something while painting. I would expect that it's mostly about painting, but one never knows. Some camera issues to deal with - like how do you get the painter's face and the work on the same screen at the same time? OK - just wanted to get a word in. Next, I get an image.