I ordered a brand new roll of canvas a few weeks ago and opted not to upgrade the shipping from FedEx SmartPost to UPS ground. I did this because I'd never heard of SmartPost and assumed that there couldn't be a huge difference since the upgrade was only a couple bucks more. Not too surprisingly, I was wrong.
SmartPost, I believe, is when FedEx accepts a package for delivery, gives it room and board for a few days and then kicks it out into the world to fend for itself. It's forced to find it's own way to it's new home. Panhandling for bus tickets, hitchhiking, or freight hopping like a Great Depression era hobo. Any day now(God willing) I'll be getting a teary phone call from my new canvas telling me to come get it at some seedy truck stop.
Until then, however, I have to continue on with my life. I'm trying to use up the scraps of what's left from the last roll of canvas. But my heart is set on bigger and better things so I'm just kind of scribbling on these little guys. I finished this one today. I think I'm gonna call it "Permanent Displacement".