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Washington State Flag, 6, Testing and Our Finalist!

In our last post, I told a story about determining our reproduction protocol. Now, on to testing products! Never underestimate the benefits of testing materials. I am by nature an impatient artist and tend to dive into art materials and … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 5, Determining How-to

I am adept at painting, and adept at finishes on furniture: shellac, oil finishes, painted finishes, etc. As an artist my chosen medium are acrylics and watercolors, oil on shellacked paper, mixed media, on canvas and paper. I’ve never painted … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 4, “So you say you have contenders…”

A caveat in posting a rant, however humorous. There are some excellent showrooms, and we are grateful and support them whenever we can.  The rant below is a glimpse into what can happen and does happen when two seasoned professionals … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 3 NEVER Say “No Problem”

A whopping four decades I’ve been in the business — even though I am ONLY going on fifty 🙂 — and gads if this hasn’t taught me a huge lesson. Never, ever, ever tell a client something is going to … Continue reading

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Washington State Flag, 2

The historic flag, above hanging on the wall of the Reception Room, a grand ballroom, is not the flag in its original form, but seen with modifications. How does that impact the replication process?  The decision has to be made … Continue reading

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