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Apollo 8
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posted 06-01-2013 05:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am real looking forward to Gordo´s Commemorative patch! This is the kind of patch I was dreaming of to honor Gordon Cooper!!!

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posted 06-01-2013 09:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just thinking the same thing. It is a beautiful design as is the Alan Shepard 50th. I really like the use of the Mercury Redstone in the design of Shepard's patch. I hope Tim includes a commemorative card with these like he did Schirra's patch. It looks great with the patch in the frame.

I received Carpenter's Aurora 7 Commemorative from Farthest Reaches a few weeks ago and it was a great addition with Grissom's, Glenn's, and Schirra's patch already on my wall.

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posted 07-12-2013 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any news about the Al Shepard and Gordo Cooper commemorative patches, Tim? I will frame them together with the autographed Pictures of the Mercury astronauts and I am counting the days to hold them in my hands!

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posted 07-12-2013 03:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Before my health scare there were plans in place to market both the Shepard and Cooper commemoratives. Both designs were approved by the families. The prototypes have been approved.

Circumstances beyond my control have forced a change in those plans. As soon as I can make new arrangements, I will make a new announcement.

Thanks for your patience and interest. After all these years it still means a lot.

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posted 07-17-2013 02:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope you will get well soon, Tim, and I am looking forward for those two patches and for all the other fine pieces of art you are going to do in the future!

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posted 07-17-2013 04:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, I just got your autographed EFT-1 patch the other day. It is beautiful! I have your One Year ISS patch on order now. I wish I could wear it when I go to KSC Monday to show it off, but I can't ruin the signature!

Best wishes on your health and continue to improve!

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posted 09-05-2013 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you everyone for your gracious compliments about the patch art. They are very much appreciated.

A few things to announce: The ghost of Randy Hunt still haunts. This listing of my STS-62A art is not from me.

I plan to release the 62A set next year. It will be worth the wait — I promise.

My set of 2013 Shuttle patches (art not chosen) had been produced and is on it's way. My original intention was to limit them to 200 pieces. Due to smaller demand than expected, the set will be much smaller. I have learned a lot. I won't be attempting this large a project again.

I will be announcing soon news about the Freedom 7 and Faith 7 50th Anniversary patches. You will be pleased.

Thank you all for your support, prayers and well wishes.

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posted 09-05-2013 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, very excited about the 62A patches! I can't wait to see your other designs. And best wishes for your continued health.

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posted 09-07-2013 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, very excited to hear about the future STS-62A patch update. Can't wait to receive it. It will be another great patch from a great artist!!

Any ideas as to when we will receive the EFT and ISS year long patches that I ordered?

I want to wish you good health and a speedy recovery! Thank you.

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posted 09-09-2013 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, glad to hear that you doing well. Is there a list to be put on for your patch sets? I too would be interested in the STS-62A sets as well as any future sets. Again, thanks for the advice and guidance regarding the Astronaut Closeout Patch commemorative that I was attempting to design.

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posted 09-09-2013 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 2013 Patch Set has arrived. I am packing up everyones orders. I expect to mail them this week. Dave that includes your EFT-1 and One Year commemoratives.

The STS-62A won't be announced until early 2014.

The Freedom 7 and Faith 7 50th anniversaries will be announced very soon.

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posted 09-10-2013 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, I was wondering how to get your patches and if you have any details that go with them. I checked your website, but I didn't see the newer sets and patches. Thanks.

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posted 09-11-2013 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone interested in being added to my "New Patch Alerts" email list should email me their contact information and I'll add you to the list.

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posted 11-11-2013 03:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any news, Tim, about the Shepard and Cooper commemorative patches, I am looking forward too? Can't wait to frame them with the astronauts´autographs and to hang them on my "Right Stuff Wall"!

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posted 11-21-2013 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach3valkyrie   Click Here to Email mach3valkyrie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my Shepard and Cooper patches today and they are perfect! They complete the 50th anniversary patches of the Mercury Program. Thanks Tim; Well Done!

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posted 11-22-2013 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for manilajim   Click Here to Email manilajim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my Shepard and Cooper patches too. They are really quite well done and I am thrilled to add them to my collection. Great work Tim!

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The Schirra, Glenn, Cooper and Shepard 50th Anniversary patches arrived today. They look great!

I plan to put the Freedom 7 patch in a frame with some other Alan Shepard items I have acquired over the years. Will post a photo when I do. All the best Tim.

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posted 12-16-2013 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I missed out on the Shepard and Cooper 50th patches. I want one of each if they are still available.

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posted 12-18-2013 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Freedom 7, Sigma 7 and Faith 7 50th anniversary patches are still available.
Email me offline for details.

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posted 12-18-2013 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim's Mercury 50th patches look terrific, both together and individually...I'm glad to finally be able to put together a proper framed Mercury display instead of settling for those kinda-lame little "souvenir" patches.

My favorite of the six is the Shepard patch. I love how the design draws from the look common among Navy aviation squadron emblems of Shepard's day.

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posted 12-23-2013 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How large is your Apollo 8 45th anniversary patch?

J Blackburn
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posted 12-23-2013 10:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J Blackburn   Click Here to Email J Blackburn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Apollo 8 45th patch is 4.5 inches.

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posted 12-29-2013 02:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank You, Tim, for the wonderful Shepard and Cooper patches! They look so fine framed with the astronauts' autographs! I hope you will bring the collection of Mercury 50th anniversary patches to an end by doing a patch for Deke Slayton!

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posted 12-30-2013 04:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support this year. I try to learn from each project and become a better artist and try to take your feedback into account. The kind comments above are very much appreciated.

It's time for each of you to decide if you wish to remain on my "New Patch Alerts" list. If you do, then email me in the affirmative and include your current mailing and email addresses. I will update the list accordingly so you don't miss out.

If you would rather not receive notices please RSVP with the note "Please remove me from your list" and I will do so. If you have signed up within the last month, you do not need to do this.

That being said, I hope to produce at least 12 patches in 2014. One each month. So here are some questions for you...

  1. International customers: would you rather I limit your shipping to once, twice a year or do you want your patches as produced?
  2. Should I ship patches quarterly or monthly?
Everyone will have the option of USPS Priority Mail or First Class with each announcement.

Those on the list will always receive advance notice. Your patches will be signed and numbered limited editions of 100. If a certain design is well received and the demand is great, (museums or NASA Visitor Centers) I will produce a patch that is not signed and numbered but will also be markedly different from your limited edition patch. (Size, threads used, etc).

It hasn't happened yet but the possibility is there.

The first patch of the New Year will be an Astronaut/Cosmonaut Memorial patch. You will have a choice between one with the names of those we remember or one with a legend (motto). You'll be able to purchase one or both.

Watch your email in box for the official announcement in early January. Happy New Year!

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posted 01-06-2014 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received the Shepard, Schirra and Cooper commemoratives today. Wow, what artistry. Now my Mercury 50th patches are complete. Thanks Tim for doing these patches. Looking forward to more in 2014.

Just a thought, but I think a 30th anniversary patch would be nice commemorating the first unthethered spacewalk on 41B. I'm sure it wouldn't take much to go overboard with so many shuttle missions though.

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posted 01-07-2014 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by dogcrew5369:
Just a thought, but I think a 30th anniversary patch would be nice commemorating the first untethered spacewalk on 41B.
Yes, and the first ever orbiter landing at KSC... by space shuttle Challenger.

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posted 01-07-2014 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I, along with Jorge Cartes R, are finishing the design of an "Astronaut Memorial" patch. I am VERY pleased with how it looks. What should I title it?

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation offers a beautiful patch that honors those on the Space Mirror. "Fallen Astronauts" is a wonderful book by Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan.

I need a proper name for this patch. Any ideas?

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posted 01-07-2014 10:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, how about "Gone but not forgotten".

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posted 01-08-2014 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Liembo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"per aspera ad astra" ("through hardships to the stars") seems to resonate with me.

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posted 01-08-2014 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Might be kind of silly but, "Forever in Flight"?

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posted 01-08-2014 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another suggestion: "Slipped the Surly Bonds"

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posted 01-08-2014 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Space Voyagers: In Memoriam"

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posted 01-08-2014 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KAPTEC   Click Here to Email KAPTEC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Two new options... "Heaven Nauts" and "To History"

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posted 01-09-2014 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astrorero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After the loss of the Challenger a special patch was released that contained the phrase used by President Reagan in his speech: "They Touched The Face of God." I don't know if it would be a copyright infringement but it is a phrase to be considered.

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posted 01-09-2014 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kurnass   Click Here to Email Kurnass     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, how about. "Reflections of Dedication."

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Hey Tim, sticking with the latin theme... how about "Ad astra per alas fideles" — to the stars on the wings of the faithful ones.

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posted 01-11-2014 08:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll never fly in space, I lack the qualifications. But ever since I was a kid, I have admired those who do and have come to appreciate and respect all those who work to make it possible.

So when I create a piece of art I try to imagine the view, try to answer the question: "what's it like?"

Since 2010 I have been trying to create a commemorative piece that pays proper tribute to those who we lost. Each time the design was ok but I wasn't satisfied...until now.

This is a detail of my newest piece: "Final Flight." My tribute to those who gave the "last full measure of devotion" to our efforts to explore space and it's dedicated to all those who continue the mission.

Not only will this be a commemorative patch but I intend to do a painting as well. My thanks to Jorge Cartes for his critical help with the graphics. I could do it alone but I wouldn't want to. Muchas Gracias mi Hermano.

Harald Kraenzel
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posted 01-11-2014 01:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harald Kraenzel   Click Here to Email Harald Kraenzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's a great view, Tim. And it's a really nice way to honor these astronauts. Thank you!

JBoe
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posted 01-11-2014 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim and Jorge, that's a stunning print! Will this be produced in both a patch and print?

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posted 01-11-2014 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks - yes this will be both an 8 inch and 5 inch patch as well as a painting. I'll be offering prints of the painting.

By the way, this is only a small part of the patch. Wait until you see the entire design.


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