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KSCartist
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posted 04-23-2019 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
cS tells me it's been 15 months since my last post. I apologize that it's been so long. Since I began this journey in 2007 and my first post in this thread 11 years ago you have supported my effort to celebrate past programs and anniversaries. I have tried to create commemoratives that were both beautiful and affordable. Most of the time I succeeded. When I didn't fewer patches were ordered and the cost increased. In addition due both Lynn and I dealing with health issues, my customer service suffered and that also caused fewer people to purchase from me.

Let me be clear, I own all of it. My success and failure is my responsibility.

I'm posting today to share some news.

  1. I have been working more closely with A-B Emblem in an effort to insure my commemorative patches out live me. You'll be seeing more of my work on their website over the coming year. So save this link.

  2. Jorge and I are working on a set of Mercury and Gemini "Spirit" patches to complete the set we began with Apollo and Skylab. These will be available as early as next year.

  3. Just opened my Redbubble store. Looking to offer my work in a whole new way. I very much look forward to your feedback as this is new to me. More designs to be added soon. Please save this link.

  4. For the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 I have created with Jorge's help the most ambitious commemorative I've ever attempted. It will honor not only the challenge from President Kennedy it will illustrate the steps necessary to land Eagle on the Moon and return the crew "safely to Earth." I expect to make a formal announcement very soon.

  5. With that announcement in mind, last year I suffered a computer crash and lost my New Patch Alert list. If you would like to ensure you receive this announcement please email me your contact information.

  6. I very much appreciate all of the private messages you've sent about Lynn. Her pancreatitis has gotten worse and she may need to take an extended leave from work. There still is no cure but we continue to seek treatment that might mitigate her symptoms.
Thanks again for your camaraderie and support.

SpaceCadet1983
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posted 04-23-2019 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceCadet1983   Click Here to Email SpaceCadet1983     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thoughts and prayers for both Lynn and you, Tim. All the best!

backof
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posted 04-23-2019 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for backof   Click Here to Email backof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the updates Tim!

robtheblue
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posted 04-28-2019 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robtheblue   Click Here to Email robtheblue     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the updates Tim, I'm really excited to see the Mercury and Gemini Spirit patches.

Best wishes to you and Lynn.

BMckay
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posted 04-28-2019 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim did our (One Giant Leap's) New England Astronauts patch and they came out great. The feedback from a few of the astronauts have been positive! So make sure you let Tim you know are interested in his patches because they are always first rate.

thisismills
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posted 04-29-2019 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for thisismills   Click Here to Email thisismills     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tim, great to see your post, and I am very much looking forward to all of your new patch and design endeavors. Especially excited about the Mercury and Gemini spirit patches. Keep up the amazing work!

KSCartist
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posted 05-05-2019 08:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Warning: Long post. Read all the way to the bottom and your questions will be answered.
National Astronaut Day Apollo Commemorative Patch

Four years ago the uniphi space agency founded a celebration of American space heroes called National Astronaut Day. My friends Annie Balliro and Michelle Lucas head up uniphi.

With this year being the Apollo 11 anniversary we wanted to honor that history. I am very proud to announce the National Astronaut Day Apollo 50th Commemorative Patch.

I digitally painted a profile portrait of President Kennedy looking towards the future. The full Moon shining above the U.S. flag.

In the center is the Apollo/Saturn V what JFK described in 1962:

"But if I were to say, my fellow citizens, that we shall send to the moon, 240,000 miles away from the control station in Houston, a giant rocket more than 300 feet tall, the length of this football field, made of new metal alloys, some of which have not yet been invented, capable of standing heat and stresses several times more than have ever been experienced, fitted together with a precision better than the finest watch, carrying all the equipment needed for propulsion, guidance, control, communications, food and survival, on an untried mission, to an unknown celestial body, and then return it safely to earth, re-entering the atmosphere at speeds of over 25,000 miles per hour, causing heat about half that of the temperature of the sun — almost as hot as it is here today — and do all this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out — then we must be bold."

On the right we see an Apollo astronaut facing the flag on the lunar surface and back towards JFK as if to say "mission accomplished Mr. President." The Earth shines above. I'll let the viewer decide if the astronaut is Armstrong or Aldrin.

National Astronaut Day (like Cosmonautics Day in Russia) celebrates the launch of our first person in space. Alan Shepard was launched on May 5, 1961. The first landing occurred on July 20, 1969. These dates frame the patch. The National Astronaut Day motto: "We Believe in Astronauts" completes the design.

I'll be accepting orders for this patch from May 5 through May 25, 2019 then placing my master order. The cost will be $12 each which includes First Class domestic mail. For international orders the cost is $15 each.

I plan to have patches in your hands before July 16-24, 2019.

This will be one time order as per my agreement with the uniphi space agency. Which is why I am announcing this project almost two weeks before the order period opens. To place your order you can contact me via my website.

I accept personal checks, credit cards or PayPal. But if you choose one of the latter two options add 4% to your order total to cover fees. There's a chance I will have some of these at Spacefest X but I wouldn't wait until then to purchase them.

I am particularly proud of how this patch came out. Portraits are especially difficult to embroider. I am proud to support the effort to increase awareness of National Astronaut Day.

The Russians are justifiably proud of Yuri Gagarin and their accomplishments in space. We should be too.

robtheblue
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posted 05-06-2019 03:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robtheblue   Click Here to Email robtheblue     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apologies if I've missed it Tim, but what size will these patches be?

KSCartist
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posted 05-07-2019 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Same size as the Friendship 7 50th. About 6 inches wide by 4.5 inches high.

KSCartist
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posted 05-07-2019 10:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for KSCartist   Click Here to Email KSCartist     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need your opinion. This is a full size print of my (very ambitious) Apollo 11 Commemorative 16 patch montage.

See the circular patch in the center? It’s 4.5 inches in diameter. When assembled the montage would be approximately 24 inches in diameter. The individual patches would have printed backgrounds where necessary with embroidery on top.

Purchasing all 16 patches would cost between $150 and $200 retail. My question is this...

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