Showing posts from December, 2021

Moon Photos - Full Moon - December 10, 2021

Latest moon photos from Zabrina. Some photogenic cloud cover.   John

Shipping Method for Fragile Large and Medium Pictures and Art

Updated with a YouTube video of the process (refined a bit). One of the things I like to sell is original art and signed / numbered prints or any interesting print for that matter. I find that I can sometimes acquire them at a reasonable price as many resellers will shy away from these types of items as they require sometimes complex and careful packaging to ship and considered risky. I personally find that to be an opportunity and have gotten to a solid level of experience shipping pictures as large as 36” x 48” or even larger.  There are a couple things that I feel are key, first is that in order to keep the glass from breaking, you need to package the picture such that it has minimal flex in the final box. Second, layers are essential and normal medium to large pictures will have 4 layers of bubble wrap and cardboard on all sides. Of course, it is a good practice to always use corner protectors which are very easy to make yourself and I picked that up through YouTube.  My process is

Life is Good

 I think I keep getting better looking every day! Thanks COVID. Well, wife wouldn’t agree.

Friend and Porsche Ambassador - Roy Roth and his new Blog (or “Roy learns about the Internet”)

Roy initially sold me my first Porsche, the 2016 Carrera 4S in January of 2018 and I have mentioned him a few times throughout my Blog. He sent me a note today with a link to his new Blog. Roy is the uncommon salesman and a quality person that I am proud to call a friend. He can normally be found at Southpoint Porsche pleasing many people on a daily basis and if not there, probably trying to talk his wife into letting him get behind the wheel to his recent Macan he purchased for her. Below is me picking up the car. This was my pre-COVID look obviously, have degraded over time. The shadow at the bottom of the picture is Roy’s silhouette. Update: Porsche had Roy pull the side down, so the link may not work. John

Custom Picture Framing Portfolio - Volume #1

For pricing estimation information, go  HERE . When I was young, I remember my father cutting mat board for some framing. Later when I was in college in Charleston SC, I worked for (now closed) John Huguley Co. selling art supplies, office supplies and furniture. They also did custom framing and let me dabble a little ever now and then. Recently at one of the JMS estates sales, they had a mat board cutter, lots of plexiglass and other framing supplies, so I bought them.  Yesterday, I did my first project which I think came out really well and think I will start doing this on a limited basis and see how it goes. The mat cuts came out much crisper with no overcuts, better than I was expecting. Recently I had a double opening cut mat board framed at Michael’s and that little project cost me over $200; similar to the The Weaver Gallery Steve Steigman Porsche poster (below) which I did myself, but a little less complex than Micheal’s work. That was for the frame, glass and most of it was ac