Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

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Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by gdunn31 » Aug 15, 2013 5:22 pm

Hey Gary!
Here are the files you requested. I'm ready to send the paintings to China whenever you are ready for me to do so.

thanks,
Greg

p.s. all of the artwork is between 12 and 13 inches in the horizontal dimension with the exception of Hippocampus and Entorhinal, which is 14.5 inches wide.
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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by gdunn31 » Aug 15, 2013 5:26 pm

here are the rest. And whoops, there are 17 in total, not 16, sorry about that.
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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by Gary » Aug 15, 2013 11:00 pm

Here's the links to customize all of these and place the order. You'll need to go one-by-one, and it will take a little time with this many. But trust me, I worked longer on editing photos and making links.

http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=zebrafish-2
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=zebrafish-1
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=two-pyramidals
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=red-and-purple-tangles
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=red-and-gold-tangles
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=NMJ-2
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=NMJ-1
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=microglia-in-cortex
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=cortical-circuitry-2
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=cortical-circuitry-1
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=c-elegans-2
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=c-elegans-1
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=bushy-purkinje
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=blue-tangles
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=black-cortex
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=black-and-pink-cortex

http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options.php?image=hippocampus-and-entorhinal
This last one will cost a lot more. I know it's just 1.5 inches bigger, but it won't fit in my standard mailing box (the box is exactly-sized for medium size wall scrolls). I'll have to mail that one separately in a heavy tube. It's strange, but in this case, that 1.5 inches will be $17 extra. $15 of that is just the extra postage.

Please note: It looks like you have some puffy gold paint on one of the fish. Any paint that sticks out may get scorched in the hot press. You may have to do a little touch up if that happens. I can't be responsible for that if it happens. It may all turn out perfectly fine, but I've seen certain paints melt or scorch in the past. Not an issue with watercolor (the intended media for wall scrolls).

Cheers,
-Gary.

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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by gdunn31 » Aug 16, 2013 7:21 am

Hey Gary,
I submitted the order. No sweat on the wider scroll- I try to cut all of my paintings under 13" for this reason, but for that particular one it wasn't possible.

I ordered the fancy gold subpanels on a few of them. However, in the several times I've ordered these before I've gotten very different silks. The one I received last time I didn't like very much to be honest- it looked like a glittered paper, very sparkly gold without a specific type of design on it like the other silks have. Should this be the only silk that the shop has available, I'd like to get them mounted without it. However, should there be something different in stock, please go ahead and use it.

Please give me the address to ship to in Beijing, as I'd like to get it in the mail by Monday at the latest. As I need to receive the scrolls by the last week of October at the latest, I'm going to ship them express to China.

thanks mate!
Greg

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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by Gary » Aug 16, 2013 11:58 am

Maybe I should mail you a sheet of new silk samples. I just made some new ones after my recent return from China.

Right now, the silks I'm having trouble with are medium green (every batch is completely different), and gold. I feel like the gold silk has shifted to a slightly drab (as in olive drab) color. It's very subtle, but I'm very sensitive to color.

You can still ship to China now, and we can make changes to the order enroute if needed. Maybe you'll want to change gold to copper (the copper is a rich golden brown color).

About the fancy gold panels: Those are meant to go over the paper on calligraphy artwork. You're going to lose about 5/8" at the top and bottom of your artwork. I'm not sure if we can easily do it another way.

Here's the shipping info:
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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by gdunn31 » Aug 18, 2013 7:04 pm

Great. The paintings have all shipped to China, and since they are going express they should arrive in a week or so.

Yes, if you wouldn't mind, please do send me a new swatch of silks. I am particularly concerned about the gold silk to more drab olive color shift- I have an older scroll here that has gold on it I can compare it to. There are a few scrolls that I'd have a narrow hue range on the silk color that would work and I want to ensure that the color is right.

Not terribly concerned about losing 5/8" on the fancy gold panels, thanks for checking. if you had a small sample of one of those I'd like to see it as well.

You should have my address through my most recent order, so please send it there. I will be in CA for a week but will return on the 26th and can make the final decision then. Should the shop receive my order before then, please have them hold off until we clear up the silk issue.

thanks!
Greg

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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by gdunn31 » Aug 28, 2013 10:00 am

Hey Gary,
Thanks for sending me the new silk samples. I am indeed concerned about the color shift of gold to drab, and more concerning to me it seems to have lightened a bit as well. Though the copper silk also seems to have reddened slightly between the last batch I have on hand, lets just make everything easy and replace the gold silk with copper across the board as you suggest. If you need to charge me an extra $2 for this per scroll, that's fine, let me know how I can pay for it.

Also, I don't know if it is an option, but I've also noticed that the tape and silk used to hang the scroll that they use has varied from medium to dark brown. Should there be any option for it, I prefer the dark brown.

Please incorporate the gold to copper changes in the order, and then please give the workshop the go ahead. The tracking information indicates that the artwork has arrived in Beijing.

Thanks!
Greg

p.s. don't know if there is a reason for it, but building scrolls through the macro you've built on your website doesn't allow you to use the crimson silk. I wasn't planning on using it this time, but wanted to mention it in case you had accidentally overlooked it.

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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by Gary » Aug 29, 2013 1:32 am

OK Greg, I made those changes.

As far as, let's call it "color creep": Every batch of silk is handmade and hand dyed. No two batches are ever the same. I try to buy a year's worth at a time (a different amount of each color, as ivory, white, gold, and now copper sell at about 5x the rate of next most common).

If you buy scrolls years apart, things are going to vary a bit. This could include the color of the knobs, silk brocade, ribbon, and keyline. All handmade.

As far as crimson. I can do that by special request. I just have so little of it and it's so hard to get. If I add it to the regular offerings, and run out, I would have "egg on my face". You can always ask for it (preferably with a second choice color in case I run out of crimson).

Another color I struggle with is green. I'm not happy with the current green (as you see on your samples). The mill promised me a darker green. I bought 300 meters on a custom run. Now I have a 2-year supply of an expensive green that's not really as green as I'd like.

If you're getting the theme here, it's that managing these materials is a full time job and really frustrating at times.

Cheers,
-Gary.

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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by gdunn31 » Sep 2, 2013 1:28 pm

OK, thanks for the note! Please let me know when the order is shipping from China so that I can keep a tab on it while its in transit.

best,
Greg

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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by gdunn31 » Sep 16, 2013 4:27 pm

Hey Gary,
The scrolls arrived the other day, and as always, I am blown away by the supreme quality of the workmanship and value of this service you are offering. Everything is perfect, as usual. Please give my highest regards to your artisans in China, they do excellent work.

best,
Greg

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Re: Mounting 16 scrolls order Aug 15th 2013

Post by Gary » Sep 18, 2013 8:49 am

Glad you're happy with the work. We really do try hard to produce good quality.

If you're curious, here's how we make them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63n-CbdMwTw

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