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I have always said that the best part about working at a small photography business is the chance to work closely with friends, and to create images of their families and from their memories. It seems like just yesterday that my friend Karen Kelly came in to Mastercolor wanting us to create a stretched canvas for her of a really fantastic shot she had captured while visiting Maine on a family vacation. At the time we were already printing on canvas, but to be honest, we really did not want to get into all the materials and space needed for creating Canvas Gallery Wraps. Well Karen is one of those special types of people that can tell you what you should be doing without coming across as pushy. Long story short Karen knew our business better than we did, and now Canvas Gallery Wraps are some of our most requested items.
After Karen convinced me how easy they were to make, told me where I could go to buy the stretcher bars, and how popular these would become, Mastercolor produced our first Giclee Gallery wrap with her image of the "Good Ole Buoys". Karen’s Gallery Wrap has been hanging in our lobby ever since .
The advice given to me by a close friend has really helped shape the future of our business. We even designed a separate website just to handle the volume of Giclees and Canvas Wraps we received, www.mastercolorcanvas.com.
There is not much that makes me want to use a vacation day when it's raining, but going to the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield County Club is one of them. I certainly did not get to watch all the golf I had hoped for on Thursday due to the weather delays, but what I did get to see were lots of Greensboro and Triad residents coming together to put on a great show for the whole world to see. I saw Mastercolor customers as volunteers, I saw them as corporate sponsors, and I saw what I hope to be future customers with smuggled cameras snapping photos of the new "hotties" on tour.