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Re: “Guest Commentary

Yes. It was Nick who designed the resin medallions. They were produced in a work shed in the backyard of the house where my friend (Nick's nephew) grew up. They referred to them as "cookies" because of the size and shape.

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Posted by drscar on 07/10/2013 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Guest Commentary

I knew the family in the 1970s and Nick's was quite good at copying the style his dad's work. He did the designs for a series of resin medallions that were produced in the 1970s. He would sculpt it in beeswax and that was used to make a latex mold. His nephews would then paint them.

My mom worked at the gallery for 27 years. Ted was quite bitter that his more serious work never received the acclaim that his more popular pieces did.

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Posted by drscar on 03/10/2012 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Messina


You took several personal swipes at me in your previous post such as the last line about running along and picking on someone my own size. Your current post does the same such as your arrogant, condescending comment that you will pray for me.

What makes you think that I would ever want to know you?

Posted by drscar on 10/19/2009 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Messina


Your post is a fine example of unintentional self-parody. It is ludicrous that you would try to take the high ground by denouncing my post with such a vitriolic personal attack on me. Shame on you.

I wonder what fantasy world you live in where Carlos has no ego? Perhaps you are thinking of a different Carlos.

I am a member of Vanishing Tucson and have spent many hours adding features to the site. I don't know how tireless Carlos has to be to work on a site that has almost no traffic these days and which has been in decline for the better part of a year.

I think your starry-eyed devotion to Carlos has affected your ability to assess reality.

Posted by drscar on 10/16/2009 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Messina


I have a personal history with Carlos and have learned through experience how he exploits people. The truth can sound harsh at times.

How can this article be about Vanishing Tucson yet not about Tucson's history? Isn't that the point of Vanishing Tucson? Are you a member of the site?

It isn't at all obvious that Carlos has contributed "hundreds" of hours to "Historic Preservation". What I have seen that is obvious is that he is an expert at inserting himself into a project, publicizing it and then claiming credit for it.

I think your personal attack on me was unnecessarily harsh, and perhaps you would do better to inform yourself before you tell someone their firsthand experiences are wrong.

Posted by drscar on 10/12/2009 at 8:08 AM

Re: “Messina

All the info Carlos gives about Tucson was provided by members of Vanishing Tucson. He hardly participates on his own site anymore. The work and memories of others have boosted Carlos' ego and reputation. Yay.

Posted by drscar on 10/10/2009 at 6:30 AM

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