Russell Saari, a reader of this blog and history student at the University of Wisconsin is starting a small business creating and painting shields of arms to help pay for his degree. He has begun a Kickstarter campaign to that end, and asked if I’d be willing to help publicize it. After taking a look at some of his artwork, I agreed. Here’s a sample of his work, so that you can see why I was willing to do this in this instance.
Anyway, if you’d like to learn more (he’s got a lot of photos up there about the process he uses to create these shields), or if you’d like to encourage or help support this budding heraldic artist in his endeavor, or even just want to contact him about ordering a custom shield for yourself (in any one of several different sizes), check out his page on the Kickstarter website at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/505826255/tredegar-shields-coat-of-arms-paintings-for-the-ho