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April '19

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • April 2019 • 51 six hours to get it done. Because of what we were doing the wrap for and where we were showcasing it at, I wanted to be able to say that I did the whole thing by myself. I'm almost 50, I've survived two heart attacks and a stroke, and I wanted to be able to say that I did it all by myself. I overcame it by plenty of Red Bull. I do not recommend it to anybody." What was your reaction to the finished wrap? "I couldn't believe I did it I couldn't believe that I pulled it off. We ran so close to the deadline and the drive to the car show was an hour way. My detail guy met me up there just so he could wash and detail it. I literally fell asleep in the backseat on the way up there from sheer exhaustion." What did you like most about this project? "Nothing. When I wrap vehicles, I like it to be planned out and to have some idea of what the finish project is going to look like. I had no time to plan it, no time to pro- cess the art work or details, it was literally fly-by-the-seat- of-your-pants last minute. When we rush deadlines, that's when we make our biggest mistakes, and I'm so glad that everything went off without a hitch. Henceforth the public's reaction to The Durango has been priceless. I have had people take pictures in it, on it and through the sunroof. The most emotional response was having someone hugging on my Durango crying." What is it like being a one-person, woman-owned shop? Do you find there are any unique challenges? "I have to work twice as hard as everybody else to get rec- ognized. 'I am not one of the boys.' Yes, even in the sign indus- try, it is a good ol' boy system and I have to be twice as good and work twice as hard and still usually get half of the credit." What do the next few years of business look like for your shop? "Prosperous. You can't let a physical illness hold you back. Drive and determination are everything, 'I don't know who they are, but when you quit, they win, and quitting is not in my vocabulary.'" http://sdgmag.ly/loedf You can see a great gallery of the vehicles at the Caffeine and Octane car show, including Lynn Hudson's pink Durango, at SDG

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