The last print sale did very well—and we've got another one coming right up. A single picture this time.
It's partly the Top Capital Campaign (TCC) Phase II. The TCC didn't meet the ultimate goal last time (new digs for TOP) and we're going to keep plugging at it.
This coming Wednesday through the following Monday, we'll be offering one print by a very accomplished TOP reader. The picture has appeared on TOP and got all sorts of "wow" responses and many calls for it to be offered as a sale.
And it's affordable.
The artist has very generously donated an extra 10% of the proceeds to the TCC, as his contribution to the cause.
The print will be made by Ctein.
Shipping will be uniform across the world, so no penalty for not being from here.
Please come by on Wednesday and check out the picture! I know a lot of people are going to like this.
Meanwhile, we're working hard on the fulfillment for the last sale. Ctein is well into the printing and the second batch of prints are en route to me for signing. We haven't started shipping yet, but we'll keep you posted. Many thanks to everyone who participated.
—Mike the Prop.
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Ann: "My last house had a pool table in the basement. It was there when we moved in. It had two uses the whole time it was there. Underneath it was a good place to store boxes, and the top was a great place to frame prints. Solid, just the right height, and everything could be pushed up against the bumpers when I was cutting mats and mount board. At one point we needed more space, and since we only used it once in 15 years as a pool table, we got rid of it. I've regretted that move ever since. Now I've had a large print taking up the entire dining room table for the last three weeks, because I'm too lazy to finish it. Before, it would have been sitting on the pool table, out of the way...."
Mike replies: I actually fear losing my pool table the same way. And, funny story—when I was looking for a pool table I almost contacted the people who now live in the house we moved out of in 1975. We left the pool table behind because it would have been so difficult to remove from the basement. (It had a one-piece slate and the movers had to remove the basement door frame to get it down there. I remember it taking hours and hours.) I figured there was at least a chance it was still there, serving as a laundry sorting table or something, for the same reason—too difficult to remove.
I finally decided against the effort because a) it wasn't such a great pool table in the first place, b) it would require a complete rebuild, which would be expensive, and c) well...Miss Havisham! A name that will have meaning to anyone who had to read Great Expectations in school. It's already pathetic enough that I play pool alone in my dank and dingy basement, but to do it on the same 1970s pool table we had when I was a boy, resuscitated and restored with great expense and effort...well, that would be just too pathetic. :-)