Been meaning to shoot another video for weeks now. Having my project kickoff right before the holidays was great for my pocket book, but not so great for the project. All those holiday distractions. Falling behind on sleep. Drinking too much (I don't actually). All those holiday vices. But I've still been painting feverishly (perhaps literally) when ever I get the chance/will. That's right to add to holiday/kickstarter woes, I've been sick for so many weeks as well. Only a nasty cold, so probably no fever, but we'll let the art speak for itself. I'm sure you're all terribly board of excuses. "where's my art Johnny?" Well, truth be told some of you have it already. Like say Rebecca, my first backer. She even said she liked it, maybe she even said loved. I can't remember. I don't want to miss quote. I've got a fancy sheet of paper with all your names and dates that you signed up and various other info. I'm trying to work my way through it logically and get the rewards out in some kind of fair order. But I must admit I'm not the best at it. Did I mention work? Yes it's true. I've been working fifty hour weeks which is great because I can use my kickstarter money on art stuff instead of paying the gas bill with it, but it also slows me down. (back to making excuses again) I just checked my fancy list and it tells me (I hope correctly) that I've sent out rewards to 11 of my beloved backers. And by my math I've got 42. so a quarter isn't bad right?? And there's more good news. I miraculously (spelled that word right in one try) had a three day weekend ending tonight, and managed to paint 38 paintings! I think that deserves a explanation point . So all together, since I've been blissfully kickstartered, by my count I've painted 131 paintings. I even uploaded a few for you to look at (comments welcome). So I'm thinking despite all the obstacles in my path I'm pretty much on track. I'm trying to send out stuff in the order it came in, but a few people have come to visit and I gave them there paintings because it saved me five bucks shipping. Also, people with fancier prizes like canvas paintings and mobiles it is going to come down to the end on those. I love to here from any and all of you and hope you're all doing well. God bless. you can also email me at Clohnart, which is a gmail, if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks again for all your support!
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I'll email you a full quality digital photo of a painting from the project, great for screen savers or computer wall paper
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I'll mail you a Thank You post card with some art printed on it.
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A package of high quality postcards (8) will be sent to you to be used in your correspondence with friends and family.
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I'll send you a DIY T-shirt transfer, full color of my art. This way you can pick a T-shirt you already have and love and you know already it fits you the way you like. Let me know if it's a color shirt or a white shirt as the transfers are different.
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I'll send you one card board painting (trash art) for you to hopefully give away free in your town. but you can keep it if that's what you're into. Either way you're still supporting 300 free paintings all around America!
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I'll send you six paintings (cardboard), keep the one you like best for yourself. but post the other five around your town or city for people to find and keep for free.
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I'll paint you a 12"x15" painting on canvas and mail it to you to keep. Also I will send you cardboard paintings to pass out where you live.
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Hand crafted mobile made out of card board acrylic paintings, suitable for hanging in your home or office. Also I send you some paintings to give away in your town as well.
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You will become my patron. I will work as an artist full time for 5 months. I think maybe a 50/50 split would be fair enough. what do you think? So of everything I make you can have half and I'll keep and sell the other half. Great opportunity to became a Theo to my Vincent, sure it may take a while to pay off, but in the end it will be well worth your while, who knows maybe one day I'll cut my ear off, I'm not planning on it mind you, but anything could happen. (this 5 months would need to happen a few years in the future, maybe we could put the ten K in some kind of trust fund until then.
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