A Most Eggs-cellent Mile Marker
Project 66 has raised 78% in the first 22 days!
75% was another Mile Marker, which means we have a new bonus prize winner.
Katie Sholler made the pledge that pushed funding beyond the 75% mark. And what has she won? Vegan, all-natural breakfast soaps in the shape of fried eggs (lemon-buttercream scented) and waffles (maple scented), made by Dirty Ass Soaps in New York. Don't they look delicious?
You're probably wondering how in the world breakfast-themed soaps have anything to do with reaching 75%. Let me explain.
The town of Oatman, Arizona is located at roughly the 3/4 mark of Route 66 (traveling from Chicago toward LA). Oatman is famous for a couple of reasons. Wild burros - otherwise known as asses - roam freely in the town. Also, every year on July 4th, Oatman holds a contest to see who can cook the best fried egg on the sidewalk using only solar power. Really. You can read about it here: http://www.2camels.com/egg-frying-contest.php
So you see, fried egg soap by a company named Dirty Ass is a completely logical gift. The waffles are just to sweeten the deal.
Congratulations to Katie and thank you to everyone who has backed so far!
pledged of $7,500 goal
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Jun 5, 2011 - Aug 10, 2011 (66 days)
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Good karma, my eternal gratitude, exclusive project updates on Kickstarter, and an invitation to a special "backers only" preview party of the finished paintings in Greenville, SC (you'll have to get yourself to Greenville if you don't live here)
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All the $1 stuff plus one custom postcard mailed to you from somewhere on the road
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All the $6 stuff plus your name will be included in the massive graffiti "tag" I will be leaving on one of the cars at Cadillac Ranch (I'll email you a souvenir photo)
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All $26 level rewards plus a signed and numbered 8x10 Kickstarter limited edition screen print (unframed)
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All $37 rewards plus a hand-screened commemorative t-shirt - see photo for design
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All $66 level awards plus an original "Map Doodle" - see photo for example. May show the entire route, may show a single state, but each one will be unique
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All $99 level rewards plus a copy of The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian, signed by the author and personalized by yours truly
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All $166 level rewards plus "Souvenirs From the Road" - three appropriately kitschy Route 66 mementos sent from various locations along the route
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All $244 level rewards plus a signed, limited-edition hardcover coffee table book with images of all 66 finished paintings
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All $660 level rewards plus an original painting of something from the route OR a similar sized painting from my current inventory (for those who don't want to wait). I will give you photos of several options to choose from. Paintings will be in oil on gallery-wrap canvas in the 18x24 to 24x30 inch size range
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All $1111 level rewards plus a folio of 66 fine art prints - one of each of the completed paintings in the collection.