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Update #3

My business cards now promote the Project

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This whole process has been so interesting as well as very emotional. I don't want to be overbearing in promoting the project yet at the same time I know I need to keep posting and publicizing it because we all have short memories and have lots other distractions in December. I worry a lot, afraid that I won't reach my goal in time. That would cut out a lot of exhibition ideas, framing for the portraits, stop the art catalog, change the quality of the canvas, and I don't want to have to do that.  And I worry whether my portraits really do justice to my subjects, catching the personality and attitude that I see there.

I just got a set of new business cards that promote the Project on the back side, and I'll be handing these out to everyone, and putting them in coffeeshops.  They came out pretty well!

Remember, the $250 reward is a 9x12 oil portrait of you, of a friend, of a pet - could be an inspired Holiday gift!

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Update #2 - For backers only

My heartfelt thank you

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Update #1

The funding is starting - Thank you, all

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It is so good to see the project is receiving support, and find that people like the portraits I am painting.  The nature of my portraits is changing.  I had been painting outdoors, at City Hall Plaza, and how have to paint indoors while people are gathered around in an assembly or meeting.  It is tougher this way, but certainly is not a "deal breaker" or "stopper."  I want to show you some more recent portraits, but I have to figure out how to upload images to Updates before I can do that.

And please, if you haven't pledged yet, do.  Think about what a personal portrait of a friend would be like for them as a  present (see rewards for $250 or more).  Finally - help me publicize the project by linking to it from facebook or whatever media you use, and tell your friends about it.  Thank you so much for your interest and support!  -  Leroy

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    My sincere thanks, and a handwritten invitation to exhibitions of the Portraits mailed to you.

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    A sketch of my face on an exhibition invitation, and your name on a special "Exhibition Made Possible in Part by" page in the Catalog and my website.

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    An invitation to a wine and cheese party at my Philadelphia center-city studio, a limited-edition print of an original sketch in an 8x10" mat, and the $25 Reward.

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    A 8x10" print of a Signature Portrait as well as a print of an original charcoal sketch in an 8x10" mat, all in addition to an invitation to a wine and cheese party at my center-city studio and the $25 Reward.

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    A 9x12" oil portrait of you (or your designee) made on-site at an Occupy Philadelphia location or (if necessary) from your photos, plus a wine and cheese party at my studio, and a link to your blog, website or business from my own website, and the $25 Reward.

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    An 11x14" oil portrait of you (or your designee) made on-site at an Occupy Philadelphia location or (if necessary) from your photos as well as an original charcoal sketch with a personal thank you note in an 8x10" mat, , plus an invitation to a wine and cheese party at my studio, and a link to your blog, website or business from my own website, and the $25 Reward.

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    A copy of the full-color Art Catalog as well as an original matted and framed charcoal sketch with a personal thank you note, a framed 11x14" oil portrait of you (or your designee) at a location of your choice (you provide transportation) or from your photos, plus an invitation for wine and cheese at my studio, and a link to your blog, website or business from my own website, and the $25 Reward.

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