Mind numbing...let's stretch!
We are currently at 133 artists!
After reaching our funding goal in the past week, I'm thinking bigger? I posted a stretch goal on the project page to reach 160 artists!
It is customary to declare a "stretch goal" when surpassing the first projection of funding. Someone asked me, "what do we do with the extra money?"
Well, there is no extra money! Each artist is basically funding their own materials, the more artists, the more stuff: paper, ink, mailing, wood, printing costs for the book, etc. There is a tiny bit of wiggle room but invariably the costs go up from the time I draw up a budget to the time I spend the money.
So! I'm thinking with 9 days to go and room to grow, let's do it! If we get to 160 artists, each of you that paid for a 6-panel print will get an 8-panel print. And the 1-panel artists will double their reward to a 2-panel print. Tiny bit more work for me but I have had so many offers for help this year that I'm confident I will be surrounded by inky fingers when the time comes.
The other update you may want to tell your non-artist friends about due to a couple of email requests. For collectors and friends who want to support us, there is now a one-panel reward where they can just get an awesome panel of the print plus the book, of course. Tell a friend!
That about covers it! I'm ready to stretch the sketch...I think we need a peace tree on "that" side for the dove to sit on, maybe give the dove a buddy. And if you have suggestions for the sketch, pass them on to me! You know what they say, "dos minds are better than una".
Carry on! Thanks for playing, we are almost there.
Your fearless and impetuous leader,