Posted by Elaine/Mohican Press on May 20, 1999 at 07:12:49:
Three weeks until the Gathering!!!!! It's definitely time to tie up those loose ends or send your reservations along ...
For those of you who have ordered a Contact Mask Pendant; Eric expects to have them all completed next week. It has taken him longer that he expected so he thanks all of you for your patience. Though smaller, they are in some ways more difficult to carve. Then there's the little matter of a thumb fillet ... Eric did a nice slice job while carving the pendants! You can now say he's bled for YOU!
If anyone has been considering purchasing a pendant, keep in mind that in the future, Eric is going to limit them to 4 or 5 per month.
Regarding the Adoption Mask Raffle; the deadline is fast approaching. We still have tickets available ...
Consider this, if you would; These masks are very, very special. Beautifully carved, original design, and inspired by very tragic personal experiences ... a VERY unique piece of art. It isn't something one can find elsewhere. It IS special! Nonetheless, the truth is that many of you who may want to own such a treasure can not afford it. The raffle offers a rare opportunity for everyone. For many, it is the only chance you'll EVER have to obtain an Eric Schweig Adoption Mask - a $3500 mask for the price of a raffle ticket!!!! The odds for winning are great! 1 in 70 per ticket is the slimmest possibility - those are darn good numbers!!! An opportunity like this doesn't happen often ... take advantage of this chance! YOU might be the winner!!!!!!
We plan on giving Eric a nice Thank You letter with the names of every contributor to the Raffle. If you DON'T want your name to appear, please let us know! Otherwise, it'll be there. Keeps this all more personal.
Another point I'd like to make is the importance of a strong show of support. So many of you out there have expressed a desire to "support" Eric's endeavours, including his efforts as a carver. This is a perfect way to really do that. While only one person will walk away with the mask itself, everyone who participates in this raffle will have DIRECTLY contributed to these efforts. A $50.00 ticket may win you the prize but at the very least it will show Eric that there is a strong, genuine support base out there. That is terribly important for any artist. Come on, encourage him! It really is a no lose proposition. How wonderful he'll feel to know that so many jumped at this chance to own one of his carved masks AND were willing to lend their support to his artistic efforts. Even unknown starving artists in Soho seek and receive such encouragement - surely, Eric Schweig
deserves such a vote of confidence. He's given us much satisfaction in film, right? Hey, he gave us "Uncas" !!!!!!!!!! Think about it.
One last thing; we have a very SPECIAL surprise in store. You REALLY REALLY might want to buy that raffle ticket soon! REALLY! Remember, there are two per household permitted. If you've thought about buying a second ticket - go for it!
So, come on ... time is ticking away!
And ... there may be some other good news soon!
Meanwhile, check out the details regarding the Raffle ...
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