I have received a number of offers but haven’t yet seen any painting that I really want to trade Dora Maar for. So I am feeling frustrated.
Although I have asked the Universe for another trade, I still can’t help but return to Regina’s contention that I need a strategy. Perhaps I do. So far I have been posting ads on Craiglist. But perhaps I need something more.
Here are the ideas I have come up with so far.
Advertising. This one seems like a no brainer. Advertising is the key to everything, isn’t it? And I must admit I rather like the idea of putting an ad in the Wall Street Journal.
Approach the artists on campus. We have several accomplished artists that teach here. As far as I know, only one of them knows anything about the Van Gogh Project. Perhaps one of them would be interested in trading for Dora Maar.
Reintroduce the lottery concept. I still can’t completely lay to rest the idea of a lottery for a Van Gogh. Now that I want to ascend the OJ scale, maybe a lottery would be the perfect catalyst.
That’s it. Those are all the ideas I have had. And now that I think about it, they don’t seem all that bad.
So today I will e-mail the art department here and look into ads for the Wall Street Journal.
And if neither of those generates any interest, I will seriously consider the lottery.
And if I get really desperate, perhaps I will make a sacrifice to the universe. I hear it likes ears.
AMANDA C. MATHIS
5 weeks ago