PFG, Picture Framing God
- Apr 12, 2001
Well Amy, I can only speak for myself and a very small number of others who have emailed me asking my opinion or wanting to know more about what is going to happen, I have been around here long enough to see similar projects suggested and a very few implemented to a point and they all crashed because of one thing or another. Lack of funding, lack of personal backing, bad presentation, and poor planning can all be attributed to ideas going South. As I have stated previously concerning Paul's endeavors, I was initially put off by all the mysterious hype with no substance and premature announcements which indicate to me that the project was sort of taking shape on the fly. That isn't something that I want to invest in unless it matures into a bonafide plan with backup and long term goals and a solid timeline. That may not be possible with Paul as he seems to like the close encounters of the mysterious kind and some of the players seem to enjoy the guessing and the anticipation of what is to come.Not that I've analyzed the respondants to this thread - I have not - but it seems that there is a conspicuous absence of feedback from some of our very learned and seasoned framers/frequent posters....
I will wait awhile and see how this all shakes out before I come to any decisions pro or con about the plan at hand. The need is definitely there and the concept is good as I stated before, but the execution so far seems to be on a daily aggregrate of ideas not all of which were in the offing from the start. In other words, it looks like much of the plan is not in the plan as yet but is being added as different people come up with ideas that suit Paul's general thought processes and taste in things.
The negative advertising suggestions, the many ideas from well meaning Grumblers that have been shot down before any discussion has been addressed, and other little hints and wording have my antennae waving in the wind looking for chinks and self serving attitude in this project. I will wait and see what happens. Experience tells me that many smarter men than I have tried and failed to bring attention to our trade but who knows, maybe Paul has a niche that nobody else has tried yet.