You know the situation. Someone pops in with an unexpected present, and you’re standing there with a stiff smile, thinking, Oh no, I don’t have anything for you. Well, here’s an item you can stock by the dozens in your closet or your trunk, and it’s good for about 80 percent of the people in Baristaville: A Blue Wave NJ Coffee Mug made from an original painting by Glen Ridge artist Lori Loebelsohn. The mugs are $10 apiece, come with gift boxes, and the money goes to Blue Wave.
If you’re not in a rush, you can order the mugs through the Blue Wave website. But if you need one, or several today, write to Loebelsohn directly and arrange to pick your order up pronto.
The image on the Blue Wave mug also comes as a signed giclee print ($45 unframed, $100 framed). It’s actually the third version of the painting originally commissioned to Loebelsohn in 2005, when things were much bleaker (more red, less blue) for the Democrats. In the newest incarnation, the electoral map is all blue, and an image of tanks in the top right corner has been replaced with the Obama logo. See the 2006 version here.