The first story is that I received an email from a gentleman named John, who inquired about whether I am related to a 1930s-era English engraver named Malcolm Nicholson. John had been researching Nicholson on the Internet, and came across this website, likely because my father's name, also Malcolm Nicholson, appears in my artist statement titled "My Influences."
"Malcolm" was also my grandfather's name (and is my proper first name), but I didn't know if Grandpa had ever been into engraving. I figured not, but then I thought, How many Malcolm Nicholson's can there be? And could it be that far-fetched that my grandfather would have had an artistic bent, as both my father and I turned out to be photographers?
Sure enough, my initial instinct was correct: Dad says Grandpa was never into engraving.
And my second instinct was incorrect: I did a Google search for "Malcolm Nicholson" and it returned almost 600 web pages. I never knew our name was so popular.
The second story is the conclusion of yesterday's cliffhanger: I'm thrilled to report that in February this website did, in fact, attract 10,000 people in one month for the first time. We finished with 10,028. Thank you all for visiting NicholsonPrints.com. :-)