Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained... ?
If you like the works you have seen here, please consider supporting the creation of new works. You can even just donate a dollar! Donations are counted through this app, which uses Paypal to deposit it directly to my Paypal business account for my art.
In the past twelve months, I have worked an almost unbelievable number of seasonal jobs in order to pay my main cost of living: rent.
While my previous employment record, experiences, education, and enthusiasm should enable me to gain access to jobs other than seasonal, this past year, while physically exhausting to an hereto unimaginable extreme, at the end of each day, and I was able to invest it in to my artwork. In fact, this year has been my most artistically productive (non-academic) year to date, despite the ever looming threat of rent.
And yet, what if I were able to take all energy I spent pushing carts, hauling equipment, boxing groceries, and other such comparable tasks, and I were able to funnel it directly in to my art production instead? Or what if I didn't always feel incapacitated by this constant will-I-won't-I make it this month? Believe me, I have done everything from pawning my prized Dyson vacuum to selling my precious art supplies to my neighbors during these past months. What if? I don't have the answers to these questions, but you can help me find out.
My baseline rent which must be paid monthly is exactly $778. If you donate to help me pay my rent for the month of February, I can absolutely guarantee that my time will be spent in the creation of new works. I have so many ideas to get down on paper that I feel like I'm starting to go crazy with the rush of it all...and this mental whirlwind of all the works-to-be only gains momentum in force and intensity with each passing day.
I can't tell you how grateful I would be for time that I might use, free of financial worry, guilt, or long hours of unrelated work, in order to bring my ideas to life. With a donation of any amount, you are choosing to give the priceless gift of time to a very passionate and committed artist; something for which I cannot thank you enough. One month of time could mean producing an entire body of new works and any number of positive improvements for my art career. For example, completing a series of new works mean an increased ability to secure gallery shows; the last full body of my work which survived my house flood dates from 2012, and is right on the cusp of acceptable as works considered professionally current. This is only one of the outcomes made possible by your generous donation.
What else could that time buy? Let's find out!
Raising the money to pay my rent for a month doesn't mean I will spend the month without work, it just means that you have afforded me the time to work on something meaningful.