Offered for the first time ever, my ART! Don't miss your chance to make an exciting investment!
Hello folks, for 2 WEEKS only I'm offering art by commission! I'm off to India and to fund the trip, everything I'll make there is for sale — get it while it's crazy cheap ;)!
I was selected as one of 20 international artists to participate in the artisan village of Raghurajpur, where I'll study carving, painting...even sculpting in elephant dung! It's an honor to have been selected to learn from these amazing craftspeople in their ancient traditions. And now to fund the trip, I'm offering the artwork I'll be creating there for sale in advance.
What I do:
For more on the village and the program: www.riace.in
I hoped to muster the funds without being a pest...but I just left my doctor's appointment, where I discovered with dismay that the seven necessary vaccinations and prescriptions—against malaria, typhoid, polio, and all those other lovely things—is going to run me over $600 out of pocket. Slapped on me right after learning I have to pay for a dental extraction beforehand, as well. Sooo, I'm kinda freaking out right now and wondering if I should call the whole thing off. I had accounted for the vicinity of what Haiti had required, but sounds like jungle diseases are a real treat. So the medical expenses on top of needing a dental implant are honestly a huge bummer.
A residency provides the artist with housing, workspace, and a supportive environment to create. In exchange, the surrounding community benefits from an influence of ideas and skill sets shared by the artist. Indeed, in more affluent places a well-established artist may receive all expenses paid, exchanging teaching or artworks in return. Although the majority of costs for what I am to gain is being provided by the village, I still have to get there as well as pay for materials. And then there's the medical, ughhh.
Heck ya! You get the work, I get the skills...as well as the happiness of feeling your support!
YES!! Maybe not my general forte, but then again when have I fundraised ;)? But moreover, your generous donation will be providing me 5 weeks of solid, uninterrupted time to produce art. I will certainly need time on return to create the prints, but your artwork will have been completed while still in India and will be in your hands by a deadline of December 18th, come hell or high water. ;)
Nope. I'm dead serious, folks; if I don't sell some art within two weeks to fund this trip, then my career as an artist will become tragically short-lived. Don't make me eat paint or cut off my ear, ACT NOW! (please and thanks! ;)
Have no worry! If the enormous discount ;) I'm providing at right doesn't have you convinced to purchase in advance, then I'll be providing a small collection of watercolors and prints just for you...so stay tuned!
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Sep 11, 2011 - Oct 2, 2011 (21 days)
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Pledge $15 or more
You'll receive exclusive access to the blog I'm creating, and a huge sloppy hug for the support!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $30 or more
With this pledge, you'll be sponsoring me to create a creative work. In appreciation, you will receive by mail a small print of a painting on a card, along with complete blog access.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $50 or more
For this gift of one day's sponsorship, you will receive a signed, limited-edition 16x11" print of one spread from my India sketchbook, packed with color and anectdotes. Also blog access and a card of my enormous gratitude.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $80 or more
You'll be commissioning a small signed work based in an Indian tradition, and created especially for you! Also blog access, card, and advance assurance that your piece will NOT be in dung unless you reaaaally want it...;)Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $125 or more
You'll receive a larger signed sculpture or painting, made specifically with you in mind. Also blog access, card with print, and the lifelong devotion of your biggest fan!Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $150 or more
With this gift you will be providing a lesson to the Indian locals of an art form from your own culture—such as portraiture, tatting, or watercolor—taught by me. Therefore, not only will you receive a signed piece of art; blog access; and card; but you will also recieve a photo of the pupils that honors your very generous contribution.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011
Pledge $300 or more
I'll post a public video on YouTube of myself fire-dancing. (EEKS! ;)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011