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Last updated August 30, 2014

The Illustrious Illustrations of Señor Warren

Artist looking to cover costs for joining kickass local artist gallery

The Illustrious Illustrations of Señor Warren

Artist looking to cover costs for joining kickass local artist gallery

$235
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 30 2014 7:02 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 30, 2014

About

I moved to Asheville, NC in 2012 on my birthday in the middle of a hurricane to pursue a Master's in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture. 

Despite having plenty to do for school, I have found myself time and time again returning to my illustration projects. The drawing helps me keep focused but also offers needed respite from the intensity of my studies.

The next couple of years will entail a substantial amount of clinical work and I will no longer be able to work a part-time job to provide many of the basic necessities that entail being a Master's student.

Recently, an opportunity came up to potentially be a part of a community of local artists in downtown Asheville. The company is called ZaPow (http://www.zapow.com/) and it is run by a really rad woman named Lauren J. Patton. The space gets a lot of foot traffic, and provides tons of really unique opportunities for their artists and the greater Asheville community.

It occurred to me that I could potentially use my love for illustrating to support me while I am in grad school, while all the while finding a specific outlet for decompressing, as well as a way to remain connected to the incredible community that is down here.

This Kickstarter will therefore serve to lessen the start-up costs as a new artist in the space. The funds will go to buying and/or building frames, making prints and cards, and for the bulk, paying rent for the space for the required commitment of six months in the gallery.

After a while, the hope is to be able to sell enough pieces and prints monthly to be able to at least pay for the space, and hopefully provide a humble, yet so gratefully welcome income while I devote most of my focus to studying Chinese Medicine.

All in all, by supporting this project you would be supporting local artists and economy, supporting the creation and dissemination of art made with love, supporting the potential alleviation of some daunting student debt, and last but not least, supporting the future generation of medicine and healing. 

Thank you for reading and even more for the support!

P.s. Here are some examples of an Astrological Sign series I'm presently working on!

Libra
Libra
Capricorn
Capricorn
Aquarius
Aquarius

Risks and challenges

I would say the only risk with this project would be my time constraint while in school. When in school, basically all of my time is devoted to my studies and I wouldn't have it any other way. However, because the ZaPow space is so supportive and fluid, I trust that I will take upon individual pieces when I am called to do so. Again, the opportunity to even illustrate gives me great drive and focus, which is needed in this program. Even more, the detail-oriented pen-work that I do is really training me, in the long run, to become a better Acupuncturist. So I suppose risk is relative.

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    A personalized thank you in the form of a small card with one of my illustrations printed on it

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