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Artist Burned out of Home and Studio Wants to Work

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Raised by 151 people in 5 months
I don't even own a teaspoon anymore. All I have collected since I lost almost everything in my 1976 fire in San Francisco. I have collected Rare Discontinued Swarovski Crystal for my work for many years. These can not be replaced. I want to get back to work but don't have a clue where yet and how. I love my work and it keeps me happy to be able to make things that I ship world wide to many people. I make Angels out of Swarovski crystal and had the largest collection of Swarovksi hand made items on Ebay and Etsy with thousands of wonderful customers over the years.
I will need to rebuild everything from the ground up. A household, and a new studio.
Thank you for your consideration.
Kind Regards, Lilli

Here is a link to the story today run by the LA Times

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-aging-and-disaster-20181120-story.html
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This how I am spending the wonderful donations I am getting. Table and chairs $75. Rug $25. Life is different now but it is fun hunting for bargains. People move or other circumstances and get rid of some great stuff. I got the couch and love seat at a consignment store. Great bargains out there and I am spending my donations very carefully. Thank you all again. I am still trying to find someone to fetch my desk from the Bay Area. So much more needed still.
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Finally! I have found my new home and studio, on the Lake in Lake California. Beautiful inspiring view and close to my Best Friend just a few blocks away.
Now to get my household started, need everything. I have a wonderful new Landlady that will let me use some of the furniture that is there. Need plates, silverwear, cookwear so much, it will be fun to get started. I move in after the first of March. <3
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I am happy to let my generous donors know that I have found a desk to work on almost like the one that I lost in the fire. I had created almost all of my work in various mediums on that desk for 45 years. My cousin in the Bay Area spotted this wonderful new workspace for me and thanks to my donors I was able to send a check to secure it until I find a place to live. Still a challenge since rents are so high now. I am including some photos of the new desk and the last photo was my old desk and friend when I first started setting it up after my move to Paradise. Thank you all again. This gives me a vision to see myself once again sitting at my desk working. <3
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I am still looking for affordable housing so I can set up my studio and get back to work.
I finally got the courage to go back and look at my burned out home and studio. It was really a shocker to actually see the remains after rain and the weather has turned ashes into a sludge like substance. I will go back again to Paradise in the near future. It was so sad to see everything I worked for my whole life up in smoke and ashes. Here are some photos of what we saw.
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