Getting started!!

Getting Started:

Hello friends and family! For years now I have dreamed  of and toyed with and half-heartedly attempted to make my living selling my artwork. Around this time last year I attempted to, and though was shockingly (to me) successful at the beginning, had my entire savings stolen to some ID theft within a few weeks of getting started. In fear and desperation I rushed into working a job instead, and then another job, then considered going to grad school, and then worked some more. But with a recent rush of commission requests and interest that has somehow managed to pay my rent and student loans (not an easy feat!), I have been reminded of this dream and that I can do it with a lot of work and a little bit of help. I cannot pretend that this fundraiser is on par with those with medical emergencies and the like, but it does mean the world to me. What I am asking for is help just to buy the things needed to start a small art business - A scanner/printer and camera to document my work, a simple PC to process said imagery, a new drafting table to replace my old one that is falling apart, a website (and all the related online services), a folding table to bring to market, the down payment of my market stalls and a plethora of smaller items that all add up to around 1,700$.  And I am not asking for money without anything in return. In exchange for your gift I will send you a pastel, a charcoal or ink drawing as a thanks. I cannot  fully express how much even the smallest gift means to me, but please know that it does. Thank you.

For 5-10$ you will receive a small piece that will fit in a standard envelope

For 11-25$ you will receive a 4x6 

For 26-50$ you will receive a 5x11 or an 8x10

For 51-100$ I will do custom  or multiple smaller works

For 100$+ Whatever you want!

Thank you again!!
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Calder Yates Gladstone 
Swannanoa, NC
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