Send Grace Back To China

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HI! I'm Grace. I'm currently a (starving) Brooklyn-based artist, @YAYCAKE .

I'm moving to CHENGDU, CHINA. Yup. China. It's literally across the world; 7,505 miles, to be sure. And I need your help to move there. In exchange, you'll be rewarded with some Yaycake original watercolor, mixed media, or drawing pieces. 

I'm glad you asked, conscious consumer!

+ Plane tickets to Chengdu ($$$)
+ Visa costs ($)
+ Chengdu basics (finding and renting an apartment, transportation) ($$)
+ Moving 7000 miles away (!!!)
+ Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification (TEFL) ($$$)

I will be in the moving process from now until October 28th. I will be arriving in Chengdu, China on Saturday, October 29th.


I want to create more art. Chengdu, China affords the cost of living and time resources I need to explore, collaborate, and connect through art and re-learning the language. And if I can find a way, I'll be able to help others find unique ways to pursue their own dreams beyond the options they feel are available to them.

I'm giving away all my art from the past 5+ years to those who are kind enough to help fund my journey-- and the next chapter of my life.

If you've ever thought that artists should get paid, here's your chance ;) Plus, anyone who donates gets to crash on my couch in Chengdu, China (not all at once, now). A place to stay 7000 miles across the world, when you're ready to come explore the beauty of the Sichuan province, and to visit the pandas !

This GoFundMe campaign will end on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016.


As a thank you to helping me on this new 'chapter' of my life, I'm rewarding my funders.

I have 5+ years of art to share. If you would not prefer erotica, I can pull from a variety of different pieces :)

To view some of the pieces, visit Find them on Instagram @yaycake.

***To redeem these, click your reward options on the right===>***

$40 | 11” X 14” Watercolor Pieces | ~28
Original YAYCAKE non erotica and erotica pieces to light up your life and/or loins!

$60 | 11” X 14” Collage Pieces | ~23
Original detail- intensive YAYCAKE collages. The cat collages are dedicated to those who worship their feline friends :) Other collages include landscapes, black and white compositions, and more.
View more at (Cat/alog or Collages gallery).

$120 | 19” X 24” Watercolors, Mixed Media | ~20
Original YAYCAKE non erotica and erotica pieces, from energetic, colorful watercolors to detailed mixed media and layered collages.

$150 | 18” X 24” Commissions | ~3
Original YAYCAKE watercolor commission of a picture of your choice. Limited to 3; donation + picture must be submitted by September 23rd to redeem this reward.

$250 | 26” X 39” Oversized watercolor + india ink | ~3
Original and new YAYCAKE pieces. *Shipping included; NYC area people I can come to you. If you want. No pressure. 

Visit or @YAYCAKE on Instagram to view my art. To watch some Works In Progress (#WIPs), Snap me @Yaycake.

If you see something that isn't at or would like to buy a specific piece, all proceeds are going towards building a new life in China-- so feel free to contact me and I'm confident we'll be able to work something out. I'll be featuring some favorite pieces here and on social media over the next month!


Cat Collages: 




This GoFundMe campaign will end on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016.

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My SEND GRACE BACK TO CHINA GoFundMe campaign is officially 'dunzo'. Visit or connect on Instagram and Snapchat @Yaycake <3
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LAST FEW HOURS to help send Grace back to China!

Thank you everyone for such an overwhelming display of friendship, support, inspiration, and love. To the donors, thank you for donating and finding new homes for YAYCAKE. For everyone else, NO FOMO: While I'm deactivating the GoFundMe at midnight, I still have more art pieces and am totally open 24/7 for donations ;0 . Check out my online gallery at, or hit me up on Instagram (@yaycake) if you see something you like!

As I'm working the tenth annual Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics conference ( this week, recent donor rewards will be shipped out next week.

Thank you to my following sponsors and new owners of YAYCAKE:

Tessa Levine
Molly Rose
Emma Kaywin
Abigail Riedinger
Tazu Zak
Peter Hart
Kelsey King
Ashton Horton
Stephanie Heyduck
Ben Chaykin
Brian Veprek
Christopher Johnston
Laura Bedrick
joro boro
Di Feng tan
Cara Blasen
Garrett Koeppicus
Dani Morales
Madeline and David Engel
Lorena Dame
Naomi Shafer
Gamelatron Robotgamelan
Tiffany Li
Andrew Oh
John Lorenzo
Phyllis Ma
Cara Blasen
Daniel Onufer
Cyrena Lee
Sarah Roske
Diana Ho
Alyssa and Bill petrone
Robert Ramos Jr
Jeremy Friedman
Leonar Yiong
Cole S. Law
Caleb Miller
Michelle Watt
My Collection of Thank You Faces
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This blustery day is perfect for working on a lovely, erotic intimate commission from this GoFundMe. Knowing that someone else will give this piece a lovely wall to dic-Tate (haha, did you see what I did there? A funny. Yeah.) their bedroom policies with colorful excitement is beyond my pleasure.
Completely unrelated, the move has prompted my curiosity into the minimalist's "capsule wardrobe": honing down the closet to what you absolutely wear. It was a happy and hard exercise of letting so many *things* go, but it was just as cathartic as filling a blank canvas. Cue that really cheesy song by Natasha Bedingfield. If anyone has any tips or advice on living that life, holla at me!
Layer up and stay warm-- for winter is coming.
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Misc 19x24 watercolor pieces
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Raised by 41 people in 18 months
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Created September 6, 2016
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Timothy Ryan
17 months ago

LOVE love love you BB. Beautiful adventures and LIFE ahead for you - you're bold and amazing. xx -- tim

Caleb Miller
17 months ago

I definitely want to surf that couch in Chengdu. Best of luck in all your life's beautiful endeavors, Grace!

Cole S. Law
17 months ago

For tacos.

17 months ago
17 months ago

I am so poo I cant afford the 'R' or round to the nearest 10 in my donations. But I wish the best for you and your artistic endeavors. Stay doing what you love.

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