Mariah's Art / Boat Adventure

$1,026 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 17 people in 43 months
I'm an artist fresh out of school and I am going to live on a boat in South Carolina and make art! I named my boat Xena, after the Warrior Princess, so that she'll be really tough!

Xena is a 25 foot long Catalina sailboat from 1980 and she needs a lot of work (and love). I'm doing all my own repairs to save money but I still need parts, tools, and supplies. Bottom paint (for the underside of a boat, to keep it from growing things) is $140 per gallon.  I'm learning how to do electrical work, marine plumbing, wood working, and leak fixing.

As an artist I work in watercolor, oils, oil pastel, acrylic and occasionally encaustics. You can check out my art at

I'm really excited for any help I can get in this transition time, so I'm going to send you all some sort of painting, if you give at least 5 dollars. The more you give the larger painting I can afford to send you! I don't prize my paintings by their size, but the Postal Service does. :P
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Here's a a watercolor I painted from my boat.
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$1,026 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 17 people in 43 months
Created October 16, 2014
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Ceci Mendez
37 months ago

Congrats on all your wonderful voyages!

Gerri McNenny
38 months ago

Hi Mariah, What a great adventure you're on! Looks like you'll be getting that anchor you need soon. Love and hugs, Aunt Gerri

William Shriner
38 months ago

Great idea Mariah ! We love your work ! CQR anchors rule - great choice !

Vanessa Varjian
38 months ago

Go girl!

Chris Guiry
41 months ago

Keep up the good work!

Karen Couture
42 months ago

What an amazing adventure!!! Karen and Noah Couture

Cheryl Bellew
42 months ago

bonne chance!! ❤️

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