One Year Ago, Today

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Taking A Jump

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If you know me, you’ll know that I have a passion for creating art, and that I dream of traveling with my family. These 2 desires have been the basis of EVERY decision that I make in life.  Over the years, I have taken baby steps, placing one foot in front of the other, trusting God as I slowly moving toward my dreams.  However, in the last year, as one art project has lead to another, those baby steps have become more like strides.

In August, I was able to use the money I’ve earned painting murals to purchase a vintage 31′ Airstream Sovereign.  It is the perfect addition to our family of 4, making it possible for me to achieve my dream of creating art from the road.  Now, I am ready to take the jump and begin to make a living at doing what I love most, creating art.

In the last year, it’s been my honor to paint murals for the Oncology unit at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN.  Never has my artwork, been more fulfilling to create, than it has been while painting for the patients on the unit.  I love seeing how the symbolism that I have prayerfully worked into the designs touch people’s hearts at the time when they most need the encouragement.

My desire is to continue doing this work, and the airstream is going to help me to be able to reach out further than I what can reach now.  However, there is some work that needs to be done before, I am ready to take my mural business on the road.  This is why I have put together a crowdfunding campaign through Indiegogo.com.  My goal is to raise $10,000 to help me build up my business, in preparation for hitting the road.

“What will these funds go towards?”, you may be asking. For starters, the Airstream needs some repairs, and new tires before we can take it use it.  We also need a dependable truck with the towing capabilities needed for hulling the weight of the Airstream.  These are the first priorities for the money.  If possible, I would also like to purchase some decent camera equipment, and a laser printer enabling me to photograph my artwork, and print my own fine art prints.

Not everyone is in a place to pick up and go out to use their passion in helping people who are sick or hurting. However, just because you can’t go, it doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of bringing healing to people who need it!

Please take a moment to check out my campaign page, and please consider making a contribution.  For your generosity, I am offering some great pieces of art for each level of investment.

 

Shop Announcement

These prints are now available through Society6.  Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway going right now!  Today is the last day to enter.

There are 3 ways to win this print.

1. Follow this blog by clicking the prompt in the right sidebar.

2. Take a look at my Pintrest boards & follow those.

3. Stop by my Facebook page & leave a comment telling me you “Did it”,

Do all three and you could have 3 chances to win the print!

The winner will be randomly selected from the followers of one of these sites (blog, pintrest, facebook) on Friday.

Color Scouting: Summer Sunset

What is color scouting?

 

Hey > > > don’t forget to enter the giveaway going right now! 

There are 3 ways to win this print.

1. Follow this blog by clicking the prompt in the right sidebar.

2. Take a look at my Pintrest boards & follow those.

3. Stop by my Facebook page & leave a comment telling me you “Did it”,

Do all three and you could have 3 chances to win the print!

The winner will be randomly selected from the followers of one of these sites (blog, pintrest, facebook) on Friday.

Oh Pioneer

…This is an attempt to revive that spirit. To kindle the fire we once carried in our chest and behind our eyes, the vision for a new world, bold world, fresh and varied. Inside each of us is a fire that burns for the wild things, for untouched mountains, for unseen waters. Inside each of us is the desire to feel the grain of fresh wood between our fingers, to smell the petrichor of wet earth, to know the sounds of the birds singing by name, to taste the fruit of our own labor.

— Oh Pioneer

I LOVE this quote from the blog Oh Pioneer.  It makes me want to get outdoors, take a deep breath, & experience the life around me!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway going right now!  There are 3 ways to win this print.

1. Follow this blog by clicking the prompt in the right sidebar.

2. Take a look at my Pintrest boards & follow those.

3. Stop by my Facebook page & leave a comment telling me you “Did it”,

Do all three and you could have 3 chances to win the print!

The winner will be randomly selected from the followers of one of these sites (blog, pintrest, facebook) on Friday.