Between now and the winter holidays, I am donating 50% of all my Etsy proceeds to Women of Worth, the local Women’s Shelter in my town.
I’m listing new items every day, including original paintings, drawings, Giclee reproductions, organic body care, stickers, and more, with prices that can fit any budget. Here’s a sampling of some of the goodies below:
All You Need is Love, Indie Sticker
My First Wife, Painting
Electrified Nimbus, Painting
Hand and Eye, Painting
Eat This, Indie Sticker
Light Bird, Painting
Tiger Ninja, Painting
Organic Body Care Mermaid Sugar Scrub
Funky Punk, Indie Sticker
The Time I Arrested Your Gnome at Burning Man, Painting
Funky Face Indie Sticker
I also have a special coupon for my blog followers to save $2 on any order over $10:
Save $2 off any purchase of art, stickers, and herbal products. 50% of proceeds go to charity. Code: THANKSGIVING
About the Charity
50% of the proceeds from all my Etsy sales will go to Women of Worth. Here is a bit about them:
“Women of Worth is a 501 (c)(3) community benefit nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Sandy Schmidt, a domestic violence survivor. Women of Worth provides assistance to local non-profits, extending the support for victims of domestic violence and families in crisis. Women of Worth provides no-cost services in Nevada and Placer counties.”
Women of Worth also runs Hetty’s Haven:
“Hetty’s Haven provides a transitional shelter for women and women with children escaping domestic violence human/sex trafficking and sexual assault. Enables women to build strength, confidence and trust along their journey to a safe new life.”
I can wrap your gift and include a hand-written note to your recipient at no extra charge upon request. Please let me know if you would like this option upon checkout, and be sure to include what you would like on your gift card.
I’m thankful for all of you wonderful people out there.
Hello friends! I wanted to announce that on March 18th—my birthday no less—I received the Pioneer Award for a piece at the Juried Student Art Exhibition at Sierra College!
A bit of history: last year, my poster design was chosen out of many in a contest to represent the student art show:
Design with original illustration for Sierra College poster contest
That was a huge honor for me. Not only did I win a small monetary prize, but the dean of the art department told me that I would make an awesome graphic designer. I hold those words near and dear to my heart—especially during exam times!
Last year, I also had a piece selected by a jury for the student show:
“Death and the Sun,” 18×24 Hand-Burnished Print
These Juried shows are tough to get into, so I was honored to have a piece accepted. In fact, I had done a whole solo show of my hand-burnished prints a few months prior to the student show; if you are interested in my process, you can check out this nifty little youtube of me making the art:
And now, fast forward to the present!
For this year’s show, I was honored to have all three of my submissions accepted, which really blew me away. It is really hard to get into these shows, and the judges are known to be picky. Here are my three paintings:
When I looked around at all the submissions to the show, I saw that there was some serious competition. I thought to myself, just getting three pieces into the show was reward enough, and I tried not to hope against hope that I might win an award.
I was absolutely flabbergasted when my name was called, and stunned when I received the Pioneer Art Club Award for my painting, “Birdcage.” Not only did I receive a monetary award, but I also was gifted with a year’s membership to the Pioneer Art Club.
I am so grateful to Sierra College and the Pioneer Arts Club for renewing and inspiring my painting and design creativity! And thanks to all my readers and friends who have supported me throughout my creative journey:)
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