I don’t normally ask for help. I’m normally a I-have-a-handle-on-this, I’ll-figure-it-out type of gal. This could be seen as a fault of mine. And it’s not so much that I don’t let people help me, it’s that I insist on doing and giving something in return, I don’t like the feeling of “owing” someone – this will be no different.
Here goes… I need a bit of a break. I need to go explore another place and meet and work with new artists and creatives. I love Indianapolis, but have been itching to get out of town for a while.
Along came an opportunity. Artist and photographer, Sabrina Ward Harrison, whose work I adore and admire, is offering a workshop/retreat this August in Portland, OR and I’m doing everything I can to be there.
With that, at the suggestion of a friend, I’ve created an Indiegogo campaign to help raise the funds so that I can participate in this artistic retreat. In exchange for a donation, I’m offering a series of perks ranging from a personal thank you postcard sent from Portland all the way up to original artwork. These perks are based on the level of contribution and are a steal. I normally sell a 10 X 10 commissioned painting for about $200, but will make something custom for just $100.
I hope you’ll consider helping out with a donation, no matter how small, and you’ll get some cool stuff in return. I can stress that while I will be having fun, this is not a vacation. I’m going to get re-inspired and re-fulfilled so I can come home brimming with new ideas.
I also plan on blogging while I’m there and keeping everyone up to date on the trip.
For all the details on the campaign itself, including the full budget, the list of perks and how to give (!), click here. Despite the lofty Indiegogo campaign goal, I’m looking to bring that number down. With plans to eat cheap and surf someone’s couch if I can, the total will be less.
A big thanks in advance for any contributions!