Diary of a Mad Fundraiser IV

HeartbeatSo far the fundraising is going GREAT! I am so touched to see all the people who have stepped up to the plate for me. I’m 70% funded so far. Wooo hoooooo!!!!

That being said, I found an essay by a woman named Rebekah Joy Plett. I have taken the liberty of changing a few words, but for all intents and purposes, they are her thoughts that remarkably mirror my own. I think it’s relevant to what I’m trying to do with my project “Heartbeat”.

“When you support the work of an independent artist you are supporting more than just a painting or a novel or a song. You are supporting hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures interspersed with glorious successes. You are supporting days, weeks, months, years of frustration and also moments of pure joy. You are offering relief for nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to buy gas, having enough money to feed the doggies and kitty kat. You aren’t just supporting a thing, you are supporting a piece of the heart, a part of a soul, private moments in someone’s life. Most importantly you are allowing that artist more time to do something they are passionate about; something that makes all of the above worth the fear and the doubt; something that puts the life in to the living.”

For all of you that are part of my 70% I thank you for giving my “Heartbeat” a pulse.
http://www.usaprojects.org/project/heartbeat

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About monicalinvillefineart

I have been a working studio artist for over 30 years now. Self-taught, painting has been as much a part of my life as breathing. I learned by doing. Over 20 of those years have been spent on a little mountain in the Caribbean where my primary studio is located. I recently opened a second studio in Saratoga Springs, New York. I made the decision years ago that the best way to get people interested in coming to see my paintings was to simply be the best painter I could possibly be. Easel time. I put in a LOT of easel time. The gods have been good as I have been fortunate that in spite of my isolation from the art markets of the world, people still seek me out and find me. My work is now in collections around the world and students come to my mountain in search of instruction. My life has been good. I offer my world up to you as a refuge. I believe that is the purpose of my art.... it is a sanctuary for my soul while creating it and I would like it to be a sanctuary for yours while viewing it. I want to dance with you. I want to be part of your thoughts. I want to be part of your memory. Be delighted, please. Delight soothes the soul.
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