Quick housekeeping: Lauryn & I are going to White Mountain this weekend to celebrate my slow descent towards senility and osteoporosis, so hopefully I will come back with some inspiration and new blog fodder. I know I have been distracted and done a very poor job updating the blog through July. I am deeply sorry and will try my best to find the time to make it up to everyone this August.
And now… to the pitch!
So I have this problem. I am currently tapped out.
Of money, that is.
Okay not really. I still have enough money in my bank account to buy hay tomorrow (the boys have exacting standards) and Runza on my birthday, but I’m past what I can feasibly donate to The Lawsuit. And by “The Lawsuit” I mean the litigation to try to stop the Adobe Town, Divide Basin, and Salt Wells roundups that are supposed to start later this month. You can donate here, but you may wish to finish reading my post before you hop on over there.
So as I said, I’ve donated what I can to The Cloud Foundation to help fund the lawsuit to stop the roundup and ultimate destruction of the Adobe Town, Divide Basin, and Salt Wells herds. But it is one of those things where it still doesn’t feel like quite enough, you know?
Like a hazy dream laced with coffee beans and unicorns dancing on rainbows, the answer to my dilemma dawned on me while staring at the clock at work, half buried in paperwork and moving way too slow. I’m out of money, but that doesn’t mean I’m out of capital. Not entirely, at least.
I don’t actively sell my artwork all that often (read: pretty much never). There are a few reasons for this:
1. I don’t have time.
2. It requires lots of effort that could be spent playing with my horses.
3. I’m a terrible salesperson.
4. Did I mention it requires effort?
Because of my
laziness busy life, I do have some 8 x 10 fine art photos just sitting around in a lovely, dust-free container. They aren’t doing me any good at the moment just sitting in a box feeling unloved. However, I have the distinct impression that they would look fantastic on your wall.
Or dresser… Bookshelf… Refrigerator. Whatever shears your sheep.
So to that end, I have filled up my humble little Etsy shop with the photos I have on hand that are ready to be shipped. I have multiple 8 x 10 unmatted prints that are available in limited quantities for $30 each (plus $5 shipping and handling).
We both know that you were already going to donate to TCF, but why not get something cool for yourself out of the deal, am I right? (Sidenote: If you have already donated to TCF’s Legal Fund for the lawsuit and are interested in a print, then please send me an email and I’ll see what we can work out)
If you will allow me to have a telemarketer moment, once I am out of a photo, then it is gone. So you won’t want to miss out!
100% of the proceeds for all 8×10 photos sold will go to The Cloud Foundation’s Mustang Legal Fund. In other words, all $30 are going straight to TCF so they can put that towards the litigation to save the Red Desert herds.
(Okay there is one tiny exception. I have a 16×24 gallery wrap where TCF only gets 60% because those things are so darned expensive to print)
But wait, there’s more (she says with a raised eyebrow and an exasperated sigh because yes, she really went there and she is ashamed of that fact)
I currently have three pieces hanging in the Cottonwood Gallery in Colorado Springs as part of the Celebration of Wild Horses Art Exhibit. These pieces may be purchased by contacting Darlene at the Cottonwood Gallery from 10-3 MST at telephone number 719-520-3283.
And finally, if you have always wanted a print of mine that is not listed on Etsy under my ‘Red Desert Sale’ section, please contact me and I will see what I can do. From now until August 18th, 60% of any other photos purchased will be donated to The Cloud Foundation’s Mustang Legal Fund. The downside is that 40% has to go to pay for the printing, rather than TCF getting the full $30, but the wild horses will still benefit.