all i can say is that i hope this works. i hope reno and sparks... and black rock city... and san francisco... and cheney/seattle... and the communities i've touched beyond city limits love me and allow me to paint this project with more ease than i will without their support.
i mean, i'm a ball of nerves right now...getting ready to launch this crowd funding campaign for my tarot project is all i can think about. i'm an artist consumed and i feel like my fate is in the hands of people around me. it's a strange and vulnerable feeling.
it's also not completely foreign.
it's similar to that feeling you get when you apply for a sierra arts grant... or try for an artown project... or want to put together a burning man art installation... or apply for residency in ireland....
(....and since we're talking about me... we might as well say that i don't usually get the things i go for. i get more rejection letters than my drawer can hold so this is shooting for the stars on a whole new level!)
i feel like this is a project for the people... by the people... of the people of this awesome town that i live in. i've lived and created without much of the bullshit of reno and it's arts orgs and i'm prepared to continue.
so this is in the peoples' hands.
on mallory's gallery facebook yesterday i posed a question as to whether or not it was right for an artist to line the edges of his or her campaign budget in order get paid for his or her art. the answer was pretty unanimous in that it was wrong to do that and that people who donate like to believe that 100% of the funds donated go directly to the project. i concur.
in light of that,
here's a copy of the budget i've been working on. it's good to note that some of the sections have a range of prices--like the price of good paint. it's also good to note that a fuckton of paint in my hands will never....ever...go to waste.
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