Ok, I’ve mentioned it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, here’s the details:
Last year, my Cousin Dale announced his adult daughter Tessa has oral cancer. There were insurance issues and his blue collar family was having trouble putting together funds for treatment, time lost from work, doctor’s appointments, etc. He put together a GoFundMe account at: https://www.gofundme.com/vndn488k
Myself and my parents kicked in, but Dale is far short of the $10,000 goal. I’m struggling too. Here at home, I have severe debt and my car is falling apart. I constantly feel as if I’m living from one crisis to another.
So, I had an idea.
I’ve got two pieces up for sale. Proceeds to go to Tessa’s Cancer Fund.
One is the original poster art for the upcoming SMUT 3 art show. The date has been officially postponed, which also means we’ll have a different roster of artists. What this means is, the final posters and flyers will be different from the original art, making this a unique piece.
This piece is currently on Etsy for $200 plus S&H at https://www.etsy.com/listing/273156…
Next up is “Hot Rod Boot” AKA “Maneater”, an acrylic painting on 11×14 canvas of a high heeled boot styled like a hot rod. That’s the pic of the canvas up top. The boot has flames, tailpipes, and a shark teeth smile. I’ve been working on this piece every morning for about two months before I go to work at my vanilla driving gig.
The painting was conceived of as a learning experience, where I could focus more time and effort than one of my typical art pieces.
I was going to try some form of bidding process through the GoFundMe page, but realized that wouldn’t work out right. So, I’m asking $350, plus shipping and handling. Payment to be made through Etsy. Photos of the work in progress are available through my Facebook page and of course on FetishArtist.net
There’s more that can be done, but at the moment I’m stretched thin. I’ve had ideas like using E-bay instead of Etsy and sending out smaller pieces in exchange for smaller donations. That will have to come later.
One last very important thing to mention, Tessa doesn’t know me and I barely know Dale. That side of the family doesn’t know much about my artwork, and my involvement in fetish and BDSM. Tessa doesn’t even know I’m doing this. I’m just trying to help out. All proceeds I receive from these pieces will be donated to the cancer fund.
I know there are collectors out there and this is a way I can take what I do and use it to help someone in need. To my friends in the fetish world, please share this.