We're all pretty bizarre..

Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all.

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Anonymous asked: I have to say, I completely understand this campaign - This is the sort of thing (for personal development) that gives crowd-funding campaigns for real issues of artistic integrity, a good name. I have loved your work and I really do find this so courageous and inspiring. What a joy to reach so high as to do this. You're trying, by working hard, to do what you need to move on in your career and asking people who support you to buy your work is a great way forward. Really grand.

I don’t know who you are, but I do know that you’re fantastic. Thank you!

Filed under anon i feel much better now thank you!

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Anonymous asked: I have to say, I don't understand this "campaign" - This is the sort of thing (for personal gain) that gives crowd-funding campaigns for real issues of need, a bad name. I have liked your work but I really do find this so crass and inappropriate. What a shame to stoop so low as to do this. I managed, by working a lot, to do what I needed to move forward in my career and never would have considered to beg for a hand out and try to do it the easy way out. Real Shame.

Excuse me? “Begging for a handout”? Have you even taken the time to read the campaign and looked at the perks?

I am not begging for anything. I am offering artwork in return for money, to be able to advance as an artist. In what way is that ‘begging’? Sure, the two lowest perks are not tangible rewards, and maybe I shouldn’t have added those then, but pretty much everyone contributing is getting tangible perks (EDIT: There. I deleted the non-tangible perk that hadn’t been claimed yet. I do value feedback just so you know.). I might add - these are the same prices as they would have been otherwise, I’m not asking more money for artwork via the campaign as I am regularly. Good for you that you had other ways to move forward in your career, we’re not all that lucky. But like I said - people are NOT just ‘giving me money’, they are paying me for artwork. IndieGogo is the platform through which I am offering those services and simultaneously am able to tell my story and explain what the money will go towards. I truly don’t understand how you see a problem with that.

I’d love to have a proper discussion with you about this, as I am honestly baffled by your opinion and would love to understand, but you’d need to tell me who you are (which I won’t share publicly if you don’t want me to).

Filed under anon i feel really hurt now i never meant to upset anyone

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Advancing Artist: help Meike move forward.

This is it. The moment I’ve been both dreading and anticipating. I have a running crowdfunding campaign, and it’s scary - yet so exciting!

It is my ultimate dream to become a professional portrait artist and to keep improving at what I do. But in order to reach this goal, I need your help.

I want to be able to create works that are 100% mine, meaning I want to take the reference photos too. I want to be involved in the entire process, from the lighting on the subjects face to eventually deciding how detailed the drawing is going to be, and possibly even in how my prints are made. But I can’t do that without high-quality equipment.

I have therefore created a crowdfunding campaign and would appreciate it if you could check it out. If you can’t contribute, please do think about sharing the campaign with your friends & family. If you use the IndieGogo share tools for this (you need to be logged in to IndieGogo!), you might win two sketches.The person whose referrals contribute the highest amount of money will win that prize.

Thank you in advance!

Here are examples of some of the perks you can pick:
'The Batch' postcard set
'The Batch' postcard set
EXCLUSIVE Mark Gatiss drawing print
EXCLUSIVE drawing prints and custom original drawings (Pictured here: Mark Gatiss print)
Tom Hiddleston sketchExample of a sketch (Tom Hiddleston). You can order custom sketches or original drawings.

And moooore. Go check out the campaign if you’re interested!

Filed under indiegogo crowdfunding benedict cumberbatch tom hiddleston mark gatiss help me out meike zane artist

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dubbayoo:

“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”

(Source: alifelesslonely, via carefulrebellion)