I hate doing this. Seriously. On a pathologic level. I loathe and detest asking for help, largely because I'm afraid to do it. Ask Cins, she knows how much I hate the feeling of being an unwelcomed intrusion.
But I need help, and I need it, badly.
As any of the podcast listeners know, I've been having a rough time of it. My 14 year old cat, who I have had for everyone of those years, is in chronic renal failure, and while he can be maintained for now with subcutaneous fluids and special food I still have that knowledge in my head that sooner or later, when his quality of life drops, I'll have to have him put down.
Adding to that, my father died in March. I took my cat to the vet on Saturday, woke up Sunday morning to a message from my sister demanding that I call her where she told me that my dad died the night before. These two events ate up with little I had in savings, and because I'm still making up the finals I missed from last quarter, my financial aid got all kinds of messed up as well. Then this last Saturday I discovered that the assistanceship that would help pay for my first year of grad school got revoked thanks to the budget cuts that seem to be sweeping my school like a plague. Adding to this is the fact that my job ends in September.
I'm in trouble, of the deep shit variety. I talked with Cins and Metal Mikey and both thought it would be okay to post this here, so here is my plea:
Will you please commission me?
I'm a good artist, and a very crafty person. I've been designing Halloween decorations to make out of card stock and glitter, and the people I've shown them to have liked them. I'd be happy to design and create one for you. I create all of my blanks, and cut everything out by hand. No Cri-Cuts or punches, just me, some card stock, and an exacto knife.
I can also sew. Want a doll that looks like your mom? Want to finally be able to take Leather Face to bed with you? Need a Sam doll to keep the nightmares near? I can design and create something for you.
Want a drawing of something absolutely filthy? I'm your woman. I will draw anything excepting pedophilia or bestiality, but furry stuff is fine. Want a drawing of Freddy Krugar tap dancing with Julie Andrews? I can do that! If you commission me you'll get the original drawing, not a print, and I can do it black and white, in charcoal (also B&W), colored pencil, marker, or water color as the media of choice.
I can make little charms out of fimo in whatever shape you want. Need a scarf? I can knit you one!
Please, help me out. I don't do shoddy work, and I need 700$ or there's a very real chance I'm going to be evicted. I really, really don't want this to happen, and I'm scared. Everything is going wrong, I need help to make it right. If you decide to take me up on this, please contact me at the firstname.lastname@example.org address.
ANY help is appreciated, and that includes spreading the word for me. I know times are tough and a lot of people are barely scraping by. Don't feel obligated to help financially, but PLEASE spread the word for me? I need all the help I can get.
EDIT: Cins here. I can vouch for her art work! If you want to see her style, please check out Stac's DeviantArt page here!