On August 1st, from 12:00pm PT, you are invited to watch my working process on the very first Changing Woman portrait! I will be painting, tweeting, and posting pictures to Instagram for all the 24 hours that the event lasts.
Simultaneously, consider donating $2 dollars (the price of a regular cup of coffee at Starbucks) to contribute to the current Changing Woman fundraising campaign. If I get 1,500 people to donate me a “cup of coffee”, I would easily surpass my goal! How cool that would be?
And this is why I am calling this event Coffee for Art. It would be like buying me a cup of coffee. Except that that money will go into keeping my project going for the next months, so I can make enough art to lift the spirits of a lot of women that have been battered, exploited, neglected, discriminated. And give more hope to others that depend on a shelter to rebuild their lives.
The broadcasting will happen via justin.tv, on my (under construction) channel http://justin.tv/patriciaariel, and the donations can be made via the PayPal button on the right sidebar. Donation is secure and I never have access to your credit card number or any financial information. US sponsors that wish to have their much deserved tax deductions can donate right at my USA Projects page , but keep in mind that I won’t get one penny of your contribution in case I do not reach the $2,500 goal – this money goes to the Matching Funds system of USA Projects to benefit unsuccessful projects.
Of course you always can consider donating more than a cup of coffee (because, hey, there are some cool prizes to win – check out the perks on the right sidebar.) All donations, even the smaller ones, will have exclusive access to the video footages and peeks at my creative process. But even if you cannot donate the coffee or the bigger bucks, you are welcome to peek into what my life is about most of the time and enjoy my art making process, and even chat in real time, ask questions, etc.
See you there!