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Thursday, March 12, 2015

I need the help of my supporters ... I need a new wide format printer by tomorrow! Please RT! #Help #CoverArtist

Even Medusa needs a little support sometimes ...
Website background art for 
Official website for author Shakuita Johnson
I have never done this before, but a friend of mine suggested I should give it a go, using the logic, "If people on crowdsourcing sites can ask for help for creative endeavors, why not you? Do you think you are too good to ask for help?" Since she has a point, and my options are limited at this late date, I find myself typing, asking for help. 

As I've been posting about all month, preparations to attend and co-panel at the MidSouthCon have been well underway. I have ordered and received my special watercolor paper, for archival prints, I've ordered and am awaiting three cases of frames, I have reserved my hotel room and purchased other whatnots in preparation for my three-wall art room display. In addition, several of my authors and publishers have sent bookmarks and books for handouts, sale and/or the charity auction on Sunday.

I bet Murphy carries a battle axe ...

The Sheriff - a complimentary piece for Harry Gilleland's A Wandering Warrior (book will be avail at the con for 1st time)

As Murphy would have it, my wide format, art-quality printer just died and I need a new one, not a week before the convention. I am going to have to buy a replacement tomorrow and have found one, but the funds I have reserved for the hotel room, transportation, and out-food (as my son calls it) is all of my savings after Christmas expenses. This is the only con I attend in person each year, and we treat it as a family/working vacation combined birthday party (mine -- the 19th).

One of the new prints planned for this year.

Between my having been so sick this year (flu-related stuff, not life-threatening) m I haven't worked as much as I normally would have and just don't have the extra to spend on a several hundred dollar printer last-minute, like this.

Everybody needs friends to watch their back ...

Cover art for Jason Hein's novel, Arise to Fall ... book coming soon

I really HATE receiving charity (though I have no qualms giving to charity), I would much prefer a rash of projects being contracted tonight, that I can start/complete over the next few months. But since I know most of my writer-friends are on as tight a budget as I am, they may not be ready to contract a project tonight. However, most of my friends do have a few spare bucks they can offer a starving-artist-friend to go toward a new printer so I can print and present my artwork at the convention. I'll look real silly with a dozen leftover prints from last year and a bunch of new books but no new prints of the book covers.

So those who can hire me, contact me via live chat or email, here:

For those you want to help by tossing a few dollars into my tip jar, the link is here:

Most importantly, I want to thank all of the people who re-post my blog posts, retweet my tweets, and share my updates. All of you are amazing and keep this single mom's teen-aged boy fed and in forever growing shoes. I couldn't make a living as an artist, as tight a living as it gets at times, if not for ya'll.

Love you all ...

Cover art for JT Buckley's novel, Blood & Steel (book will be avail at the con for 1st time)

Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...

This post edited by Grammarly* ~ NOW FREE FOR CHROME USERS!

*Blurbs and quotes provided are not edited by WillowRaven but posted as provided by author/publisher.

*All art and designs in this post were created by myself unless otherwise noted even if some images have been replaced with newer ones to keep post current with my portfolio.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I can't help you with printers since it not my area. But if I see anything I'll let you know.

    You always display really neat work here. Because of that, I just nominated you for the Liebster Award. Go here to find out what to do: http://faroutfantastic.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-liebster-blog-awards.html

    Great job with your posts!


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