It’s only January the 6th and I’m already a bit overstretched. Despite one of my resolutions being not to let that happen.
This is for good reasons at least! I used the end of last year to raise money for my friend Jamie’s wheelchair – which he should be getting soon, but we do need a bit more funding to cover fitting and customisations should you feel generous.
I’ve also done a couple of things and have given money to help fight the Australian Fires. I’d encourage other people to do that too.
I’ve also had to help out a couple of hard-up friends (worse off than me) over the holiday period.
I don’t know that I have the energy to do justice to another fundraising campaign right now, and there’s always a great deal of negativity from certain quarters when I run the scholarship. Negativity I don’t feel as equipped to tackle as usual.
I did, recently, discover some of Zel’s art that hadn’t been published yet. I will be putting the usable parts of this art up for sale, piece by piece, in the coming weeks and days.
Sales raised just about $100 specifically for the scholarship last year. I will invest that money in new pieces of art, from people that need commissions.
Otherwise, I throw this open to artists associated with the game industry or fandom, if you want to donate any pieces to the cause of raising money for next year and helping more young artists, it would be greatly appreciated.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org