Art Auction, Anniversary and Story 2010

Dean and I are trying to go to Chicago in September for Story2010 for our 16th wedding anniversary. The challenge is, we just don't have money for trips, we live on a very tight budget, so we have to work extra to be able to do stuff like this. And we are willing to do that...

The estimated total cost of the trip for us together would be $1500, so that is what we need to somehow earn this month (need to purchase tickets, hotel, flights, sooner then later)

Here's a couple ways we are trying to do that.

First, we are auctioning off my "Tree in Africa" painting. We were originally going to auction this painting off to raise money for us to go to Swaziland Africa but that trip was postponed so now we are auctioning it off so we can go to Story 2010.

So please bid on my painting, You can CLICK HERE to read about the inspiration for this painting.

  • Bidding starts at $100, 
  • text me at 225-439-7327 or email me at with your bid.
  • Biding will close on Sunday, July 4th. 
  • Winner will be announced on the blog,, Monday July 5th.

Second, you can hire me to paint some furniture for you. Below is my slide show portfolio of work I've done. I usually charge about $100 per piece minimal and it may cost more if it's more work then normal. If you would like a quote, e-mail me a picture of what you want painted to,

Many of you know that I'm not a conference fan, but Story is different. It's for creative people, writers, movie makers, musicians, anyone working to tell the greatest story ever told. This year I'm really excited that the president of The Mentoring Project will be one of the speakers. Dean and I both believe that mentoring is key to seeing real change in the fatherless generation that is growing up in the inner city.

So we think this trip will further equip us to do our work in the inner city, it will empower me as a writer, singer and artist, and it will also give us a much needed break and time away for just the two of us.

Thanks in advance for hiring me and for bidding on my painting ;-)


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