Exciting things have happened since I last wrote a blog. I have created a 501 3(c)nonprofit!! The idea to do this was really based on two assignments that I did last summer and fall in my Masters Program (Advocacy and Political Leadership). I have met so many amazing people that believe in me and want to help my passions take root. It all seems like a dream.
I have been asked to speak at several events this year and next year. I have been writing letters of intent for funding and creating a framework for grants that are available for development and the visual arts. I have been working to complete my first MAJOR commission of my photos. And stressing out a little with trying to get it to look the way I want it too! (A little perfectionist) I have had tons of meetings for dinner and coffee-my dog is starting to wonder what is going on with me!
The spaces that I have create with others are just the kind of spaces that make me believe that there is nothing that can stop this nonprofit from becoming everything that I dream it to be. I have learned so much about cultivating relationships with others who are eager to help me out. I just feel so much love in this whole process. Creating space for the love of my art is overwhelmingly fabulous!
Still to come is two art openings for the “SHE” art presentation in Northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. I will offer some of my photos for sale to raise money for the nonprofit. Additionally, I will have at least one speaking engagement and art presentation in October for Domestic Violence Awareness month. I am sure I will have many more and lots of incredible information to share as the months move forward. I will keep you all up to date!
Love Always Lives Here,