May 3, 2012

Working on a small scale version of what I will be building in Tuscany this summer.

For those who don’t know I’m one of seven artist selected to compete in this years Cartasia, a biennial paper and cardboard art festival in Lucca Italy. In the next couple of weeks I will be doing some fundraising to help me cover my expenses while I’m gone.

If you’d like to contribute some money to my cause, then please give as generously as you can.

This Contest is CLOSED

The amount is up to you. Everyone who donates will get a little something from me as a thank you. For every $10 you donate you will get one chance to win one of my paintings. Your choice of one from a group of six including the Beet and Ghosts of the Congress! These are major paintings, the retail value for Ghosts of the Congress is $1200! That’s nothing to sneeze at.

I am seeking to raise $2000 by the end of the month. The money is mostly going to cover my financial obligations here in Tucson while I am away for a month and a half. Mortgage, utilities and such. Some of the money is to cover any material and tool expenses over the small budget provided by the organizers of this event. This is likely to happen and I want to make sure if I need an extra gallon of polyurethane I can afford it.  Cartasia covers my travel and lodging but not my food so that is where the rest of the money will be going. Any leftover (which I doubt will happen) will be used to help me establish this years All Souls Procession Workshops. I am setting up and organizing these workshops upon returning from Italy. More to come on that!

This is an amazing opportunity for me, Those of you who know me, know that I contribute a lot to this community. Now I am asking my community to give a little back. Help me make this project a reality and lets show the world that there is more to Arizona than hate.

Thanks sincerely

Mykl Wells

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