Thursday, January 27, 2011

HOLY cow! I won a grant!!

I can't express how excited and thankful i am. I applied for a professional art grant the end of last year, had the paneling a few weeks ago, and was just informed tonight, that i have been blessed with funding to follow my dreams from United Arts.

This grant will give me the opportunity to professionally print and package my 'nightly doodles', will allow me to personalize and inspire through my new [encouraging] blog Smiles and Thanks, and help me spread words of kindness and affirmation to Orlando and beyond!!

An extra special thanks to Margot Knight, Mary Patrick, Bonnie Hubbard, Rick Lang, Anna McCambridge, Dario J. Moore, Dennis Neal and Jeremy Seghers for believing in all of us, having incredible patience, and devoting your time reviewing our grants. Thank you for offering great opportunity, and helping make our artistic community a more inspiring place!

And even more so...thank you all SO MUCH for having faith in me and my art work. I can't tell you how much it means to me. Thank you.

Sometime is RIGHT NOW and i can't express how excited i am to start this new adventure!

MANY smiles and NUMEROUS thanks!


Le Sparklies said...

This is soooo amazing! I'm so proud of you, happy for you, excited for you, thrilled for you, and happy that those people saw potential in your awesomeness!


Andrea Lauren said...

CONGRATS girl! I'm so happy for you! I'm so excited to see your nightly doodles grow :)

Send me your address - we should be penpals anyway :)

amylee said...

congrats!!!!! i am so very happy for you. you definitely deserve it. your prints are so happy and just cheer me up.