I’ve been pestered to do a GoFundMe or something similar for the last four years since my cancer-related surgeries seem never ending. I just had my second one in 6 months months, and it sucks. My freelance job as a transcriptionist suffered when I lost my main client in March because, well, I was too drugged up or recovering from something every single time they needed me — I kid you not, every. single. time. My commissions were rocking this summer (thankfully), I was able to teach a few classes, and I did do a lot of transcribing work with my other writers and journalists. But, as you can see, my medical issues come out of nowhere almost all the time and it is nearly impossible for me to make up for it when I’m out for even a few weeks let alone the bills when they roll in. I’m on a payment plan with Cleveland Clinic and boy do they get nasty when you get new charges! What’s worse is my mobility is even more compromised now. Well, actually, no. What’s worse is that Rob Ford is now the poster child of my rare form of cancer. “What’s liposarcoma? Oh, the thing the drunken crack head Toronto mayor has in his ass”, yeah and by the way I’m really glad I don’t have his doctors because it has already been proven the last 5 years chemo doesn’t work on it. Poor Rob, what a character.
People ask what they can do to help (many of you already have so thank you!) and all I can tell you is support my work. I don’t like the idea of charity or whatnot without you getting something in return. So, for the short-term I decided….. I’m having a crazy sale and contest!
On Saturday, November 15th at 11:00 am EST I’ll be selling quite a number of drawings and paintings on paper for between $25-$50 (shipping included within the USA). These will be posted on my fundraiser page that will appear at www.ArabellaProffer.com I’ve got some goodies in mind; fashion illustrations, oil on paper works, and even some small ink works I did under Raymond Pettibon!
For those who purchase, you will automatically be entered to win this framed watercolor, “Hoodlum” 13×18″….
And a second runner-up will get my Ephemeral Antidotes 2012 catalog and a set of these new stickers….
So that’s the scoop. Mark your calendars.
And if you feel like it, I have other items and ways you can support my art. And, if you hate art, you can purchase a book, 7 inch, or CD from my record label, Elephant Stone!