A client sent me a care package.
I was sitting on the stoop, reading this exact line:
"I remembered my New Orleans days, living on two five-cent candy bars a day for weeks at a time in order to have leisure to write. But starvation, unfortunately, didn't improve art. It only hindered it. A man's soul was rooted in his stomach. A man could write much better after eating a porterhouse steak and drinking a pint of whiskey than he could ever write after eating a nickel candy bar. The myth of the starving artist was a hoax." - Charles Bukowski, Factotum
I mean, I was literally sitting on my stoop, feeling broke and hungry, reading freakin' BUKOWSKI, when this package arrived.
The package was full of delicious asian food and tea. For the next hour, I sampled everything and cried a bit. I am the recipient of so much kindness and generosity. What did I do to deserve it? Virtual strangers keep reminding me that humanity is good, even when literature is trying to convince me otherwise.
My mood has lifted, my shoulders feel lighter. That care package made me happier than anything has in a while. It's in the name - CARE! Somebody cares.
I'm taking commissions on a donation basis. If you don't have a deadline and you don't have any specific requirements, you can donate whatever you can afford, and I will do something for you! Send me an email at chalkitupRVA@gmail.com with your information. You can send donations via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Suggested donation for a character portrait is between $10-20. But I am infinitely flexible.
My situation is a little rough right now. We aren't on any social services at the moment, and money is tight. I don't have the internet at home, and I've been dealing with some health issues. Hopefully nothing serious, but it has been affecting my ability to get out and about, which is why I haven't been online as much. My husband is working now, but we have a lot of catching up to do, so I'm taking all the jobs I can get!
I'm looking for a full time job. I have a resume, a degree, and a complex work history in several fields of design.
I'm also available for children's parties. Amateur ukulele player.