The Adventure Hits Pause

by holli on August 19, 2014

I knew when I decided to listen to my heart that it would be a roller-coaster of an experience. Attending a workshop about non-profit photography in Bolivia is still something I am dedicated to doing, but the workshop may have to be postponed until spring 2015. The organizers will decide on Sept. 1st if that needs to happen, and that oddly enough coincides with my fundraising campaign deadline.

So, I am hitting pause on my fundraising efforts. At first this frustrated me almost to tears, but then I realized this is the kind of workshop where my fellow students and I need to have our hearts fully open and ready to learn. Traveling to a 3rd world country is not for the faint of heart; especially to a location where you need to bring along altitude sickness medicine and get Yellow Fever shots.

On the bright side, this cements the decision in my mind to attend no matter the date. It has also made me announce to the world my dream that seemed to impossible to say aloud. And, I will refocus my efforts on earning the money for the workshop through my creativity. The Etsy shop is filled with drawings and I plan on adding painting and some craft kits.

Stay tuned as I refocus my efforts and strive to provide something useful with this here blog.

xo,

Holli

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Help Me Grow Through Gratitude: Art Preview

by holli on August 14, 2014

UPDATE:

Not the kind of update I had hoped to give!

The workshop may be postponed until spring 2015. So, I have decided to put my fundraising efforts on hold until a decision is made (they chose Sept. 1st to make the final call). I am dedicated to attending no matter when it happens.

A few people decided to not attend the workshop, which is frustrating for those of us dedicated to going. But, I realize it is the kind of workshop folks need to have their hearts into since it will require a certain amount of discomfort (21+hours of travel, risks of traveling in a 3rd world country, etc). This will probably be for the best, but it’s hard when you have to fundraise to attend.

Thank you so much for your support this far!

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I am taking a huge leap in my photography business by going to Bolivia to learn what I’ve always wanted to do: non-profit photography. As I am looking for ways to raise money to pay for the trip, I wanted to offer some of my art too as a means of earning my way.

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s new in my Etsy shop {everything sold by Sept. 1st goes toward my fundraising goal of $5,4000}…

A custom family tree, hand drawn by yours truly (if ordered by Sept. 1st, I can deliver in time for the holidays by mid-November):

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Drawn on 10×13 inch watercolor paper.

Some of my favorite little sayings that brighten the day with original sketches (on 9×9 inch watercolor paper):

Wishes

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©Holli Margell Original Drawing

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©Holli Margell Original Drawing

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©Holli Margell Original Drawing

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©Holli Margell Original Drawing

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©Holli Margell Original Drawing

This is the first painting I’ve done since before my son was born in June 2006 – and I did it this summer to show my kids a few painting technics. It is 4×4 inches on canvass: Trees at Sunset

©Holli Margell Original Painting: Acrylic on 4x4 inch Canvass.

©Holli Margell Original Painting: Acrylic on 4×4 inch Canvass.

Thank you for taking a look, and if you’re wondering how you can help me without buying some art, please share my fundraising page, and this post!

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Bolivia: learning through my lens!

August 12, 2014

UPDATE: Not the kind of update I had hoped to give! The workshop may be postponed until spring 2015. So, I have decided to put my fundraising efforts on hold until a decision is made (they chose Sept. 1st to make the final call). I am dedicated to attending no matter when it happens. A […]

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How Do You Do, Thirty-Two?

August 7, 2014

It seems like you can’t be taken seriously until you’re past your twenties. At least for me, I have the blessing of looking younger than I really am, and was frequently asked how old I was when I was in the working world. In the Stay-At-Home or Work-From-Home world no one asks such questions. We’re […]

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