Auctions, and Zoom Calls and Online Stores
"Summer Radiance" "Mountain Flowers"
(It is has been a gloriously artistic month!)
I found an artistic way to raise some funds! What I do in the Netherlands, is a bit outside the box. I am the Artistic Driector of a theater company called StageLife Theater, and I am the Managing Director of the Bridge Artistic Network
(If you are an artist looking for a community you can find The Bridge Artisitc Network on FaceBook right now- It is a private group let me know you saw my newsletter and want to join in!).
EVERY TIME I DO SOMETHING IN MY GOD GIVEN WHEEL HOUSE- Blessing follows. People get what I do when they see it.
Last month I ran a very successful FaceBook campaign. This month I decided to try something new and different- an online Auction- hosted on my FaceBook Page!
- Summer Radiance sold for $240!
- Mountain Flowers sold for $115!
(Bless God and His generous people!)
GOD IS GOOD!!
FUND RAISING UPDATE:
On Feb 1st I began the "February Final 20" (Looking for my final 20 donors at $50/month!) That campaign lead to 6 new monthly partners! THANK YOU ALL AND WELCOME TO THE TEAM!
- In the month of March I have had a church raise their monthly support! #BLESSEDINDEED!
- I now need just 12 new monthly partners at $50/month to join the sending team!
....Not long now!
Me getting ready for "My Hiding Place"
$600/Month left to raise!!!
Together we can get this done!!!
Would join me in that prayer
to be back in my home in the Netherlands soon.
Join the team! Help make The Bridge Artistic Network
To donate to this work:
(This is the Bridge Artistic Network in Action!)
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
The StageLife Cast and crew of "Verloren" requested a Zoom meet up. We had not be able to get together to rehearse or do a performance in over a year. What an incredible time to be able to see each other and find out what's new....and enoucrage one another with what the Lord has been up to this year in our lives!
There were 10 of us on the call. I miss my StageLife family. After 2 hours we said good bye. That zoom call lead to a whatsapp from one of the younger members of the team who wanted to talk about her final school research project.
AND THIS IS HOW "THE BRIDGE" BEGAN TO BE CREATED...
Noa's project: "How to make a historically accurate costume for film."
As she began tellling me about it, I immediately thought of my friend Adriane who now works as the Training Coord. for IATSE local 478 and has worked in the costume department for many years. I offered to make a call to see if she could offer advice and perhaps do a ZOOM call. Noa said YES!!! Adriane agreed and one-upped me bringing Heidi a good friend and colleague of hers to join us. Heidi has been creating costumes for film & TV for 30 years....her credits are epic- and so was this meeting!
Adriane and Heidi boths veterans in the industry, taking time out of their schedules to lend their expertise and help guide a younger talented artist.
- Inspiring Noa on her journey! Encouraging, engaging and empowering her to keep going forward!
It was truly incredible just being a fly on the ZOOM wall! Thanks Adriane and Heidi for making this happen!
(I am blessed to know cool people!)
THIS IS WHAT THE BRIDGE ARTISTIC NETWORK IS ALL ABOUT!
1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
More Praise Reports!
- Cyrus (one of actors in StageLife) Has gotten approval to stay and is going through process to obtain his visa!!!
- Mom fell down the stairs about 3 weeks ago. Even with her Osteoperosis NOT ONE BONE WAS BROKEN! And she is on the mend.
- I only need 12 more monthly partners at $50/month and I can get back to the Netherlands!!!
GOD IS GOOD!!!!
An Online Store- OH MY!!!
"Dancing Through the Fire" A-line dress
"After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. 2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, 3 and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them."
Paul used the skills and talents God gave him. They were a part of his call, not a side hussle. Use what God gave you and be a blessing where ever you are. We are all in that process right? Some of us are good at sports, others at writing, others at math (bless you). I have a bent and leaning in the arts and all things dramatic. Take the image above, this is one of my hand drawings called "Dancing through the Fire" I was thinking about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego (Book of Daniel Chapter 3) when I created it. I can honestly say publicizing this store feels like my own "fiery furnace" of self-doubt. Will you like my stuff? Will people shop, and purchase? Will it be a success? Then I look at this design, and remember God was in the Fiery Furnace with them...and He is here with me, and His will will be done!
Why an online store?
First- it is a part of the vision for the Bridge Artistic Network.
"Giving the artist a platform where their work can be seen and shared with the world."
I created this store so that I can share what God has done with me and my art.
I created this shop so people can enjoy the work for themselves, and purchase what they want.
I created this shop and all proceeds will go to help building The Birdge Artistic Network.
Like Paul with his "tent making" (Book of Acts chapter 18)...this is not to done so I can GET TO MY WORK....this is A PART OF ...my work. I am called to engage, encourage and empower other artists to learn about their craft, build community, and faith. To empower them to step out, with their God-given gifts...their artistry....and use it to speak to the world. If I don't step up and step out in faith, how can I expect others to? Paul instructed everyone to follow his example in the way he worked....and so shall I.
Be a His hands and feet whereever you are, doing whatever you are doing.
USE WHAT GOD GAVE YOU!
Click the link to find out more and shop til you drop!
Now onward and upward! Let's get me back to the Netherlands!
Time to get back to work!