I donate a lot of artwork (All of the following work). I hope that it helps whatever cause it is going towards, such as helping a homeless pet find a home, for a Rescue to sell and use the money to keep saving lives, for a 501(c)3 to auction off and for me to create a personalized gift for whoever bid the highest. Sometimes its for my mom and for my town. I hope that all this "free work" brings me some good luck... I feel as though I am just skating on thin ice right now. I am just making enough to survive in NYC right now, so much money goes towards rent and food I wonder if staying at home for a year might have been a good idea.. I know I would never have gotten the chance to work at Little Airplane Productions, to meet some of the people I've met, to have the experiences I've had.. I just always pictured "making it big" a year after college, which is probably unrealistic, but I wish there was just a road map to how to get a children's book published, how to work for groups Bad Rap, Stubby Dog, No Kill Advocacy Center, etc.
For now I will keep doing what I am doing and working on my portfolio, I do need to work harder and longer, I just need to find the strength, the motivation, and a stronger coffee.