I'm raising money for art supplies and a course

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Why I’m using StreetChange fundraising for art supplies and a course

I love drawing, it’s a way for me to earn some money but it’s much more than that. Drawing chills me out no end. I can get lost in a picture but I hate making mistakes.

My Story

I’ve been homeless for a long time now and I came up to Edinburgh to make a new start.  I’m trying to build a life for myself here and I’m looking into art classes and groups so I can improve my skills. I’d also like to get some decent art supplies too.

How supplies will change my life

The money will help me to get art supplies and improve my work. The felt pens I am using at the moment are ok but they bleed into the black. Decent felts won’t do that so if I can buy a proper pigment liner then the colours won’t bleed into each other. I love drawing, it’s a way for me to earn some money but it’s much more than that. Drawing chills me out no end. I can get lost in a picture but I hate making mistakes. If I make a mistake I’ll rip it up and start again. This is a problem when my felts bleed into each other and I have to keep asking folks for A4 paper. Normally the paper I get is computer paper which is better than drawing on lined paper but it would be nice to have proper drawing paper – I can’t afford that at the moment though.
Art-wise I would love to do more drawing classes to make myself better. People say I don’t need it but there’s always new stuff to learn. Hopefully one day I can find a job in the art industry – maybe as a tattoo artist but I want to build up my skills first.

My goals moving forward

I love drawing. I also like going down to the sea. I go there as much as I can – it’s a bit chilly but it’s a good wake up call! I like swimming in the sea as well – it’s refreshing. In the future I’d quite like to have a dog maybe something I could raise up from a puppy, train him up but I’d be more than happy with a rescue dog because people often overlook the older ones but they need help too. Mostly I’d just like to build a life for myself here.    It would be nice to go to some art classes the council run as well. I’d like to improve the quality of my work as I’m trying to get commissions. If I can get decent art supplies then I can take more commissions and start saving up money for a deposit and start moving on with my life basically.   I hope to be able to settle down somewhere. I’ve moved around a lot during the time I’ve been homeless so it would be nice to have somewhere to plant my feet.

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Feb 4

made a £10 donation.

Feb 4, 2017 at 1:23pm

Beautiful artwork - these would make amazing tattoos - have you thought of training as a tattooist?

Jackie

Jackie made a £20 donation.

Feb 4, 2017 at 12:28am

Best of luck, Danny. Hope you get your art supplies soon.

Feb 3
Laura

Laura made a £30 donation.

Feb 3, 2017 at 7:34pm

Hi Danny, I want to support you and your art and your goals xxx

Jan 12
Somebody

Somebody made a £10 donation.

Jan 12, 2017 at 6:25pm

Your artwork is fantastic. I hope you reach your goal and that 2017 is a good year for you.

Jan 10
Somebody

Somebody made a £10 donation.

Jan 10, 2017 at 4:16pm

Just love the detail on your work

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