I’ve tried to get as far as I could with this today, but I have to talk about my situation now before it’s too late.
I have been given my FINAL NOTICE TO VACATE my apartment if I can’t come up with the past due rent – $3000 total – half by Monday, and half again by April 1st. This is a hard number, and I can’t wiggle my way into an extension any longer (I am not protected because it’s been an “under the table” payment).
I’ve done everything I can do to ease my financial burden – I have been receiving SNAP food assistance from HHS, and I am signed up for Medi-Cal for medical issues. My case worker has indicated that it may be possible to receive financial assistance, but nothing is certain until mid-April or May.
As it stands, my monthly earnings limit is $1,473 per month as a self-employed person before SNAP benefits are reduced to 0 for the following month, but I have enough on my card to last me at least 3 months more. I will be able to eat.
What I cannot do is figure out a homing situation for my cats or a place to keep my furniture. I’ve had Ruby, Pastel, and Gremlin for years, and it would devastate me to give them up. I need help to prevent that outcome.
At this point, I am willing to accept anything I can get – but as always, I’d prefer to find commissions over donations so folks can have something of value in return. As I’ve stated before, my fee is now $650 per painting because it represents one week of minimum wage work in the zip code where I do business, San Ysidro, CA.
To overcome this financial debt, I’d only need to sell 5 PAINTINGS. However, if it would ensure that I can save myself I would be willing to offer 10 commissions at 50% off – $325 (plus $20 shipping and handling costs). So, any combination that adds up to $1,500 by Monday, and another $1,500 by April 1st is fine by me.
If folks cannot afford this, I am also very willing to take partial payments. I have one person who is sending me $50 per month for a painting, and it does help when money is tight for kitty litter and such.
If folks want to purchase, they can contact me at email@example.com and use PayPal as a payment platform.
As it stands, GoFundMe is NOT AN OPTION right now. I do NOT have a cellphone plan that allows me to use two-factor authorization to be able to edit, delete, or put up a new fundraiser. If someone out there who lives in the USA wanted to put one up in my behalf, I have no objection to that. The main thing is I need to have $1,500 for Monday, or I need to demonstrate that I am moving out before the end of the month.
If anyone wants to repost this to Facebook, you have my blessing to post my artwork, too.
That’s about it, I guess. I have reached the end of my rope, and if this doesn’t pan out I’ll be on the street. Any way folks can spread the word is fine by me.
Thanks for reading, and thanks for any help I can get.
P.S. If you want one of those big 2X4 panels, that is definitely an option!
P.P.S. I almost forgot – my Instagram is lazypossum1 if they want to see my other work.