I WANT TO PUT A FACE ON THIS . . . there's much more going on behind "the Artist" than can ever be seen on the surface of an Art Print or Photograph from Star of the North Studio. Where does the title, “GRANT PURCHASE” come from? What does it mean? Why have I created this “incentive”?
My life is SATURATED with serious needs! Of course, this applies to just about everyone! For years I’ve been thinking about using this terminology to seek support for SPECIFIC business and personal needs which sorely lack financial support. These needs have become so severe that I’ve contemplated starting a “GO FUND ME”. Meanwhile, I’ve been knowing that IF I COULD JUST INSPIRE REGULAR SALES, I could begin to meet my most immediate needs . . . hypothetically, one after the other after the other. What an ENORMOUS ASSIST this would be!!!
This morning (11/29/15) I was reminded about an idea I’ve had for many years, but have never understood how to use it:
“GRANT PURCHASES”: A “GRANT PURCHASE” IS ANY PURCHASE MADE BY CUSTOMERS WHICH “GRANTS FUNDING TO ME VIA THEIR PURCHASES, TO ACCOMPLISH MEETING SPECIFIC NEED/S.” These can be either Business / or Personal / Health Maintenance-Medical-Dental / or Structural Home-Studio needs.
Technically speaking, I can
(1) CHOOSE A SPECIFIC PRODUCT TO PROMOTE for sale, at a discount, and designate those funds for a SPECIFIC FINANCIAL NEED on my end—just as I have done now to launch this first “GRANT PURCHASES” experiment.
(2) Or, as I move forward I may open up opportunities to make purchases according to any choices of Product Images I have posted on my website, dorissampson-lenscanvas.smugmug.com .
(3) Or, I may present Quantity Order Discounts for a quantity “Package Purchase” . . . possibly of my own choosing of subjects; or I may open those personal choices up to each individual customer.
I will make my presentations based on SPECIFIC IMPORTANT NEEDS I’m facing at the time; to cover human and home/studio expenses, and/or OBTAIN MISSING TOOLS IN MY CAREER that are preventing me from finishing huge projects already begun; which could FINALLY enable me to create new marketable products that would increase my income overall.
My needs are not frivolous! I will begin with the worst ones—these are needs so financially enormous that covering them are wishful thinking. BUT IF THE FACE OF MY ISSUES ARE NOT EXPRESSED IN FULL, NOTHING about my situations can be truly understood. (As you read, you’ll understand my considering a “GO FUND ME” for major property problems.) Then as I proceed into this presentation itself, I will tackle needs that are currently of immediate concern—both personal and business issues of great concern.
(1) $2,000 of dental work, including a crown; already underway, and not covered by insurance.
(2) Serious structural rotting damage from aging of my 1896, 129-year-old, 2-storey, 13-rooms home—which are over half consumed by my Studio gallery exhibit rooms; work spaces, offices and large storage areas on both floors. I live in a WAREHOUSE! Damage is serious enough to require tearing off a large section of the house to replace it (because it is falling in!)—I’m guessing $15,000-$20,000 for just this. The infrastructure (plumbing, wiring and up to 129-year old wood framework) is so ancient that it, too, technically should ALL be replaced. All of which add up to me to tearing the house down and starting over with a new one. Since that’s not going to happen anytime soon, bandaids must be applied to CRISIS issues; these likely totaling around $1,000.00 in repairs that SHOULD have been done during summer 2015—that’s how crisis they are.
These are the backdrop to “small stuff” I will first focus on—NONE of which are small in importance. The importance of current urgent needs will be about my personal safety (as in I need 4 new tires for my van); and two other business equipment and educational resource materials I need ASAP to proceed with two huge project workloads that MUST be returned to beginning right away at the new year; and worked on over the coming winter.
You see, I have a 50-year long career as an artist as of 2015. Behind that brief sentence are DECADES OF UNFINISHED ENORMOUS PROJECTS IN ART, PHOTOGRAPHY AND LITERARY ARTS! If I cannot tackle these projects with STRENGTH and the EQUIPMENT AND EDUCATIONS I STILL NEED to finish them in what remains of my life, it will be nothing less than a catastrophe.
So you see . . . this is very serious. Please consider presentations I will make over time, starting now, to prompt purchases of my Art, Photos, and hopefully soon, Literary Arts projects and products. Someday you will understand that I am not just desiring to pay my way to financial success for my own benefit . . . someday you will understand that aspects of my life’s works have the potential to reach millions with educations and entertainments for their benefits. I don’t just believe that this is "only" my “potential”. I BELIEVE THIS IS MY DESTINY.
With all my heart I thank you for ANYTHING you can do now and in the future to respond to my “GRANT PURCHASE” postings in this website: dorissampson-lenscanvas.smugmug.com; OR ANY OTHER marketing venues for my work you cross paths with in your own life. Every single cent toward my Products which my followers purchase GRANTS MY PERSONAL AND BUSINESS EXISTENCE TO CONTINUE ANOTHER DAY, WEEK, YEAR...