Luna LotusLove is creating a "GRANT FUND ME" CAMPAIGN to allow me to pay forward on the rei
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Scrolling through emails, sometimes I skip over things that don't call for my immediate attention. One day in late January (2018), I clicked on an enewsletter I received from the Tampa Bay Arts Council. I saw the word GRANT in bold, scanned and saw that it was not only applicable enough but it seemed attainable, so I quickly applied. When I say, quickly, I mean quickly. Thankfully I opened the email when I did, because I was able to submit my application on the LAST DAY.

I prayed, held space under the full moon, lit candles and visualized myself receiving and manifesting what I wanted... and then I released it. Trying to not jinx anything with worry, I put it out of my mind and then I get an email notifying that my application was selected as one of the "emerging artists" finalists. Still unsure, I went to sit in on a public panel review to listen to 6 professional artists of varying mediums give their unbiased opinion about everything I submitted. (Sidenote: I speak about Mirror Magic often and this was a wonderful self-reflection exercise for me. To listen to strangers give both constructive criticism and praise was an eye opening experience that I encourage every creative to seek. You never know what someone thinks of you and your work (expression), and even though we say we don't want validation, we do need it from our community as a gauge to sometimes see outside of ourselves.) There was a qualifying score range, and even though 5 of the 6 judges gave me awesome scores and feedback, I still walked away from the review unconfirmed. About a week goes by and 'TA-DAAAAH" I WAS INDEED AWARDED!!!

Here's the kicker. Maybe because I found out about it so late and I submitted on the last day, I completely missed the fine print that would have made me aware that it was a reimbursement grant. This means that the $2000 award has to come from me...and they'll reimburse me. Awesome and Yikes at the same time. 

This is where I need your help. Under the umbrella of professional development, I applied for a Mac Book Pro. Why? Because I am a singer/songwriter musician with a producer's head, ever so needing the resources to explore and express the development of MY SOUND. I've been blessed to collaborate with some amazing producers that have resulted in work that I am proud of. I've enjoyed this process, but I am ready to become even more independent by seeing where I can take my musical ideas and getting more involved in the creative process. So, I NEED this computer, yall. REALLY BAD. First of all, the last 2 computers AND a large flashdrive or two that I owned, have all crashed and burned. Not only have I lost tons of work, but presently, I'm down to using my work laptop for everything that I need to do creatively. Not the ideal situation, right? - especially, not great because it presents quite a few limitations on the work I can do for myself and the need to maintain privacy while using a public school piece of equipment.  PLUS, when the summer comes, and its coming soon, I will have to return the laptop back to my job. Sooooo, this is perfect timing to get this poppin. 

Creatively, there's a ton of work that I look forward to getting started on with my new Mac Book Pro. Again, the grant is for "professional development" and I intend to use the already installed software, like Garage Band/Logic to start producing my own music. This has been a dream of mine and I can't wait to get started. When I'm working with student groups, it would be so easy to open up a session and record their voices for not only performance, but for assessment too. For my personal music projects, I still plan to collaborate with other producers, but Im itching to branch out on my own, develop my sound and continue the process of perfecting my craft through a new medium. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit with me and I appreciate your support.
Love,

Luna
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The Change: Change is Change and will Change some things, tho! lol..Yes that was corny, but it's real. When you begin to add it up, it starts accumulating and situations have the potential to...CHANGE. I appreciate the thought and gesture to share your energy, let alone your funds. Give $1 and receive the FREE Mirror Magic Powertool Guide, subscription to the newsletter to stay connected with all things LotusLove, and access to the Patron-Only Feed to give you even more up-to-date info on products, events and more.
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The Love Offering: Even in today's economy, FIVE whole BUCKS still goes a long way. Depending on the day, I can buy my favorite Tall cup of Soy White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks or do some local "thrift-ing" to find a really dope vintage dress for my next show. So...I know you have options and you decided to spread the Love with me. Spend $5 and get a free download to the LotusLove song of your choice. 
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The Cover Charge: If 50 people give $10, we can easily reach the goal in a day. You just handled the "Cover" and when you give $10,  you buy your way into an exclusive virtual listening party for the upcoming solo EP release of Luna LotusLove's project. In addition to all the aforementioned, you'll get a chance to hear new music, have "BackStage" access, to hear the stories behind the music and even give your #FanFavoriteFeedback 
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The Taste-Maker: You've seriously just committed yourself to the journey with me as a mother, artist and entrepreneur. Not only will you receive everything the other levels offer, but you will receive random messages, pics and even voice memos + raw video footage of the writing process, the recording session ,the show and more.. You will also receive a 50% discount on first time buyers of all Luna LotusLove products and services, including styling, artist development, lessons, empowerment and educational workshops and more. 
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Free and autographed copies of original works, a personal serenade via skype, and access to 5 upcoming webinars.
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I am a mother, I work full time, I'm an artist start-up and musician, and the CEO/Director of a developing creative brand. Working smarter, not harder is the key to productivity and my personal sanity. Your support for the launch of Yellow Brick Chics will not only help me move a very important creative idea into manifestation, but it will allow me to employ the services of a very talented network near and dear to me, who also happen to be entrepreneurs AND mothers.
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Scrolling through emails, sometimes I skip over things that don't call for my immediate attention. One day in late January (2018), I clicked on an enewsletter I received from the Tampa Bay Arts Council. I saw the word GRANT in bold, scanned and saw that it was not only applicable enough but it seemed attainable, so I quickly applied. When I say, quickly, I mean quickly. Thankfully I opened the email when I did, because I was able to submit my application on the LAST DAY.

I prayed, held space under the full moon, lit candles and visualized myself receiving and manifesting what I wanted... and then I released it. Trying to not jinx anything with worry, I put it out of my mind and then I get an email notifying that my application was selected as one of the "emerging artists" finalists. Still unsure, I went to sit in on a public panel review to listen to 6 professional artists of varying mediums give their unbiased opinion about everything I submitted. (Sidenote: I speak about Mirror Magic often and this was a wonderful self-reflection exercise for me. To listen to strangers give both constructive criticism and praise was an eye opening experience that I encourage every creative to seek. You never know what someone thinks of you and your work (expression), and even though we say we don't want validation, we do need it from our community as a gauge to sometimes see outside of ourselves.) There was a qualifying score range, and even though 5 of the 6 judges gave me awesome scores and feedback, I still walked away from the review unconfirmed. About a week goes by and 'TA-DAAAAH" I WAS INDEED AWARDED!!!

Here's the kicker. Maybe because I found out about it so late and I submitted on the last day, I completely missed the fine print that would have made me aware that it was a reimbursement grant. This means that the $2000 award has to come from me...and they'll reimburse me. Awesome and Yikes at the same time. 

This is where I need your help. Under the umbrella of professional development, I applied for a Mac Book Pro. Why? Because I am a singer/songwriter musician with a producer's head, ever so needing the resources to explore and express the development of MY SOUND. I've been blessed to collaborate with some amazing producers that have resulted in work that I am proud of. I've enjoyed this process, but I am ready to become even more independent by seeing where I can take my musical ideas and getting more involved in the creative process. So, I NEED this computer, yall. REALLY BAD. First of all, the last 2 computers AND a large flashdrive or two that I owned, have all crashed and burned. Not only have I lost tons of work, but presently, I'm down to using my work laptop for everything that I need to do creatively. Not the ideal situation, right? - especially, not great because it presents quite a few limitations on the work I can do for myself and the need to maintain privacy while using a public school piece of equipment.  PLUS, when the summer comes, and its coming soon, I will have to return the laptop back to my job. Sooooo, this is perfect timing to get this poppin. 

Creatively, there's a ton of work that I look forward to getting started on with my new Mac Book Pro. Again, the grant is for "professional development" and I intend to use the already installed software, like Garage Band/Logic to start producing my own music. This has been a dream of mine and I can't wait to get started. When I'm working with student groups, it would be so easy to open up a session and record their voices for not only performance, but for assessment too. For my personal music projects, I still plan to collaborate with other producers, but Im itching to branch out on my own, develop my sound and continue the process of perfecting my craft through a new medium. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit with me and I appreciate your support.
Love,

Luna

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The Change: Change is Change and will Change some things, tho! lol..Yes that was corny, but it's real. When you begin to add it up, it starts accumulating and situations have the potential to...CHANGE. I appreciate the thought and gesture to share your energy, let alone your funds. Give $1 and receive the FREE Mirror Magic Powertool Guide, subscription to the newsletter to stay connected with all things LotusLove, and access to the Patron-Only Feed to give you even more up-to-date info on products, events and more.
Pledge $5 or more per creation
1 of 100 patrons
The Love Offering: Even in today's economy, FIVE whole BUCKS still goes a long way. Depending on the day, I can buy my favorite Tall cup of Soy White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks or do some local "thrift-ing" to find a really dope vintage dress for my next show. So...I know you have options and you decided to spread the Love with me. Spend $5 and get a free download to the LotusLove song of your choice. 
Pledge $10 or more per creation
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The Cover Charge: If 50 people give $10, we can easily reach the goal in a day. You just handled the "Cover" and when you give $10,  you buy your way into an exclusive virtual listening party for the upcoming solo EP release of Luna LotusLove's project. In addition to all the aforementioned, you'll get a chance to hear new music, have "BackStage" access, to hear the stories behind the music and even give your #FanFavoriteFeedback 
Pledge $50 or more per creation
0 of 10 patrons
The Taste-Maker: You've seriously just committed yourself to the journey with me as a mother, artist and entrepreneur. Not only will you receive everything the other levels offer, but you will receive random messages, pics and even voice memos + raw video footage of the writing process, the recording session ,the show and more.. You will also receive a 50% discount on first time buyers of all Luna LotusLove products and services, including styling, artist development, lessons, empowerment and educational workshops and more. 
Pledge $100 or more per creation
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Free and autographed copies of original works, a personal serenade via skype, and access to 5 upcoming webinars.