Lita Xú Líng Kelley is creating Art & Photography
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Hi and thank you for checking out my profile,

  My name is Lita and I'm from Beverly, Massachusetts.  I am a practicing Buddhist and an artist.
My art includes photography, painting, digital art, graphic design and modeling.  I work in many mediums.

I recently made available my art for purchase as fine art prints, which is what brought me here to patreon, because I am a new, emerging artist and my goal is to expand my reach and build my brand by increasing my online presence.  I have been diligently promoting myself via social media and even started a few blogs, but it's not enough.

There's 100s of thousands of artists online, and probably 10s of millions of artworks available as well, so, my task is no easy task.  My goal is to sell my art.  Creating art comes easy for me, but the selling it is the hard part.

One of my goals is to sell my art in person at my first exhibition this summer at the Beverly Arts Fest in Beverly, Massachusetts, perhaps the Salem one too, and maybe others if and only if I am able to fund it.

I'm currently in no position whatsoever financially to be able to do this, so that's why I am here.
I wish to raise enough capital in order to do exhibitions of my artwork in order to sell them.

To do this, I need to come up with funding for the following:

Exhibitor entry fees
Purchase my inventory for resale (Canvas prints, photo prints, greeting cards, etc)
Tent and tables
Promotional and advertising materials. (Business cards, other paper ad/promo, etc )

I was hoping to actually succeed in my goals by selling enough prints in time, but I'm beginning to feel more challenged and my hopes are unlikely to become reality without help from others.

I am literally a starving artist.  I say this because I am living in poverty because of disabilities.  I have compression fractures in my spine, arthritis in my neck, and I suffer from severe anxiety disorders, but the main reason I have been unemployed for quite some time is because of discrimination, because I am also transgender.

Not only am I working towards becoming successful in selling art prints of my art and photography, I am also working towards earning income as a photographer, however, that plan is sitting on the back burner until spring because the cold weather causes me back pain due to my spinal conditions,  The mere act of shivering causes me extreme pain, so I pretty much stay inside all winter.  Another reason is that I am in need of a new DSLR because my camera has reached it's maximum shutter count, that and it was only a consumer model bridge camera, so, I need DSLR if I'm going to charge people for portraits, etc and produce print quality work.

My hopes are that my art and photography becomes a positive life changing experience that will enable me to live more comfortably, perhaps even travel.   I have so many dreams, so many goals, and my only impedance to it all is money.

I don't expect anyone to offer financial help, or to donate, etc.  I want to sell my art.
If you'd like to help, that's wonderful, and I appreciate it.
But if you're interested in looking at my art and seeing what's available for purchase, check it out on my website at http://www2.litakelley.com

'm also a mother of 3 girls, and I recently got married to my amazing wife Amanda.  She works a minimum wage job part time in food service.  Her paycheck + my monthly disability is often barely even enough to cover rent and utilities, so, there's no way I can fund an exhibition, unless I sell lots of prints... problem is, I'm trying so hard, and it's not working out the way I hoped.

Here's some links if you want to learn more about me.
Facebook page for my photography
Facebook page for my art
Facebook page for my modeling

I also have some blogs.

My personal blog, Virtual Spirit
My wall art blog.

And of course you can also check out my other social media linked from this site, above I think.

Anything else you wish to know, please ask.. I welcome correspondence and discussion, etc

I'm new here on Patreon, so I don't know yet what I can do insofar as rewards and everything else, so, I welcome your ideas, please, on things I can do to help me succeed.

Rewards
4x6 Art Print
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Hand signed 4x6 glossy photo print of an artwork
Autographed 4"x6" photo of me. :)
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
This is a photo of me from my last model photo shoot.  I will autograph and personalize it to you.
8x10 autographed photo
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
"xSame as above but is "8"x10"
Signed medium size canvas print
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Hand signed medium size canvas print
Corporate Sponsorship
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
$5000 will enable me to hold my first exhibition and art sale at this years Art's Fest Beverly.  For this amount you or your business will be listed as the artist's sponsor and included in promotional/advertising materials used for the exhibition, as well as mentions in relevant/related social media, blog posts, press releases and the like.

You may also send me your business cards, brochures or whatever you wish to use to promote your business and these materials will be available on my table at the exhibition to distribute to potential customers.

I'm very flexible on this option and willing to negotiate and agree to any additional terms we come up with.
Goals
$0 of $5,000 per month
Help me Exhibit and Sell My Art at this year's Arts Fest

My goal is to fund my first art exhibition.  I can not accomplish this at all without outside help until my art prints are selling. I actually prefer that you buy a print , but doing this can't hurt, I don't think.

If I can raise enough investment capital, this will enable me to succeed in generating income through art and photography.

I will be able to pay the exhibition/event entry fees,  purchase my inventory to sell, and purchase printed promotional advertising materials to expand my reach, like business cards, flyers, etc, as well as purchase equipment for selling/exhibition, like tables, tents, etc.     I've never done this before and I'm really counting on it all working out.  I'm trying to change my life and improve it's quality through this.

I don't know what more I can do here right now.  I welcome any feedback.  thank you

I only need to raise this amount one time, not every month. so I'll think of some ideas for rewards and so on.   Honestly, I'm not even sure it's going to be enough... still researching
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Hi and thank you for checking out my profile,

  My name is Lita and I'm from Beverly, Massachusetts.  I am a practicing Buddhist and an artist.
My art includes photography, painting, digital art, graphic design and modeling.  I work in many mediums.

I recently made available my art for purchase as fine art prints, which is what brought me here to patreon, because I am a new, emerging artist and my goal is to expand my reach and build my brand by increasing my online presence.  I have been diligently promoting myself via social media and even started a few blogs, but it's not enough.

There's 100s of thousands of artists online, and probably 10s of millions of artworks available as well, so, my task is no easy task.  My goal is to sell my art.  Creating art comes easy for me, but the selling it is the hard part.

One of my goals is to sell my art in person at my first exhibition this summer at the Beverly Arts Fest in Beverly, Massachusetts, perhaps the Salem one too, and maybe others if and only if I am able to fund it.

I'm currently in no position whatsoever financially to be able to do this, so that's why I am here.
I wish to raise enough capital in order to do exhibitions of my artwork in order to sell them.

To do this, I need to come up with funding for the following:

Exhibitor entry fees
Purchase my inventory for resale (Canvas prints, photo prints, greeting cards, etc)
Tent and tables
Promotional and advertising materials. (Business cards, other paper ad/promo, etc )

I was hoping to actually succeed in my goals by selling enough prints in time, but I'm beginning to feel more challenged and my hopes are unlikely to become reality without help from others.

I am literally a starving artist.  I say this because I am living in poverty because of disabilities.  I have compression fractures in my spine, arthritis in my neck, and I suffer from severe anxiety disorders, but the main reason I have been unemployed for quite some time is because of discrimination, because I am also transgender.

Not only am I working towards becoming successful in selling art prints of my art and photography, I am also working towards earning income as a photographer, however, that plan is sitting on the back burner until spring because the cold weather causes me back pain due to my spinal conditions,  The mere act of shivering causes me extreme pain, so I pretty much stay inside all winter.  Another reason is that I am in need of a new DSLR because my camera has reached it's maximum shutter count, that and it was only a consumer model bridge camera, so, I need DSLR if I'm going to charge people for portraits, etc and produce print quality work.

My hopes are that my art and photography becomes a positive life changing experience that will enable me to live more comfortably, perhaps even travel.   I have so many dreams, so many goals, and my only impedance to it all is money.

I don't expect anyone to offer financial help, or to donate, etc.  I want to sell my art.
If you'd like to help, that's wonderful, and I appreciate it.
But if you're interested in looking at my art and seeing what's available for purchase, check it out on my website at http://www2.litakelley.com

'm also a mother of 3 girls, and I recently got married to my amazing wife Amanda.  She works a minimum wage job part time in food service.  Her paycheck + my monthly disability is often barely even enough to cover rent and utilities, so, there's no way I can fund an exhibition, unless I sell lots of prints... problem is, I'm trying so hard, and it's not working out the way I hoped.

Here's some links if you want to learn more about me.
Facebook page for my photography
Facebook page for my art
Facebook page for my modeling

I also have some blogs.

My personal blog, Virtual Spirit
My wall art blog.

And of course you can also check out my other social media linked from this site, above I think.

Anything else you wish to know, please ask.. I welcome correspondence and discussion, etc

I'm new here on Patreon, so I don't know yet what I can do insofar as rewards and everything else, so, I welcome your ideas, please, on things I can do to help me succeed.

Recent posts by Lita Xú Líng Kelley

Rewards
4x6 Art Print
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Hand signed 4x6 glossy photo print of an artwork
Autographed 4"x6" photo of me. :)
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
This is a photo of me from my last model photo shoot.  I will autograph and personalize it to you.
8x10 autographed photo
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
"xSame as above but is "8"x10"
Signed medium size canvas print
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Hand signed medium size canvas print
Corporate Sponsorship
$5,000 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
$5000 will enable me to hold my first exhibition and art sale at this years Art's Fest Beverly.  For this amount you or your business will be listed as the artist's sponsor and included in promotional/advertising materials used for the exhibition, as well as mentions in relevant/related social media, blog posts, press releases and the like.

You may also send me your business cards, brochures or whatever you wish to use to promote your business and these materials will be available on my table at the exhibition to distribute to potential customers.

I'm very flexible on this option and willing to negotiate and agree to any additional terms we come up with.