Caroline is creating Art, Education, and a Baby Girl
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Hello! And thank you for looking in :)

As I come into the final stages of earning my Bachelors degree, I find that I am more inspired than ever to share my work with my community. I am a senior at Naropa University studying in the discipline of Art Therapy. I am an artist and I am needing to fundraise for art materials so I can create a body of work for my senior thesis. The work that I will create in my last two semesters will be displayed in an exhibition at my school sometime in December of 2018 when I graduate.

My thesis research is based around body image and forming a healthy relationship with my own changing body. This topic has been of great interest to me over the years, but has shifted drastically in my own life as I am currently pregnant and due to have a baby girl in May of 2018. As I have embarked on this mind boggling journey of growing life inside me – the ever changing physical aspect of my body has brought me into new relationship with self-consciousness, self-esteem, and fear around body image. I am using my own experience to tap into the creative and therapeutic modality of Art Therapy to reestablish a healthy, loving, and empowered relationship with my body, the healthy growth of my baby, and the radical life change I am about to embark on.

The vision for this project is two fold:
  • 1.I will be creating a body of work based on my journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum – to be displayed in a gallery as my senior thesis.
  • 2.I will be creating in this work a portfolio of 20 pieces so that I can be prepared to apply for graduate school in the next couple years.*

*I need 4 pieces, in 5 different mediums for the required portfolio for Grad School. This is a great opportunity for me to explore my senior thesis with a variety of materials and products.

My wish is that I can fundraise for my art supplies through my community so that I can focus deeply on creating this work as I simultaneously create, birth, and meet my daughter.

In the last few months my life has taken some interesting and tough turns. I have made the decision to quit my job at the end of March (2018) so that I can turn my energy towards school and preparation for my daughter. Although I am a very optimistic and energetic person, this pregnancy has taken a lot of my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy – leaving me with deep exhaustion at the end of the day. It is with this that I am choosing to prioritize what energy I have left in to finishing this Bachelor’s degree. I will also utilize some of the funding to help me pay for personal life expenses such as car insurance, rent, groceries, and health appointments.

I do foresee a level of sharing my art and creations with contributors as I start to produce more pieces. There will be prints and t-shirts and other trinkets that I will be sending as personal notes of gratitude to those who are able to contribute to my project. Thank you for your time and consideration.

In deep appreciation,

Caroline











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We just put one foot in front  of the other!
Butterflies
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Thank you for giving me my wings ~
Open Heart
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graciousness and gratitude
Sunshine
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Blessings of warmth and encouragement
Unicorns
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The rare and the beautiful
Hello! And thank you for looking in :)

As I come into the final stages of earning my Bachelors degree, I find that I am more inspired than ever to share my work with my community. I am a senior at Naropa University studying in the discipline of Art Therapy. I am an artist and I am needing to fundraise for art materials so I can create a body of work for my senior thesis. The work that I will create in my last two semesters will be displayed in an exhibition at my school sometime in December of 2018 when I graduate.

My thesis research is based around body image and forming a healthy relationship with my own changing body. This topic has been of great interest to me over the years, but has shifted drastically in my own life as I am currently pregnant and due to have a baby girl in May of 2018. As I have embarked on this mind boggling journey of growing life inside me – the ever changing physical aspect of my body has brought me into new relationship with self-consciousness, self-esteem, and fear around body image. I am using my own experience to tap into the creative and therapeutic modality of Art Therapy to reestablish a healthy, loving, and empowered relationship with my body, the healthy growth of my baby, and the radical life change I am about to embark on.

The vision for this project is two fold:
  • 1.I will be creating a body of work based on my journey through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum – to be displayed in a gallery as my senior thesis.
  • 2.I will be creating in this work a portfolio of 20 pieces so that I can be prepared to apply for graduate school in the next couple years.*

*I need 4 pieces, in 5 different mediums for the required portfolio for Grad School. This is a great opportunity for me to explore my senior thesis with a variety of materials and products.

My wish is that I can fundraise for my art supplies through my community so that I can focus deeply on creating this work as I simultaneously create, birth, and meet my daughter.

In the last few months my life has taken some interesting and tough turns. I have made the decision to quit my job at the end of March (2018) so that I can turn my energy towards school and preparation for my daughter. Although I am a very optimistic and energetic person, this pregnancy has taken a lot of my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy – leaving me with deep exhaustion at the end of the day. It is with this that I am choosing to prioritize what energy I have left in to finishing this Bachelor’s degree. I will also utilize some of the funding to help me pay for personal life expenses such as car insurance, rent, groceries, and health appointments.

I do foresee a level of sharing my art and creations with contributors as I start to produce more pieces. There will be prints and t-shirts and other trinkets that I will be sending as personal notes of gratitude to those who are able to contribute to my project. Thank you for your time and consideration.

In deep appreciation,

Caroline











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Tiers
Rock 'n' Roll
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We just put one foot in front  of the other!
Butterflies
$10 or more per month
Thank you for giving me my wings ~
Open Heart
$25 or more per month
graciousness and gratitude
Sunshine
$50 or more per month
Blessings of warmth and encouragement
Unicorns
$100 or more per month
The rare and the beautiful