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Travel to the Prize: Sacred Circularities Sedona S
$315 raised
63% of $500 goal
8 contributors
5 Years running
I Won the SC Sedona Retreat Scholarship!!! This 'Kick' will get me there! The rewards will kick in the all ways that I am as an Artist.
With this:

I Won This!

Sacred Circularities
Hoop Dance, Tutorials, Retreats and Community

I entered the Sacred Circularities contest by submitting a video that conveyed my shared experience in the hoop. My short answer is Connection, in every sense of the word.

The Sacred Circularities Retreat in Sedona was originally scheduled for December 12, 2012, then was rescheduled for October 13, 2013. I won the the retreat itself but not travel or expenses while in route. With no expendable income available to cover the costs, I simply asked for help on Facebook and was So surprised that people gave. The love and grace lessons in receiving that are so valuable, humbling and enlightening. Today I find myself staring into an opportunity half accomplished but I am determined and hopeful that I can still take part in the adventure. I thank you for what has been, what you offered and gave. I am so grateful for what I receive.

This Retreat started as a prize for a hooper but has been a seed for so much more. Hooping teaches me to push past comfort levels, even though I could be perceived as silly or even ridiculous. Hooping teaches me to stand up for what I want, to allow myself to be and to stand out. The Hoop teaches me to put myself out there, to do what I do, *and* be shy. It teaches me patience, especially with myself. This year, along with the hooping, my teaching it has washed through an ebb and flow as well as my work as an Artist. I have realized before that the lessons I was getting from hooping were building me ways that the artist really needed. I love how things line up, but to make a long story short, the rewards I am offering to past and future backers are my own works of art. This will give me hands on experience in working within a business that for me is long over due. If both HoopingLynn and ArtistLynn worked together as an income, both could fit, thrive and transition easily into providing a more live-able wage. So it really is more of a double KickStart!

About Me:
I am in Indiana and I grew up here. I have been an artist my whole life and I started hooping in early 07. Since 2008, I have been organizing and teaching weekly classes and workshops for myself in central Indiana and in the Midwest. I Have taught at Flow Art Festivals around the midwestern region as well as the east coast. I have also been bringing international hoop instructors to central Indiana for a few years. I am a mom for two and I have been married for fifteen years. I love what I do, even when its hard because it brings so much growth. The more valuable growth come from the hard parts. I find this to be true when learning hooping, teaching hooping and I see it apply to life in so many ways. I love to teach from this place and talk about it when I find it.

I will be adding more items over time.
I am offering Originals, Prints, Photographs, Wearable Art, Hoop Items, Costume Pieces and Components, Decorative items, Sculpture, Wall or Canvas Murals and Portraits. Price points from 15$ to $300.00 will be the range for this work. I am excited to get going on a few 20-25$ projects that I have ready to go. I will also have a 5$ dollar offer for homemade greeting cards that were gifted to me to use for this purpose.

For every 5$ you donate, your name goes into a hat. At the end of the campaign, I will draw names to win items that I have. I am going to keep making things and hopefully people will choose/purchase some of the art that is up right now. So what I actually have at the end of the month may be different from what I have now.

Thank You So Much for the opportunity! I am so ready to start!

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$60 Corduroy Pillow Envelope. Fits a 17 x 17 pillow. Upcycled Materials.
I also use these envelopes to store bed linens.

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Drawing on loose canvas. 'Tree' (example) I can recreate and ship this item quickly. Or I could create something just for your space. Special order delivery could be November. Contact Lynn at
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100$ 12 x 12 Original Portrait starting st 100$. Could be a larger piece.
Contact Lynn for details.
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70$ - 12 x 12 Paper Print. "What if in red" (1 available)
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50$ Wearable Art Tank Top. XL. "Dogwood". Ready to Ship. (1 available)
With this as an example, I can create something new from something as a pair of pants or a shirt that you like but you wish it were a bit more funky or different somehow. Visit my Upcycle Album to examples of past projects.:
Special order delivery would be November. Contact Lynn for details:
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200$ 16 x 24* Loose Canvas Print. "Guy's Tree" (1 available)
*Image size. Ready to ship in a tube.
Can be matted and framed or stretched on standard bars.
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70$ 12 x 12 Paper Print. "The Last Flower" (1 available)
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100$ / 60$. 35 x15 Painting or drawing on loose canvas. 'Wisteria' Ready to hang with dowel rod. I can recreate 'Wisteria" and ship this item quickly. Or I could create something just for your space.
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Risks and Challenges:

If I just make half of the goal I could get there and home, but it will be a hardship on the household. Making goal will handle travel, handle my losses for the week and cover a bare minimum food stipend while in route. Anything over goal will bring more ease.

I foresee a possible issue when more than one backer has their eye on a 'one of a kind' reward. I will solve this by taking it on a first come first serve basis for the items that are posted and ready made. I will note when things are 'sold' but most photos will need to stay posted as the piece is an example for a project that can be duplicated or customized. When needed I will work toward finding/producing rewards that hold well for all backers.

I am guessing on delivery dates. I am rather confident that everything could be delivered by the end of October. Ready made items will go out immediately. Shipping on commissioned works could fall into November.
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