in honor of aol's 25th anniversary they held a grant competition to find 25 artists, writers, and creative thinkers and award them each with $25,000. i submitted my appilcation about a month ago, and i got the call yesterday that i was one of the lucky chosen few! amazing! i can't thank them enough for this opportunity. this is going to allow me to really focus all of my energy into being as creative and productive as possible. check out the other 24 winners here!
in honor of the grant, i thought it was about time for a new artist picture, so i made a poncho and and got all dressed up for it. i think it turned out pretty nice!