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Over $8,000 has been raised to support GRATEFUL. This project is 80% funded! Thank you for your support!

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." ~ Oprah Winfrey

The subject of my third photography project, GRATEFUL is gratitude. I am inspired to create a project that explores gratitude because the more we pay attention to what is right in our worlds, the happier we are. I also hope GRATEFUL helps people connect and appreciate each other by focusing more on the good stuff in life because there is so much of it! Thank you for helping this project succeed in spreading some positivity in the larger Boise community and beyond.

I have photographed 21 diverse people (i.e., race, gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, class) for this project. I have asked subjects to think of something for which they are grateful. I have taken photographs of subjects and their gratitude. Subjects have also written about 100 words on why they are grateful. These statements are being placed with the images. The images will be on display in rotation at C.W. Moore Plaza (250 S. 5th St.,
Boise, Idaho) through July 24. For those who are unable to attend the exhibitions, the images will be available via this website when they are finished.

Ways to support GRATEFUL:

-----Check out the images on display in rotation at C.W. Moore Plaza (250 S. 5th St., Boise) through July 24.

-----Buy some art from my Etsy shop:
-----Make a contribution to my Go Fund Me campaign:

-----Tell your friends and family about GRATEFUL!

Thank you to these generous people for their support:

Business Sponsors: Star Garnet Media, Yoga Tree of Boise

Project Supporters: Auld Investments, Linda Becker, Michael Bianco, Colleen Braun, Jeff Buttars, Nancy Cenell, Du Ann & Michael Chambers, Kim Drake, Dick & Betty Erickson, Connie & Steve Evans, Jim Foudy, Eric Gibson, Kayla Gleason, Emilee Gomske, Jeana Graff, Jackie Gunn, Janet Houlihan, Allie Jones, Jake & Kristen Jones, Shyla Jones, Jennifer Knight, Josh Knight, Peggy & Curry Koehler, Kogler Family, Bob & Nancy Kyte, Lawcynell Gang, Nikki Leonard, John Lewinski, Makki Family, Matthews Family, Eileen & Mike McMorrow, Mike Medberry, Danielle Mitten, Alisha Morris, Chris Mueller, Ken Newman & Debbie McClendon, Karing Nial, Laurie Parker, Rae Parnmukh, Brad Potts, Sherry Powelson, John & Darlene Rotell, Joseph Schueler & Nicole Hanson, Jason Sears, Evie & Ty Sindon, Uncle Bob Sprute, Uncle Ed & Carole Sprute, Jemmy & Russell Tipping, Aunt Mary Jean & Uncle Chuck Tranfo, Becca Tranfo, Jesse & Marley Tranfo, Rochelle Troyano, Glen Tulloch, Cara Ucci, Bob Vestal & Jyl Hoyt, Peter & Norma Walker, Susan & Bryan Wilder, Carissa Wolf, Larry & Jeanette Wolf, Mati Young, and many others!     

My $10,000 Budget:

All GRATEFUL exhibitions will be free and open to the public. There is no cost to be a subject in GRATEFUL. This project is funded entirely by the generous support of people like you!


a. Administration (recruit and communicate with subjects, promote
project, organize exhibition(s), fundraising, etc.):

(240 hours x $20/hour): $4,800 (In-Kind)

b. Artistic:

(21 photo shoots x $200/session): $4,200 (In-Kind)

Production Expense (design and print programs for exhibition(s), print images for exhibition(s)): $1,600

Travel (meet subjects for photo shoots,
recruit subjects, transport materials,
promote project):

(700 miles x .65 cents/mile): $455

Marketing/Promotion (design and print business cards, posters, an
d invitations to exhibitions(s); five years website hosting; unanticipated marketing expenses): $1,700

Other Operating Expenses (business insurance (five years), greeting cards/prints for fundraising gifts, refreshments for exhibition(s), thank you cards
for participants and supporters, postage, office supplies, copies, unanticipated operating expenses): $6,245

TOTAL: $10,000

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