Grant Proposal

I just finished putting together my first ever grant proposal. When people say they are a lot of work, they aren’t kidding. It has been a time consuming, detail oriented process. A process I am now incredibly grateful for. It helped me to step back and look at all that I have accomplished and to focus on where I want to go next with my art. Before being able to write a narrative for someone else to review I had to be very clear on my own intentions. At first this was challenging. I was trying to force an answer, not let one unfold.

It was a long walk in the woods during a family vacation that brought about the clarity I was searching for. Nature was my answer. In every moment of being in the woods or by the lake I was filled with inspiration and wonder. I marveled at the sunlight specked on leaves and the surreal dance of light on rippling waves. Nature inspires me, nature refreshes me, calms me and brings me back to myself. I want my art to reflect this once again, but in a new way. I want to combine my passion for nature with the expressive art techniques I have been working with. In essence combining my landscape paintings with new energy and emotion… and using materials that dry a little more quickly.

So for my official proposal I am asking for financial assistance to cover some professional artist workshops and art supplies to create a new body of work. Regardless of the outcome of the grant, I am now clear on my own artistic vision. I see some new and beautiful things on the horizon!


  1. Laura Tetreault
    July 28, 2010

    AWESOME! I’ve heard before that writing a grant proposal is a really long and difficult process. You rock for putting one together and having such a clear idea of which direction you want your art to move toward! Yay! I really hope that you get the grant!

  2. Judy T.
    July 29, 2010

    Again, you are making big leaps forward!! So very proud of you and what a perfect fit…nature and art. 😉
    Hope to see your new work soon.

  3. rose firestone
    August 3, 2010

    you are and always be the most inspiring amazing mentor for me……thank you for all your visions!

    1. Jeniffer
      August 4, 2010

      Thank you all for your support! It absolutely means the world to me.


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