EDIT: I cannot tell you how grateful I am, but thank you all so much. You literally saved my life.
I will try to update this journal with (hopefully) good news as soon as I can. Things are still messy, but we try to get a hold of it, that's why it is difficult for me to reply to everyone. But I will do my best. So please wait a little longer, I will definately try to explain more of this as soon as I can.
Thank you again!
I'm sorry for my long absence and lack of updates. Things haven't been going well for me ever since December 2008 and my situation has hit the bottom.
That is why I'm here to ask you to commission me, but please hear my reason first:
My mother and me have been wrongfully set on the street on December 22nd by the authorities. Our lawyer ditched us 2 days before. They cut all our sources, so we are with absolutely no money on our bank accounts or pockets, no cell phones, no nothing. We have no family who would help us and we were promised sleeping places by three friends. In the end, two of them didn't even open the door, because shortly after they were threatened to be kicked out of their homes if they let us in. However only one of them had the courage to at least tell us the reason.
We slept the past week in our car, trying part-time jobs and handing all of our remaining stuff to a pawn shop. And overall the situation is really complicated, but I can tell you that they had no reason to do to us what they did.
Bit by bit they took everything we own within two years. We are still fighting, going to court and everything. But they are taking their time. But we need a place to sleep and food to eat.
So now I'm accessing the internet via my laptop and a w-lan to ask you to commission me if you can. I'm not begging you for money or donations or whatever.
I will work for it.
This is the last resort for my mother and me to get back on track, it was never my intention to post about all of this here, not even my closest friends know about this, but now I don't see any other way.
I would really appreciate your help.
So here is my commission information: [link]
On top of it I will add a free pencil sketch, no charges. Since this is all I can do.
Thank you for your understanding.
EDIT: I have to edit this post because the feedback I'm receiving in such short time is overwhelming.
I want to thank everyone for their support, be it by commissioning me, including us into their prayers, or spreading the word. But I'm asking you not to commission me if it could get you into trouble, might it be just so slight (like asking parents, scraping together if you know you need it for something else).
Also I know there are many people who don't believe what I have written, and call it off as scam. That's fine, it's to be expected. All I can do is tell you that this situation is very real to me and very humiliating. I'm just trying to do as much as I possibly can to lift some weight off my mother's shoulders. Even if it means having to sacrifice a reputation I wanted to build up steadily as an artist.
Again, I want to thank everyone who is supporting us, you can not imagine how much this helps and means to us.
EDIT2: Oh my god everyone thank you so much, I will try to reply to every single note, email and comment as quickly as possible. I'm sorry for the delay OTL