Winning an artist grant: stunned and grateful

This is how it feels to find out you've won grant money to support your art.

I was worried I must be hallucinating or something, when the Sustainable Arts Foundation emailed me:

Say what now? They said yes?

I'm still stunned. Even better, the award comes from an organization dedicated to helping artists keep making art while juggling parenthood. Honestly, I don't know of any other opportunity that recognizes the existence of artists raising children, let alone the particular challenges of this life. I'm also impressed with the diverse backgrounds of the visual artists and writers selected. This grant will go straight towards funding my Great Mystery Project! 

Taking the first steps into an art career with Artist Trust, at North Seattle College. ©Lisa Myers Bulmash

Taking the first steps into an art career with Artist Trust, at North Seattle College. ©Lisa Myers Bulmash

I got the news just before I delivered my final presentation about Artist Trust at North Seattle College. How poetic: I'm now a living example of how important it is to keep applying for funding opportunities, just like in the the ATAL talk. Wow. Just think: if it happened to me, it could happen to you!