Saturday, August 06, 2011


I've been hesitant to do this, but well, the last of my ex-wife's back child support is gone and the two fundraisers Pizza Hut and my awesome friends Colleen and Christian at started are gone as well. I'm still unemployed due to this wonderful thing called cancer and my parents have started paying all my bills. I've been getting a little bit through Etsy and sales of my paintings but it's hardly enough to see the ends, much less make them meet. So I've plopped a "Donate" button here. It's over there to the right above the social networking links.

I don't want to guilt anyone into sending a donation. If no one sends anything at all, that's perfectly fine, but I wanted to give people the opportunity. Mostly I just want to mitigate the amount my dad has to drop into the black hole that is his son. This blog started out as a marketing tool to get my work seen and hopefully generate sales and that's still very much preferred since you would be getting something in return - some nice art for your walls, but for anyone who can't afford a painting or who might not see anything they like (I do commissions too!), this is a way to help without dipping too deep into the cash flow. Any amount is truly appreciated and if you include a mailing address, I'll send something as a thank you. It's Paypal and you can use any credit card. If you don't want to click the button but still want to help, my Paypal account is under my email address:


mswas said...

I just sent you something. It isn't much but it's all I had in my paypal account. Hopefully others will do the same.

Michael Murray said...


My name is Michael Murray, as you can tell, and I write over there at Pajiba. I was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkins Lymphoma 3B)16 years ago, and went through surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant. I was also entirely dependent on my family for support during that time, and for some time after that, too, so I suspect I have a partial understanding of some of the things you're going through. I was just alerted to this Blog, and your predicament, and will be checking in frequently, always available should you wish to discuss stuff. I will be back later, to help and participate in whatever way I can, and hope you have a good day with shades of excellence and light at the corners.

Guy said...

Thanks Michael!

I'm still constantly amazed at how many people have been smacked around by cancer. In any group I'm in, the percentage is higher than I would have ever thought.

Prolixity Julien said...

I am so happy you have taken the step of asking for help. I am confident that the Pajibans will give whatever support they can.

Guy said...

Thank you so much mswas! Very much appreciated.

Thanks Prolixity Julien. I still feel squidgy about the whole asking for money outright thing and it's nice to know that people are taking it in the manner it was meant. I am not someone who is ever comfortable being dependent upon others, but lately I've been forced to throw that aside and I'm feeling less bothered by it.

I said before that my mantra used to be "People Suck", but I've had to revise that in recent months. Thanks for being part of the reason for that.

mswas said...

Oh we Pajibans suck too, but in the good, sexeh way.