>The nose is all wrong, but this graceful creature is nonetheless my
friend Lorraine, who has just suffered a grievous accident in which
she fractured her spine. She is a dancer and a model and is now
bedridden, totally unable to support herself. Tomorrow I will be
running a tipjar marathon in which I paint portraits of her all day,
and collect donations on PayPal for her medical bills.
“Dancing Bear” means Eliza paints as long as people keep money in the tip jar. Seriously, she will paint forever if you keep giving her money. Once it’s going, you’ll be able to [watch/interact on USTREAM][ustream].
Top tippers will get one the paintings themselves, or one of two $50 gift cards to [Clockwork Couture][cc], purveyors of fine Steampunk wearables.
[link]: http://elizagauger.com/gibberings/lorraine-test-sketch-for-tomorrows-dancing-bear-benefit/ “Gibberings – Lorraine test sketch for tomorrow’s Dancing Bear Benefit”
[cc]: http://www.clockworkcouture.com/ “Clockwork Couture”
[ustream]: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sweatshop “ustream #sweatshop”