Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Volunteer Veteran

Volunteering for the Art Club Val-o-Grams.
My hand... it's broken. Well, not really, because if it was I wouldn't be typing. But it is a bit sore from having to do 44 caricatures non-stop of little kids ranging from the ages 6 months - 12 years old. And here's the kicker: I did it all for free.

My usual working rate is $5 dollars a picture, and well, if I had charged that as a flat rate I would have made $220 dollars.... but since I'm a volunteer, I do it for free.

Oh the joy that fills my heart. I could have used that money though.

The librarian in charge of the Teen Leaders program talked to my stepmom today, and was like, "You know Lizzi has been with me for three years right?"

And she went on to express her fears of me leaving the program next year and getting a job. Most likely I will get job, and I guess now I'm going to be a volunteer for the rest of my high school career. Why? Because my parents want me to. I see their point. It'll look really good on my transcript if I have six years of volunteer work.

Its just, I feel like I won't have any free time if I'm spread between jobs, volunteering, and vacationing. When will I have time to read and make art? Both of those are essential to my being.

Oh well. I'll figure it out. Later today I'm leaving to go to Shreveport Louisiana, to hang out at the boardwalk and stay at one of the Casino Hotels down there for a few days, then I'll come back Friday for my volunteering at the library, and then I'll leave again after that to go to San Antonio and Austin in Texas.

Hopefully I'll be able to post between now and then! Anyways, I hope everyone has a nice summer, and I wish everyone safe travels!

1 comment:

  1. I'd be interested in seeing samples of your work.