May 10, 2014
We are so happy to announce the final recipient of a week at the cabin for a sabbatical or retreat thanks to the generous contribution of Carrie Mayhew! This last week at the cabin was requested to remain anonymous, this is not a problem.
______ works as an Interior Designer. Her works of art have transformed the homes of countless clients. Her mastery of color, scale and pattern bring a room to life. Her kinship and love of horses and dogs is deeply connected to her love of nature and the great outdoors, always out riding her horse with her dogs tagging along. This helped her get through the heartbreak and tragedy she had to deal with on a daily basis. Her daughter grew up loving horses. She was a horse trainer extraordinaire, often referred to as a horse whisperer. At age 26 she started suffering signs of bipolar disorder. Over the years she was in and out of hospitals and jail, never receiving any real help. ______ has to monitor her contact with her daughter because she can become confrontational and violent.
Tragically, ______ lost her horse in 2012. She was a beautiful Arabian, 26 years old. It is feared she had a twisted intestine or bowel. ______ found her fallen and unable to get up. She was almost able to physically pick her horse up and get her to stand. But the vet didn’t have good news and her horse died in her arms.
We are excited to give a week at the cabin to ______ for whenever she wants to use it. She can commune and reconnect with nature. Enjoy outdoor adventures; hiking, horseback riding and floating the river.
May 1, 2014
We are so excited to announce that we have surpassed our goal of $9700!! We want to thank everyone who contributed and who helped spread the word. We had 35 contributors, 222 referrals and 1258 visits! We hope you all have the opportunity to visit the cabin in the future, you will always be welcome. And of course our success is attributed to our phenomenal team, Heather Harris, David Holland, Debbie Miyake, and Rodney Nichols. I want to thank you with all my heart!! We will continue to award weeks at the cabin for sabbaticals and retreats, updated and posted on our website. A recent week at the cabin that we awarded was requested to remain anonymous, this is not a problem. Thanks again to everyone!!
April 25, 2014
We are so happy to announce another recipient of a week at the cabin for a sabbatical or retreat thanks to the generous contribution of Dave Harris!
Susie Rozler lives in Buffalo New York with her husband Dan. Born and raised in Western NY, she is a musician, singer, songwriter, entertainer and teacher. Her website, susanrozler.com features her bands; “Girls Gone Mild” and “The Sid Winkler Band”, her gardens; “Oriental Style Garden” and “Habitat Garden” and her children’s shows and upcoming shows; performing at schools, children’s organizations, and related facilities or groups. Her goal is to use her music to encourage as many people as possible to give back to Mother Earth. Her shows are interactive; musical, comedy, family and nature with a message of environmental education and awareness. Check out Chidren’s Shows on her website.
She has another website with another band, MamaEarthsKitchenBand.com, “Love the earth…you only get one Mother”. Susie “Mama Earth” Rozler gives school shows and public performances featuring her original songs and music with practical lessons on how kids can save the evironment by recycling as well as creating natural wildlife habitats in their own backyards. The 4 R’s”, Rainforest, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Fun songs about what we can do to save our earth, to heighten awareness and give the audience ideas how they can be good stewards of our earth’s resources.
Susie is a caregiver. Her husband Dan is in the later stages of Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a disorder passed down through families in which nerve cells in certain parts of the brain waste away, or degenerate. This progressive brain disorder causes uncontrolled movements, emotional problems, and loss of thinking ability (cognition). Susie has expressed a desire to get an RV and travel. She could book and give performances as she traveled. She was so excited to include a week at the cabin as a retreat and sabbatical, to experience nature and the great outdoors so dear to her heart. Quoting John Muir, “Wilderness takes you beyond your human existence to become one with nature and the universe”.
March 31, 2014
We are so happy to inform everyone of who will receive a week retreat at the cabin thanks to the generous donation of Debbie Miyake!
Cheri McLeod lives in Dillingham AK with her husband Bill. Before moving to Alaska she was a special education teacher’s assistant in Elko, NV. She is an accomplished artist, currently creating beautiful pieces of jewelry, exhibited and sold through The Dillingham Trading Post. She recently has taken up watercolors, wanting to paint flowers, birds and nature’s other wonders, having previously painted in acrylic. Born and raised in Butte, MT, her deep love and reverence for nature and the great outdoors is a testimony to her abiding faith and trust in Jesus.
Cheri is a cancer survivor, recovering from recent surgery for esophageal cancer, which went very well. This cancer was a recurrence of the breast cancer she had six years ago. She is thrilled to spend a week at the cabin, and plans on sometime next summer, giving her time to completely recover before venturing out to enjoy outdoor recreation. I plan on being there for a few days so we can have some landscape watercolor workshops: sketch, paint and explore the surrounding wilderness with it’s inherent beauty so abundantly displayed.
March 25, 2014
A good friend and contributor saw a recent post I put on Facebook, and asked for a print of my watercolor painting “Stargazer Lilies” in place of what was offered for my campaign: indiegogo.com/projects/mountain-cabin-studio. Of course this is an option! It is the same size as “Mountain Cabin”, 14″ x 20″ unframed ($75), or 22″ x 28″ framed ($225). This officially is a new “perk”!
March 21, 2014
Sending off my first set of hand-made art cards with envelopes! I’m so happy with them, they turned out very nice! I took some pictures and put them in the Gallery, take a look. You get 6 of the small ones, the wildflowers, for $10, or 6 small and 6 large, taken from “Mountain Cabin”, for $25. Thanks everyone, I appreciate your support!
March 17, 2014
I have an exciting announcement to make. For those of you interested in the Montana wildflower prints as your perk for a contribution of $50, after your first $50 contribution you can choose up to two more prints from the collection for just $25 each (half price). This gives you the opportunity to collect all three! Thanks to everyone, I appreciate your support.
March 9, 2014
We’re off and running! I am so happy with our launch! The success of crowdfunding depends on social media and the internet, everyone sharing the campaign with their social network. The small contributions, $5- $10- $25, by a lot of people, are a huge factor. Indiegogo charges 4% if you meet your goal, BUT 9% if you don’t. To everyone out there, please make a small contribution, every single one is crucial!!!