Hopefully I haven't alarmed anyone too much with the title of this journal!
This is entirely my fault, but - with the exception of having my wisdom teeth extracted a few years ago - I hadn't been to a dentist in nearly a decade when I moved to Louisiana in 2012. As a result, when I got xrays done earlier this year, I had a great many cavities pointed out to me. The dentist we first went to does not offer full sedation, and with my anxiety, I simply cannot stay awake for the amount of drilling involved in filling that many holes in my skull. We've found a dentist who does offer sedation, but my current insurance plan only covers about $1000 of dental work a year, and the estimate for sedation alone is around $1200.
So what I want to know is, do any of you have any suggestions on how I can earn the sort of money necessary to get my teeth taken care of? I have a few sources I'm sure I can rely on smaller donations from, but I've never run a "real" donation campaign before, and I'm not sure how to go about it. I may open commissions, especially aimed at anthro and/or My Little Pony fans since that's what most of my art is anyways, but at the prices I draw for, I'd have to draw about a thousand pictures. Or maybe five hundred pictures if I bump my price up.
My husband and I are both employed and of course we can save money on our own, but my income is fairly limited and my husband has more financial responsibilities than I do.
This is not an emergency in any sense of the word, but it is one of the few things in my life right now with the potential to become an emergency, and I'd rather get it taken care of before that happens. So I'm looking for suggestions that anyone may have on how to gather some funds for getting my skullholes repaired
Thanks for reading!
Also, if you'd like to help out now, I've got prints available on my photo account, PetersonPhotos
edit: I've decided to give the Commission Widget a try, and now have opened commissions for some of the simpler types of art I produce, as that's what I'm most likely to be able to create with reliable quality.