My name is Isabelle, I am a self-taught surface designer from Italy (i.bellecreations on Instagram) and I am trying to make this hobby of mine my main occupation in order to fulfill my childhood dream of being able to earn a living through my creativity. It’s been a 3 years journey, I started to learn drawing from scratch and wanted to earn a living with it since the beginning however I didn’t receive the success and attention needed/wanted and I have to rely on minimum wage side jobs. I am not discouraged to continue however recently I got scammed by a NFT website promising me to sell my artworks and lost around €7000 worth of money, which were all of my savings up to now, in minting fees and a withdrawal fee which was never supposed to be there in the first place. The offer was promising but I am simply inexperienced in this market area and so I thought it was a good investment. I obviously learned from my mistake and took the right actions to signal this scam and warn other artists. However, there is no guarantee for me to get that money back and should I decide to engage with agencies specializing in these cases their services are not for free. Any help would be more than appreciated, I would simply be forever grateful. I am simply a genuine and I believe in keeping my heart open to new possibilities but unfortunately this attitude attracts the wrong type of people too, not only the best ones.
Thank you for your assistance, feel free to have a chat on Instagram too, I am a friendly and open person.
This is my Paypal link, any donation is very much appreciated: paypal.me/isabelleturla