So, what will you create today?
Janeen is an Australian living in New York City who’s about to go on a very long bike ride (with her bike “Precious)” on the TransAmerica trail. That’s 4,262 miles.
Four thousand two hundred sixty-two miles!
I know, I’m out of breath just thinking about it too.
So where do you come in? She wants to share her adventures with us by writing a book “My Best Khaki Pants” (of course!). The money you give will be put towards printing and shipping costs. A small portion will go towards a special “Feed Station Reward” where she’ll document food she eats along the way.
Janeen will actually be paying for the trip itself out of her own pocket.
By the way, in case you’re curious what the title of the book means: “In the U.S., it’s pronounced ‘cacky’. And where I’m from, cacky means
sh*tty, and pants means underwear. Thus rendering the sentence “I’m
going to wear my best khaki pants” fantastically awesome.”
Pledges start at $3 bucks so why not give that coffee money you were going to spend today?
That’s right, I’m a LOST fanatic and as you probably know, the show premiere’s it’s final season tonight! I’m jumping out of my seat!
Sadly I didn’t know about this sooner and they, along with some other amazing LOST artwork, were sold in the Lost Underground Art Show. However, thanks to the internet, you can still view all the pieces. So go get your fix before tonight’s premiere!
Oh, and check out the rest of the work by Scott. He’s got some incredible stuff.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) and Let’s Save Michigan have issued
an open call to artists, illustrators, and graphic designers for
original posters to inspire Michiganders to revive their state.
The poster should inspire people to take action and do what’s necessary to revive Michigan. The campaign is looking for something “forward-looking, inspirational” and it has to include the phrase “Let’s Save Michigan.”
The contest is open until February 15, 2010 and you can submit your ideas here. The winner will recieve $1,000 (runner up gets $250) plus the winners will have their work displayed during a special reception in the spring!
Dannielle inherited over 700 pairs of salt and pepper shakers from her great grand-mother when she was very young and now she wants you to give them a happy home.
Why should you? Well first of all she has put an incredible amount of work into this project with videos, stories for each pair, photographs, etc. Also, she has a dream of moving to my hometown, New York City, and this will help said dream come to life.
Of course, I don’t know if you’ve heard the rumors, but NYC living is kinda on the small side, so she simply can’t bring all of her little friends.
Her goal is $5,000. You can pledge as low as $1, but $10 gets you a pair of shakers!
Do you know about Kick Starter? Honestly, I thought I had already posted about this place awhile back but I guess it fell in one of those dusty places in my brain and I forgot. Surprise!
So it’s actually a really important and incredible site for creative minds and willing donors. Kick Starter offers a place for people to post their projects and ideas that need a little funding. Whether it be a little backup cash for bills while they finally finish that photography series or funding to help out a creative meeting space. There are loads of unique projects you can help.
Plus, there’s added incentive (other than helping out a creative mind in need) for all you folks interested in lending a helping hand. Each project has a little something nice to give depending on how much you pledge. (i.e. a photographer sends you a print with a pledge of 25 bucks or more). So you walk away with more than just that fuzzy feeling.
There is a catch though! If the project doesn’t meet it’s financial goal by a certain date, then it gets no funding at all. So if you see something you believe in, don’t hesitate…give!
To make up for not mentioning this place sooner, and just because I love the cause, I’ll be adding a Kick Starter of the week here on Arts and Dafts starting tomorrow!
I looove to read interviews like this. They’re inspiring, helpful, interesting and most of all they remind you you’re not alone and that we’re all different. There’s no set way to go about things. No exact science to becoming a successful artist and/or blogger. Just work hard and love what you do.
I just wanted to get another one in there…. Blog.
The work of Helen Musselwhite is truly inspiring. I not only want to own one of these pieces, I want to run out to the store and get some construction paper to play with!
Helen, based in the UK, hand cuts her illustrations out of paper and creates these beautiful scenes by stacking them in complex layers. Some are mounted in box frames and others, as you see here, are housed in glass jars.