To find ways to make a living and further their career remains the biggest challenge for the artist. With that thought in mind I'll share with you my latest venture.
Not long ago while listening to a podcast by Dan Miller on the 48 Days website I heard about the Kickstarter website. You know, the site that helps you with creative projects thru crowd funding.
After careful consideration I've come up with Cascade Of Watercolor. More than a painting a day program, it will benefit some art starved areas of Southern Illinois. After painting sixty original watercolors they will be displayed at several locations in Southern Illinois for area residents to view. My desire is to bring a nice cultural experience to my friends and neighbors.
If you like my art and are a believer in being part of good things I encourage you to join hands with me and get involved at whatever level you are able to. In projects like these the bulk of the support comes from smaller donors. I think it's interesting that it's not the big things we do that make the most difference, but rather a lot of people doing something small that changes lives.
I do think it will be cool if somebody(ies) are able to throw in at the $1000 or $5000 level. I just followed one lady in NYC who put together a $30,000 project and before it was over people had offered up almost $60,000! Unbelieveable, but it does happen. I happen to believe it can happen for Cascade Of Watercolor. I hope you do to.
Presently, I'm waiting for approval from Kickstarter. Once that happens I'll let you know and we'll get the ball rolling.