A family of artists and writers travel to Ireland and collaborate on a multi-media travel narrative inspired by the "old lore."
The Seanchai, or storytellers, were revered almost as Kings in the time of Ireland's formation. It was their job to set down the history of the people, a task that a proud country took very seriously. It is sometimes difficult to stay in touch with the stories of our ancestors amidst the multiple sources of information and constant demands of life in a modern age.
We want to address this problem. The "we" in that sentence refers to a family of artists and writers with Irish ancestry and a passion for exploration. We plan to travel to the land of the storytellers, and bring a multi-generational perspective to sites and landscapes significant to the "old lore." Each family member will contribute different elements to the finished product.
Leslie, an author whose literature and creative nonfiction appear in a variety of publications, will keep a travel blog and write original works inspired by the journey. Seth, an amateur photographer and versatile artist, will chronicle the trip in photos and sketches. Sloane, a talented award-winning young artist, will keep a print travel journal and sketchbook featuring words and images. Aidan, a young artist, will also capture the trip in words and images. When we return from the journey, we will create an interactive web exhibit through which viewers can see our artworks, photos, and journal pages. In addition, we will publish the print copy of our travel narrative for contributors.
We are seeking $12,000 to pay for travel costs, art supplies, and publishing fees for our project. We deeply appreciate any contribution you can manage.
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Your name in lights: For a pledge of five dollars, you will be mentioned in glowing terms in the travel blog, and will have our undying affection and a place of honor in our hearts forever.
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Your name in lights and on paper: For a pledge of ten dollars, not only will you be mentioned in cyberspace, you will receive a postcard from one of the many lovely destinations in the Emerald Isle.
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Lights, Paper, and an Image: Give us twenty dollars, and you will be immortalized on our blog, receive a postcard from one of our destinations, and get a signed original photograph capturing one of the beautiful sites we visit.
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Praise, Photo and Present: For fifty dollars, we will add your name to the Acknowledgments page in the print copy of the book, send you a signed original photo from the trip, and give you a lovely souvenir from one of our scenic and historic destinations.
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Art with the works: For a donation of $100, we will give you everything included in the fifty dollar reward, plus we will incorporate a name of your choosing into one of the original art pieces from the trip and send you a signed copy.
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What a character: For a donation of $250, we will incorporate your name and biographical details into the description of a character in one of the short stories or poems inspired by the trip. In addition, you will be immortalized on the Acknowledgments page and receive a signed copy of the published book.
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Your Day in Ireland: For a donation of $500, pick a destination for us in Ireland, and we will go there. We will send you copies of any artwork, photos, journal pages, and literature generated on this leg of the journey. In addition, you will be mentioned in the published book as a destination selector, will have your name on the Acknowledgments page, and receive a signed copy of the published book.
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Your Day in Ireland and Your Face in Ireland: For a donation of $1000, we will go to the destination you choose for us in Ireland and send you all artwork and literature from that leg of the journey. Plus, we will ask you to send us a photo of yourself or a person/ animal of your choosing, and we will illustrate it into one of the works of art, and send you a signed copy. In addition, you will be mentioned in the Acknowledgments page and receive a signed copy of the published book.
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