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$1,219
pledged of $2,150pledged of $2,150 goal
23
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 11 2019 8:50 PM UTC +00:00

About

Ordinary Time Project - Bellwether Arts

We are now in the heart of the liturgical season of Ordinary Time. For this season, Bellwether Arts has designed a seven day calendar, each day offering a theme, prayers, daily practices, and visual art. This calendar is a simple, ordinary guide through each day of the week, offering a new lens to look at our day-to-day lives helping us to reorient our minds, bodies, and spirits, to seek and embrace God in all things.  

The calendar will include:

  • A theme for each day
  • Morning, midday, evening, and nighttime prayers
  • A daily practice 
  • Original visual artwork 

We are hoping to raise $2,150 in order to support the artists, create the physical calendar of prayers, practices, and artwork, and to cover our production costs (mastering, art and design, manufacturing, shipping, etc).

Our goal is to have the whole project available to you the beginning of September. 

*Video and Graphic Design by Sayde Anderson

*Video music - Becoming Stillness  by Hayes Griffin and Nate Roberts

OUR STORY

Bellwether Arts is a group of liturgical artists from Holland, Michigan, a town near the coast of Lake Michigan. We seek to be an artistic and devotional guide through the church calendar. Each season we create art in various forms as a unique liturgical resource. These resources are meant to inspire, reconnect, invite, and clear space in order to enter more deeply and fully into the Christ story. Through collaboration with local churches and artists we hope to create space for art and other creative possibilities to be offered back to the church as a faithful witness. 

This next project for Ordinary Time seeks to find the extraordinary in the ordinary. It’s about slowing down, noticing, and continuing on faithfully in our work and play, when we are together and alone, when we are famished and when we are filled. 

For more on our who we are and what we do check out our website https://www.bellwetherarts.co/

Romans 12:1-2 The Message (MSG)

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

FINAL WORDS

This is our fourth project relating to the liturgical calendar.  After engaging the seasons of Christmas, Advent, and Lent we are now exploring ordinary time. 

Risks and challenges

One of the risks of this project is that "Ordinary Time" lacks some of the narrative "pop" of the other liturgical seasons. We feel like it is an exciting risk to see if we can get the church to support this project!

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    Ordinary Time Calandar (Digital)

    Our handbound Ordinary Time book in digital form for your devotional use!

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    Ordinary Time Recipe "Book"

    21 Recipes for Ordinary time that guide you to through a liturgy of practicing the goodness of beauty of making room for others at our tables.

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    Ordinary Times Tote bag

    An ordinary tote bag to help you carry all your ordinary things - all the time! Featuring organic cotton.

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    Ordinary Time TShirt

    Ordinary Time TShirt designed by Blake Johnson and Sayde Johnson

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    Hand-dyed Screen Printed Bandanas

    Package of (3) hand-dyed bandanas by designer Sayde Anderson for our ordinary time project. Using three different natural dyes they will be screen printed by hand with icon designs from the Calendar.

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    Ordinary Time Calendar

    The main product of our project. The calendar will include:

    A theme for each day
    Morning, midday, evening, and nighttime prayers
    A daily practice
    Original, hand printed, visual artwork

    The calendar is a beautiful handmade, hand bound accompaniment to the ordinary spaces of our lives. It includes seven prayers for morning, midday, evening, and nighttime that are centered around seven particular themes & rhythms we all know and abide by: Food, rest, work, and play are a few such examples. These are themes that we hope to invite users more deeply into through art, practice, and habit throughout the week.

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    Blake Johnson Vocation Print

    Limited edition run of designed Blake Johnson's "vocation" print.

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    Hand Printed, Hand-bound Calendar

    The same calendar - but hand bound and hand printed on a 1911 Chandler&Price letterpress, using French paper, from Niles, MI.

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    Name in calendar credits

    Get your name listed in the credits of the calendar, as a valuable contributor who helped make the project happen

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    We cook you a meal!

    The Bellwether Arts team will come to your house and help guide an evening liturgy. Sayde will cook. Bruce will sing. Anna will dance. & Blake will eat! All in the name of fellowship and the workings of the spirit.

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    EP Music to Wendell Berry Sabbath Poems

    Demo's of songs written to 5 Wendell Berry Sabbath poems.

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    Original Fiber Art Piece

    an 18"x18" framed quilted fiber arts piece made while meditating on Ordinary Time by Sayde Laine Anderson.

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    VERY LIMITED CASSETTE

    A copy of a very limited run cassette of outro takes from Cardiphonia/Pillar Church's double album "Among the Thorns."

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