This project combines my passion for wilderness and outdoor exploration with my inherent pull to paint and create, as well as my deep love and appreciation for connecting with others through old fashioned mail.
5/29 update: buzzing with gratitude and excitement about the interest and support for this project has received, I've added a STRETCH GOAL! I'm hopeful that more people will be interested in a painting from Alaska, which would help support the purchase of a refurbished, 30x zoom point and shoot camera that I can take along in my backpack (my current camera is broken!) -fingers and toes are crossed and heart is radiating! I can't wait to paint for you!
I have a really, really exciting trip coming up this summer where I'll be exploring national parks all around Alaska, with a culmination of three nights backpacking into the heart of Denali National Park.
I thought it would be fun to share some of the majestic beauty of the last frontier to other parts of the world via unique and beautiful art that's yours to keep, and both of ours to share in joy. Win-WIN!!
Remember the feeling you had the last time you received a postcard or piece of mail from someone you really cared about? Perhaps they were a friend who you hadn't heard from in a while, or a family member. Maybe they lived the next town over, or maybe halfway across the globe. I know for me, whenever such a treasure finds its way to my mailbox, I get this feeling in my chest like my heart is about to BURST :)
Well, let your next postcard or piece of FUN mail come from me!! And it'll be all the more special as it'll be hand painted by me and maybe even collectible :)
So please, join in my dream! You'll get a piece of real art, and I'll get to share so much of what lights me up with you!
Risks and challenges
I'll be carrying my life around on my back for 10 days, so I'll have limited storage space in my bag for art supplies. I'll get as many paintings made in and mailed from Alaska as I can, and I'll mail the rest from home! Lots of unknowns - it's exciting!!
I also want to fully shift from "doing" to "being" while I am in Alaska (this is how I strive to show up in the world, regardless of where my feet are planted). This "being" could very well mean that I'm making lots of paintings - which I LOVE to do when I'm traveling. And it could also mean that I'm going on rugged hikes, paddling around glaciers, and cooking dinners around the campfire, developing new and meaningful relationships with people from all over the world - all experiences that fuel and inspire WHY I paint and create. Your piece of art will be a vibrant reflection of this incredible experience in Alaska.
I know there's no way I can fully comprehend the absolute awe of actualizing this dream I've had for years until I am fully in it.... and I am BEYOND excited to live it, and to feel it fully in my bones, through the wondrous lens of the artist.
Thank you for sharing this journey and this dream with me!!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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