Kick Starter - Project Olive Tree with MatchStickGirl

I have been doing Kiva donations for a long time as part of my creative tithing commitment and recently the amazing Estella from StaroftheEast made me aware of a great site called Kickstarter which helps launch creative projects

and a creative project hoping to be launched and looking for funding from the incredible photographer Frances J. Melhop of Matchstickgirl.

You have likely seen and been inspired by her amazing photos on Etsy:
well, Frances has a dream and her dream needs a kickstart:

Frances lives in New Zealand making her amazing photographs and has been dreaming for 10 years of flying to Italy and using the oldest and original photographic techniques and equipment

(a pinhole camera, Kodak box brownie and monorail - head under the darkcloth - she will shoot black and white 5x4 inch sheet film and 120mm roll film)

to photograph the amazing 1000 year old Olive trees of southern Italy.

(they are protected and very fairytale - so gnarled and twisted they appear to have human bodies and faces interwoven inside the trunks)

Her project is looking for Kickstarter funding and Kickstarter is a place where for as little as $1.00 we can make donations to other creatives

and it is another great use for our creative tithing dollars - helping the dreams of other creative professionals come true definitely puts a fire and energy to our own!

Frances has 9 days to reach her dream (Kickstarter projects must get full funding or they are cancelled). Here is a link to Matchstickgirl's dream if you can send a little of that Olive tree fairy magic her way!


StaroftheEast said...

Thank you so much Cat for helping Frances getting closer to her dream! This is wonderful!

RitaJC said...

Thank you so much for making this post here! Frances deserves it truly!

matchstickgirl said...

what a beautiful posting thank you so much !!! I appreciate your support and lovely words ....

i dont know what else to say ...

thank you !


Stephanie Kilgast said...

Gooo Frances goooooo!
Thanks for the post :)

Viktoria said...

Super, that you support this great project! I hope it will turn out well !

Anonymous said...

This is such a lovely idea, I've been telling everyone about it. What I love about your blog is your massive generosity towards other creative people, so inspiring and uplifting( after a night surrounded by selfish, grumpy and downright mean types at the pub where I work) x
ps. I hope Frances meets her target!