My Microcosm on Kick Starter!

September 19, 2010 § Leave a comment

September 19, 2010

I’d like to start off by saying Thank You to all of the terrific folks who have donated this far.  The project has only been live for 2 days and at the time of this post I’ve already raised 38% of my funding goal. It’s so amazing, I’m nearly having a double rainbow moment over here.

If you’re just joining in,  I conceived this project July 21st of this year as a proposal for the new community funding program here in Seattle called Sprout.   Although the inaugural Sprout was won by the lovely Whitney Aguirre I gained a lot of support for my project.  With some additional encouragement, the materials I had developed from my Sprout presentation, plus a handful of awesome prizes I was able to launch the project on the funding site Kick Starter.

Since Sprout, the project has already started to take shape and gain momentum.  One of the aspects of the project that is  really important to me is involving the community – especially young people.  I’m excited to announce that I’m enrolled in training program presented by Home Waters called Tiny Neighbors. From their website:

… Tiny Neighbors is a field investigation that extends the learning in the 5th grade Microworlds Science Unit by supporting teachers and students in designing and completing their own scientific investigations of local ponds or lakes. Students make connections from their classroom learning to the real world by exploring an ecosystem within their community.

I’m so excited about studying microorganisms – looking at my environment in a new way, making a new body of work, and sharing what I love to do with the next generation of artists.  People who pledge to this project are making this happen and although I’ll be sending each and every person something lovely in the mail for the donation I’m  sure it will ever be thanks enough.

So intense!

❤ Grace Willard


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