EXCITING NEWS! The Kickstarter campaign for my incredible 1000 mile walking and plein air painting adventure “Every Five Miles: Painting the Way of Saint James” is now LIVE HERE!
This September, I’ll be setting out to walk and paint the Way of Saint James (also known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostela). I’ll be walking 1000 miles through France and Spain alongside my donkey, Midas, and will be stopping to do a plein air painting every 5 miles along the entire route. The journey will take four months of walking and painting, crossing over the Pyrenees at the onset of winter. By the end of the journey, I’ll have created a body of work consisting of a series of 200 plein air paintings that share the story of this ancient and powerful route as it is today and that connect with its unique sense of place.
I’m attempting to raise the entire budget for this adventure on Kickstarter (see the end of this post for an explanation), by pre-selling the plein air paintings from the journey on my kickstarter campaign page, as well as other paintings and rewards.
This is a limited and exclusive opportunity, so I’d love to invite you to be one of the first to purchase one of these unique original paintings from this historically and culturally significant part of the world, or to back my expedition at any reward level that makes sense for you.
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing campaign and I have only 30 days to raise the entire funding goal for this expedition, so your early support will really help me with important early momentum!
Thank you for taking the time to look at my campaign. Even if you’re not personally interested in providing backing, please will you share this with your friends and contacts in case they may be? Only by spreading the word far and wide will this project get off the ground.
If you have any queries please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, the rewards are limited so check it out now while you can.
Thank you so much for your support!
What is a Kickstarter Campaign?
Kickstarter is a way of raising funds online for great creative projects.
Artists present their project online on the kickstarter website to enable people to become backers.
People who back kickstarter projects aren’t being asked to give money for nothing. Artists offer tangible rewards in exchange for support of their projects.
There are different rewards at various prices.
It works by people pledging to buy rewards. Artists also ask people to share the project link by email and social media to their friends and contacts who may be interested, so that it spreads the word to more potential backers.
Kickstarter has an “ALL or NOTHING” funding model so if the project doesn’t meet its financial goal, the project fails, the backers are not charged and no rewards are received
If the project meets or exceeds its financial goal the backers pledges are charged to their credit cards at the end of the campaign and the project goes ahead