My amazing, generous, attentive, altruistic, optimistic, and idealistic readers, our community arts project, The Ideal Relationship Project, wrapped up at 120% funded. Woot!
This is very exciting. In fact, my son probably best expresses my feelings right now, in this picture.
And today, our postcards have arrived!
This Saturday a few local backers will be joining me to stuff them into envelopes and send them off to the rest of our project participants. And you better believe there will be photos 🙂
Thanks so much for following us on this journey. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Welcome Kickstarter Backers!
If you have landed on this page, then you clicked the link to help me decide which portraits should make it to the top 10 for postcard printing and distribution.Please note, the final postcards will NOT have the text on the front with the image. It will be printed on the back of the card.
To make your selections:
- Scroll over/select the images you like, and make note of the subjects’ names.
- Send me the names by replying through the update email on Kickstarter, or through the contact page on this website. (You can also comment publicly on either of those platforms, if you like, but it helps me keep track of your votes if you email me.)
- Be sure you select 10 names, regardless of your pledge amount. (This is like a presidential primary vote. The election isn’t until I send the survey asking for you to choose your final reward.)
Please don’t feel excluded if your portrait is not among this selection. These were chosen based on ease of reproduction.
7. Maria Graterol and Peter Ikladious
1. Naraly Nicte
8. Mary McLaughlin and Chip Henry
2. Anastasia Morozova
4. Mitch Turck
5. Nathaniel Knows
6. Anthony Davenport
It was a spur of the moment idea: “Lets pretend they’re trading cards,” I said to my sister.
She arched an eyebrow at me, forking another bite of avocado salad (ill named, as the Mexican joint on the Lower East Side had run out of avocados on this day) into her mouth.
I handed her a handful of postcards decorated with the portraits I had completed for our community-arts Kickstarter project, The Ideal Relationship Project.
She laughed and rolled her eyes. “Fiiiiiine.”
A few shots in, she’d finally loosened up to become the dramatic, silly-pants I know she can be, and I realized we were onto something. To promote this project successfully, I couldn’t just focus on the product alone, I had to focus on the people who believed in it. Thus, the All-Purpose Postcard Campaign was born.
With no small help from my world-traveling sister, we enlisted backers from India, Sierra Leone, and Israel, who all showed their support by taking photographs of themselves, holding images derived from our project.
I was surprised and touched by the show of support. It’s amazing the sense of connection that has occurred as result of simply asking the question: “What is your ideal relationship?” At this point, its okay if we don’t make our funding goal, the larger goal has been achieved.
A huge thanks to all our backers around the world! And if you are interested in participating or learning more, please check out our Kickstarter site, and our project website.
With love and gratitude.
A backer in Tel Aviv offers a practical purpose for his postcard: shipmate! Turns out, they’re waterproof. Don’t believe me? Find out for yourself with a pledge to our Kickstarter, starting as low as $3.
These adorable cousins share their support for The Ideal Relationship Project’s All-Purpose Postcard Campaign. You can too for a pledge as low as $3 to our Kickstarter. Join the fun!