Final Update! its my last week here! It's your last chance to get a postcard and also to help me eat something other than white rice and not have to lose my luggage to airline extortion! You all rock! Wooo!
*Update Jan 12*: taxi from airport was twice what expected and a large storm trapped us a few days shortly after arrival.... now very low on food! As much as I wanted to do other things while here, survival and return are now the priorities! It is still, however, very nice to have a safe, quiet, uninterrupted period of painting and writing amidst gorgeous scenery. I cannot adequately express the degree to which I needed this! Thank you!
MAJOR UPDATE*: I am headed off to Laugarvatn as of January 2, 2015. You are not too late to support, and this campaign will remain running, as I still need transit fare et al to get around and accomplish goals while I am there. I would really like to make it to the Icelandic witchcraft museum, which is several hours north of the farm on which I am staying, for example. :) Any help is appreciated. THANK YOU!!!
I have devoted a good portion of my life to the independent study of folklore and mythology, particular in regards to the creatures modern westerners refer to as "elves" [both as the '"fae" - little or secret peoples of various lands - and as mysterious "beings of light"]. This devotion has fruited extensively in the form of visual and written works, and there are more to come.
Recently, I was invited to study the huldufolk ["hidden people"] of Iceland on their native soil at Laugarvatn [at the Gullkistan Center for Creativity]. I am not sure if I will find any to interview or sit for a drawing session for me, but I would certainly like to try! Iceland's climate is absolutely my "type" and the terrain of Laugarvatn looks ideal for inspiration.
This opportunity unfortunately came a little too soon on the heels of some devastation in my life for me to be ready - I don't currently have a valid passport, even. I need to work fast - I only have until the 15th of December to have my reservation paid, and I need that passport ASAP! [IMPORTANT UPDATE! I still need transit fare and some incidental coverage for this and that but for the most part, this trip is going to happen! I still can't believe it!! THANK YOU!!!!]
Whether you support this because you love the arts, you love me, you want to see photographs from Iceland on my blog, or you simply believe in fae unity and want to support an international elvish exchange program, I thank you from the bottom of my labrynthinely jacked up heart and thorn infested soul. And if you're supporting this because "Tribes of Heaven", Wyvern and Sol thank you, profusely.
[General breakdown, for the curious: $200 for passport replacement, including photograph; @1100 for the stay itself plus some food/emergency cash; @800 for the flight; @100 for shipping artwork to Iceland for exhibition. Added some wiggle room for price changes on airfare, various cab fares/gas money/rideshares and incidentals on 11/24/14]
Reward levels being added before end of November.
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