Cool things to support: Ordinary Days Anthology

Hey guys, hope you’re all enjoying your Memorial Day Weekend as it winds down and it’s back to the daily grind of the ho-hum and ordinary…

… But hey there’s nothing wrong with ordinary, and in fact, there is the mythic in the everyday and something special to be said about those day-to-day moments that are in fact rather special. And with that segue out of the way, I’d like to direct your attention to a Kickstarter project backed by several students at Savannah Arts Academy: The Ordinary Days Anthology

Honestly, the advertisement, and the sneak peeks at some of the lovely art that’s been put into this anthology really speaks for itself; and if you’re interested in supporting the arts and the undergrads working hard to put themselves out in the world then I say more power to you! A friend of mine, the lovely and talented Sara Puranan, is also part of this project with her own 1920s slice-of-lifer short, amongst the other magnificent works of art that’s been compiled here.

But when it boils down to it, this project is the culmination of a lot of hard work for young artists in an industry that parents, friends, and family may not totally support. I, for one, have nothing but utter respect for these kids putting themselves out there and taking a crack at getting their work published — and thus far they’ve exceeded their $3,500 goal with about $5,000 dollars to their names!

How cool is that?

There’s still 60 hours to go for their kickstarter, so if you’re interested in supporting the arts (Even a dollar is nice karma for these up-and-coming artists) check out their work so far and donate if you can!

I for one am very much proud of their achievements, and, in the face of many a nay-sayer who says that this economy is tanking and that young people should look for “practical” career options — I say phoey. Because dreams can come true, as we can see by the success of the Ordinary Days anthology; it just might take a bit of work, but it can happen!


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