May 22, 2011

The Bohemian Book Project

My friend Amia and I are collaborating on the Bohemian Book Project, an illustrated children's book that explores art and the environment through a modernized folk tale from the Czech Republic.  We both studied at ArtMill last year, an internation arts center and sustainable farm in Bohemia, and we have been invited back to teach art and drama this summer.  We are really excited for this amazing opportunity, and while there we hope to begin work on our book!  We'll collect found objects and recycled/reclaimed materials from around the farm, talk with locals about the history of Bohemia, take photographs of the countryside, and immerse ourselves in the rich storytelling traditions of the region.  The book's illustrations will be a combination of photography, collage, and drawings inspired by the Bohemian landscape. 

We have made a little film explaining our project and asking for your help to fund it.  We have 30 days to raise $3,000 (the cost of two plane tickets to the Czech Republic), and we're already a 1/3 of the way there!  Please follow this link to find out more about the BOHEMIAN BOOK PROJECT.  There are rewards for every stage of donation, and please please tell all your friends!

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