Artist Souther Salazar contacted me this week about a new project he and his wife, Monica have begun called The Trading Tortoise. The overall idea, they say is to "celebrate the act of sharing". Stop. That's basically all I need to know to support this project. But for those of you interested in a bit more, here's an excerpt from their project and blog:
The Trading Tortoise, a traveling art installation/trading post that we would set up in different communities around America to barter objects and stories with people. In exchange, they get something special from another place we’ve been. Either something we’ve collected ourselves or traded for.
They have fully backed the project in a whopping 3 days...but if you are so inclined, please consider adding more, they still have 15 days to go.
Keep in mind you won't be funding just a trip cross country -- The Trading Tortoise will be at many different and very important events along the way. Including, an Ed Emberley - inspired collaborative mural with Caleb Neelon at Children's Hospital Boston (In conjunction with a display of original work by Mr. Emberley)
To find out more check out their Kickstarter page.