Greetings from my car parked for the night in Badlands NP! 1500 miles underway and only a few to Wyoming. Thanks everyone for supporting our project! If you want a poster or postcards, the campaign ends in a few hours! Lots of love you guys ~
Just over ONE DAY LEFT to support Unchronicled Explorations!!!
Thank you so much to the last minute dream team: Mari Griffin, Matt Rebholz, Daniela Coco, Megan Shaughnessy Bondy, Tohru Onhnuki, Charles Griswold, Oliver Lanzenberg, Julian Paik, and one anonymous donor. You guys rock!
We've really been blown away by the support. Thanks for the love everybody.
OH my goodness, WE DID IT! We passed our goal! Woohooo!!!!
Thank you to Leang Yin, James Endo, Alison Pepper, Liz Caffrey and Derek Faulkner, David Blessing, Warren and Kristi Lamb, Diane Kandel, and Tracy Scott who donated yesterday and this morning, you guys pushed us over the edge!!!
Here's the thing: after Indiegogo's fee and paypal's fee, we're really only up to about $4650 (not to mention making and shipping perks). So if you still want to donate, we could still really use it!!
THANK YOU again to all 72 (seventy-two!!!!) of our backers! You guys rock.
with Swiss Le'Miss
Oh my gosh, only 5 DAYS LEFT!
We're only $19 away from passing 4000 (out of 5 grand)! The next $20 donation would put us over....! (have you checked out the perks?)
Thank you to Yael Edelist, Theresa Chiu, MIles Washington, Kate Dunnigan, Kelly Carlson, Maya Owings, Peggy Newell, Amy Hendel, and Ariel Shanberg who donated this weekend!
To all of the 63 people who have donated: you guys are the best!
Specimens have arrived, maps are being drawn, notes are being made. Not pictured: goggles, antique snow shoes, czech army parka, funny hats, ice axe, taxidermy. Can you help us pay for this stuff and more so we can make amazing photos? We only have 9 days left in our campaign!!!
If you're interested in exploration, photography, science, cartography, botany, strong women characters, fiction, or nature, I think you might be interested in this art project Missy and I are working on. Plus it's a nice break from worrying about the election. Check out the link below.
We only have 10 DAYS left! Can you help us out?
Interesting facts about Doctor P. Slobek:
- Her Mongolian name is Silugukhan Qatakahn (translation: "little, straightforward, and hardy")
-She is an expert cartographer
-Served in the Czech Army as a medic, but was discharged after only 18 months (mostly due to a lack of respect for authority)
-Known to be a particularly effective doctor for climbing and mountaineering expeditions: her field treatments are quick and tidy and she can identify useful medicinal herbs almost anywhere in the world.
We will be in Wyoming two weeks from tomorrow! We've already been busy buying cold weather costumes and props for Vostrüm and Slobek. There are only 12 DAYS LEFT in our Indiegogo campaign - can you spare a few bucks for art and adventure? We need your help! - with Swiss Le'Miss
Hey guys, we only have TWO WEEKS LEFT in our indiegogo campaign! If you've been meaning to donate but haven't yet, might want to do it soon!
If you are still wondering what the heck I've been posting about ad infinitum, check out the link below.
THANK YOU to Caroline Riess, Kathryn Washington, Judy Smith, Chloë Pinkerton, Sommer Hixson, and an anonymous donor who gave their generous support in the last few days! Thanks to you guys we've passed 60%!!
Missy and I first met in Phnom Penh, Cambodia seven years ago. We were both women on an adventure: trying to make our way living on our own in this strange city in this small country on the other side of the world. Our friendship formed almost instantaneously around a mutual passion for art, travel, metaphysics, and goofball-ism. We had the kind of special connection that's hard to describe but impossible not to recognize.
We've had so many adventures together, but this one we're about to embark on in Wyoming feels extra special. This project we're working on - The Unchronicled Explorations - is about so many things... It's about our disappearing natural world and the diminishing possibility of getting lost in it. It's about curiosity. It's about making choices outside of societal expectations. It's about the deep friendship that can form between women. It's also a feminist project: we're reimagining an early 20th century history in which women were explorers, climbers, scientists, and nerds. In doing so we're creating the kinds of role models we wished we had as kids.
Sometimes I feel kind of funny asking for money for something like this when there are so many other important needs in this world. But the truth is, art is important too. It's through our stories that we can imagine a different kind of world. As Madeliene L'Engle says, “Stories make us more alive, more human, more courageous, more loving.”
If you feel inspired by our story, it would mean so much to us if you can help!
Here's the link to find out more: igg.me/at/unchronicled