As I was doing some online searches for a topic that I am researching, I happened upon this project posted on Kickstarter.com by a couple of Chicago area creatives. So, I figure why not give a shout-out to a couple of creative women from my old stomping grounds - Evanston, Illinois!
I've never met either of these women and rarely go on Kickstarter( I know I should be more supportive of my fellow creatives), but I was drawn in (no pun intended) by the well-drawn, puzzle-shaped character and so I clicked on the link and was pleasantly surprised by the well-produced pitch.
Dynamic mom and daughter duo, Kelley and Rachel, with their mission of fostering happy healthy childhoods of children across the globe, launched the Kick Starter campaign shown in the video below. The mother-daughter team are aligned philosophically through their belief that children are the most important people in our lives. The Paige and Paxton project delivers children’s entertainment with purpose—content that delights and entertains and enhances the entire family’s entertainment experience.
Best of luck ladies! I think the message is a good one and if you are willing to contribute follow this link to pledge: Pledge this Project!
If you are not familiar with crowd-funding or Kick Starter, here is how they describe their site:
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.
How does Kickstarter work?
Thousands of creative projects are funding on Kickstarter at any given moment. Each project is independently created and crafted by the person behind it. The filmmakers, musicians, artists, and designers you see on Kickstarter have complete control and responsibility over their projects. They spend weeks building their project pages, shooting their videos, and brainstorming what rewards to offer backers. When they're ready, creators launch their project and share it with their community.