Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Frozen In Time

I awoke this morning to find the yard covered in what looks like ice crystals. I couldn't resist and grabbed my camera to capture these.









Monday, January 21, 2013

Constant Buzz

I knew from the start that running a Kickstarter campaign was going to be hard work. Constantly contacting as many people as you possibly can is not as easy as it sounds. There was a time when social networking sites made it easy but now, not so much. Not only do I post the link in a bunch of places daily but I've also begun privately messaging and emailing people who may or may not be seeing my daily posts. This project really is a passion of mine so I really want to do as much as I possibly can to see it through.

Five days into it and I'm mentally exhausted. My brain won't stop trying to figure out something new to try to drum up more backers. It also won't stop worrying about what might happen if it doesn't fund. Where would I go from there? Do I have a plan B?

I don't want to focus on the "what-ifs" right now, though. I want to stay focused on today and the possibilities. I really need a break but I don't want to let up, either. Any momentum slow down scares me a wee bit. I just have to keep reminding myself that if it's meant to be, it'll be.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Popular Page

Fantastic news! The Butch/Femme Photo Project's Kickstarter campaign is on Kickstarter's Popular page! Check it out!

http://www.kickstarter.com/discover/categories/photography/popular?ref=more#p2

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kickstarter For The Butch/Femme Photo Project

I've put it together, submitted it for approval with the Kickstarter folks and now it's live! Check it out!




For the next 30 days I'm going to be sharing it with as many people as possible and I hope you'll help me out with that. It would be amazing to make this dream a reality. Will you help? Here's the link. Just copy and paste in Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and email!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wendikali/the-butch-femme-photo-project

Thursday, January 10, 2013

False Evidence Appearing Real

A few days ago I started creating a Kickstarter campaign to try and raise funds for the Butch/Femme Photo Project. I've been putting it off for several reasons. One being fear, or as my Mom taught me, false evidence appearing real. I can create stories in my head that will make me second, third and fourth guess pretty much anything I decide to do. The trick, for me, is to just keep plowing through those thoughts and continue on the path. In other worlds, face everything and rise.

The other reason has to do with my own self worth. Both as a human and as a photographer. This project will take quite a bit of funding to complete which made me stop and work through the thoughts of not being "good enough" or "deserving enough" to make this happen. Needless to say, it's been a very good learning experience.

Over the course of the past few days I've been writing about the project and why I'm doing it. The "push" I felt from the Universe to do it was/is so intense but the words needed to fully capture that intensity have escaped me. At least, up until now. My brain seems to have been obsessing about it all night, as I didn't get much sleep, and this morning the words seemed to have finally come together. For the most part. I'm not entirely sure that words can fully embrace the passion I feel in my heart about this project but they seemed to have come close.

With the write up complete, all that is left is to create a short video and to get the Amazon payments account set up and verified. Baring any problems with either, the campaign should be up and running by the end of next week! I'm a wee bit nervous about it but I'm going to stay focused on the positive and know that if it's meant to be it'll be.