Hello there! I am so thankful to Bonnie for letting me share my little project with everyone here on Going Home to Roost. Although, I always thought if I was lucky enough to guest post for GHTR that I would be dreaming up some cool project or resourceful tidbit to share. But, as life goes I’m here sharing something completely different than I ever could have imagined.
This spring I started something called Art Does Good. It’s my project looking at how the arts can help revitalize our communities. I will be traveling this summer to four different towns in the U.S. to see how they’ve used the arts in different and unique ways to help build their economies and sense of community. I will talk with people and share their stories through my blog.
I know this is something that people here online are already familiar with. We’ve seen how great the arts can be in the form of blogs, Etsy and handmade businesses. Not only have artisans created their own community online, the arts have helped support numerous families and individuals and allowed people to love what they do for a living. We all know the power of the arts, since we’ve seen it here online, and I want to show how they can help in our own communities. I want to see where they are doing good things right now.
If you’d like to know more about my project, you can visit the art does good website, and you can even hop on over to my Kickstarter page to see my goofy video about my project. I’d love it if you would consider pledging a little bit, and becoming a part of this journey with me.
Melissa is a grad student at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and currently works as a freelance graphic designer. She also writes for her blog The Frugal Style. Melissa enjoys baking, painting and spending time with her husband and dog Gracie.