That’s right, I’m bringing out the cats.
Raising money is not the money work I am best at, so as I move into the final days of my push to illustrate my Poseidon devotional, I understand I need to both step up my efforts and get more help from those readers I’ve already got.
- Contributing just a dollar will get your name added to my morning devotions to my patron.
- Any amount totally counts as an offering to Poseidon, so don’t be shy.
- I’ve added a new reward in honor of the sacred marriage of two friends today.
- If you follow me on Tumblr, WordPress, or Twitter, and choose to boost the signal, I will be pleased to retweet or reblog one of your posts, or follow you back as thanks. Just let me know which.
- Yes, some of my rewards are quirky, but my work is deadly serious. I would have been swept away without Poseidon, and I need to give him back more than I have the talent to provide.
- Suggestions for finding those people who a) are interested in prayer books focused on Poseidon specifically or Hellenic gods generally and b) have a few books kicking about would be very much appreciated.
Each and every time each of us supports the work of others to support the gods, we amplify the message that these are gods worthy of honor and glory, who are still worshiped today, and who save and transform lives. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
A massive search is ongoing off the eastern seaboard of the United States for two teen boys, experienced boaters, who have been lost at sea. Drownings tend to affect me in a deep place, which is why one of the unpublished hymns in Depth of Praise was inspired by the massive loss of migrants in the Mediterranean as people try to escape wars and other troubles and make for Europe. Not knowing the fate of loved ones is also something that speaks to me; I would not wish that pain upon anyone, no matter the species of, relationship to, or circumstances surrounding the loss.
Together, these experiences inspired me to dedicate a prayer to these boys. May they find peace, in the arms of their families or arms of the gods. I will make offerings in favor of their fates being known sooner, rather than later.
I got some surprisingly positive feedback from my first Poseidon drawing. Not only did Sannion give me props, it’s actually been spoken for by a backer for my crowdfunding campaign to illustrate Depth of Praise.
Far be it for me to look a gift horse in the mouth. If stick-figure drawings of divinities tickle your donation-bone, I’ll tickle.
I am pleased to present nineteen more drawings of Poseidon, each a unique piece of art created with authentic Sharpie markers on actual printer paper. These differ from my first work in two significant ways:
- They are much smaller, which allows me to bring down the price of both the art and the shipping. One of these could be flying to your door for as little as ten US dollars, a rock-bottom price that includes shipping anywhere in the United States of America and Canada.
- Each represents Poseidon as described by one of the epithets I praise in the book. The montage here offers some tantalizing hints how I visually interpret his many titles, but it’s my words that I trust will thoroughly knock your socks off.
Here’s the rub: you don’t get to choose which one you get. I’m going to let Poseidon complete that task. Considering how much work writing and publishing all these hymns is creating for me, it seems only fair to ask him to share the burden. I’ll perform divination to confirm his wishes in this matter.
Ten-dollar Poseidon drawings? Where else are you going to find a deal like that?
In my latest Kickstarter campaign update, I delve into the mystery of the ducks, and why I am asking a Ben Franklin of people who want a little rubber one lubed with some oil.
Drink in the thoughts I share, and by all means, consider helping me illustrate my Poseidon devotional — reward levels start at just one dollar, after all.
While I have received some feedback suggesting that my own illustration style is awesome, this is about much more than me. It’s about Poseidon, a mighty god who deserves to recapture some of the honor given him in antiquity. It’s also about putting artists to work. If you know someone who is incredibly talented but still has to flip burgers or sell lottery tickets to put food on the table, this campaign is for them.
The gods and job creation. What better reasons to contribute could you possibly have than those?
To fund illustrations for my book Depth of Praise, I’m running a Kickstarter campaign. Today, I’m offering an exclusive-and-unique new reward: my very own art.
Poseidon lifts his trident, 2015 by Terence P Ward, all rights reserved
This image, Sharpie marker on legal-sized printer paper, captures exactly why I am seeking funds to professionally illustrate this book. You’ll receive this original work, mailed flat, for just $30 plus shipping and handling.
In case I’ve not yet made the case well enough, check out the video and decide for yourself.
It’s pretty exciting to have backers for my project. Here’s an update for today, including my prayer to Poseidon Phytalmius.
I’m excited to announce the launch of my first-ever Kickstarter, to make it possible to fully illustrate my first-ever book, the Poseidon devotional Depth of Praise.
This Grace Palmer painting of Poseidon will grace the cover of the book.