The third weekend of October 2015, cutting edge florists from Michigan and across the country will fill the walls and ceiling of an abandoned detroit house with American-grown fresh flowers and living plants for a weekend installation. The project will be featured in local, national, and worldwide media for innovation in floral design and repurposing forgotten structure in the city of Detroit.
Pistols To Pistils
A House of Warmth
I’m supporting this Indiegogo campaign that will turn a dilapidated house into a place beauty. My worry though is their lack of exposure (re: main stream marketing campaign (yes, they’re fine now).
So per usual my style I’ve decided to bootstrap their marketing campaign with a little help from the NBA. (Whether they or their athletes participate I’m going for it anyways.)
So how does it work? May Day.
On the first day of May I’ll dedicate my donation to a family member and a few friends that once made a house- their house- a home.
Following my donation I’ll then begin the campaign. Tweeting something of the following:
#pistoltopistils I dedicate my donation for #peaceful nonviolent affairs
And that’s it.
I might tweet at NBA Cares, Chicago Bulls or Detroit Pistons; I might hashtag a few athletes but at the end of the day I did it for me. I did it for project I support, a city I respect and three people that were seeds.
What to participate? Join me here: www.indiegogo.com
If the project pulls through, I’ll see you there.
Yup. That’s right. I’ll be flying there.
Pistol to Pistil?
A pistil is the female reproductive part of a flower. Centrally located it consists of a swollen base/ the ovary which contains the potential seeds.
A pistol – is a small firearm designed to be held in one hand- is different story; a story many athletes and cities
all to well understand.
Pistil “Pistil | Plant Anatomy.” Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2015. www.britannica.com
May Day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day (re: Haymarket affair)
My Seeds: Max Murdock, a 14 year old boy from my hometown Raymond WA who committed suicide by shooting himself; Trey Ravenel, my cousin from Tampa FL who overdosed and whose Tampa Lighting hockey jersey I still wear around the house; and Sher Kung, who was a new mother and an attorney at Perkins Coie was hit by car while riding her bike in Seattle. She advocated equal rights and was one of the few people/ customers at PCC – that would stand beside the bag girl and help me bag her groceries.
Image for house drawing: The Big Tiny – A Built-It Myself Memoir by Dee Williams www.amazon.com