Crowdfunding Art Movie

Mill 050 Mill 019 brownsville 006 brownsville 013 brownsville 036 brownsville 045After my visit to Brownsville where I gave birth to my idea about a virtual city on the internet where folks could go cyber-shopping, I ran into Kate at my bank. She told me about Crowdfunding where folks make short films about their ideas. When I entered Ken Keasey Square where I met my Muse, I was shooting a movie. Two days after I met Belle I am reading the Botticelli poem I wrote about her at the Granary. Marilyn recalls this. Her husband, Kenny Reed, played jazz as poets read. Belle befriended Marilyn’s daughter, Nesha on Facebook after our falling out due to the Gamalan MUSic connection.

I met Belle on April 4, 2014 at Ken Kesey Square. I filmed Ken’s house on March 18?  I find the Fairmount and Flora street sign on April 6th. Belle comes to mind. She has taken my phone number. This is a Sleeping Beauty movie, a documentary of how I met my Belle Muse, who then tried to destroy me with the of her SLEEPS people. This movie was written by a force greater then us all.

Jon Presco

Copyright 2014

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.[1] One early-stage equity expert described it as “the practice of raising funds from two or more people over the internet towards a common Service, Project, Product, Investment, Cause, and Experience or SPPICE.”[2]

The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the idea and/or project to be funded; individuals or groups who support the idea; and a moderating organization (the “platform”) that brings the parties together to launch the idea.[3]

In 2013, the crowdfunding industry grew to be over $5.1 billion worldwide.[4]










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When I was a gifted youth
I do not recall if I studied the artist Sandro Botticelli.
When a man
I wrote my version of ‘The Birth of Venus’
and did a painting of my muse
coming out of the sea.

I must have neglected this great Renaissance Artist,
and his beloved Muse – until now!
But, Since I beheld her, my Belle
and compared her to Simonetta Cattaneo de Candia Vespucci,
do I now behold all the clues of the petals
and the thread
that have brought me through the labyrinth of time,
to adore her once again.

And she recognizes me!
Centuries ago I was buried at her feet
in order to continue my long vigilance,
for she was only asleep.
One day she will awaken, and the City of Flowers
will again bask in her unparelled beauty.

Bella! Mon Belle!

Following the Renaissance of the Miller Brothers
to the top of the hill in the lost city of Fairmount,
I came to the crossroads of time.
When I saw the intersection of Flora and Fairmount,
I knew it would be a matter of days
before I was with my Sleeping Belle, once again,
once upon a time
She is the one I came here for.

After finding the lost tombstone of George Melvin Miller,
the founder of Florence,
I began to see the grand design.
When she came across the piazza de Keasy
while the minstrel sang a song by the Grateful Dead
‘Saint Stephen’
I had my rose at ready.
When I handed it to her
I heard the lovers complain
Where is my Belle Rose!

This is the Renaissance Rose
that my ancestor employed to write his name,
When I told Belle what kind of work I do,
I described my painting of a woman coming out of the sea.
Many have asked me who she is. Now, I can say;
“She is Belle, the most beautiful woman in Florence.”
We will go there, soon,
to behold the sea, a shell, and the foam

In 1475
at La Giostra
a jousting tournament was held at the Piazza Santa Croce.
The gallant knight, Giuliano
entered the field bearing a banner
on which was a picture of Simonetta as a helmeted Pallas Athene
Her image was painted by Botticelli himself.
Underneath was the French inscription
La Sans Pareille, meaning “The unparalleled one”.

From then on Simonetta became known
as the most beautiful woman in Florence,
and later
the most beautiful woman of the Renaissance.

Simonetta Vespucci
I salute thee!

Jon Presco

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1 Response to Crowdfunding Art Movie

  1. Reblogged this on rosamondpress and commented:

    After the Oakland fire there is going to be a crackdown and closing of artists spaces that do not meet code, creating a cultural crisis all across America. This blog and my newspaper was founded to preserve the Bohemian way of life.

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