Donating for Dreams

by Megan -

It’s no secret that just about every adult in the world has to work in order to get by. And while some people are lucky enough to have a job that they love and are passionate about, it is not the case for all. Mate Racz was in the latter camp, so he decided to do something about it. He launched an Indiegogo campaign to alter his life course in the hopes of becoming a professional artist, writing:

You know the drill, right? But a few months ago, I started to feel that I'm gonna lose my sanity. Why do I have to waste my life? Why do I have to waste my boundless creativity and playfulness? I've just had enough. I need to do something that makes me really happy, and I could forge my creativity with.

So I locked up myself in a room and promised to stay there until I find out what I really want to do in the remainder of my life. Overwhelmed with a great flow of thoughts, and a few pencils around, I remember to having sat down, and just started to draw. When I stood up after like 6-8 hours of drawing, I realized this is the change I was desperately looking for. This is my home. To become the pencil I hold, the lines I draw.

If you’re feeling inspired to help Mate’s dream come true, head on over to his Indiegogo campaign page to donate. He’s got some pretty sweet perks, including original artwork and the opportunity to have your own unique mural painted!

Mate created the above time-lapse video of him in his creative process using iStopMotion for iPad.

"I made my first iStopMotion video for a crowdfunding campaign, on Indiegogo, to be exact, in order to be able to expand my art and become a full-time artist,” Mate tells us. “I definitely did not know that it is sooo hard to make one, but on the other hand it was a lot of fun! Hope you'll enjoy!"