With only eight more days to go, Rogue Friar needs your help to reach its Kickstarter goal of $2,000.
The money will be used by Gary Waldron, the man behind Rogue Friar, to create a new line of journals with even higher quality leather and accessories and to expand Rogue Friar’s business market.
Waldron, who graduated from Spacework’s Creative Enterprise Training Program, turned to journal-making as a hands-on alternative to his former life as a university professor. As he shares on his Kickstarter project:
“Earlier in life I over-educated myself and made a living mostly teaching and in activities where I used my mind. When I had a drastic life change four years ago I studied the life of St. Francis in an attempt to fashion a more simpler way of life for myself. I noted that in his community they would take alms (donations) but they would also work with their hands to support their lives and mission. Working with my hands is nothing I had ever done before… I can’t frame a house or work on a transmission. I have kept a journal all of my life and the one I currently had was handmade with beautiful handmade paper and I thought that this might be a perfect way for me to support myself.”
Waldron’s work also supports others, allowing him to help provide transitional housing for people experiencing homelessness.
As a contributor to Rogue Friar’s Kickstarter campaign, you can receive your own Rogue Friar journal if you give $50 or more, and handmade keychains are available for a $20 contribution. (Wondering if you even want a journal? See Waldron’s “10 Reasons to Start Journaling.”)
But don’t wait—give today! You can find the Kickstarter campaign here: