Ayesha and her husband Zachary are trying to make their Airstream dream come true.. spreading their love of art in their 75 Sovereign. They have recently been chosen as one of 15 finalists in The Power to Change contest that will award the winner $30,000 to start making a difference. Watch their video to learn more & vote, email them at email@example.com or visit Zachary’s website Wood + Clay, or Ayesha’s website Homespun. Below Ayesha tells a little more about their adventure and dream and why Airstream…. Best of luck Z & A & don’t forget to vote everyone!
Ever since I can remember I have been mesmerized by Airstreams. In the car with my parents as a teenager I would see a big silver bullet approaching and I would watch it get iddy bitty in the distance not blinking but always knowing someday I would own one. My someday came about 2 years ago when I go the word about a 1975 Airstream Sovereign needing some work on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. I went and looked at her and about two weeks later she was being towed back to our home right outside of Chattanooga, TN. We always had creative plans for her since both me and my husband are artists at least half of the time. A craft studio, or office for my small event business, we even tossed around a mobile farm stand. But then our idea came.
My husband had just gotten a spark of genius about taking his love of making recycled pallet furniture into the inner cities and teaching about self confidence through building. I had worked for a non-profit in Boston doing art therapy and I knew first hand what making something with your hands could do regardless of what you were making. Our ideas merged and we came up with The Make mobile. We would take our 31 foot Airstream and totally re-do it to become a mobile make studio. We would travel around the Southeast and eventually the globe allowing people to make art for free. We started looking at the costs, and time associated and decided that if the right fundraising opportunity arose we would jump back on it. Well all that happened just recently and our idea arose from the ashes.
We entered a contest called the Power to Change. We affectionately call our idea the vehicle of change so we thought this was perfect. We are spreading the word anyway we can, and we truly appreciate those who have shown us love and volunteered to spread the word. We have been surprised by how many strangers, and Airstream enthusiasts have taken our cause under their wings. Thank you in advance for taking a moment to look at our video and for voting!