12 paintings of birds from Malaysia and Borneo, to be offered as originals, limited edition prints, a calendar, and greeting cards.
BIRDS OF BORNEO
Twelve watercolor paintings of colorful Bornean birds, along with a series of limited edition prints, cards, and a calendar for backers. These watercolor paintings will be at least 15" square (possibly larger, in some cases), and painted on 300# Arches watercolor paper. While rewards are offered for all levels of backer support, backers above the $25 level receive rewards that are actually below the cost of what these items would be sold for in my studio. (This is my first Kickstarter project, and I want it to be successful!)
I've included some samples of my work below, though these are all birds from closer to home.
I am a professional artist and illustrator from Bellingham, Washington. I have illustrated several successful natural history picture books for children, and I also create studio paintings and prints for a more adult audience. More of my work is visible here.
I've been given the opportunity to travel to Borneo, which is home to some of the most amazing, colorful creatures on the planet. While there, I plan to photograph and sketch as many birds as possible, with the intention of creating 12 watercolor paintings which will then be offered as originals, limited edition prints, greeting cards, and be included in the wall calendar that I will make for backers at or above the $25 level.
CSA=Community Supported Art
I belong to a neighborhood CSA, where in exchange for buying all of our veggies in advance, we receive a fabulous supply of fresh, organic, and local produce. I see this Kickstarter project the same way. Backers are not donors, necessarily, but people who see a value in the project, and are willing to fund it in advance, expecting something of value in return.
At least half the funds raised from this project will go towards the costs of producing and delivering the paintings, prints, calendars, and cards offered at the various levels of support. The other half will go towards purchase of a camera lens capable of photographing quick-moving birds in the sometimes dim light of the rain forest. Any funds raised above the goal amount will go towards additional production costs and to defray the already expensive trip to Borneo.
How This Works
If you haven't used Kickstarter before, it is pretty simple.
Supporters pledge a certain amount, and will be gifted with the various artwork rewards offered at different pledge amounts. It is simple to pledge, using your Amazon account. It is all or nothing: if the whole funding goal of $1,500 is met, then your pledge will be sent from your account on the day the project closes. If the funding goal is not met, then no money is sent.
Rewards are cumulative. Each level of reward offers a unique item, plus all of the previous items, so look closely, as there is something for everyone!
Thanks so much for your support of this project!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $1 or moreYou selected
LITTLE SPIDER HUNTER - Access to a Flickr account with photos from the Borneo trip, all project updates, as well as my undying gratitude.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
WHISKERED TREESWIFT - All of the above, as well as a Birds of Borneo greeting card and envelope you can send to your friends. You can choose the painting you'd like made into a greeting card.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
LONG-TAILED BROADBILL - All of the above, as well as the final full-color printed 2013 calendar just in time to give for Christmas!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
INDIGO FLYCATCHER - All of the above, as well as a signed, limited edition, archival print (estimated size 9 x 12) of a Birds of Borneo painting. You pick the print from the collection of 12.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
STORK-BILLED KINGFISHER - All of the above, with an additional archival print (your choice from the group of 12 paintings) and a box of greeting cards and envelopes to send your friends.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $400 or moreYou selected
2 backers Limited (10 left of 12)
WHITE-CROWNED HORNBILL - All of the above, as well as an original painting from the Birds of Borneo project (a minimum size of 12 x 12.) (Your choice of original 12 paintings, or a new painting based on species seen and photographed during the trip.)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)