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Hey Beautiful Person!
I am coming down the homestretch with the work for Arfabet and have been posting them on the Kickstarter page! Click here to see the dozen that are ready for their photo shoot next week!
I'm thrilled to have reached my Kickstarter goal last week but have a new mini-goal of raising an additional $2500 that I will put towards printing the second edition of Elephabet in hardback. If I can reach $10,277 by Friday on the Arfabet Kickstarter campaign, I will put in the balance in order to make this second printing happen. There are a lot of great rewards for this Kickstarter at prices you definitely won't see anywhere else, so hop on board and let all your dog-loving friends know too. Thank you so much for your support of my work!!
And for all you cat people, here's a photo of Weegee with a sculpture of Portland's former mayor Vera Katz. See....dogz and katz can live in peace!
Hey Beautiful People!
I shipped off the t-shirts earlier this week, so those of you who ordered those should be expecting them very soon! (I held back two because those pledges also included the poster, which is still in production and I will ship them together. You know who you are!) I expect to send off all of the original elephant sculptures and necklaces next week! The work's all done--I am merely awaiting the impending arrival of the DVD's, and then the packages will be sent to all points east, west, north and south. Those of you who ordered anything else, I am expecting to have all rewards delivered by September at the very latest. Thank you all so much one again for supporting this project!
In other news: I'm excited to announce that I recently launched my Kickstarter campaign for my second alphabet book that I'll publish this fall - Arfabet!
As I did with the original Elephabet campaign, I'll be posting updates as I create Arfabet that come directly to your mailbox as a Kickstarter backer. Click here to learn more about the new book and get on board today! This is a shorter campaign, with a little over three weeks left, so don't delay! Pictured below are just two of the great rewards you can have for your very own for supporting this project! There's also several pledge levels for custom figures of your very own dog, or a super long dachshund with any name on it!
Thanks for helping me make my all-important sophomore publication happen!
Hello Beautiful People! Thank you soooooo very very much for supporting my Kickstarter campaign to bring Elephabet to the next level! I will be contacting you this week with the pertinent questions that will assist me in sending you your backer reward as soon as humanly possible. In the meantime, please enjoy this entertaining elephant video.
take care and thanks again!
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Apr 26, 2012 - Jun 3, 2012
Pledge $3 or more
This pledge level gets you your very own copy of the Elephabet e-book when it becomes available! Formats: iPad, iPod, Amazon Kindle and Barnes&Noble Nook.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $5 or more
If you just want to throw a little coin my way to show your affection, I will send you a handwritten thank you note with a cute 1" button with an image of one of the elephants from the book, mailed right to your doorstep! (Please add $2 to this pledge if you live outside the United States to help cover my shipping costs.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $5 or more
Are you a creator who wants to learn some of my tips for your Kickstarter campaign? If you pledge at this level or above, I'll send you a little pdf booklet I wrote up with the best advice I can give about being a self-employed artist from my two decades of experience in the trenches. A special section focuses on Kickstarter tips on how I integrate grass-roots marketing techniques and how you can take an active role while your campaign is live to increase excitement for your own project.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
This pledge level gets you a DVD of the Elephabet animation, as seen online! Postage included. Non-U.S. residents, please add $5 to help cover postage costs.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $15 or more
This pledge level gets you one 18"x24" full color poster with all 26 images from Elephabet. Printed on eco-friendly heavyweight paper. Postage included - Non U.S. Residents, please add $7 to help cover postage costs.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Show your love for Elephabet! This pledge level gets you an exclusive Elephabet kid-sized t-shirt with the cover of the book emblazoned across the chest. Postage included within the United States - all other countries please add $7 to help cover postage costs.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $35 or more
Show your love for Elephabet! This pledge level gets you an exclusive Elephabet adult-sized t-shirt with the cover of the book emblazoned across the chest. Postage included within the United States - all other residents please add $7 to help cover postage costs.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $40 or more
A cute little elephant pendant, complete with 16" stainless steel neck wire. Postage included within the U.S. - please add $10 if outside the U.S. to help cover my shipping costs.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $45 or more
This pledge level gets you one Blue Sky elephant like you saw in the Kickstarter video. (Blue elephant with white clouds and bird on its back) Elephants are around 6 inches long, and you get to pick what color bird is on top!! Postage included in the U.S. - all non U.S. citizens please add $10 to help cover postage costs.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $45 or more
This pledge level gets you one Smart Pet Tricks elephant like you saw in the Kickstarter video with your choice of bird color. (Gray elephant with bird on back and apple on bird's head) Elephant will be around 6 inches long. Postage included if you live in the U.S. - all non U.S. citizens please add $10 to help cover postage costs.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Want an original elephant with a letter on its back, just like the letter A you saw in the Elephabet animation? Elephants are around 6 inches long, including the trunk. This pledge level gets you the letter of your choice, mailed right to your doorstep. (see image sample in the description section to the left) Non U.S. residents, please add $10 to help cover postage costs.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Elephabet gift package--includes one softbound copy of Elephabet, one copy of the companion workbook Do-It-YourSelfabet, one letter elephant (6" length) as described in the $75 pledge level, the DVD of the Elephabet animation AND a 1" Elephabet button. Postage included if you live in the U.S. - please add $15 to this pledge if you live outside the United States to help cover postage costsEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $195 or more
Design your own custom elephant! I will make you a large-scale elephant (12 inches long, including trunk) from your imagination! Either send me a drawing you made, or tell me what you've got in your head and I will work with you to make it come to life. This package comes with a softbound copy of Elephabet, a copy of the companion workbook Do-It-YourSelfabet, a DVD of the Elephabet animation, AND a 1" Elephabet button. Postage included within the U.S. - please add $15 if you are outside the U.S.to help cover my shipping costs.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012