An art project to create 12 unique abstract fairy tale paintings & have them digitized for prints & calendars.
I love fairy tales. From Greek mythology to Grimm, there is something that inspires and awes me about the fantastical characters and situations from the stories of our youth. Who doesn't fondly remember The Three Little Pigs or Snow White as their bed time story? And I also love painting. As a lucky stay at home mother since June last year, I was able to put a lot of time and effort into my love of creation while I wasn't entertaining the three year old. (Nap time rocks)
So, knowing the above, it stands to reason that I should love painting fairy tales, which is true!
I've sold about 2 dozen paintings locally and online in the last year but the hobby is slow, and supplies for new paintings only come if I've made a sale. With all of my moving lately for my husband's job, I not only lost my studio back in my home town, but I've had little time and energy to promote my art and have had very few sales, and thus have exhausted my supplies and cannot purchase more.
Since I've had a lot of time to brainstorm ideas while not painting, though, I thought it would be really exciting to have a whole series of like-sized and themed fairy tales to create a calendar and prints from, something I've never done before.
I intend to paint 12 or more large abstract fairy tale paintings to have as a series under my belt and then have them scanned into digital content to create prints and ultimately a calendar.
Your dollars will go to the new paints, canvases and brushes required for the project and rewards along with paint additives for flow aid, thickening, etc, scanning and printing services to scan, adjust, and distribute my paintings for digital use, and a safe and clean environment to create my paintings in.
Contributing to this project is not just supporting entrepreneurship, it is supporting a dream, a lifelong goal, and a mother who loves painting for income because it allows her to stay home with her son. Expanding my business to include prints and calendars will give this venture a chance to get new customers and distribute my work to a much broader audience.
A link to this project, my Etsy or my Facebook goes a LONG way and is so much appreciated. If you want to skip the project but are interested in purchasing a piece, I have paintings for sale at the link to Etsy below and will eventually have the originals of this project series up to be sold as well if I'm able to get funded.
Prints will all be finished and shipped at the same time, so even if your custom painting takes a little while, all prints should be shipped out in early July.
If this project gets funded and you need to receive your reward sooner than the anticipated delivery date, please let me know, as I am more than happy to schedule rewards projects differently. Just keep in mind that higher level pledges will require my time to paint, and I intend to do a quality job! If you pledge for a reward that is a custom piece, I will want to be in contact with you to make sure the piece is turning out like what you hoped.
For larger images, check out my painting album on Facebook.
From top to bottom, left to right-
1. Red Riding Hood
2. Vortex Angel - Violet
3. Because of Radishes
4. Solar Fae
5. Raven on Red
6. Jack and The Beanstalk
8. Vortex Angel - Cerulean
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $6,500 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 25, 2012.
May 21, 2012 - Jun 25, 2012 (35 days)
Pledge $1 or more
My undying gratitude and appreciation. If I ever meet you face to face, high fives or hugs may occur.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A postcard featuring one of my paintings and a hand written note to thank you.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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An 8x12 print of a painting from the list on the left, signed and numbered. (International Backers please add $5 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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A 10x15 print of a painting from the list on the left, signed and numbered. (International Backers please add $5 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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3 10x15 prints of a painting or paintings from the list on the left, signed and numbered. (International Backers please add $5 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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3 10x15 prints of a painting or paintings from the list on the left, signed and numbered and an 11x14 original painting on canvas panel of a tree silhouette customized to the color of your choice, signed and dedicated to you (International Backers please add $10 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $300 or more
3 10x15 prints of a painting or paintings from the list on the left, signed and numbered and a 14x18 original painting on canvas panel of a fairy tale/myth and color scheme of your choice (I will do the research on it if I don't know it! I love reading fairy tales!) signed and dedicated to you. (International Backers please add $10 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
4 10x15 prints of a painting or paintings from the list on the left, signed and numbered and an 18x24 original painting on canvas panel of a fairy tale/myth and color scheme of your choice (Again, I am happy to learn a fairy tale I don't know!) signed and dedicated to you and framed in a metal frame if you like. (International Backers please add $20 for shipping)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
5 10x15 prints of a painting or paintings from the list on the left, signed and numbered and a series of three original paintings on 20x20 7/8th inch stretched cotton canvases (60x20 all together) of a fairy tale/myth or fairy tales/myths of your choice (Or landscape, if you are so inclined!) and in whatever color scheme you desire also framed in a metal frame if you like!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012