Patrick Suchaiya's original artwork ranges from capturing the natural beauty of women to fantastical creations from his imagination.
First we would like to thank everyone for viewing our project. Pat and I have been working toward our goal of getting his art exposed to the world to view for some time now. It has been a long journey with tons of bumps in the road. But we aren't giving up. Here's a little about Pat and his work. Pat is a modest person. He doesn't feel that his talent is deserving of all the attention that it really should have. Pat is a dedicated artist, always seeking new techniques and experimenting with new ideas. Now because Pat is so modest, it's hard for him to see that he should be getting his work exposed. That's where I come in. I can see the potential he has, there really is something about him that he doesn't see. As an outsider I can see his master work in his field, a sleeper, waiting to be discovered. I made a promise to Pat, I promised him that I would do everything that I can to help spread his beautiful work.
What we have done so far
We have taken several steps to complete our mission. I started a website, www.jbirdapparel.net, in hopes to get the word out and display some of his masterpieces. All went well in the beginning, we paid a web designer to design our site. I made the mistake of not learning enough from them to maintain the site. At that point we had to hire someone else to update our site. they were suppose to help us when we needed to upload more art or T-Shirt designs, but I was left with a pretty empty site when he insisted on revamping (and then disappeared). From that point on, our site has been pretty well unmaintained and hasn't been updated (or completed?) because we have run out of funds to hire another person to overhaul the site. I have enrolled in graphic/web design classes to try and help myself and our business but it's a huge (and long) learning process.
Our goals for the future
With the help of our family, friends and now Kickstarters everywhere, we want to continue our projects and publish Pat's coffee table book. We would also hope to update our website soon so that it isn't just a waste of space. I have researched everything and priced everything. It won't be cheap but we are ready to invest all of our savings on this project which isn't much after all other expenses. Hopefully everyone will see what I see in Pat and help us to make our dreams come true!
How we will allocate future funds
Of course our biggest expense is going to be the publishing of the book. I have gotten a few quotes for the project. The one that seems to make the most sense to us does most of the work for us. They help with presentation, layout and well just about everything that we wouldn't have experience in doing. We also value any suggestions that our supporters might have for such a book so feel free to drop us a line with any thoughts!
The funds we raise will be spent as follows:
Book publishing 7000.00
Expenses for supplies for supporters 1500.00
Web design 1500.00
As you can see we hope to have extra funds for the web design but it isn't cheap. We will be putting our own money toward that if we have enough left to do so. First and foremost we will hold all our funds in case there are unexpected expenses along the way. Our first priority will be taking care of our backers before we proceed with the website.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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For your pledge of $10 you will receive a Jbird Apparel sticker and an email thanking you for your help with this project.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive the rewards from the $10 pledge and additionally you will receive a J-Bird Apparel t-shirt featuring artwork by Pat.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive all of the above plus an e-book upon completion of project.Estimated delivery:
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Again you will receive all of previously mentioned rewards and you will also receive a copy of Pat's published work.Estimated delivery:
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You will receive the rewards from the $10, $25, $50 and $100 pledge categories and also a 9x12 original work by Patrick Suchaiya. The piece will be on art board (not traditional canvas) and will not be framed but is easy to do through your local craft store once you receive your work. The artwork will be in your choice of medium-pencil, pastel, charcoal, airbrush or acrylic. Many of the pieces you see in the video are a combination of airbrush and acrylic. As far as options with the paintings content, you will be able to request that the painting be "PG" (Pat has done a number of kid friendly paintings upon request) but if you do not it is possible that you receive a more edgy piece. Please feel free to use "PG", "PG-13" or "No Restrictions."Estimated delivery:
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You will receive all levels below the $300 range and in addition you will receive an 11x14 sized painting, again following the standards from the $200 reward level.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to all of the above rewards, you will receive an 18x24 painting. With this piece you may choose a theme, please understand that the artists interpretation may not match exactly with your ideas but that it will relate back to your theme in some way. Please be clear with your description of your theme or it will be up to the artist to determine what you were trying to convey.Estimated delivery:
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For your generous pledge you will receive all of the above rewards, plus the opportunity to make a specific art request on an 18x24 board. You will also receive a letter from Pat thanking you for your support and also giving you authentication of your art.Estimated delivery:
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With this package you will receive all the reward levels and an additional work. The great thing about this last piece is that Pat will accept an image of yourself/friend/family member/pet/car/etc and he will make an 18x24 portrait for you. The medium for this piece will be at the artist's discretion but the color schemes will all be up to you (color/b&w/etc). This makes for a perfect Christmas present for loved ones. This totals FIVE paintings. The restriction for this reward is that Pat will not produce any nude portraits.Estimated delivery:
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