Let's print coloring books of my original, whimsical doodle art! Over 10 years in the making...
From January 1997 through October 2005, I worked in schools as a para-educator. Though my duties consisted primarily of teaching reading and math, during that time I drew dozens of designs for the students I worked with to color. Since then, I have added additional black and white images suitable for coloring to the collection.
Fast forward to 2012. I would like to sell coloring books of my original doodle art at Cobre Valley Center for the Arts (Old Courthouse Gallery) in Globe, Arizona. There are 2 catches, though. 1) I have to join; and 2) I have to have coloring books to sell.
I have already received approval from the gallery, scanned the artwork, begun designing the cover art, and found a local printer willing to make the coloring books. I just need funds to join the art gallery and have a small run of the books printed. In true starving artist fashion, it will be tough for me to pull this off without a little help. If this Kickstarter project is not successful, I still hope to create the coloring book eventually, it will just take much, much longer.
The coloring books will have a full color cover and will contain at least 30 of my original doodle art coloring pages, featuring designs spanning over a decade of art. Printing will be done by local printer Scott Crick of Oasis Printing in Globe, Arizona.
- Printing: $120.00 (minimum);
- Kickstarter/Amazon.com fees & reward fulfillment (packaging, postage, etc.): $50.00
- Any additional funds raised will be used to pay my $25 membership fee and/or to have more copies of the coloring book printed.
At all listed reward levels, I will email you a pdf of my original doodle art coloring page Ocean Palm at Sunset, pictured below.
To see more of my work, visit Amanda the Doodler on Facebook.
Thank you for considering my project.
No. One page will be available as a pdf, but the rest of it will only be available in hard copy. Coloring books are a time honored tradition. May electronic media never replace the feeling of seeing your children's creations on the fridge!
This coloring book is for people of any age who like art and/or like to color. Some of the designs are quite complex, while others are simple enough not to intimidate a beginner. A couple of the designs, such as the panda, even encourage colorers to "think outside the box" and depart from traditional color schemes. Others, being abstract in nature, are left entirely to the imagination.
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Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
Email: I will email you a pdf of "Ocean Palm at Sunset", for your coloring pleasure. You will also receive recognition in the coloring book and on my Facebook page.Estimated delivery:
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Emailed pdf of "Ocean Palm at Sunset", thanks in the coloring book and on my Facebook page, and one signed copy of the coloring book mailed to you. For more than one coloring book, add $10 each to your pledge and post a comment or send me a message telling me what the extra money is for. (Add $2 for international shipping of up to 3 coloring books. Add $5 for international shipping of up to 10 coloring books. For larger quantities, contact me.)Estimated delivery:
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Emailed pdf of "Ocean Palm at Sunset", thanks in the coloring book, a copy of the coloring book, and your own custom designed coloring page. Just tell me what you want! (No holiday or religious themes, please.) I will draw it, send you a pdf, and mail you a paper copy with your coloring book! This would be perfect for a group activity, coloring contest, etc. (Add $2 for international shipping.) Coloring Pages made for this reward will not be included in this edition of the coloring book.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
Eleven signed coloring books mailed to you, along with a personal note of thanks, thanks in the book and on my Facebook page, and an emailed pdf of "Ocean Palm at Sunset".Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
Party pack! Recognition in the coloring book and on my Facebook page, emailed pdf of Ocean Palm at Sunset, a personal note of thanks including some original black and white artwork, and two dozen coloring books. Thank you for fully funding my project!Estimated delivery:
- (9 days)