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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, October 28 2018 10:00 PM UTC +00:00.

Carrie HendrixBy Carrie Hendrix
First created
Carrie HendrixBy Carrie Hendrix
First created
€2,294
pledged of €12,600pledged of €12,600 goal
40
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13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, October 28 2018 10:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi there! I'm Carrie - an independent graphic artist, illustrator, and the designer of My Natural Recipes & Remedies Journal.

The inspiration for this book started about 5 years ago when my notebook full of miscellaneous scribbles on nutrition and natural living, started to look rather...chaotic. I was passionate about home remedies and learning more but I was struggling to keep all the amazing information that I was reading about organized.

I noticed plenty of fill-in recipe books on the market, but none that emphasized natural remedies or nutrition. So when I couldn't find what I was looking for, I started dreaming about creating it myself! 

Striving to create a book that was both functional and beautiful, I created a series of original food illustrations using pen and ink combined with watercolor pencils. Vibrant and bursting with color, these patterns adorn the book cover and are woven into each section for positive, happy vibes while perusing your notes.

Although it has guided sections, this journal is completely blank for you to fill up with what's most pertinent to you. I believe that a healthy lifestyle is not a one-size-fits-all. What works for me, may not work for you...and that's ok! This journal is intended to be a reference tool that you can personalize to suit your specific needs. It is comprised of three main sections:

Nutrition Quicklists: Ideal for the avid note-taker, this section is organized for easy-to-reference lists on various topics including immune boosters, healthy alternatives, superfood benefits, favorite essential oil uses and more!

Natural Remedies: A two-page spread that encourages a holistic approach to wellness, allowing room for notes on nutrition and diet, as well as lifestyle, stress management and spiritual encouragement. Holds 45 remedies with a fill-in index at the start of the section.

Nourishing Recipes: Extra spacious two-page spreads for your favorite healthy recipes with easy cross-referencing to specific remedies. Holds 45 recipes with a fill-in index at the start of the section.

As an American living abroad in Belgium, I try my best to appeal to the international community by offering to ship this journal worldwide. Unfortunately, there is no real way to get around the high shipping costs that come along with that. So as a special thank you to my international supporters paying 18€ (about $21) or more in shipping, I will include an ORIGINAL inked sketch, personal thank you note and signature on the inside cover of your book. Thank you so much for going the extra mile to support!

Having completed the artwork and journal layout, I'm ready to turn it in to a physical book that can become a personalized family keepsake.

However, the cost of printing is a little out of reach for this independent artist alone. Hardcover, bound books in full-color with 250 pages don't come cheap, which is why I need your support! Here's a breakdown of the budget estimate:

  • 70% to printing expenses
  • 15% to shipping + material
  • 10% to Kickstarter and processing fees
  • 5% buffer for the unexpected

The money raised will go toward funding the first print run of My Natural Recipes & Remedies Journal, allowing me to print enough for my Kickstarter backers with some extras to sell in my Etsy shop.

All support big or small is much appreciated! Check out the different reward options below, then make your pledge by clicking on the green "Back This Project" button in the top right corner of this page.

Help unlock these extra perks by sharing this link with your natural-minded friends: https://kck.st/2pBj5Me

Stretch Goal #1: 18,000 € (about $21,200): Expanded sections and additional content will be added to the journal based on backer input...up to 50 pages!

Stretch Goal #2: TO BE REVEALED!!!

Risks and challenges

Since the artwork and journal layout are already complete, this is a fairly low risk project. The biggest challenge is reaching enough people in the natural living community to meet the campaign goal in order to fund the printing costs. So please help spread the word!

I will be working with a small, local printing company here in Belgium with whom I have developed a good relationship over the years. Of course, there is always the risk of delays in production, but I think it's reasonable to have the books ready to ship by mid-December...just in time for the holidays!

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    For The Inner Artist

    Great for kids and adults alike! Support this project and receive a PDF of 3 different designs to print at home and color in. Artwork is based on original ink illustrations by Carrie Hendrix. Includes sizes 8.5 x 11 inches and A4.

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    A Kickstarter Exclusive! Receive one signed hardcover copy of My Natural Recipes & Remedies Journal plus the signed ORIGINAL illustration for the cover artwork!

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    A big THANK YOU to my early supporters! Your quick support is vital to the success of this project! Your name will be listed as an official supporter in the book as well!

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