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A 2020 calendar by Pizza Pets and Nonsense! 12 images from our favorite horror movies, with a feline twist!
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Hi! My name is Sara, and I would love to tell you all about my latest passion project Fraidy-Cats! 

Do you have a friend that calls you on your shit? You know what I am talking about, the one who listens to you whine about how stressed out you are because the laundry is piling up, and the kitchen is messy, and she looks you right in the face and politely suggests you just clean it up? I do. Mine is a Megan. I was complaining to her about my total lack of inspiration, and my desire to give up on doing art all together because of how bored I was. She looked me right in the face and said, "Ok, so paint something you don't think is boring" 

I was flabbergasted. As a full-time artist, I've been consumed with the struggle of making art for money, instead of making money for art. I haven't made art for me in a long while. 

I've been sitting on a few sketches and several ideas for over a year. 

I love cats! My wife and I have 3! And I love horror movies too. What if I created a collection of paintings inspired by the scary movies I love, but instead of creepy dudes and monsters, I replace the villains with a cat? It could work. And I can do them all in watercolor, my favorite media, that I never play with anymore since I illustrate coloring books, and pet portraits using pens and markers (those are also great though, and I love them! Check out my Etsy- www.etsy.com/shop/pizzapetsandnonsense )

I picked up an old classic, and started reading! Wendy Torrance, played by Shelley Duvall is a dream! But in the book she was blonde- and she wore a pink robe. My new art project was on like Donkey Kong. 

I shared my Shining piece through prints at my local growers market, and was surprised to see that my followers were as excited as I was for something new. More cat things! 


"CAThy Bates in Misery" Original

The Shining is good, but we really can't love King without Bates, and so I was excited to paint a piece just for me reflecting a movie I love, alone, because no one would ever get the reference. 

"Is that MISERY?!" all my new favorite people squeal!  

I mentioned a cat-scary-movie-calendar and people demanded to make pre-order payments, and reservations. 

A calendar really is a good idea. 

And I have been wanting to make magnets. 

And if I could have a calendar release party, with the original pieces available for sale, with a mobile cat adoption- That would be a dream!

Dreams do come true.  

I was talking to a badass lady, telling her about my new project, and my ridiculous goals, and she said, "I've got you, just pick a date." 

Now! With the help of an amazing brewery, I have a place! Because I do pet portraits, and am married to a dream-boat-hunk with great animal shelter connections, we partnered with a mobile cat adoption! This all means that near Halloween, you can get a beer, a 2020 Fraidy-Cats Calendar, and you can adopt a cat! And you can see all the fun I have been having with movie and cat research, with watercolor paints! 

I'm very lucky. And I am very excited. 

I am politely asking for help! 

I want to print a bulk order of calendars for the year 2020, and I would love your help to do that! I think I have made some great packages for pledges, with things like coloring pages, and magnets, and calendars (Doi) but I have also added some higher valued pieces, like the original Fraidy-Cat paintings, and options for custom pet portraits! 

This wall calendar will be in full color, and spiral-bound, using 100lb 8.5x11" gloss text with a drilled hole for hanging. Useful and fun, the dates will be easy to read, with day blocks sized for writing notes. Major US holidays and moon phases will also be included, with some non-major holidays, like National Pizza Day, and National Tabby Day! As an added bonus, there is a $75.00 tier, that gives you the opportunity to have your birthday added as a holiday!

"Creature From the Cat Lagoon" Original

I will feature 12-13 movies, depending on my cover design, and these movies will include gems like: The Shining, Misery, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bride of Frankenstein, Alien, Gremlins, Poltergeist, The Exorcist, and Evil Dead!   

"Gizmo's Pink Corvette" Original

I hope this project and Kickstarter leads to a fun party, and a sweet calendar that makes watching the months fly by easy, fun, and filled with antic-ipation. 

Thank you for your time! 

Risks and challenges

I am also happy to assure you that your investment into this project is very low risk! This calendar will be made! My least favorite part- committing to the plan and layout has already been finished. I have chosen a printer with a proven track record of creating quality work, they already do all my printing so I trust them. Additionally I have have been running 2 Etsy shops for several years now, selling prints and original art. I understand the importance of customer service, and have shipped thousands of orders.

This my first Kickstarter! I feel confident in meeting the timelines posted on the rewards listed, barring any unforeseen setbacks due to quality issues, major shipping delays, or illness. I will keep our backers posted with regular updates should any delays arise.

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    Thank You!

    A special "thank you" meow-out on Facebook and Instagram!

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    Color your own Fraidy-Cat

    Color Fraidy-Cats with me!
    I'll email you a Fraidy-Cat illustration page that you can print at home, (or maybe at work- but don't get caught!) and then color your heart out, just in time for Halloween!

    Share your art: color, start to color, or annoy your cats and post your pics on Instagram! @PizzaPetsAndNonsense #FraidyCats2020

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    Fraidy-Cats Refrigerator Magnet

    Let's make your midnight snacks just a bit spookier!
    With this pledge you get a 2.5x3.5" Fraidy-Cats magnet!
    They are really nice- I'll randomly pick the design, and then mail it to you!

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    Silver Screen Limited Edition Print

    With this pledge you will receive a limited edition, 5x7" silver screen print, of one of my 12 Fraidy Cat Paintings! What is a silver screen print? If you're familiar with my work, you know that I use a cream-shimmer card stock for prints- for this campaign and for your special thank you, I will create your print on a silver-shimmer card stock! You'll be so fancy!

    Also if you know my work, you may know I have a hard time signing my pieces- I will personally sign each of these limited 25 prints!

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    The Fraidy-Cats 2020 Calendar

    Finally! The scariest calendar in town!
    12 of my favorite watercolor Fraidy-Cat paintings will help you watch the months fly by!
    Hopefully you'll also be inspired to re-watch some classic horror films.

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    Sharing is Caring- Take 2 Calendars

    Share this Calendar with your BFF! Or your cat! Or your Cat BFF!
    Or be greedy, and fantastic, and keep both calendars for yourself!

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    Make your Birthday a Fraidy-Cats Holiday

    Let everyone know your favorite holiday with this pledge!
    Are you obsessed with your Birthday? Me too! Let's add it to the calendar!

    Are you obsessed with a different foreign or obscure holiday (that is not offensive and completely legal)? I can add that to this calendar too! Let's make this your favorite calendar EVER!

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    The Cat Box

    With this pledge you will get the Fraidy-Cats Calendar, of course!
    You'll also get 4 refrigerator magnets, an 8x10 Fraidy-Cats Print, and 3 not so scary cat coloring books!

    A perfect cat-lady (cat-man, and/or cat-nonbinary person) gift!

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    • Fraidy-Cats printable PDF coloring page
    • Fraidy-Cats refrigerator magnet
    • The Fraidy-Cats Calendar
    • 8x10 Fraidy-Cats Print
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    The Custom Cat Box

    With this pledge you will get the Fraidy-Cats Calendar, of course!
    And an original illustration of your cat! Send me pictures of your baby, and I will add an original marker illustration of them into this package for us!
    You'll also get 4 refrigerator magnets, an 8x10 Fraidy-Cats Print, and 3 not so scary cat coloring books!

    A perfect cat-lady (cat-man, and/or cat-nonbinary person) gift!

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    • Custom Pet Illustration
    • a special "thank you" on Facebook, and Instagram
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    • The Fraidy-Cats Calendar
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    The Original "The Shining" Fraidy-Cat

    With this pledge, you can hang the original watercolor painting of "The Shining" wherever your King-loving heart desires!

    Here's Johnny! Just like in Stephen King's novel and movie, The Shining- but more like the book since Wendy was blonde, and her terry cloth robe was pink!

    This painting is designed to fit an 8x10 frame, and will hang at Boxing Bear Brewing Co on October 20, 2019 during our calendar release party! Come enjoy Beer with a Punch, and take your loot home with you, or else I will mail your painting to you after!

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    "Creature From the Cat Lagoon" Original

    With this pledge, you can hang the original watercolor painting of "Creature from the Cat Lagoon" wherever your Gillman-loving heart desires!

    This painting is designed to fit an 8x10 frame, and will hang at Boxing Bear Brewing Co on October 20, 2019 during our calendar release party! Come enjoy Beer with a Punch, and take your loot home with you, or else I will mail your painting to you after!

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    "CAThy Bates in Misery" Original

    With this pledge, you can hang the original watercolor painting of "CAThy Bates in Misery" wherever your King-loving heart desires!

    This Cat will hobble the Dirty Birdy, Just like in Stephen King's novel and movie, Misery.

    This painting is designed to fit an 8x10 frame, and will hang at Boxing Bear Brewing Co on October 20, 2019 during our calendar release party! Come enjoy Beer with a Punch, and take your loot home with you, or else I will mail your painting to you after!

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    "Gizmo's Pink Corvette" Original

    With this pledge, you can hang the original watercolor painting of "Gizmo's Pink Corvette" wherever your Gremlins-loving heart desires!

    In this painting it's not Stripe that Gizmo should watch out for, but a small calico kitten! It's like a game of cat and mouse- I mean Mogwai.

    This painting is designed to fit an 8x10 frame, and will hang at Boxing Bear Brewing Co on October 20, 2019 during our calendar release party! Come enjoy Beer with a Punch, and take your loot home with you, or else I will mail your painting to you after!

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    The Original "IT" Fraidy-Cat

    With this pledge, you can hang the original watercolor painting of "IT" wherever your King-loving heart desires!

    “Your hair is winter fire
    January embers
    My heart burns there, too.”

    Inspired by the Original, coulrophobia inducing Tim Curry Pennywise, this cat will scare your mice, and your kids.

    This painting is designed to fit an 8x10 frame, and will hang at Boxing Bear Brewing Co on October 20, 2019 during our calendar release party! Come enjoy Beer with a Punch, and take your loot home with you, or else I will mail your painting to you after!

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    • Fraidy-Cats printable PDF coloring page
    • Fraidy-Cats refrigerator magnet
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    Pick your Own Movie and CAT

    I am almost finished with the formatting of this calendar, and I am married to 10 images!
    What is your favorite scary movie scene? Let me know, and with this pledge your movie, and your cat can make the Calendar!

    You will get to keep the original painting, designed to fit an 8x10 frame, which will hang at Boxing Bear Brewing Co on October 20, 2019 during our calendar release party! Come enjoy Beer with a Punch, and take your loot home with you, or else I will mail your painting to you after!

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