$670 pledged of $5,000 goal
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By Tanya Beckman-Claussen
$670 pledged of $5,000 goal
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About this project

What can an artist achieve when removed from the interference of daily multitasking? How far can an artist pursue the creative process, and what advancements will manifest when one is allowed to follow divergent thinking through to fruition? Will the opportunity result in the creation of multiple projects simultaneously as one piece influences and inspires another?

Creativity is mysterious and extraordinary. Tawni's Marathon Month of Mayhem is a project challenging my creative threshold by confining me to a studio for 30 days, supplied with materials to facilitate continuous production of self-expression. Pledges are needed to fund lumber, canvas rolls, custom texture medium, gesso, oil paint and associated supplies (i.e. oil, thinner, etc.), inks and additional mediums, mounting, framing, and hanging materials, as well as the production of rewards. 

As the project name implies, this journey may encounter bouts of mental mayhem and tribulations, and I want to share that part of the experience with my backers.

Will I encounter obstacles that my backers can help me overcome via blog input? Will a love affair with art grow tiresome after sleeping with it for 30 nights? Will I be discovered in the fetal position beneath my easel, nibbling on a paintbrush? Support this project and we'll find out through Kickstarter updates, and ---for backers of $25 and more--- exclusive "blogfeed" with photos and commentary. My pledge goal and rewards structure was determined modestly with eager hopes to reach a 100% funded project and ensure the rewards I have created are of high quality, but my honest hope is to surpass my goal and expand greater rewards down the pledge intervals. 

I anticipate carrying out the project in August 2012. Pledge rewards have an estimated delivery date of October 2012, time enough to offer a fine selection of art for those backers receiving prints. The reward of the project-commemorating book is estimated for a November 2012 completion, as the project must surpass its 30th day before work on the narrative photo book can be begin. Photography and journaling will take place along the way but I would not be staying true to the project objective if I sidetrack myself with the task of assembling the photo book during the Month of Mayhem. This also allows for time to increase the number of books ordered in the fortunate event that backers support me beyond my goal, whereupon I can enhance the reward packages. Additionally, my first large show takes place in downtown Sioux Falls, opening September 7, 2012, and I feel it would be a spectacular addition if a few photographs of the show made it into the last page or two of the project’s photo book. 

My last sentiment is simply this: Enable me the opportunity for full immersion in my passion, and I will produce artwork in greater volume and at a deeper level of concentration that will be a joy to look at. It's an opportunity I have wished for and daydreamed about for far too long. 

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    Blank Postcard using an image of a piece of art created during this proposed project.

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    Backer's Only access to exclusive project blog.

    5 Blank Postcards using an image of a piece of art created during this proposed project.

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    5x7 print of an art piece created during project.
    Backer's Only access to exclusive project blog. 5 Blank Postcards using an image of a piece of art created during this proposed project. Public "Thank You" naming backer on my public artist Facebook page. www.facebook.com/TawniMadameMayhem

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    8x10 print of an art piece created during project. Backer's Only access to exclusive project blog. 10 Blank Postcards using an image of a piece of art created during this proposed project. Public "Thank You" naming backer upon my notification of pledge on my public artist Facebook page.

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    16"x12" print on canvas stretched on frame, ready to hang! Backer's Only access to exclusive project blog. 10 Blank Postcards using an image of a piece of art created during this proposed project. Public "Thank You" naming backer upon my notification of pledge on my public artist Facebook page.

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    14"x18" ORIGINAL piece of art created during the project. Snapshots during the creation of the piece. Backer's Only access to exclusive project blog. 20 Blank Postcards using an image of a piece of art created during this proposed project. Public "Thank You" naming backer upon my notification of pledge on my public artist Facebook page.

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    18"x24" ORIGINAL piece of art created during the project. 8"x8" coil bound professionally printed photo book, with captions, chronicling the Tawni's Marathon Month of Mayhem project. (Book will include content not offered via blog/updates) Backer's Only access to exclusive project blog. 20 Blank Postcards using an image of a piece of art created during this proposed project. Public "Thank You" naming backer upon my notification of pledge on my public artist Facebook page.

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