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38
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 25 2018 10:07 PM UTC +00:00

About

Everyone needs a sparkle wolf in their life. Get yours here!
Everyone needs a sparkle wolf in their life. Get yours here!

 Finders Creatures is an ongoing, interactive public art piece about magic, imaginary friends, and treasure hunts. It’s been local to Portland (and recently won the Portland Awesome Foundation Grant!) but now it’s going on tour. 

                      

I sculpt small creatures, mold them, and cast them in various glittery resins. Each one is labelled and numbered with an official Finders Creatures seal. Then I run around like a crazed Easter Bunny and hide them. They are all in public, findable places: parks, neighborhoods, bookstores...some are hidden in plain sight, some take a little more sleuthing. Then comes the best part: you get to go find them. If you find one first, you get to keep it. All I ask in return is that you send me a picture, video or story letting me know it’s been found.

NORMALLY, this is the only way to get your paws on one, but as a special Kickstarter event, you can custom order one of your own right now! This includes choosing your beast type and color!

motley crew
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This is the artist you are supporting :)
This is the artist you are supporting :)

 All the creatures that have gone out into the world are posted on the Finders Creatures app. It’s a Progressive Web App, meaning you can access it on a web browser at finderscreatures.com, download it to your home screen, and use it as you would any native app from the app store. The Finders Creatures app functions as a digital treasure map. It contains clues, pictures, and a live map with locations of the treasures marked. It also has a submission page where you can upload your finds.

 Finders Creatures is a one-woman show. When I’m not in my studio covered in glitter, I’m a professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. That means I get summers off! This summer, I’ll be creating a special Kickstarter edition of beasties for this project, so this is your chance to snag one, whether by hook or by crook (or by Kickstarter... that works too).  I’m going to take a road trip to bring Finders Creatures to some new places, because why should Portland have all the fun? I’ll be setting sail with my intrepid partner in crime and our two dogs. 

And we’ll be traveling in style in our magical hobbit-hole on wheels.

It will be a different color by this summer, but you get the hobbity idea.
It will be a different color by this summer, but you get the hobbity idea.

 Where we’ll be headed is yet to be determined. We’ll need to keep it on the west side of the country, but I’d like to see where we get the most interest. So, the more pledges from your area, the more likely we are to head that way :)

The Kickstarter will fund the basic needs of the Finders Creatures Summer 2018 Tour (sounds so official that way!) We plan to be out for 2-3 weeks, and the funds will cover gas, food and campsite fees, as well as the materials to create all the creatures. I’m planning on taking at least 200 on the road, and then will finish making all the pledge pieces upon our return.

we're ready for our road trip
we're ready for our road trip

This is your chance to get your own limited edition sparkle beast! 

Why let the fates decide... claim your own now!

Everyone needs a sparkle wolf. Get yours here!
Everyone needs a sparkle wolf. Get yours here!
   

Risks and challenges

Well, there is always the chance that we will break down on the road, but we have good equipment and AAA, so we're hopeful that won't be a problem.

There should be no issues with getting rewards out; I'll be making them all summer, and all rewards are items I'm familiar with making and producing.

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    Sparkle Karma

    Gratitude and good sparkle karma.

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    Magical Merit Badge

    Receive a very special Imaginary Friend Magical Merit Badge. You've earned it.

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    Scout's Honor

    Double your merits! You get both the Imaginary Friend AND the F****ing Magnificent Magical Merit Badges!

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    My Pet Monster- Early Bird

    A special, labeled and numbered Kickstarter edition sculpture. Your choice of either a Unicorn or Wolfy, in your choice of color. This Early Bird edition ships ASAP, definitely by September, probably earlier.

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    My Pet Monster

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    Doubles, Anyone? Early-Bird Edition

    TWO beasties, your choice of type and color. Also labeled and numbered Kickstarter edition pieces. This Early Bird edition ships ASAP, definitely by September, probably earlier.

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    The Rainbow Collection

    6 beast sculpts in the spectrum of colors, your choice of Unicorn or Wolfy. Each is a special labeled and numbered Kickstarter edition piece.

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    Journey of a Thousand Miles

    If you're within the magic pink dotted line (see map in Rewards section, we'll make your town a destination and hide 20 creatures there. You'll be the official patron of this hunt, so you get to choose the type of creature and colors, AND we create a special edition label with your name or internet handle so folks know who to thank. Also, you get one of your own edition. Of course.

    DISCLAIMER: you have to live in a town that is accessible and safe for our little car and hobbit caravan. If you live on a remote mountain top or in the middle of crazed bat country, we may not be able to get there. If you're unsure, drop a line before pledging!

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