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I hope to make a limited edition of my pop-up book “Gypsy Circus”. I need funding for the experts who can help me make it press ready. Read more

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I hope to make a limited edition of my pop-up book “Gypsy Circus”. I need funding for the experts who can help me make it press ready.

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Mr. Fox needed the whole Van Fox Family Acrobats! Adopt them today!
Mr. Fox needed the whole Van Fox Family Acrobats! Adopt them today!
Allwyn & Carmel O'Mara
Allwyn & Carmel O'Mara
Our four different badges of THANKS! Buttons are so much fun!
Our four different badges of THANKS! Buttons are so much fun!
Pup Tent Quintet- Pop-up Art Piece
Pup Tent Quintet- Pop-up Art Piece
Big Top
Big Top
Dance of the Horses- Art Piece
Dance of the Horses- Art Piece
High Wire Fox- Art Piece
High Wire Fox- Art Piece
Kitty Contortionist- Pop-up Art Piece
Kitty Contortionist- Pop-up Art Piece
We offer three do it yourself book marks- you can make it yourself easy!
We offer three do it yourself book marks- you can make it yourself easy!

I am Carmel O'Mara-Horwitz illustrator/author. Do you love Pop-up Books?  Well so do I!  I also love to make them myself!  In this Kickstarter project I hope to make a limited edition of my pop-up book "Gypsy Circus".

"Gypsy Circus" is a counting book that I have collaborated on with my mother, Allwyn O'Mara, a fine art bookbinder.  In it Gypsy Animal Acrobats pop-up and spin around in their own little tents while readers read a poetic prompt to see what they should count. You will count from 1 to 10, counting down to a big finale.  Allwyn designed a unique system of tent pages so you really feel you are wandering through the circus.

We have been working on this book on and off for many years.  I sent it out with my literary agent to publishing houses.  She said many editors love it, but the publishing industry in not producing many books right now, especially pop-ups.  So my pop-up book has been sitting on the shelf.  Every time I take down this book and share it I find yet another person who says it is wonderful and I should finish it.

I looked into what I could do myself.  I discovered I need to pay experts to help me.  I can make pop-ups. As the illustrator I have overseen the printing of my other books, but I have never created a sheet for die cuts, or scoring, ganged up images or looked into a right kind of glue to use.  So this $6,800.00 is a rough estimate of what I need to get the experts in certain fields to help me. 

When I finalize this book I hope to make a sequel that will be set in a Renaissance Faire, utilizing the same tent format.

So, "Come one, Come all!!" and help us raise the money we need to make "Gypsy Circus" a real book!  When you donate your support you will be rewarded with special gifts from us!  Thank you all for looking into our project.

See more about me at my website: CARMELOMARA.COM

We appreciate anything you can do: being a kickstarter donor I have seen that no donation is too small. Thanks

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    Donate $5 and receive a badges of THANKS. Pick one of our 4 buttons.

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    Run away with the circus and make your own pop-up bookmark. Pick one from our 3 bookmark designs.

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    Adopt an animal acrobat. Pick one of our four art pieces: Kitty Contortionist, Pup Tent Quintet, High Wire Fox or Dance of the Horses. House them in a shadow box or slip them into the bookshelf to open anytime. Signed by the artist Carmel O'Mara.

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    Adopt all of our Animal acrobat ambassadors receive all four of our pop-up art pieces! Signed by the artist Carmel O'Mara.

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    Take home a page from the book. Receive our contortionist & her birds- "Nine birds flying like the breeze" plus you receive one signed art piece, one do it yourself bookmark, four buttons and a Documentary DVD of us working on this Kickstarter project.

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    Take home a full page spread with a tent top from the book. Receive our #8 spread "Eight wild Creatures Galloping by." plus one signed art piece, one do it yourself bookmark, four buttons and a DVD.

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    Take the big top home in the palm of your hand so you can enjoy the circus anytime. The Double Spread of the Big Top with tent tops, plus one signed art pieces, one do it yourself book mark, four buttons and a DVD.

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    The Limited Edition Pop-up Book "Gypsy Circus" Signed & Numbered plus four art pieces, three do it yourself bookmarks, and four buttons.

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