Inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi – broken pottery mended with gold – More Beautiful Than Before is a book that encourages readers to think differently about the marks life leaves on all of us, finding beauty in the places where we have been put back together, rather than seeing only ugly scars.
The book is intended to be used as the basis for a day-long group workshop as well as for self-guided mediation, alternating felting work with writing exercises. It can be tackled all in one day, or spread out and done a little at a time, as it suits you.
The Kickstarter project funds will cover the first print run for the book, the writing prompt cards (used to help jump start the mind when faced with a blank page), and a kintsugi-themed writing journal as well as the purchase of packaging and felting materials.
There will be a few ways you can purchase More Beautiful Than Before: as a book alone, in combination with the journal, or as part of a kit that includes everything you need for the felting and writing projects.
I believe that creativity is essential to a balanced life, and I am looking forward to helping more people express themselves through writing and fibre arts both. Be a part of the adventure!
Risks and challenges
Problems with the printer may arise, causing delays (although I have worked with them in the past and had no more than a one week delay).
Supplier issues may delay delivery of packaging materials for the kits. (Alternate suppliers are available locally.)
The materials already exist in electronic form (backed up in multiple locations), so if alternative arrangements need to be made, delays should be the only downside.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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