Do you ever wake up in the morning and say I love Myself ...I love this day.... then you walk out your door and you say I love the air, I Love the sky I love you tree...I love you fence....I love you bus....I love you pavement...I love you birds... ?
Well you should try it... It feels amazing!
Hi Wonderful Person reading this,
I have a dream. I want to survive off my creative endeavours.
I have written a children's book that features my hand drawn pencil crayon illustrations.
My book is about love, it's about colour, it's about imagination and seeing things, animals and objects as beautiful pieces of this puzzle we call life.
One of the biggest greatest gifts we can give our children is our time, our love and a platform that embraces and facilitates creative thinking. I feel that art and expression is one of the most gratifying, most important and most giving gifts we can share.
My plan is to mass print my book in a board book style. Perfect for little messy hands. Once it's printed I plan to hustle it all over the city, country, interweb, Universe and sell it like crazy... ( my BF thinks I sound crazy by saying this ~ but I mean it. I'm going to sell it like pancakes and powdered jelly dough balls. I mean it. I will be relentless. )
Up till now I have printed my book in small runs. A Hardcover goes for $45 and a soft cover costs $25. As lovely and gorgeous as it is I can't possibly expect people to be able to afford such steep prices. My wish and goal is to have the book printed in large bulk so that I could price it for $ 9- $ 12. I have always always always believed that my art should be accessible to all. I never want someone to feel like ...Wow what a gorgeous book ...I know my children would love it... BUT I can't afford it. I want it to reach the masses.I want it in Daycare Classrooms. I want schools to stick it in their classrooms and libraries.I want it in social community agencies. I want it in your home and in all my friend's homes.
I need you to believe in me the way I believe in myself and help me reach my $10,500 goal so I can do this print run.
Thank you for being a part of my process, my dream and my life.
Here are some pages from The Love Book.
I- NEW PROMISE: If I reach my $10,500 goal I will donate 150 books to Sick Kids Hospital and Local Daycares in the Community. AWESOME RIGHT!?
2- I thought it would be best to share my breakdown of how I plan to use the pledges generously donated if I reach my Goal! (Fingers and toes crossed) ~ $7000 goes to Local Toronto Printing Company to print 2000 Board Books. ~ Fees: Kickstarter fee 5% of total funds raised Payment processing fees 3% + $0.20 per pledge Pledges under $10 have a discounted micropledge fee of 5% + $0.05 per pledge. ~ The rest of the funds will go to shipping rewards to you amazing pledgers (unfortunately I can't tie them to owls, squirrels or Lemurs so it costs some bucks) ~ and Taxes.... la la la taxes.....
3 - This is where YOU my Magical Backer come in....
Please Share my Link with every single person/bug/animal/bird/butterfly you know... Here are some interesting opening lines to help you with this:
"HI________, OMG your hair looks so GORGEOUS!! Like Ariel from The Little Mermaid....... btw there is this amazing lady that has this magical book you should check out .... google Love Book + Kickstarter and take a gander ....."
"HI________, Hey should we go outside and blow bubbles with bubble gum and attach them to branches on every tree in the universe?.... btw there is this amazing lady that has this magical book you should check out .... google Love Book + Kickstarter and take a gander ....."
"HI________, What do you think about women in shorts walking around with chickens on a leash?.... btw there is this amazing lady that has this magical book you should check out .... google Love Book + Kickstarter and take a gander ....."
Thanks Everyone for being on this journey with me..... I hope that I make it.
Amazing Reward addition Update...
The Best Update ~Gorgeous Bracelet Rewards and more ! 4.5 days left.. Comment Liked 2 likes Hi, Hello, Hola, WOOOHOOOO! So many Updates... that I will keep it as simple and short and sweet as possible (which if you know me is difficult...but I'll try)
1~ New Referral Reward: I am melding my passions of writing, drawing and crafting together and As of Today May 2, 2014 I shall.offer this amazingness to you and everyone in the universe. If you can get a friend, loved one, anyone to back my project 20$ + you and they will receive a "Love " Bracelet designed by me. These are beautiful simple decadent bracelets with gorgeous charms that you will LOVE! Whoever you refer has to message me with your name and you will be on the Love Bracelet Train! Amazing right? YES! And... If YOU ... yes YOU! raise your pledge by 20$ ....you will get two bracelets in the mail :)
2. I am so excited and Thankful that I have all this support and have raised $6000 plus already...It's so spectacular. Thank you to all off you for your love and support ...This is an amazing experience and journey...I so hope that I reach my $10,500 goal.... because if I don't then I don't get any funds and all your pledges will be returned....I will not be able to send out Love Books or rewards.... but I'm positive and I feel like this is going to Happen.... How could it not considering I have all of you backing me....
3. My Adventures of reading The Love Book to Little Kidlets have been so Awesome.... I got tons of great feedback...the children LOVED it...and most of all it was so fun.... At the end of each reading session I had the kids all hug themselves really tight and yell "I LOVE MEEEE!!!" Adorable right? I am going on Monday to do another reading to The Central Neighbourhood House in Toronto... Super stoked.... :)
Risks and challenges
Obstacles: My life, my passions, my children, my job, and my messy house.
Ways I will Overcome: Embrace my Life and find every way to fulfill this commitment. This is something that will happen no matter what. I promise.
- (30 days)