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By Sunny Mullarkey McGowan
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Sunny Mullarkey Studio has been open and running for just over 18 months.  I am a painter and a print maker who is currently working on merging these two areas of my art together by making lino prints designed after specific pieces I have painted.  For an idea of my work please see my website www.sunnymullarkey.com.  I have been creating my prints by hand for my entire art career, but demand is stronger then my shoulder and back can keep up with. 

 Now is the time for my studio to expand its reach, and in order to do that I need to raise money for a large size manual etching press.  The press will allow me to make my same prints with less physical strain, thus allowing me the chance to make more prints to sell.  The press will also help by reducing the amount of misprints that can happen when doing so many by hand.  My goal is to do a full series of prints to go along with my "Rooted Series" of paintings in which I draw deeply on the relationship of earth and the human body through the practices of yoga and meditation.  

The gifts for funding my project are set as a farewell to the hand printed era of our studio (the Holiday Cards) and a welcome to the new era of the studio (first run on new press).  By helping to fund this project you are not only setting the studio on track for this immediate goal of prints of the "Rooted Series", but you are also helping to ensure future series of prints.

Risks and challenges

I have set my goals high, but attainable. I feel that by completing the Holiday Card linoleum carvings before Halloween, that I am setting myself up for success. I will start carving the Holiday Cards and readying them to be printed a few hours after this campaign goes live.

We have 3 young children at our home, so challenges arrive on a daily basis, but I have a loving support system that allows me to follow my dreams. I am confident that with my early preparation and through my willingness to work hard and put in long hours, that the success of this project will come rapidly.

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    Get a project update via email. I am constantly creating for this project, so I will be updating this campaign a lot. You can keep in touch and see what's going on with my Holiday Card Series.

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    A 4" x 6" Holiday Print, matted and packaged for shipping. Check out my updates so you can know what the designs will be. You will be receiving the cards on or before December 12.

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    Set of 4 Holiday Gift Cards. You will receive a set of 4 - 5" x 7" (Approximate Size) , each Card is individually pressed and signed by the artist, individually packaged and ready to ship out to your loved ones. You will be receiving the cards on or before December 12.

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    First Run Print. The first print will be designed specifically for the Kickstarter Campaign. I will run this just the amount of times that are paid for in this campaign. After that I will strike it out, so these will truly be a very limited edition. If funded I expect to receive the press in late December, and will begin on the design and labor immediately.

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    Set of 4 Holiday Gift Cards and 1 limited edition first run print from the new press. You will receive a set of 4 - 5" x 7" (Approximate Size) , each Card is individually pressed and signed by the artist, individually packaged and ready to ship out to your loved ones. You will be receiving the cards on or before December 12. In addition you will also receive an original first run print from the new press, signed by the artist, TO be shipped in early March of 2015.

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    Individually Designed Print with the subject matter of your choice. The series will be limited to 10 prints and you will receive the entire series to give as gifts. I will work with you on the design of your personalized print and together we will develop an image that reflects your vision through my art.

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