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My art to Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata'. My goal is to produce museum quality, hand embellished, L.E. prints of my digital art.

With “Moonlight Sonata” by composer Ludwig Van Beethoven as the exception, I comprised the entire video ^above^ with my wood art, acrylic & oil paintings, clay sculptures, digital art, photo art & video editing.

Above the video *Click "updates" #1 is a video of me talking about my art & my project. 

Greetings Kickstarters,

Rising out an economical crisis is a challenge in and of itself; then when you look at that economical challenge & learn that it is one of many rippling impacts which subsequently occurred as a result of having ones “basic human rights” violated; you're able to see a greater perspective of the magnitude, of adversities one must challenge them self to evolve through for 'an opportunity' to strive thrive & persevere. I’m using my art to create a successful passage through both. I’m not submitting to defeat. I’m not asking for a handout. I’m a hard working middle class American single mom, who’s an independent artist, in pursuit of creating, artistic success, with my art. Thank you for checking out my art, looking through my rewards & pledging your support.*

As the opening artwork (in my art video) you'll see this digital art image "The Science of Creation" rotate 360 degrees while transforming & evolving to become a recognizably 'different' impressionistic work of art.
As the opening artwork (in my art video) you'll see this digital art image "The Science of Creation" rotate 360 degrees while transforming & evolving to become a recognizably 'different' impressionistic work of art.
Same still image digital art, "The Science of Creation" rotated 180 degrees.
Same still image digital art, "The Science of Creation" rotated 180 degrees.

In 2004, I felt ‘called’ to Maui, so I hopped a plane with a back pack. No hotel reservation. No car rental. I simply “Arrived” & Maui was either going to embrace me or chew me up & spit me out; either way I was ready for the experience. I met artists, healers, collectors, tourists & locals. I hiked through the jungle & slept on the beach listening to waves crash on the shore. I strolled in & out of every Front Street gallery & in the evenings I watched the sunset, while envisioning my life flowing with the tide of creation. 2 amazing weeks later, I followed Rainbow Eucalyptus to Hotel Hana & checked myself in to a seaside bungalow; where I embraced the chill Maui vibe in reflection of my soulfully rich, creative adventure.  *And... my "In the moment, with Maui" life changing experience, is the inspiration for 2 of my pledge rewards

This photo was taken at the end of my transformational Journey in 2004, at Red Sands Beach, during my stay at Hotel Hana in Maui
This photo was taken at the end of my transformational Journey in 2004, at Red Sands Beach, during my stay at Hotel Hana in Maui
I shot this in Hana & being that I am evolving on my artistic path, I'd like to return to Maui, photograph the scenery & hand select exotic wood; to carve paint & transform into uniquely original fine art. Do you want to join me in Maui? Read my rewards.
I shot this in Hana & being that I am evolving on my artistic path, I'd like to return to Maui, photograph the scenery & hand select exotic wood; to carve paint & transform into uniquely original fine art. Do you want to join me in Maui? Read my rewards.

while my gallery locations have paired me with the opportunity to experience local & international ‘walk-in’ traffic, my emerging success is a result of embracing creativity as a lifestyle, as well as setting & striving to achieve short term & long term goals; & while my short term goals is to produce L.E. & standard prints of my art; one my distant long term goals is to use my success to create the means that will some day allow me to create 'an opportunity' that evolves into opening a gallery in Maui.

Surrounded by raw materials & various projects, this is me painting "Timeless Journey" in my art studio in Big Bear City, California in 2011.
Surrounded by raw materials & various projects, this is me painting "Timeless Journey" in my art studio in Big Bear City, California in 2011.

I'd like to inspire $25,000 in art sales & pledge support, so that I can take a step forward & distance myself from life's residual impacts associated with inhumane adversity. Kickstarter is about creating 'opportunities'  & I am using my art to create 'an opportunity' that will allow me to focus my time, effort and creative energy on artistically moving forward with my creative career & achieving success. My Kickstarter minimum goal is to raise 9,000 so that I can produce Museum Quality, Hand Embellished, Custom Framed, Limited Edition, Digital Art Prints; as well as standard prints of my art. Hand embellishing digital art is a time demanding, art form & by pledging your support (large or small) you are contributing to helping me produce quality never before printed, digital art; as well as stand prints of my art. 

Every pledged dollar is equivalent to a moment of creative freedom (& effort) that is in pursuit of artistic success. Small pledges add up and make big differences, so please consider pledging your support even if it is only a dollar or 2. Achieving my goal will not only create an opportunity for me to produce prints of my art. Achieving my goal will also provide me with 'opportunities' to deliver exceptional art shows; while also increasing my art sales, accessibility & self-reliance; with an impact 'opportunity' that will subsequently increase my ability to create new opportunities in my pursuit to artistic success. 

"Into the Light with Angels" is digital art creations that I'd like to produce as a Museum Quality, Hand Embellished, Custom Framed, Limited Edition, Digital Art Print.
"Into the Light with Angels" is digital art creations that I'd like to produce as a Museum Quality, Hand Embellished, Custom Framed, Limited Edition, Digital Art Print.

While my art studio and gallery in Big Bear has delivered bittersweet challenges & adversity, it also provided creative outlets that inspired personal, professional & evolutionary growth. 

"The art of Evolution". The original wood stained fine art masterpiece (which is on display in my gallery) is created in a uniquely original 'style' that collectors & art historians claim to be unique to me.
"The art of Evolution". The original wood stained fine art masterpiece (which is on display in my gallery) is created in a uniquely original 'style' that collectors & art historians claim to be unique to me.
From my home in Big Bear, distant ridge top pine trees looked like massive tiki torches. This digitally created impressionistic firescape is dedicated with respect to all the Forest Service Fire Fighters who risk their lives to secure the safety of others
From my home in Big Bear, distant ridge top pine trees looked like massive tiki torches. This digitally created impressionistic firescape is dedicated with respect to all the Forest Service Fire Fighters who risk their lives to secure the safety of others

"Fire In the Sky" is also one of my digitally created works of art that I'd like to produce as a museum quality, hand embellished, custom framed, limited edition, digital art print.

"The Dragon's Lair" is yet another digitally created work of art that I would like to produce as a one-of-a-kind limited edition print
"The Dragon's Lair" is yet another digitally created work of art that I would like to produce as a one-of-a-kind limited edition print
Grain by grain, I've been chiseling this clay since 2006, with an ice pick type tool; & while it hasn't yet spoke to me as being 'finished', it inspired 1 of my long term goals...which is to one day carve (with a hammer & chisel) a block of Carerra Marble
Grain by grain, I've been chiseling this clay since 2006, with an ice pick type tool; & while it hasn't yet spoke to me as being 'finished', it inspired 1 of my long term goals...which is to one day carve (with a hammer & chisel) a block of Carerra Marble
I was suppose to fly home to California on 9/11. My flight was cancelled & "The Assembly of Spirit" is an acrylic painting, that I painted on a recycled table top & it represents 'the separation' from loved ones on 9/11.
I was suppose to fly home to California on 9/11. My flight was cancelled & "The Assembly of Spirit" is an acrylic painting, that I painted on a recycled table top & it represents 'the separation' from loved ones on 9/11.

In an effort to achieve my project goal, I am offering "The Assembly of Spirit" as a pledge reward that has 'an opportunity' to help me transform & evolve through the impacts & adversities "life" delivered; & with my success, have the opportunity to nurture the much needed healing within my family.   

Digital print, to inspire creativity, hope & imagination.
Digital print, to inspire creativity, hope & imagination.
My nature driven uniquely original wood art paintings vary in wood species & range in weight from 10-200lbs; & also make great one-of-a-kind table tops, mantels & wall mounted headboards.
My nature driven uniquely original wood art paintings vary in wood species & range in weight from 10-200lbs; & also make great one-of-a-kind table tops, mantels & wall mounted headboards.

If you haven't yet experienced my art video or watched my project video, now is a great time. Watch them both (the one above is my art video & my project video is posted as update #1). Should my wood art, digital art, watercolors, acrylics, or oils paintings speak to you, pledge your support and become part of my creative journey. Whether you are drawn to my art, inspiration, perseverance, adventure or all the above; there is a personalized pledge reward that has been thoughtfully created for your interested level of pledge support; And be the first person to pledge your support on anyone of the pledge reward levels & you will receive an additional handmade bonus gift from me. Why? Because I want you to know, I appreciate your support in helping me to get my Kickstarter, kickstarted. Thank you

(And just for the record, the images above are merely a taste of the creative 'range' you'll experience when you watch the art video I created). 

Inspirationally yours, Tammie ‘Rain’ Hayes 

*note* Should you choose a pledge that says “art of your choice” you will receive a thumbnail picture order form to help you choose your selections; & whether you have been with me since the beginning of my career or are just joining my creative journey, thank you, I appreciate your support; & I look forward to experiencing that which has yet to come.

** Please know, that the more pledges a project receives, the more popular and more "Accessible" it becomes. If you have been inspired in someway by this project, please considering pledging your support; even if it is only for $1. Thank you.

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    FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE Emerging Artist, Tammie ‘Rain’ Hayes launches Kickstarter site.Big Bear City, California: Men & women are experiencing the art of Tammie ‘Rain’ Hayes & sharing a common phrase, “I've never seen anything like that before”. With “Moonlight Sonata” by composer Ludwig Van Beethoven as the exception, she comprised an entire art video with her wood art, acrylic & oil paintings, clay sculptures, digital art, photo art & video editing; & with the recent launch of Kickstarter, her goal is to produce museum quality, hand embellished, custom framed, limited edition prints of her digital art.Having never attended school for arts, graphics or editing; she is a self-taught artist with an artistic style, that art historians are saying is uniquely original to her.To experience the art of Tammie ‘Rain’ Hayes, go to her Kickstarter:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1972937721/fine-art-digital-art-prints-and-the-return-to-mauiAlso Should you be in Southern California area, you are invited to experience her art for yourself, by visiting her art studio Thur-Sun, 11a-Sundown @216 W. Big Bear Blvd. Big Bear City Ca. 92314For questions, comments or artist information:TammieRain@ArtHelpsPTSD.comhttps://www.facebook.com/tammie.r.hayes

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    Every dollar counts. Pledge 1. & know that I am grateful. Thank you.

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    Life is all about the journey. Pledge 5. & I'll mail you a signed artists choice post card print (of my art) with a life inspired "hand written" message, from me. If you would like additional inspirational post cards sent to family & friends. Simply add 5. per each additional post card & be sure to include names & mailing addresses.

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    Dreams are seeds of inspiration and I want you to know I appreciate your support. Pledge $25. & I will send you: (1) 8"x10" print of your choice. (1) artist choice, postcard print, with a life inspired “hand written” message from me & (1) signed 2013 poster calendar of my art. *You will receive a thumbnail order form to help you make your print selection). International Pledges add 7. USD

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    Did you watch my art video & think, I like that one & that one & that one...& that one...? If you did, then this reward may be just the right one for you. Pledge $100. & I will send you 8 signed 8x10 prints (of your choice) along with a signed 2013 poster calendar of my art & (1) artists choice post card print with a hand written life inspired message. This pledge is my way of saying thank you for collecting my prints. *You will receive a thumbnail order form to help you make your "print of your choice" selection. International Pledges please add 15. USD

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    Your own creative visionary. Pledge $200. & you will receive 1 hour of phone conversation, where you can openly share what's on your mind or you can pick my creative visionary brain for ideas & inspiration. I excel in creative brainstorming & I enjoy positive/productive conversations that have the 'opportunity' to create potential growth & success.

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    Limited Edition framed prints. Pledge $300. & I will send you: (1) Signed, matted, framed & numbered Kickstarter Edition 11”x17” Print (of your choice). Choose this reward & increase your pledge to $550. & you will receive (2) signed, matted, framed & numbered Kickstarter Edition 11”x17” Prints (of your choice). or pledge 750. & you will receive (3) signed, matted, framed & numbered Kickstarter Edition 11”x17” Prints (of your choice). *You will receive a thumbnail order form to make your selection; & shipping is included in US & Canada. **International Pledges add 45. per framed print for S&H.

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    If you read my story & saw the digitally altered photo art that I created while pondering life in self-reflection; this is the photo art opportunity, that goes with it. You provide me with 5 of your favorite images (snap shots taken in your home or favorite environment) & I'll reflect on the images, choose the one that creatively speaks to me & I'll digitally turn you into one of my profound works of art. Next, I'll have it printed, matted, custom framed & delivered to you in time for the holidays.

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    'Inspirationally yours' I am an artist, writer & skilled artisan. Pledge $750. & you will receive 1 (of only 5) artist made, collectors edition, extraordinary wood crafted, art book of prints. Your hard wood art book will be hand made with quality craftsmanship, using domestic &/or exotic wood species, original designs, new or vintage (brass, bronze, copper, wrought or cast iron) hinges, hand bound with 150 pages that include prints of my fine art, digital art, photo art & uniquely individual hand written artist inserted pages containing life inspired messages, poetry & personal comments about various works of art. Your extraordinary wood cover art book is in & of itself, a unique work of art & will be signed & numbered (in the order your Kickstarter pledge is received). I want those who choose to become collectors of my art, to know, I am committed to creating (& sharing) success. Thank you. *International Pledges add 35. USD. for S&H.

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    Did you enjoy my art video? Would you like to have an original still image art/photo video that is unique to you, your art, your museum or your business? Photo manipulation, digital art and still image video editing is a self taught art, that has contributed to my creative success. Pledge $1,500 & with appreciation you will receive: A 5 minute, edited, still image video with up to 100 of your images. You must provide high resolution digital images on CD & your music (or we can discuss royalty free music that compliments the events, art or experiences expressed in your photos) & I will create an original still image (music or tribute) video, or a still image video edited to your speech or spoken words. This is a great way to commemorate loved ones, cherish life events &/or to present your art, business, commercial or professional service. *You must have the rights to all your images. Images may not contain nudity, illegal, or questionably illegal subject matter. *Your video can be personal, professional, historical or commercial. *While as an artist I reserve the right to creative freedom in making this video, however your pledge reward does include phone consultations about your project. Providing data information with each image aids in adding captions, narration & the personalization aspects to your video. *While up to 100 images maybe used in your still image video, I suggest that you provide up to 125 quality images to aid in the editing/selection process. *Should you be interested in this reward but your project requires more time &/or images; message me & we can discuss a fair and reasonable pledge amount, that will be appropriate to the work associated with your projects needs.

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    (Print signing appearance) Pledge 3,800. & you will receive a mix of 200 8”x10” prints which you can give to your guests or sell in your establishment; & with your pledge & prints, I will travel to your location (Art Gallery, wellness center or private function) for a meet & greet/ print signing opportunity. This is a great promotional opportunity to draw fresh new faces to your existing or new business; & it would also be a great way to add inspirational creative excitement to your private function or event. *This pledge is only available in the US. **If you are more than 2hrs from a major airport, please add 200. for the added travel expenses. Thank you. *** While I can begin looking a scheduling as early as September, I listed April 2013 as the Est. delivery date in order to offer flexible planning & greater opportunities for success.

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    Quality is relevant which is why I have patiently waited to release my digital art creations. Pledge $5,000 & you can be 1 of the first 2 people to receive one of my Museum Quality, Hand Embellished, Custom Framed, Limited Edition, Digital Art Prints; and...I will personally deliver it to you. With your pledge, I will fly to any major airport in the US & personally deliver your limited edition digital art print to you; and while I'm in your town, I would like to invite you to join me for lunch, drinks & an art walk or historical outing in your local or near by community. Thank you. *For international pledges who are unable to travel, I will include a 300. allotment towards secure packaging, insurance & international shipping.

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    (Art & Maui) Experience Life adventure! This reward is only available between the dates of Aug 8th-22th 2012. Pledge $6,500. & I will fly you (from any major airport in the US) to Maui, where you will be provided luxury accommodations for 3 days & 2 nights, with transportation to & from the airport, as well as transportation to & from adventurous locations, where you will join me in experiencing a ‘gallery to gallery’ art walk on Front Street, a historic guided tour & (if you are interested) you can join me in my creative "treasure hunting" search for exotic native wood, that I will take home to Cali, paint & turn into fine art. While in Maui, I'll be photographing sunsets, historical locations & beautiful landscape which I'll be using to create a still image photo art video titled “In the moment, with Maui"; & with your pledge of 6,500. you will also receive a signed copy of my art video. *While the travel dates are set for Aug, the art video will take me about 2 months to complete, so I listed the delivery date as November 2012

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    "The Assembly of Spirit" my original fine art acrylic painting (which can be seen both in my story & in my art video; is available to the 1 person who pledges $6,500. in support to my artistic path. With your pledge, I will also fly you to LAX (from anywhere in the US) provide you with hotel accommodations for 1 night and with appreciation for your support, I would like to invite you, to join me for lunch and a private guided tour of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. *I was suppose to fly home to California on 9/11. My flight was cancelled & "The Assembly of Spirit" is an acrylic painting, that I painted on a recycled table top & it represents 'the separation' from loved ones on 9/11.

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    (The 'once in a lifetime' Maui experience) Pledge $9k. & I will fly you to Maui with luxury accommodations for 3 days and 2 nights. During your stay, you will have the opportunity to join me for one of those "once in a life time opportunities" (that's on my bucket list as an artist) where we'll climb aboard 'A DOORS OFF' privately chartered helicopter & experience 2 breathtaking scenic hours (& photograph) beautiful waterfalls & lush tropical rain forests. During your stay we will also have the opportunity to choose additional adventurous experiences like horseback trail riding, hiking to waterfalls, a gallery to gallery art walk with lunch and drinks along the way; & (if you are interested) you can join me in my creative "treasure hunting" search for exotic native wood, that I will take home & later turn into fine art. In addition, you will also receive a signed still image photo art video that I will be making titled "In the moment, with Maui". (*I hope someone chooses to experience this adventure with me:) *While the dates for travel to Maui will be arranged for mid-late Aug, the art video, will take me about 2 months to complete, so I listed the delivery date as November 2012

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    Pledge $10,000. I will fly you to California, provide resort accommodations for 2 nights & you will have the opportunity to personally choose from one of my currently available hand painted (natural edge wood slab/burl wood) fine art original paintings. *Note - My uniquely original wood art paintings can weigh between 30-100 lbs (depending on the species of wood). In the event you would prefer to have your art delivered, you can choose your selection from photos of my currently available fine art; and I will personally deliver the original art of your choice to you (anywhere in the US). *For international pledges who are unable to travel, you can make your selection from currently available photos of my fine art & I will include a 500. allotment towards secure packaging, insurance & international shipping expenses.

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