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3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, January 31 2016 8:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Painted Yosemite is a postcard collection, each one inspired by a different traveler's journey in Yosemite. I ask that 13 Yosemite travelers pledge a picture of their Yosemite experience to be created into an original pastel painting. If there are not enough of those pledges, I will use pictures from my collection. I then reproduce all of the paintings into a set of 14 postcards (at least one will be mine).  

This project is NOT exclusively for those who have been to Yosemite. It also invites those who have yet to go, after all, postcards are meant to inspire others to come and share the experience. So get yourself in on the fun with a set of postcards to inspire your future visits.


Connecting with Yosemite travelers - past and future, and Yosemite admirers

Yosemite, California U.S.A. I've been to Yosemite twice now and I've only seen a tiny fraction of its 761,268 acres. Yosemite brought in a lot of travelers, each person there to create their own experience of Yosemite. Those experiences, then will be shared with others, either through stories, videos, pictures, written accounts, or by some other means.

I sent postcards. I don't remember another time in my life I had sent one. But I would like to send more. There is something romantic about sending a handwritten postcard by mail that creates more of an intimate connection with the receiver. And in a way it is fitting of the theme that a postcard has its own journey.

This project is a way for Yosemite travelers to connect with each other, for future Yosemite travelers to be inspired, and for Yosemite admirers to appreciate Yosemite from afar.


A glimpse of Painted Yosemite

I like to paint vibrantly because when I start an adventure, I want it to be rich and exciting. Painted Yosemite is a collection of impressionistic paintings done in vibrant colors with stroke marks left visible to create movement and enrich it with life. It is my joy to express the intense beauty and fulfilling experience of Yosemite. Below you can see how I interpret Yosemite in paintings referenced from photos I took. My camera could not capture the  true colors of Yosemite but I remembered it's warmth even during that chilly Spring.

A Forest In Yosemite
A Forest In Yosemite
Yosemite Half Dome
Yosemite Half Dome

About Me

As an artist, I love to paint the places I've been to - it lets me revisit an enjoyable time. When other people visit the same place, it's interesting to see it in a different perspective, in a different season, or in a different light. I get a nostalgic feeling about it, yet weirdly at the same time, it's as if I'm seeing it anew again, except this time through the eyes of someone else - a piece of their adventure. Sometimes, people will show me other places I've never been to before that I find incredibly beautiful; I had to ask if I can paint it! To see more of my painting style visit my website: www.stacykalkhof.com


The Products

- Pledge $5: You get a set of 3 postcards, each a different image of Painted Yosemite.

- Pledge $12: You get a set of 7 postcards, each a different image of Painted Yosemite.

- Pledge $24: You get the complete set of 14 postcards, each a different image of Painted Yosemite

- Pledge $212: You get an original 9"x12" pastel painting on cotton paper of your photo of Yosemite (you email me a copy of the photo). You get to name the title of the painting which will appear in the reproduction postcard with the caption on the back "Inspired by [YOUR NAME]'s travel." You also get the complete set of 14 postcards and one will be a reproduction of your painting! Limit one of this pledge per person.


Some Legal Stuff and Guidelines

- If you are pledging the $212 pledge, sending me a photo to turn into a painting, you need to own the copyright to the photo (usually it's the person who takes the photo.)

- I retain the copyright to the painting as I need it to produce the  postcards. You own the copyright to your photo and I don't do anything with it besides using it as reference for the painting.  I'd advise you don't email me your only copy.

- You can title your painting but I may reject titles that are inappropriate, i.e. profanity, etc. as to keep the postcards neutral for people's enjoyment. If no appropriate title is given to me in a timely manner, I will add a title of my choice.

- If I have more than one picture of certain landmarks, I may ask that you choose a different picture to allow for variety in the set.

- The photo of Yosemite should be without people. I would like to keep the paintings entirely scenic.  If you have a photo with people in them that you would like to use AND the people are unobtrusive in the photo, I may be able to omit them from the painting.

Risks and challenges

- This project is dependent on 13 people pledging a picture of their Yosemite trip (the $212 pledge) so I can complete a set of 14 postcards. If there aren't enough of these pledges, I will use pictures from my collection.

- It will be tricky to get the color of the reproductions to match closely to the original paintings. I will have the printing company do a small sample batch before ordering a large batch.

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    Set of 3 Postcards

    - each postcard is a different picture
    - printed on 16pt paper
    - matte finish
    - rounded corners

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    Set of 14 Postcards

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    Original Pastel Painting of Your Yosemite Picture + Set of 14 Postcards

    - 9"x12" (22.9cm x 30.5cm) original pastel painting on cotton paper of your Yosemite picture that you provide to me
    - You get to name the title of the painting!
    - Title and your name appears on the reproduction postcard: "Inspired by [Your Name]'s travel".
    - Set of 14 postcards (one will be a reproduction of your Yosemite painting!)

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