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COVERED 10.5 x 10.5 Case Bound Coffee-table Book; an evolution of hand painted Body Art images of models from events and photo shoots.
COVERED 10.5 x 10.5 Case Bound Coffee-table Book; an evolution of hand painted Body Art images of models from events and photo shoots.
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I started out in the cosmetic field as a licensed Aesthetician and a trained rehabilitation makeup artist working with my mother Linda Seidel, covering burns, scars, birthmarks, etc.  I am an artist, a painter, so I knew there was something else, something different and creative that I was supposed to be doing in addition to my makeup skills. This is when I realized Body Painting was it! 

Jen Seidel
Jen Seidel

My Kickstarter project is a  10.5 x 10.5 hard back case bound colorful coffee table book, entitled, "COVERED, A Body of Work by Jen Seidel."

THE COVER of COVERED, A BODY of WORK by JEN SEIDEL
THE COVER of COVERED, A BODY of WORK by JEN SEIDEL

The layout for the book stands at 100% completion and is ready for printing. My book itself is 2 years in the making, so you can imagine the time and effort that has gone into making this book as beautiful as the models featured in it's contents. I have been Body Painting for 8 years and the book features local models, photographers, businesses and organizations, all of which who have benefited from these Painted Bodies of Art that I have created, thus far. Over the years, I have painted for children's charities, breast cancer, sports fundraisers, military events and companies and organizations of all kinds. This book includes my story from the very beginning, the struggle that fighting for my art to be accepted has been, and what it has evolved to today. I believe that you will find the colorful imagery visually captivating, while feeling inspired by the projects themselves, and the story that has gone with it. 

Jen Seidel 1st painted herself as a Cheetah
Jen Seidel 1st painted herself as a Cheetah

I want this project to be completed with the utmost detail and care in order to bring to you a book of true quality. However, quality, when it comes to building a beautiful book of art that is case bound, hard back, and filled with visual art, cover to cover, meticulously, does come at a high cost. The costs of hiring a writer, a graphic designer to perform the task of laying out the book, the printing and shipping of the book itself and the marketing and advertising costs are immense. This Kickstarter campaign will allow me to build a book the way it should be built, treating it to every bit attention to detail and care that I give to the art itself. 

Working on the layout of  COVERED, A Body of Work by Jen Seidel
Working on the layout of COVERED, A Body of Work by Jen Seidel

My goal is to inspire and involve as many people and entities as possible with this book and with my art. I want to use my gift of art to its maximum capabilities. I certainly want to make everyone proud of me and what I have worked so hard to accomplish. I would love to see this old fashioned coffee table style book on the coffee tables of every living room in this world. This art must be seen. This is where I need YOUR help. You guys have stood behind me from the beginning. Please stand behind me now. Please take a look at my rewards and see how you can become a part of this special, unique project and help bring it to life!

Painted model by Jen Seidel
Painted model by Jen Seidel
Jen Seidel - self painting
Jen Seidel - self painting
Life Size Sculpture of Jen Seidel- CASINO
Life Size Sculpture of Jen Seidel- CASINO
Body Painted Venom by Jen Seidel
Body Painted Venom by Jen Seidel
Body Painted model By Jen Seidel for Fight Night Washington DC
Body Painted model By Jen Seidel for Fight Night Washington DC
Nordstrom Body Painted Models by Jen Seidel
Nordstrom Body Painted Models by Jen Seidel

Risks and challenges

As far as fulfillment risks and challenges, there is always the possibility of a short delay in fulfillment of books due to issues with printing or shipping. The delay in the books would naturally cause a delay in any other rewards such as invitations to book signing parties because these rewards are, of course, based on completion of the printing of the book. However, we believe that our team of seasoned professionals has taken measures to plan this project out to the last detail. We have carefully planned every aspect of this project, to ensure a smooth process in regard to printing, shipping, ordering and confirmation, and fulfillment to our buyers. We have built a simplistic, easy to navigate website completely dedicated to the purchase of the book, "Covered, A Body of Work by Jen Seidel," and we have performed multiple test runs to ensure smooth operation from purchasing to fulfillment. The site is www.JenSeidelCovered.com. The site is now only waiting for books.

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    Thank you! Your pledge of $15 dollars is very appreciated and I will be giving you a shout out on my Facebook Fan Page!

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    I would like to personally thank you for your pledge. I will reward you with a shout out on my Facebook Fan Page and I will mail to you a personalized thank you letter for supporting me in this project! I could not do this without your support. Thank you for believing in me.

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    I appreciate your pledge of $50! Along with the shout out and thank you letter, we will be creating a "supporters" page to be included with the book and your name will appear on this page included with all First Edition printed copies of the book, Covered. Thank you!

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    Thank you for this supportive contribution to this project. As a reward for your pledge of 100 dollars or more you will receive a Facebook shout out on my Fan Page, your name added to the "supporters" page to be included with all First Edition copies of the book, plus I would like to personally invite you to one of my exclusive book signing events. Thank you so much for helping me to make this dream a reality.

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    This limited $150 dollar backer reward, rewards you with a 1.5 (one and a half) hour makeup session where Jen will perform a custom makeover along with a crash course in her makeup/beauty secrets. Disclaimer: This reward CANNOT be applied to wedding day makeup or wedding makeup trial sessions. Scheduling for this is first come first serve. Proper advance scheduling is a must. Appointment may only be rescheduled once. You will also receive a thank you on my Facebook Fan page and your name will be added to the "Supporters" page to be included with all First Edition copies of Covered! Thank you!!

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    Thank you for your pledge of $175 dollars. For this generous pledge, you will receive a thank you on my Facebook fan page, your name will be added to the "supporters" page, to be included with all first edition copies of Covered, an exclusive invite to one of my book events and a non-autographed copy of the book, Covered, A Body of Work by Jen Seidel ~ Thank you

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    Thank you! For your pledge of 250 dollars or more! You will receive a Facebook shout out, personalized thank you note, your name added to the "supporters" page, an invitation to one of my exclusive book signing parties, plus an autographed copy of the book, COVERED A Body of Work by Jen Seidel.

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    Thank you! With your pledge of 500 dollars or more, I will reward you with a shout out on my Facebook Fan Page, a hand-written, personalized thank you note with your autographed copy of Covered, A Body of Work by Jen Seidel, your name added on the "supporters" page to be included in all First Edition copies of Covered, and an exclusive invitation to one my Book Signing Parties. In addition, I am designing a special painting project, where I will Body Paint myself, exclusively for my contributors of $500 or more. You will be mailed a special, limited addition photograph created as a gift, from me to you.

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    Thank you for your pledge of $1000 or more! You will receive a shout on my Facebook Fan Page, a personalized hand written thank you note included in an autographed copy of COVERED, A Body of Work by Jen Seidel, and your name added to the "supporters" page included in all first edition copies of my book. You will receive an exclusive invite to one of the book signing events. You will also receive a 2-4 hour Body Painting session along with a professional photo shoot which will reward you with 3 edited images of the session! This does not include any travel fees or accommodations if you are located outside of the Maryland/DC area. Please, also note that this is scheduled by a first come first serve basis and we need the proper booking time to plan it. Thank you so much!

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    Thank you for pledging $1500! You will be rewarded with a shout out on my Facebook Fan Page, a personalized Thank You Note included in the book COVERED, A Body of Work by Jen Seidel, your name added to the "supporters" page included in all First Edition copies of the book, an exclusive invite to a book signing event, an autographed copy of the book, an autographed picture of a limited edition shoot of myself, in which I will be Body Painting myself just for you. I will also attend your next business or charity event, accompanied with one (1) Painted Model and a complimentary photographer that will photograph your special event!! This does not include any travel fees or accommodations if you are located outside of the Maryland/DC area. Also please note this is scheduled by a first come first serve basis and we need the proper booking time to plan it. THANK YOU!!

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    Thank you for your pledge of $3000 dollars or more! You will be rewarded with a personalized thank you on my Social Networking accounts, a personalized, Hand-Written Thank You note that will be included in my book, Covered, A Body of Work by Jen Seidel. Your name will be listed on my "Supporters" page in all First Edition copies of Covered. You will receive a personalized, Exclusive Access Invitation to one of my book signing events. I am designing a special painting project, where I will Body Paint myself, exclusively for my contributors of $500 or more. You will be mailed a special, limited addition photograph created as a gift, from me to you. You will receive a 2-4 hour Body Painting session with professional photoshoot where you will receive 5 edited Images of the session. In addition, I will attend a business or networking event or party, accompanied by 2 Body Painted models and a photographer that will photograph your event or party. This does not include any travel fees or accommodations if you are located outside of the Maryland/DC area. Thank You!

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    For the individual that pledges $10,000 or more to this book project, I will reward you with a previous project of mine that is very dear to me and is very hard indeed to part with. In the book, Covered, you will find a photo of a sculpture entitled Casino. This piece of art is an exact casting of my body. As time goes on this art piece is certain to increase in value, although, to me, it will always remain priceless. Countless hours of time and effort went into the creation of this and there will never be another creation remotely similar. I have received many offers in the past for this work of art but I have never been able to bring myself to part with it. However, to reach any worthy goal, one must be willing to sacrifice along the way. For any individual willing to pledge 10,000 dollars or more to this project, I would be willing to finally part with my Casino Sculpture. There will also, of course, be a special acknowledgement written into the book for the purchaser of the Casino Sculpture. You will find the photograph of Casino by searching through my update posts. Thank you for bringing this book to life.

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