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LYNN-oleum pre-designed and custom pet and human portraits using linoleum block printing.
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Hello and WELCOME to my Kickstarter Campaign Page!   Below you will read a little about me, about you, and about the world in regards to my BLOCK PRINTING PROJECT. 

                   Thank you for being here! 

Rabbit print. Inspired by my favorite wine. And by rabbits.
Rabbit print. Inspired by my favorite wine. And by rabbits.

ME:               My name is Alycia Lynn and I am an artist and illustrator. I am also a friend, nature-enjoyer, mama, educator and human. Art helps me connect to and appreciate this world and calm my very very active brain.              I appreciate that you are here! 

Me in the garden.
Me in the garden.

I have been exploring block printing for the past three years and have fortified my enjoyment and relationship with this media. I love the textural quality of carving as well as the texture of the final product. If you're new to this media: Linoleum block printing (as I use it) involves carving an image out of linoleum that is mounted on wood and then stamping it onto special paper. 

YOU:            I would LOVE to showcase you, your pet, your friend, kid, mom, anyone who you find important with this art! How it works: You send me a picture (preferably a few to choose from) of your special subject and I turn them into a lovely, uniquely drawn, hand-printed image for you to cherish forever. Please see the rewards to your right to see your options for receiving your own custom image! These make great gifts - Every body loves their pets! - and will be ready in time for the holidays! 

Turning your image into a print.
Turning your image into a print.

THE WORLD:              I love that block printing has a huge connection to history (It's been around since 220 AD!) and the connection around the world - it is super big in India and China, amongst others. Also, one of my life goals is to get my art all over this beautiful planet. Thus far I have sent my art to 30 out of 50 of the United States, as well as to 5 different countries. I am excited to see where this Kickstarter campaign will carry my art to next!

NEXT STEPS:          If you're down for awesomeness, choose a reward option to the right and fund this project. You will notice that there are options to choose one of my pre-designed images, or to have me make your own CUSTOM fantasticness. 

The 9 pre-designed image choices here: 

9 Pre-Designed Print Options
9 Pre-Designed Print Options

If you choose the custom route; once you have completed your backing, email me (lynnontheblock@gmail.com) an image or images that you would like to bring into creation and I will get started on the drawing part. Once I know for sure I am fully funded I will buy my supplies and get started on the transferring and carving steps. TIP: Please send me an image of a subject where you can see all of the subject or subject's head: For example: 

Framing your furry friend or friendly human is important. :-D
Framing your furry friend or friendly human is important. :-D

 Once I have been funded I will start whipping out these puppies (or kitties, or humans) as fast as I can and I will get the finals sent to you asap, definitely before December 24th. Here is another example:

Calm and Cute Cat Crafted into Creation
Calm and Cute Cat Crafted into Creation

YOUR MONEY: Your mula goes to buying the supplies I need to finish this project and my labor and time costs to create wonderful goodness for you. I will need to buy linoleum, blocks, some more precise cutting tools, paper, and ink. If you all can fully fund this project I think it will help me get the garumph I need to keep doing more projects - SO stay tuned if you like my work because I have many fun ideas for future adventures. 

If you have any questions, wonderings or comments - please feel free to email me at lynnontheblock@gmail.com. I am happy to connect with you. Thank you for your time in viewing this campaign and I hope I can bring some beauty and happiness into your life. 

-Alycia Lynn 

 Feedback from previous printing customers/clients: 

"Alycia is so talented! She took extra steps to make sure I got exactly the design I wanted, too! The print was even more adorable than I thought it would be." - Jodi R. - St. Louis, MO

"The print she made for me is gorgeous! Absolutely perfect!" -Faolin Y. - Murfressboro, TN

"Her work is absolutely stunning! She is personable and courteous. I look forward to working with her again." -Brian M. - Buffalo, NY

SPECIAL THANKS: To Kelly McGuffie for editing my Video, and Hayden Chandler for the music for my video. 

Risks and challenges

There is a risk that my hands will get really good at massages... which is awesome because I will need massages after all this carving! I will have to find some massage exchange people. There is always the risk that I may make a mistake and have to start over on a piece - but alas I am pretty darn good at persevering and finishing projects.

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    Block Printed Postcard

    Choose from 9 pre-made designs - I will hand print you and mail you a post card with the design of your choice, before the holidays.

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    Block Printed 5" by 7" Card & Envelope

    Choose from 9 designs! A hand printed card by me with the design of your choice - I will mail this to you with a matching envelope before Christmas.

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    4 Block Printed Cards of your Choosing

    Choose from 9 designs! You will get four - That's 4! - hand printed linoleum block printed cards made by me mailed to you with four matching envelopes for only $10! These will arrive to you before Christmas.

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    CUSTOM Block Printed 5" by 7" Card

    This is where it gets extra exciting. Send me a few pictures of your pet, self, kid, mom... any human or animal and I will create a custom block printed drawing and then a block printed card just for you. I will mail this to you before Christmas.

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    12 Block Printed Cards of your Choice

    Choose from 9 designs! Hand printed linoleum block printed cards with envelopes, sent straight from me to you by Christmas. Get 12 for the price of 5! Only $25.

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    Keep the Block!

    If you're in love with your block prints and you just have to have the block, I will ship it to you for $30.
    I am also happy to give you some tips on printing with it if that would be helpful to you.

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    3 CUSTOM Block Printed Cards

    3 for the price of 2! I will create you 3 custom cards from images you send me - hand printed and ready to display in your home to snap shot in an awesome way your pets, family members or your self. I will have these mailed to you by Christmas.

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    1 CUSTOM with 12 -or- 30 pre-designed

    For this option you can:
    -Get one custom card with 12 copies of your image. OR
    -Get 30 Cards from the 9 pre-made designs available.

    Each of these options will be mailed to you by Christmas!

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    Custom Block Print and KEEP THE BLOCK

    My other reward was a little confusing because I didn't realize it was challenging to do two separate rewards as a backer. This reward includes 6 copies of your image and the block I used to make your image for $55. So the same price as the $25 custom and the $30 block... just combined so it is easier for you as the backer to get what you want. SO! If you love your image and would like to be able to reproduce it on your own, this is the option for you! I would even be happy to give you some tips/hints/instructions of how to do this on your own. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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    7 CUSTOM Cards -OR- 3 with 12 copies

    Here we go! You're committed! You can either get 7 custom images with one copy each - or you can get 3 custom images with 12 of each image. I will get these cards to you by Christmas! Think of all the happy faces! You can do your whole family!

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    60 cards of your choice

    Get all those Christmas cards done for less than $2 a card! You can choose from 9 designs any combination you'd like. These will all be hand printed by me and at your home before Christmas.

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    7 cards 12 each -OR- 3 cards 36 each

    Need more of your custom pieces? You can get 7 custom images with 12 copies of each one. OR. You can get 3 custom designs with 36 of each image. Give one to everyone at the office and be the most popular kid on the block. :-D
    All of these will be designed and hand printed by me, sent to you in time for Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or if your birthday happens to be near the end of December. Wait... when is Hanukkah this year? I will have them to you before December 24th... if you need it sooner, let me know, I might be able to work some stuff out. :-D

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    8" by 10" CUSTOM art print

    A BIGGER print for your portrait needs! I will create a one of a kind, frame-able, unique, special, awesome custom print just for you.
    I will hand print this on super fancy archival paper and mail it to you in time for the holidays.

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    12" by 24" CUSTOM art print

    In need of something BIGGER and FANCIER? I would love to make you a custom piece that is bigger than all of the other options. I will create a custom hand-printed one of a kind piece that showcases your whole family, one person, a couple, your pet, your pets - what ever you'd like. I will print this on exceptionally nice archival quality paper and mail it to you before Christmas.

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