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A hand made, first edition volume of original drawings by Artist Phil Cheney, inspired by over 25 years of traveling performance Art.
A hand made, first edition volume of original drawings by Artist Phil Cheney, inspired by over 25 years of traveling performance Art.
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For years People have been suggesting that I should make a Coloring Book. Finally the overwhelming pleas from friends, family and fans collectively lit a fire within me to give it a try. So I dug through the archives of my artwork and chose the images I wanted to recreate as black and white drawings. I knew that 23 would be the perfect number for this Volume One Edition because it's a cosmically significant number set forth by the Snake Oil Medicine Show Lore (more about that later). Then I saw a hand-bound text from a local book binder which lit the vision of this creation in my brain.

Animals Picnic (Celebrating ALLL dang Day!)
Animals Picnic (Celebrating ALLL dang Day!)
Dynamic ARTs League Bandana Brand!
Dynamic ARTs League Bandana Brand!
Coloring Book Volume One Cover Art
Coloring Book Volume One Cover Art
Pen & Ink set on my drawing table.
Pen & Ink set on my drawing table.
Animals' Picnic.
Animals' Picnic.

I love the idea of creating limited edition hand-made coloring books versus a mass produced style. The illustrations are all dreamed up by Me, inspired by years of paintings and drawings from my Sketchbooks. They are mostly done in pen and ink, a process of dipping a quill tip into an ink well, which I also love. The covers will be hand printed in my studio, the pages printed across the river and the binding done by a local Book Binder.

Wood Nymphs (reclaimed wood frames).
Wood Nymphs (reclaimed wood frames).
Art pARTy!
Art pARTy!
Orange Bird ON Board!
Orange Bird ON Board!

  This is an all new collection of drawings, which I think You'll enjoy coloring or you could not color them at all and simply keep them as is, or cut the binding and frame them. It will be a signed and numbered series, for ages 2-122, after that, You're on Your own! I am quite proud of the Artwork in this Volume and this journey of making a book has brought me to a whole new level of understanding of the book-making process. I have a top-notch team assembled to make this happen and now I am asking for Your support, which will bring this Dream into reality!

Bull & Faerie.
Bull & Faerie.
Butterfly, Shiny Sky, Sea.
Butterfly, Shiny Sky, Sea.
Sun and Bowling Pin Heaven (16x20 Archival Print example)
Sun and Bowling Pin Heaven (16x20 Archival Print example)

  There are no rules for Coloring! So sharpen Your colored pencil set and get ready to go! Coloring has been clinically proven to reduce stress, put on some of Your favorite music, start coloring these images in and Your stress is gonna melt away like butter on the top of a stack of flap-jacks!

Pyon Haarsch enters the Cosmos!
Pyon Haarsch enters the Cosmos!
Dynamic ARTs League "Songs Stuck in Your Head Clinic"
Dynamic ARTs League "Songs Stuck in Your Head Clinic"

  It's been a long time since Anyone has thought about the Lore but that doesn't mean that it's not being stored and stored up. This is such a small sampling of Images from within the Lore. No one knows how many are in there for certain but rest assured, these images are from there and the significance of the number of illustrations in this Volume One Edition, both Cosmically and otherwise, cannot be denied.

UPcycled "REshirt" printed and sewn by Phil Cheney.
UPcycled "REshirt" printed and sewn by Phil Cheney.
Original Paintings, Prints and T-Shirt examples.
Original Paintings, Prints and T-Shirt examples.

  this entire project was dreamed-UP and drawn-Out at the Samovar ARTs Lounge on the banks of the French Broad River in wonderful Western North Carolina (aka North Asheville), where, according to Some, We are spearheading the Northern Expansion of the River ARTs District...

Krekel & WHoa! of the Dynamic ARTs League at the Samovar ARTs Lounge!
Krekel & WHoa! of the Dynamic ARTs League at the Samovar ARTs Lounge!
"Yo Saying HOONs and the Sun & Moon"
"Yo Saying HOONs and the Sun & Moon"
Sam of Arth Carney (large original painting example)
Sam of Arth Carney (large original painting example)
GaLoobe de Vampir (Vertical)
GaLoobe de Vampir (Vertical)

Risks and challenges

I have completed all the drawings for this book and I am in the process of having the pages printed, I will be hand-printing the covers as the pages are printed, then the binding will take place, all of that should be done around the end of this campaign and I have set goals of distributing the various perks. The other perks are ready to go, aside from the CDs, which I also print and make by hand (I print on the CDs and make the sleeves right here in my studio). I have been screen printing professionally for over 17 years and the Man who is helping me make the books has been a printer for over 25 years, so there will be no problem fullfiling these orders. Thank You!

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    Original hand-sewn Dynamic ARTs League Bandana. Color aberration theory design (red/blue, blue/red, green/orange, orange/green, yellow/purple, purple/yellow, blue/orange, red/green et cetera). A Phil Cheney brand star sewn right on it. Made right here in the Samovar ARTs Lounge!

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    1 signed copy of the Volume One Edition of Phil Cheney's Dynamic ART Gallerie Coloring Book.
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    Archival Quality Limited Edition Art Print (16x20) of an original Phil Cheney painting or design.
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    A signed copy of the Volume One Edition of Phil Cheney's Dynamic ART Gallerie Coloring Book and One (1) REshirt (hand-printed and sewn by the Artist).
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    A very limited edition hand-printed image from the Coloring book, printed by Me on Recycled Paper 12x18 inches, signed and numbered.

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    An original hand-printed and sewn T-Shirt, an Archival Quality Print and a Dynamic ART League CD!
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    Original 6-color screen print on canvas of original Artwork, "Woodland Nymphs", hand-framed with repurposed materials.
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    Special edition "GaLoobe de Vampir" Framed 18x24 Halloween Prints (archival quality). There are only two of these and each is different (one vertical and one horizontal). Designed for a local Halloween Poster Art Show in 2015.
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    Original Small Painting by Phil Cheney and a Volume One Edition of the Coloring Book.
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    Large original Painting, Coloring Book, Dynamic ARTs League CD, original T-Shirt.
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