(video disclaimer: I am not a videographer! I don't like myself on camera! This is my first time on kickstarter!!! But you can see most of my horses by watching the video)
I love seeing kids ride my rocking horses! They don't just ride them, though. A rocking horse can become a child's best friend, a confidant, a playmate. Imaginations run free with these horses!
I have been making rocking horses and other horse carvings for about three years now. I have invested so much time and capital getting things going, setting up a few tools in the garage, working hard to send the horses out into the world. But I'm asking for your help. I was juried in to the prestigious Piedmont Craftsmen Guild in Winston-Salem, NC. This gives me the opportunity to attend the annual crafts fair they hold downtown. This is such a great event, and as I mention in my video, events like these really keep my spirits up and give me inspiration to keep creating. Because of the high cost of participating, I have only attended a few art shows up to this point. I'm asking you to help me raise enough money to cover the up front costs of this event. The Piedmont Craftsmen has a great website, and you can learn more about the event by clicking here.
Some of the costs involved include:
- entry fee
- u-haul rental
- booth set-up (some artists spend thousands on this!)
- materials to build all the horses I will be bringing to the show
- print materials
- merchant fees
If you can get me there, it is up to me to be successful at the event and earn enough money to get me ready for the next event! When I count on my show sales to pay for the costs after the fact, it can lead to a vicious cycle of catch-up, especially if the show doesn't go as well as hoped for. Help me be ready up front, and spread some horse love to the world!
Why my horses are Awesome!
- Hand made, hand carved, original designs
- Woman owned business, actually a one-woman business, me! Nothing massed produced here!
- last a lifetime
- all natural, food safe and child safe finishes
- only use native hardwoods or reclaimed lumber
- adjustable foot pegs and handles make them more kid friendly
- just about any customization is possible
- These things really rock!
- Impressive attention to detail and a realistic and fun looking horse
$10- Sincere Thank you card!
My heart-felt thanks penned on a hand made thank you card. I sincerely appreciate your generous support, you really have made a difference in my life!
$20- Hardwood bookmark
$30- Heart shaped block
$50- Wood heart shaped box with lid
$500- Tiny Carved Rocking Horse
$3000 plus freight shipping- Large rocking horse
Risks and challenges
If I am able to reach my fundraising goal, I will be attending this year's event. I don't see many things holding me back from participating in this event, save a major natural disaster. I have already applied and sent in my entry fee, and even have my booth assignment! If I don't meet my fundraising goal, I may need to cancel my reservation for this year.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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