This project's funding goal was not reached on January 17, 2013.
About this project
A Self-Published, Captivating, Storybook APP with Hand Painted, Holiday Ornaments with Character!
An Ornaments' Tale (Synopsis)..
This seasonal adventure follows a group of Christmas ornaments in search of their holiday tree. The story opens with Percy and his Christmas ornament friends peering through a hole in the attic floor, overjoyed to see that a fresh Christmas tree has arrived just for them. But they are devastated to find themselves left behind by their family and tricked by Skitter and his obnoxious gang of Halloween ornaments. The Christmas ornaments soon teach Skitter the true meaning of Christmas, and in return Skitter, helps his new friends find their holiday tree.
A treasured tradition every family
will look forward to year after year
An Ornaments' Tale is different than any other Christmas storybook— it’s a tradition your family will enjoy for many years to come. Can you imagine snuggling into a comfortable blanket with your little ones, and discovering the magic of Christmas spirit as Percy, Stanley, Fiona and the rest of the crew head out on a wild adventure? There you are, comfortably sitting on the couch, enjoying the wonderfully textured illustrations, reconnecting as a family again and learning the true meaning of gift giving during the holiday season... After you've finished reading, continue the family tradition by hanging beautifully hand-crafted ornaments on the tree of the entire collection of characters.
"The inspiration behind the book came from my childhood holiday memories. Every year our family would purchase a real tree and it was up to us children to decorate the Christmas tree. Sometimes there would be a box of ornaments that couldn’t fit on the tree and they would be banished back to the attic until the following year. I always felt sorry for these ornaments, and wondered if they would someday come to life to find their holiday tree." Chet Spiewak
The Actual Photographs of Book Interior Pages....
Character Tree Ornaments Already Available...
These ornaments are based on the loveable cast of characters from the children’s storybook. Great care was taken in creating ornaments that resemble the characters and capture their unique personalities.
Actual Sizes of the Ornaments
"The rest of the ornaments will be built with the same attention to detail and character as SPENCER, TOPHER and PERCY. The bright colors, designs and personality of these ornaments... Make them stars on any Christmas tree."
Exceeding Funding Goals..
An Ornaments' Tale storybooks follow the adventures of these key ornaments characters-- Fiona, Spencer, Percy, Stanley, Topher, and Crystal. The first book focuses on a timid Percy as he gains confidence throughout the story.
In BOOK2..................An Ornaments' Tale, Fiona's Flight. Fiona overcomes her fears and takes to the sky to help spread Christmas joy to bed ridden child.
Great Responses From Everyday People...
I spent this season promoting An Ornaments' Tale at local shows. The feedback and interest has been spectacular. I talked with plenty of Moms, Dads, and Grandparents, all looking to share a memory and start a new holiday tradition.
Risks and challenges
"Every project has obstacles and challenges to overcome.... I believe I gained the experience necessary to address these concerns as the sole driving force behind An Ornaments' Tale. As a self taught artist, author, publisher and visionary I was able to take a childhood memory and build into a retail ready brand. I funded the publishing of the hardcover book and the creation of the first ornament set. " Chet Spiewak
Layout of the Book APP conversion and Ornament Construction..
To ensure quality and maximize funding -Chet Spiewak will take on as many parts of project as possible...as before....
What's the funding for?.......
The Book APP
-Software-Adobe Publisher Suite.
-Freelance work will be hiring of female voice for APP narration, and maybe some coding for interactivity in APP.
-Licensing Book APP, and opening Bookstore
The Creation of the other Ornaments
-Sculpting Characters for Molds
-Creating Molds/Color, Texture and Coating Selection
-Initial Run 1000 of each of the 6 Ornaments Total 6000
The biggest challenge will be creating the ornament Crystal. She has to be placed in a clear globe. The Crystal character is prototyped-- now its just a matter of developing a plan mating Crystal into the globe..
Second challenge will finding a coating to match the reflective coat of Fiona.
Third challenge... staying on time and within budget...Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Your unsuccessful kickstarter crowd funding campaign is coming to an end!!!!---- What's you gonna do now?
I'll develop the storybook App and create the rest of the character ornaments for 2104 XMAS!!..This time I'll use a self funding strategy---- I'll sleep less, put in more overtime, do some side jobs, and do as much of work myself, as possible!.... Thanks for visiting my project page.
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