My name is Cathy Young. I enjoy writing acrostic poems. If you don't know what that is, I take a person's name and use each letter of the name as the first letter of each line in my story about their life. I have several examples of these life stories on my website at www.cathyyoungcreations.com.
Once I write a poem, I create a photo of any size and send it to the person, friend, or family member. I usually like to make a 5" x 7" print. So far, all I have made are color glossy photos.
I would like to expand my gift and make beautiful, personalized mementos using the sublimation process. Doing so would allow me to create keepsakes such as mousepads, plaques, slate tiles, cell phone/tablet cases, iPad cases, T-Shirts, canvases, mugs, ball caps, ornaments, and many more products. So, I will use the project money to purchase the equipment and supplies.
I have included several of these types of keepsakes as a reward for you when you help me make this fundraising goal. I will create a poem using a name you specify and sublimate it onto the reward item you choose.
Many people have complimented me on the poems I write. They often tell me they are so touched when reading my tributes that they cry. I hope to use my gift to touch the lives of many more people for years to come... including yours. I hope you will help and dream along with me.
Thank you so much for your support.
Here are a few examples of projects I have created.
Here are sample pictures of the rewards I am offering. Please excuse the quality. I scanned them out of a catalog since I do not have the actual products yet. These pictures are to give you an idea of what the product will look like. Remember I will add your unique poem and artwork to the item prior to shipping.
Risks and challenges
The challenge for me will be writing the poems for everyone who contributes to this project. It usually takes me about an hour to write the poem and create the visual effect that accompanies it. I anticipate a large amount of stories coming in for me to write. That is why I have set my delivery dates for the rewards for July and limited the number of available rewards.
In order to create a compelling poetic story for you, I will also need your help. When the project is funded and it's time to create your rewards, I will ask you to send me some information about the person the poem is about. A few characteristics of that person will do. Of course, the more information you provide, the better I will be able to write about the person. So timing and cooperation on your part will play a big role in your reward delivery time.
I will also be happy to work with you until the poem I create is to your satisfaction.
A unique poem made from your name on a 100% spun polyester T-Shirt. Looks and feels like cotton. Men's sizes up to 5X on white and ash heather only. Other colors up to 3X. Women's sizes up to 3X.
Note: Not inclusive in higher pledges.