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An encouraging, vibrant, SUPER honest, COLORFUL book to inspire tweens, teens [and women of all ages]!
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Thanks so much for visiting my Kickstarter Page!

Young adult, inspirational, art/illustration.

My young-adulthood was an extremely rough time. But now, almost in my 30's I've finally seen the other side of the dark, rainy filled tunnel. Drawing encouraging doodles has helped me get through SO many things, and while on my doodle journey, I realized they helped others as well! 

While having a rough "I'm not ENOUGH" day one afternoon in early 2013 I created the VERY FIRST page of THIS book. After creating that page, I became ecstatically excited when I realized what my PURPOSE in life is!! It's to encourage as MANY PEOPLE as possible!! First stop? Tweens and teens! My goal is to write a super honest, encouraging, vibrant book with the intent to help teens feel less alone in this world. BUT a book that women [and men?!] in their 20's and beyond can enjoy as well! By using MY story, and LOTS OF colorful illustrations, my goal is that others realize they aren't alone on those dark, lowest of low days! This is my doodle dream!

the VERY FIRST page of my book!
the VERY FIRST page of my book!

Ultimately, my goal was to make THE BOOK I WISH I had when I was younger. Something easy to read and relate to, something that's visually stimulating! Something RAW and HONEST and not all sunshine and butterflies.

For the past 8 months, I have been immersed in doodle/writing land, and have created a book i've never seen in ANY bookstores. And one I WISH I had growing up! The book will be approx. 50 pages front and back, full color and FULL of silly, encouraging, very honest stories and illustrations!  Body Image, Depression, Eating Disorders, and Ambition are just SOME of the topics talked about in the book. 

I supported LOTS of cafes during the creation of this book!!
I supported LOTS of cafes during the creation of this book!!

What Will the Funding Go Towards?

In order to stay true to my original vision I decided to self-publish. At this point in the project the manuscript is just about complete and the rewards are just about ready to go. If my project is fully funded, I'll be able to print the first run of books, which goes out to you stellar folks, and hopefully into a few local shops! By helping self-publish my book, this encouragingly honest book can go into production immediately and start helping people right away!! yay! 

What if I EXCEED my goal?!

Good golly! There will be MAJOR bounce dancing to celebrate! After I calm down, I will add some really wonderful extras to the rewards, be able to add more digital versions of the book, and have the ability to purchase more copies of the book than originally intended! THUS the retail price of the book could go down some, which would be stellar! 

Rewards!!!


One of the illustrations from the book printed as an 8x10!
One of the illustrations from the book printed as an 8x10!
Four of the SIX holiday cards in the greeting card packs.
Four of the SIX holiday cards in the greeting card packs.

You can see more of the card options in my shop

In the process of painting YOUR potential paintings!
In the process of painting YOUR potential paintings!

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP SPREAD THE WORD:

1.    TWEET ABOUT IT! I’m @jenipherlyn on twitter. Here are some sample tweets that you can copy and paste (or change to make your own or whatever) to make it extra quick and easy for you:

·      @jenipherlyn is making a book filled with inspirational doodles! Help her make this dream a reality on @kickstarter: http://doodledream.com

·      From depression to inspiration! @jenipherlyn needs your help to make this book dream a reality on @kickstarter: http://doodledream.com

2.    FACEBOOK! Please feel free to use the same messages above to post on facebook, change them to your liking, write your own, whatever! Please also like me on facebook

3.    DOODLEGRAM! Draw a doodle and instagram it with the hashtags #doodledream #kickstarter and tag me @jenipherlyn! Here's a sample:

·      @jenipherlyn is making a book filled with inspirational doodles! Help her make this #doodledream a reality on #kickstarter: doodledream.com

4.    Post a badge on your blog or your website telling the world that you’re supporting my project! You can right click and save this badge Link it back to this page so more people can learn all about it! :)

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Good Golly! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I can't do this without you, and I appreciate you so much for helping me to make this huge dream a reality. YOU ARE AWESOME!! :D 

Risks and challenges

First off THANK YOU for taking interest in my book!! I am hoping everything goes smoothly!! BUT just in case, I will stay positive and keep my backers up to date and informed on the progress. I promise! I am SOOOO excited about this book! And, I will do everything in my human power to bring it into fruition as quickly as possible. hooray!

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    You will receive a [VERY SINCERE] thank you e-mail + link to download one of my original illustrations as a desktop wallpaper.

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    You will receive an 8x10 Encouraging Art Print, a link to download one of my original illustrations as a desktop wallpaper + a signed soft bound copy of my book! hooray!

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    You will receive an 8x10 Encouraging Art Print, a link to download one of my original illustrations as a desktop wallpaper + a signed soft bound copy of my book + a greeting card pack of your choice!!

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    You will receive TWO signed soft bound copies of my book + 8x10 Encouraging Art Print, a link to download one of my original illustrations as a desktop wallpaper + a greeting card pack of your choice!! (Christmas, Birthday, Encouraging, Valentines Day)

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    You will receive a Customized 8x10 signed Encouraging Art Print + a signed copy of my soft bound book.

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    You will receive a ONE OF A KIND, 6x6 painting + a signed copy of my soft bound book + 8x10 Encouraging Art Print, a link to download one of my original illustrations as a desktop wallpaper + a greeting card pack of your choice!! (Christmas, Birthday, Encouraging, Valentines Day) + a snazzy colorful tote bag featuring one of my original illustrations!

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    You will receive a ONE OF A KIND, 8x10 painting + TWO signed copies of my soft bound book + the Kindle version! + 8x10 Encouraging Art Print, a link to download one of my original illustrations as a desktop wallpaper + a greeting card pack of your choice!! (Christmas, Birthday, Encouraging, Valentines Day) + a snazzy colorful tote bag featuring one of my original illustrations!

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    You will receive a ONE OF A KIND, 11x14 painting + THREE signed copy of my soft bound book + the Kindle version! + TWO 8x10 Encouraging Art Print, a link to download one of my original illustrations as a desktop wallpaper + a greeting card pack of your choice!! (Christmas, Birthday, Encouraging, Valentines Day) + a snazzy colorful tote bag featuring one of my original illustrations!

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    GIFTS FOR EVERYONE REWARD!!! -- You will receive a ONE OF A KIND, 16x18 painting painted by me for YOU + FIVE signed copies of my soft bound book + FIVE 8x10 Encouraging Art Print, a link to download one of my original illustrations as a desktop wallpaper + a greeting card pack of your choice!! (Christmas, Birthday, Encouraging, Valentines Day) + a snazzy colorful tote bag featuring one of my original illustrations!

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