Turtle Magic is a children's book that started with a small turtle in the middle of the road in a park. That little turtle has spawned much creative work. The goal of the project is to translate the illustrations into glass, utilizing several methods of glass production including stained, fused, etched, and painted glass. When finished, there will be a total of sixteen two-foot by two-foot panels shown at the Warwick Museum of Art in Rhode Island in the Spring of 2013 at The Light Show, and the final pieces will be photographed and made into a self-published children's book.
Images by Deenie Pacik Giuliano, Video Edits by Donna Kimble
In Turtle Magic, a young girl meets a giant turtle who takes her on a trip to Turtle Island. While there are many layers of meaning to this story, most importantly, the girl gains confidence through their friendship. In this work, only the girl speaks. The idea is to give voice to the most vulnerable in a medium, stained glass, which has been in service of the most powerful.
Will the funds cover the publishing costs or just the glass and your time? If only the glass, how will you pay for the publishing? How many books will you print up, what will they retail for, and how will you market them?
The funds will cover the glass, materials, and shipping for 16 two-foot by two-foot stained glass panels, as well as self-publishing about 20 limited edition Turtle Magic books made from the photographs of the 16 stained glass panels. The self-published books will retail for about $20 each and will be marketed on my website. After the initial 20 self-published books, I should be able to publish the books when they are ordered from my website. The future price will be determined if these books are picked up by a publishing company. Anything over the minimum Kickstarter amount will be put toward printing more books.
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