A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
What is enCOURAGEment?
It‘s the art of offering HOPE and LOVE. It’s the act of making something beautiful. It’s the deliberate practice and inspired action of being BRAVE.
It takes bravery to make our art. It takes vulnerability to put ourselves wholeheartedly out into the world as artists & entrepreneurs. enCOURAGEment helps us show up and show ourselves off exactly as we are. Flaws and all.
Artists & Entrepreneurs are the innovators that mark the beginning of something new and different. We see the world in a unique way and express it through our ART/work. We don’t create art to make a living, we make art to create a life. Together, with the enCOURAGEment of our community, we are the change-makers of the world.
The enCOURAGEment project was created with you in mind.
Funds for the kickstarter campaign will pay for the design, production and printing of the following offerings:
enCOURAGEment cards : 3.75 X 5.75 in size and artfully packaged in stitch-sewn letterpress-embossed paper envelope.
BE BRAVE journal : an oversize 8 page newsprint journal with typeset words of enCOURAGEment
enCOURAGEment poster: 18 X 24 all kinds of pretty ready to be framed.
And, if you and a few friends are feeling extra generous, why not go for the enCOURAGEment extravaganza reward! It includes all of the above PLUS an enCOURAGEment art installation, an artful sit-down dinner feast for the senses, and a FIRST EDITION signed copy of the enCOURAGEment book. All for you and 11 other friends, artists & entrepreneurs. That's a whole lot of enCOURAGEment to give and share.
The enCOURAGEment cards can be used as an oracle of inspiration on a daily or weekly basis. Pick one of the 52 cards daily or whenever you feel like you need a dose of enCOURAGEment. Pin and post them up where you can see them so you always feel supported and have the enCOURAGEment you need when you need it.
Use the offerings as an artistic tool to catalyze your creativity and FEED YOUR SOUL. Choose a card as a prompt for a creative project. Savor the oversize newsprint journal for the kind of encouragement news we all want to read.
Frame up the BE BRAVE poster and put it where everyone can see. Your studio, the office, the break room. Anywhere anyone can interrupt their everyday activities and remember to BE BRAVE.
If given the proper enCOURAGEment, who knows what magnificence we are capable of?
Risks and challenges
Our enCOURAGEment offerings are designed and hand-crafted in collaboration with other artists & entrepreneurs. Each reward offered will be produced with the utmost care and consideration and attention to detail.
As an artist & entrepreneur for more than twenty years, I know that even the best laid plans can run the risk of experiencing unexpected obstacles.
Our goal is to ship the early adopter encouragement rewards to arrive before the holidays so they can be given as gifts. We would like to ship the rewards for EVERYONE who contributes as quickly as possible. If we significantly pass our goal (and wouldn't that be amazing!) some of our products may not be able to ship until January 2017, or as otherwise noted.
THANK YOU for the enCOURAGEment and support of this kickstarter campaign. Please spread the word, share the love.
the BE BRAVE "newspaper style" oversize journal measures 18 X 24 inches. Beautiful typography makes it coffee table worthy reading. Inspirational essays and ideas offer enCOURAGEment of all kinds. Comes folded in an envelope.
WOW! You are going to help change the world with all of this enCOURAGEment. THANK YOU!
Receive an elegant evening of enCOURAGEment. This beautiful bundle includes an enCOURAGEment art installation and an artfully prepared sit down dinner for you and eleven of your favorite friends, artists & entrepreneurs.
Each guest will receive a lovely gift to take home including a set of enCOURAGEment cards, a BE BRAVE journal, a BE BRAVE letterpress poster PLUS a special FIRST edition signed copy of the enCOURAGEment book (2017 release).
Available in US only. Expires one year from date of purchase.