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enCOURAGEment for artists & entrepreneurs. Thoughtfully designed inspirational cards, BE BRAVE newsprint journal + enCOURAGEment poster
enCOURAGEment for artists & entrepreneurs. Thoughtfully designed inspirational cards, BE BRAVE newsprint journal + enCOURAGEment poster
53 backers pledged $15,006 to help bring this project to life.

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 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?

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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.

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    THANK YOU for the enCOURAGEment!

    Every pledge matters and helps us achieve our dream to share enCOURAGEment with as many people as possible all over the world. Thank you for your support!

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    enCOURAGEment of thanks for your support

    Receive a postcard note of thanks. in the mail. With a real stamp. Delivered to your door. It will be pretty.

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    enCOURAGEment: read all about it.

    Receive a BE BRAVE newsprint journal.

    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.

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    enCOURAGEment: post it up

    Receive a special edition SIGNED copy of the
    BE BRAVE poster.
    Poster size 18 X 24 designed by one of our favorite artists and printed by a talented team of screen-printing entrepreneurs.

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    early adopter enCOURAGEment advocates

    Receive a first edition set of enCOURAGEment cards. First 100 copies are signed. First come, first stamped, in order of when received.

    enCOURAGEment card set includes 52 cards plus a special BE BRAVE signature card. Artfully packaged in a letterpress sleeve with stitch-sewn seams. Only 100 stamped and signed copies available.

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    enCOURAGEment for the new year

    Start the new year with the best kind of enCOURAGEment.

    enCOURAGEment card set includes 52 cards plus a special BE BRAVE signature gift card. Artfully packaged in a letterpress sleeve with stitch-sewn seams.

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    early adopter enCOURAGEment for two

    two sets of early adopter enCOURAGEment cards

    enCOURAGEment card set includes 52 cards plus a special BE BRAVE signature gift card. Artfully packaged in a letterpress sleeve with stitch-sewn seams.

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    give the gift of enCOURAGEment

    one set of encouragement cards PLUS the BE BRAVE journal.

    enCOURAGEment card set includes 52 cards plus a special BE BRAVE signature card. Artfully packaged in a letterpress sleeve with stitch-sewn seams.

    BE BRAVE oversize newsprint journal

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    all kinds of enCOURAGEment

    one set of enCOURAGEment cards, a BE BRAVE journal AND a BE BRAVE poster in a beautifully packaged gift box.

    To send to a friend, please include the recipient name and address.

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    early adopter enCOURAGEment for two

    Give some II Get some.

    You and a friend can both enjoy the beauty of enCOURAGEment.

    Two sets of enCOURAGEment cards, two BE BRAVE journals, and two BE BRAVE posters.

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    spread the enCOURAGEment around

    enCOURAGEment card set for you and four friends

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    a very generous gesture of enCOURAGEment

    Receive four sets of enCOURAGEment cards, four BE BRAVE journals & four BE BRAVE posters

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    share the enCOURAGEment around the globe

    THANK YOU for sharing the love & spreading enCOURAGEment with the rest of the world.

    Receive 15 sets of enCOURAGEment card sets.

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    A whole lot of enCOURAGEment

    20 sets of enCOURAGEment cards to give away as gifts to your fellow artists & entrepreneurs. A perfect client gift for the holidays.

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    enCOURAGEment tenfold

    Receive ten sets of enCOURAGEment cards, ten BE BRAVE journals & ten BE BRAVE posters to share with whoever is lucky enough to receive your generosity.

    THANK YOU! This is so so so encouraging!

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    enCOURAGEment X20

    Receive twenty (20) sets of enCOURAGEment cards, twenty (20) BE BRAVE journals, and twenty (20) BE BRAVE posters.

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    A whole lot MORE of enCOURAGEment

    75 sets of enCOURAGEment cards to give away as gifts to your fellow artists & entrepreneurs. A perfect client gift for the holidays.

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    enCOURAGEment extravaganza

    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.

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