Second Book Kickstarter is HERE!
Hello Waterlily Friends!
Thank you so much for your support and love for Monet and Friends. I'm so excited to share that I've dropped the second campaign for the sequel,... Read more
Maker Fairs + Book 2
I can't believe it's been a year since Monet and Friends! Since then, the book has been to a few different places... including different Maker Fairs.
Recently I... Read more
Long time no see!
I hope everyone is doing well. :) Just wanted to give an update particularly to you, since you believed in this project from the beginning.
Since the book... Read more
Art for KS Friends!
Happy 2015! Thank you to everyone who visited the art show (and to all of you for making this project happen!)
I took down all the pieces, and... Read more
All the books and goodies have been shipped! Tier gifts (like shirts and pins) were shipped first class, so that will reach you guys first. The books were shipped media... Read more
Shipping + Pick Up
I shipped all the packages that were just for the book. Next is to ship the books + gifts!
Friends who only ordered the book can expect them... Read more
Thank you to everyone who came to the show! :) The Union said it was one of the largest receptions they've have for an art show... so thank you... Read more
BOOKS ARE COMPLETE!
all the books are DONE! :)
i'll be zooming up to chicago to pick up the books tomorrow. they'll be ready for the show and ready to ship... Read more
The books are coming in very soon! I'll be closing the address change option this Weds... so if you need to change it, please do! Books will ship... Read more
Addresses! + Books are printing!
Some friends have been confused about the addresses changing situation... so I wanted to clarify:
(Also! If you need to change your address, please do it ASAP! Will... Read more
Address Changes + Update
I've been getting a few emails and messages about changing the shipping address for the package. You're welcome to change your shipping address in the survey by logging... Read more
Hey backer friends!
Here's an update on progress for you:
The production of the tier gifts are going well.
Screen printed posters are done, shirts are being printed, and plushies... Read more
A giant update for you!:
- The book progress is going well... and I have secured a printer! :)
It will be printed and binded domestically. Books will... Read more
So far I've been working on improving the illustrations for the story portion of the book. After doing a good number of spreads, I printed out samples to... Read more
Progress Report! - Illustrations
I've been working on revamping all the illustrations and gradually putting the spreads together. After a few different illustration trials (in color pencil, crayon, etc) I decided to... Read more
Long time no see! Sorry for the total lack of updates. I've been teaching summer camps at my community Fab Lab. I taught a design class along with... Read more
20 hours! THIS IS REAL!
THE FINAL 20 HOURS!
Even after the campaign ends, I'll be posting updates on production and design progress.
I can't believe the book is going to be real. Thank you... Read more
"All children are artists.
The problem is how to remain
an artist once he grows up."
More art for more kids!
We're almost at the end...
43 hours... Read more
This kickstarter journey has been tremendous. I can't believe how quickly time has gone!
Thank you for all the sweet messages, shares, and sharing the excitement with me.
Please continue... Read more
possible collaborations? + thank you
today i had a phone conference with roseart (one of the companies that bring you crayons and glue)
since they were interested in the kickstarter book project and talked about... Read more
Not the Daily Prophet... the Daily Illini
I'm very proud to have gone to the GREATEST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD! :)
Daily Illini was kind enough to give a shoutout to the kickstarter.
In case you were... Read more
Top Blogs for Kids Art Projects
Summer is here and lots of camps are happening.
Sometimes I get asked where to find good projects for class, camp, or just downtime.
Here are some links for the... Read more
T-Shirt Design Process
I am currently working on the shirt design for the kickstarter project.
The vibe I get from Claude Monet is that he was a fairly romantic, sappy kind of guy.... Read more
Storytime!: Munchkins and Picasso
For one art lesson, I showed the kids this picture of Picasso's "The Old Guitarist" from his Blue Period (from when all his paintings were... blue).
I asked the mini... Read more
art + kids = magic
I always loved art as a kid, but when i became a "professional artist/designer"-- I started to hate it. it became really serious and monotonous. i was making things with... Read more
WE'RE MAKING A BOOK!
the kickstarter goal has been reached!
dreams are coming true.
thank you thank you!
next goal: let's get that hardcover!
100! 100! 100!
WOO! the kickstarter hit its 100th pledge!
friends, you are seriously the best.
my life would suck without you.
i will babysit your babies... forever!
kids are awesome.
art is... Read more
Around this time last year... I was still at the preschool. Between teaching classes, I would sit at my desk and doodle up the idea of a book about Monet... Read more
OH! We're halfway there!
I am absolutely stunned. It's only day two of the Kickstarter and we're already at 50% of the goal! Thank you so much for believing in this project.... Read more