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Nothing's wrong with A is for Alligator, but what about the Axolotl!? Celebrate the unsung critters of the ABCs with these cards!
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UPDATE!!

Once again, we've slain the stretch goal! What now?!? we still have some time left... well, if can get just a weeeeeee bit more money (really, a teeny weeny bit... like $75 more), I can upgrade us from solid plain boxes i'll need to put a sticker label on, to get the super slick card boxes with a peek-thru window & cello wrapped cards, for all the Matching game card packs (all the better to see THIS hot off the (cyber) presses card back through: 

matching game card backs!
matching game card backs!

AND, just designed... the final version of Poster #1: 

(watermark will not appear on YOUR poster, obviously)
(watermark will not appear on YOUR poster, obviously)

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I'm just gonna go ahead & throw these up here now, because I have no doubt that we'll meet, NAY, EXCEED our last stretch goal before the campaign ends. I want you to have a chance to see the remaining animals (the line work ones obviously still need coloring... but they'll give you an idea of what they'll look like in the coloring book & as stickers). As part of the last stretch goal, I've promised to make ALL the animals available as printed cotton miniature pillow plush. So.... if you want to go ahead and "double dip", feel free to "add-on" any of the animals in the project as mini pillows, if you'd like (and it'll count toward the final goal too. Win WIN!).

If you *do* add on any of the new dolls (all of which have been added to the Add-On selections below), just let me know which one you'll want.

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If you're NEW to the campaign, go ahead and skip this next bit to read on about what we're doing here. Don't worry, you can always scroll back up here and look at these fancy pictures again afterward...

 If you're already backing the campaign, check out this next section to see a break down of all the extra goodies that come with each pledge level AND get a sneak peek at some mockups for the project itself...

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a sample of the matching card game (now with capital AND lower case letters!)
a sample of the matching card game (now with capital AND lower case letters!)
One of the main reasons we're here... the FLASH CARDS!
One of the main reasons we're here... the FLASH CARDS!
AAAH!! Brand new! Now you can get a FULL SET of 1" pinback buttons!
AAAH!! Brand new! Now you can get a FULL SET of 1" pinback buttons!
The COLORING BOOK! a glorious 28 page book (plus cover) for only $6 each!
The COLORING BOOK! a glorious 28 page book (plus cover) for only $6 each!

(this is a sample of one spread-- the book would be folded in half & stapled down the center; so A and Z are on the same printed page, but will not appear next to each other... of course). 

basic format of just ONE of the two poster designs available!
basic format of just ONE of the two poster designs available!

(letters are missing because they're still being worked on. never fear!)

POSTER NUMBER 2!!
POSTER NUMBER 2!!

(work in progress-- but this is a basic idea of how i envision the 2nd design. a little cleaner; a little more modern & without the letters. this design would feature all of the UAAs shown at relative size to one another, more or less, on a clean white background. the bottom of the image will show all the animals names& the project title will appear below that). 

the MAGNETS are here! Only $1 each-- available as random (i choose) add-ons or...
the MAGNETS are here! Only $1 each-- available as random (i choose) add-ons or...
... you can spell a name! (there's a reward level for that now too!)
... you can spell a name! (there's a reward level for that now too!)
hold your paper in style!
hold your paper in style!

ALSO... 

the bookmarks are here & they're adorable (and free with pledges over $20!)
the bookmarks are here & they're adorable (and free with pledges over $20!)

AND... (hold on to your socks....) 

THERE'S Under Appreciated Animal mini-plush/pillows now too!
THERE'S Under Appreciated Animal mini-plush/pillows now too!

I KNOW!!!

SO cute. I was able to get fabric printed, using my drawings, so if you have a particular fondness for one of these beasts, you can now own a 3-dimensional version as well. Safe for little ones (no parts to chew off) and equally at home on a mantle. 

There are 3 different size "brackets" & you can choose your animal as an Add-On, or if you're a new backer, look for the Reward Level for the one you want (please note that shipping is included in the price, as these are bulkier & will cost me more to send). If we reach $7,000 before the campaign ends, I'll be able to get ALL the animals made into plush... 

right? i know. oh my goodness... so cute.
right? i know. oh my goodness... so cute.

SO... 

That's everything... Join me again in a few paragraphs for a *brand new* VISUAL break down of all the reward levels and the FREE gifts I'll be sending along with each (see you soon...)

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The Project: 

A is for AlligatorB is for BearC is for Cat... there's nothing *wrong* with that, of course, but your kid's cooler than that, right? Why not spruce up her room and give her something to get REALLY excited about with the Under-appreciated Animal series by *mightyPigeon!? 

This project began when I started realizing that my son's favorite animals at the zoo were also the ones you never see in books or cards or toys for kids... he loved the Dik-Dik, for example, but I couldn't find him any books or cards that didn't use a Dog, a Duck or a Deer. 

D is for Dik-Dik
D is for Dik-Dik

the aim of the project? well, to raise a cooler kid & learn about some new animals at the same time, of course!

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the initial pieces are being created as ink drawings, which are then digitally colored and made available as archival quality giclee prints.... but they could be so much more! what if I made a matching game?! my son loves matching games (and might love letters & animals even more, actually) so the application seemed perfect. And for the letter learner or new reader, why not make them into flash cards? Kids can learn their letters & learn to appreciate unique animals at the same time. 

this project is intended to fund the making of: 

a Matching Game (52 cards) & a set of 26 Flash Cards. In order to keep the cards affordable enough for me to sell, I will need to order in bulk and need your help to raise those funds in advance, so I can get the best rates. The card sets will likely retail for $12 a piece-- so if you choose any of the backer rewards that include a set of cards, you'll be getting them at an advance discount! 

Specs: 

Matching Game: cards will measure approx. 2" x 3.5" & both sides will be UV gloss coated, to help ensure longevity.

Flash Card Set: card will measure approx. 4" x 6" & both sides will be UV gloss coated as well. 

F is for Fennec Fox
F is for Fennec Fox

The next step will be to make an oversized poster featuring ALL of the animals... if I raise more than the goal, the extra money will go to buying the paper & ink for those. 

I'm a one woman show, so I *really* appreciate your support!

F, R & C
F, R & C

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REWARD PLEDGE LEVELS!

Pledges of $20+ (NOT including shipping costs), get a free BOOKMARK!
Pledges of $20+ (NOT including shipping costs), get a free BOOKMARK!
Pledges of $40+ (not including shipping), get a FREE bookmark & one 1" button
Pledges of $40+ (not including shipping), get a FREE bookmark & one 1" button
For pledges of $60+ you get a FREE bookmark, 1" button, 3 vinyl stickers & a postcard!
For pledges of $60+ you get a FREE bookmark, 1" button, 3 vinyl stickers & a postcard!
For pledges of $100+: in addition to all of the above, you also get a free coloring book!
For pledges of $100+: in addition to all of the above, you also get a free coloring book!
And whoa... for pledges of $160 & more, you receive all of the above PLUS, your orders will ship FIRST, so you'll have them before Christmas AND you'll get a coupon code that will allow you to spend $20 in any of my online shops (valid in the 2013)
And whoa... for pledges of $160 & more, you receive all of the above PLUS, your orders will ship FIRST, so you'll have them before Christmas AND you'll get a coupon code that will allow you to spend $20 in any of my online shops (valid in the 2013)

Interested in ADDING anything onto your pledge? Read on for the Add-Ons... 

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A Note about Add-Ons: If you would like to add additional Flash Card sets, for example, just add $10.00 to your pledge for each additional set you'd like! Simply click on the "manage my pledge" button. You won't need to change your pledge level, just add the extra amount to your pledge. You can specify your choice of card set (Matching or Flash), or Animal Letter for your print, when the questionnaire is emailed at the end of the campaign. 

Keep an eye on this section, as new Add-Ons will be... added... often. 

***international backers, please add $0.50 per item for shipping***
***international backers, please add $0.50 per item for shipping***

$1 one ABC bookmark 

$1 one Magnet (please allow me to choose your design)

$1 each: Build-a-name with Magnets!! (message me with the name & add on $1 per letter/magnet) 

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$2 for any single Vinyl Sticker of your choice (please choose from Dik-Dik, Red Panda or Capybara... for now)

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*** international backers, please add $0.50 per item, for shipping
*** international backers, please add $0.50 per item, for shipping

$5 a set of three Vinyl Stickers

(three available designs... if we make it to $7000, I'll add 2 more!)
(three available designs... if we make it to $7000, I'll add 2 more!)

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*** international backers, please add $1 per item, for shipping***
*** international backers, please add $1 per item, for shipping***

$6 one Coloring Book, featuring all 26 letters/animals with bold black lines.

$6 one ELEPHANT SHREW or JERBOA mini plush (printed fabric front, back side is either white or a complimenting cotton print, stuffed with poly fil, approx. 4" long)

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***international backers, please add $2, per item, for shipping***
***international backers, please add $2, per item, for shipping***

$10 one Flash Card Set

$10 one Matching Game set

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*** International Backers, please add an additional $1 per button set & $3 for plush, to help cover shipping***
*** International Backers, please add an additional $1 per button set & $3 for plush, to help cover shipping***

$12: One FULL SET (26 buttons) of 1" pinback buttons!

$12: ONE of either the Bandicoot, Axolotl, Quokka or Zorrilla mini plush pieces (front of plush is printed cotton, back is either white or a complimentary printed cotton, stuffed with polyfil-- approx. 6" wide/tall & zorrilla 9" wide). When adding this on, please message me with WHICH animal you are adding & if you prefer white to color print backing. 

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*** international backers, please add an additional $2 for notecards & $ 3 for plush, to help cover shipping ***
*** international backers, please add an additional $2 for notecards & $ 3 for plush, to help cover shipping ***

$15: A full set of Alphabet Notecards/Postcards (26 cards, one of each letter the front of the card features the animal print/letter; card backs are open & suitable for use as notecards, gift cards or postcards. Packaged in a plastic sleeve). 

$15: ONE of the Tapir, Dik-Dik, Narwhal, Hyrax or Viscacha printed plush pieces (front of plush is printed cotton, back is either white or a complimentary printed cotton, stuffed with polyfil-- Tapir approx 9" wide/ Dik-dik roughly 7" tall). When adding this on, please message me with WHICH animal you are adding & if you prefer white to color print backing. 

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***international backers, please add $1 to help cover shipping ***
***international backers, please add $1 to help cover shipping ***
(here's a sample of just part of the alphabet magnet series)
(here's a sample of just part of the alphabet magnet series)

$18 for a FULL SET of Under-Appreciated Animal Magnets: The full set includes one of each letter (the same images that will be used on the cards & prints), portrayed on a 2 x 3.5" flexible magnet! As a THANK YOU for your advance support, I'm offering the full set at cost. 

$18 ONE Pangolin or Weedy Sea Dragon printed plush piece (front of plush is printed cotton, back is either white or a complimentary printed cotton, stuffed with polyfil-- approx. 9" tall). When adding this on, please message me with WHICH animal you are adding & if you prefer white to color print backing. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

***international backers, please add $2 for prints & $4 for plush, for shipping***
***international backers, please add $2 for prints & $4 for plush, for shipping***

$20 one 8.5 x 11 archival giclee art print (of the animal of your choice)

$20: ONE Fennec Fox, Okapi, Kinkajou, Loris, Yaminon or Manatee printed plush piece (front of plush is printed cotton, back is either white or a complimentary printed cotton, stuffed with polyfil-- approx. 9" tall). When adding this on, please message me with WHICH animal you are adding & if you prefer white to color print backing. 

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***international backers, please add $5 for shipping***
***international backers, please add $5 for shipping***

$25 ONE high quality, archival giclee poster print. Prints measure 12 x 18 & can be easily framed. *PLEASE NOTE: this is the same poster as is included with the top tier backer pledge levels-- i cant esit the description over there now (where it reads "digital poster") because the rewards have been pledged on, but i wanted to clarify that "digital" is just rederring to the printing process (as opposed to screen printing, for example). These will be very high quality prints on a heavy matte archival quality paper, using a professional printer.** Poster Print of the entire alphabet (this hasn't been designed yet, but will feature each animal & their name-- if they will be in individual boxes, like the print/card design or all sharing one color plane... but it will be adorable & as soon as the image is ready, I'll post it!). 

$25 ONE Gannet, Indri, Sifaka, Red Panda or Xoloitzcuintli printed plush piece (front of plush is printed cotton, back is either white or a complimentary printed cotton, stuffed with polyfil-- approx. 9" tall). When adding this on, please message me with WHICH animal you are adding & if you prefer white to color print backing. --------------------------------------------------------------

***international backers, please add an additional $1 to help cover shipping***
***international backers, please add an additional $1 to help cover shipping***

$30: one 4x6" ORIGINAL ink drawing of the animal of your choice. You choose the animal & I will render it (like the animals in this project, before color is added) in pen & ink-- black line on archival buff colored paper. **Please note-- if you have already pledged at the $40 level for just the drawing, you can choose to have your drawing be either a MATTED 4x6 drawing or an UNMATTED 5 x7. The drawings at that pledge level will be completed first and can be customized more (two animals instead of just one, for example). 

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*** international backers, please add $2 to help cover shipping costs***
*** international backers, please add $2 to help cover shipping costs***
(wowzers! you can build any name out of under-appreciated animals now!)
(wowzers! you can build any name out of under-appreciated animals now!)

By popular demand, now you can Add-On a custom set of "name" prints. You choose the size & the letters. These smaller sized prints are available in two easy to frame sizes & are being offered at a discount for ordering in bulk. 

Build-a-Name Prints 5 x 7" (one print = one letter): for names up to 9 letters, each print is $12 per letter; for names with 10 letters or more, each print is $10 each. 

Build- a- Name Prints 4 x 5" (one print = one letter): for names up to 9 letters, each print is $9 per letter; for names with 10 letters or more, each print is $8 each.

When you add this on to your goal, please send me a message with the size of print you're choosing & what the letters are. Thanks!

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added on october 10, 2012
added on october 10, 2012

First Stretch Goal: $700/ 200% funded... when we hit our first stretch goal, backers pledging $20 or more will get an adorable ABC Bookmark in addition to their gifts so far!

we did it!
we did it!

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added on October 13, 2012
added on October 13, 2012

At $1,000 I added 4 BRAND NEW rewards-- two at the lower end and two at the higher end... you can now pledge & receive your choice of a bookmark or a magnet. Or for $40 or $60 you can get an original drawing... of your choice!

Sweet. 

And, to celebrate hitting $1,000, I've also added Bookmarks & Magnets as $1 add ons. 

Ok, onto the new stretch goal... Its a reallllll good one

At $1750 (500% funding), I'll be able to put rounded corners on ALL CARDS, which will really add to the visual quality of them as art pieces and game pieces. That'll also make them nicer to hold and more kid friendly. 

In addition to the rounded corners, I'll add a paper card box with a tuck flap to every Matching Card set ordered (otherwise, they ship in a plastic sleeve with a belly band). Flash Card sets will get an upgrade to a drawstring bag (in lieu of a plastic sleeve). Ordering these upgrades (and maybe even being able to offer a stamped bag or box) will require me to order in bulk... a lot of bulk, so I'll need your help pooling our resources in advance. 

But it doesn't stop there... 

When we hit $1750, I will also make vinyl stickers available as add-ons... 

I Heart (Under Appreciated Animal) Vinyl Sticker mock ups
I Heart (Under Appreciated Animal) Vinyl Sticker mock ups

(these are just mock ups, but I'm playing with the idea of stripping out the color and doing something simple, so you can really appreciate the ink line work & the general sweetness of each animal) 

Ideally, I'd have 5 designs to offer you... but lets see what kind of money we can raise first!

Whattaya think? Can we do it!? Of course we can!

Also on the horizon... a coloring book, a full set of alphabet magnets and, of course, stay tuned for Stretch Goals 3 & 4... teaser keywords? limited edition & huggable. 

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(added October 14, 2012)
(added October 14, 2012)

Well, you did it! You got us to $1750!!

And that means, we're gonna make VINYL STICKERS available as add-ons!

We'll start with 3 designs (still in production) & once they're done, I'll post them here. I've already added them to the add-ons section, if you know you want some no matter what the designs are, go ahead and add them to your existing pledge. If you'd rather wait, that's cool too. $1750 also means that all the cards get ROUNDED CORNERS now! And they'll all have the chance to come in an upgraded package (and not just a plastic sleeve). I'm currently awaiting samples of a few kinds of paper box for the matching cards and drawstring bags for the flash cards, but once I get to touch them and see which will work best, I'll post an update on that as well. 

So, where does that leave us? Well, we need another goal, don't we? 

Our next STRETCH GOAL is $2500... and it's a doozy. 

If we can make it to $2500, we'll be able to:

  •  create a 26 page coloring book, giving each amazing animal it's own page to shine. Books will be available as add-ons AND one book will be included FREE for any pledges over $100. 
  • i'll be able to include the animal name pronunciation AND a little bit of info about each animal on its flash card. 
  • i'll be able to complete a FULL set of animal magnets, meaning that people can choose which letters they'd like, OR have the opportunity to buy the entire set of alphabet magnets as an Add-On to an existing pledge. 

So that's $2500. 

If we find ourselves needing a FOURTH stretch goal? Well... then I'm thinking some limited edition screen printed posters might need to happen. Maybe some apparel. Possibly some plush. But that's all on the horizon. Let's take care of this goal first!

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Added October 29th, 12:30pm
Added October 29th, 12:30pm

We did it again!

And, not only that, but in the time I was away, we completely slaughtered the $2500 stretch goal (by almost double!). As a thank you for "stretching" all on your own, here are your "rewards for awesomeness": 

  • You can now add-on a custom set of Name Prints (building a name out of letter prints). Check the Add-On section for more info there. 
  • All pledges over $100 will get a free coloring book with their reward package. 
  • The matching cards will come in nice white box, all professional-like
  • The flash cards will come in a sweet drawstring cotton bag, great for traveling. 
  • You can now add on ANY (of the 3 available) Vinyl Sticker designs to your pledge for $2 each (or get all 3 for just $5). 
  • I can finally make available the FULL SET of Under Appreciated Animal Magnets (AND I can pass them along to you at cost, which is awesome & you deserve it). Check out the Add-On section for some sneak peeks at the images. 
  • AND, I can reveal a few more of the finished designs...
T is for Tapir
T is for Tapir
G is for Gannet
G is for Gannet

And, last but certainly not least... I think its time you knew the full alphabet. I'll reveal that in a minute (i promise). 

But first, let's talk about that next Stretch Goal... This next one is relatively modest. And if we can get there, I can offer you 3 really sweet things. If we can hit $5800, I'll be able to: 

  • Add a sticker label to each box of Matching Cards (to spruce up the plain white box). 
  • Add a stamp or patch to each cotton bag for the Flash Cards (again, for sprucing, and so you know what's inside!)
  • And for my plush loving friends, If we can reach $5800, I'll be able to order custom printed fabric of the Under Appreciated Animals... and THAT means, that you will be able to Add-On totally adorable little printed plushies...

Wanna sneak peek at the fabric?

(work in progress... sample mini plush)
(work in progress... sample mini plush)
  • And, if your ears perked up at $5,800, I'll be able to offer an Add-On for hand sewn, one of a kind fleece & felt CUSTOM plush dolls, of any of the animals, for only $50 each ($100 retail value). A must have for any under-appreciated animal lover. ***Dolls will likely NOT be available for Christmas delivery... but we'll see what I can manage, based on demand***.

SO, as you can see... there's some great stuff just around the bend. 

And if you're the kind of person motivated by incentive, here's a little more incentive for you.. 

our fifth (and maybe last) stretch goal...
our fifth (and maybe last) stretch goal...

If we can make it to $7,000 (2,000% funding!), I'll be able to offer the following: 

  • Offer mini-plush of ALL the animals (and not just the select few I've chosen so far) as affordable add-ons. 
  • Order another 2-3 Vinyl Sticker designs (which animals would YOU like to see?)
  • AND, everyone who has pledged $50 or more, by the end of the campaign, will receive a FREE set of 3 of any of the available vinyl sticker designs & a free postcard, as my thank you to you!

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One last piece of awesomeness for today...

(you asked for it...)
(you asked for it...)
  • Axolotl
  • Bandicoot
  • Capybara
  • Dik-dik
  • Elephant Shrew
  • Fennec Fox
  • Gannet
  • Hyrax
  • Indri
  • Jerboa
  • Kinkajou
  • Loris
  • Manatee
  • Narwhal
  • Okapi
  • Pangolin
  • Quokka
  • Red Panda
  • Sifaka
  • Tapir
  • Upupa
  • Viscacha
  • Weedy Sea Dragon
  • Xoloitzcuintli
  • Yaminon
  • Zorilla

Aren't the best!?!?

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how are the funds being used?
how are the funds being used?

So far, the project is generating almost exactly the costs of simply creating the pieces, with a little extra, which, of course, will need to go toward the associated Kickstarter & Amazon fees. There's a little bit I've earmarked for backend expenses like packaging & shipping costs. And a wee bit I'm holding in reserve for "just in case". The more funding we get, the more cards & paper I can order in bulk. For each "break", it'll chip a little bit off of the production costs, which will free up more money for investing in those new add-ons or backer rewards (things like vinyl stickers or expanding the collection of magnets to include the whole alphabet). Most important to note is: this is no profit on this project at this point. That is to say-- what you are supporting with your backing dollars is strictly production costs for the very items I'll be sending you. So what's the point? Well, the point is to share my work-- to share a project I think is very important-- with my audience, be it long time supporters or new friends. Your response to this project is giving me very valuable market research and allowing me to get a sense of what kind of reaction I could expect when I am able to bring this project to the masses. 

I couldn't do it without you. 

.... so, what comes next?
.... so, what comes next?

well, glad you asked! 

When this campaign ends, the first thing I'll do is send out the questionnaire to collect your shipping addresses and find out the specifics of your orders, if I need them. Then i'll being running prints, while I wait for the cards (& other things I'd have needed to send out for printing) to come in. I'm aiming for a mid to late November ship date for most items. I'm sure you can understand that when I first started this campaign, I never expected it to reach the volumes it has (i'm THRILLED that it has & I'd HOPED it would, but...), so my initial reward ship dates might be trickier to meet. BUT, I take punctuality very seriously, so I'm going to do my best. Regardless, you should have things before Christmas. 

After that, well... 

The finished work from this project (the prints & posters mainly) will be for sale in my Etsy shop & a portion of the profits from the sales of those pieces will go to the Maryland Zoo here in Baltimore. 

This project actually began concurrently with another project. I've been working on a series I call PigeonHoled, which is (in short), about the links between the way urban animals are viewed & the way certain demographics in urban cities are viewed; its about the dangers of stereotypes & seeks to expose the truths about these amazing animals (and I should stop here and say, if you don't know much about pigeons, or much beyond the dirty, dumb and diseased stereotypes, you should watch the National Geographic documentary called Pigeon Genius... because, they are awesome). So, once I get these Under Appreciated Animals cards (and subsequent posters, books etc) launched, I will be going back to work on PigeonHoled. I *hope*, as part of that project, to be able to travel abroad to "meet" and paint the portraits of as many pigeons as I can. My plan would be to do that here in Baltimore, to start, and then move to another urban city-- possibly San Francisco, and then in the summer, to study contemporary Illustration in London & meet the pigeons of Trafalgar Square. The paintings would be on view in the cities' galleries & allow people an opportunity to get "up close" to a pigeon and really behold their physical beauty and unique characteristics. I intend to sell prints of those paintings and prints from another series based on pigeons, as well as one of a kind pigeon plush pieces, to raise money to start a humane education program in Baltimore... something that could, hopefully, become a nationwide program for city youths; something that would combine animal care, animal activism & art making. 

It is my hope to be able to launch that campaign, to help fund the art pieces (which will drive the revenue for me to create the programming) in January. 

Perhaps I'll see you back here again, then. 

Otherwise, please know how thankful I am to have met you. 

THANK YOU!!

Risks and challenges

The actual series is still being worked on (though, all the animals have been decided and most of the drawings have been done-- its just a matter of inking & coloring them & then laying out the individual cards).

Once I get enough money to order the cards, I will be able to send the files out digitally & the only delay will be the actual printing process. The company I'm working with is very reliable, though, so I don't anticipate any issue there.

All the other components-- the plastic sleeves for packaging; the stickers and prints for backers' gifts are already here on hand!

All I need is your support to make a go of it.

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    Four (4) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, featuring one of the animals from the series (let me choose the designs for you).

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    Four (4) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, featuring one of the animals from the series (let me choose the designs for you).

    AND an Under Appreciated Animal postcard (suitable for mailing or framing).

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    NEW REWARD! One (1) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, One (1) 2 x 3.5" magnet (please let me choose the design for you) and One (1) postacrd, suitable for framing. ***international backers, please add an additional $1 to your pledge to help cover shipping***

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    JUST ADDED!

    Build-A-Name out of Magnets! For those who don't want/need either card set, but like the magnets, you can choose this pledge. This reward will get you 5 letters of your choice. If your name is longer than 5 letters, please add an additional $1 for each letter you need. When you choose this reward level, please message me with your name, so I can be sure to reserve those letters for you! *** international backers, please add an additional $2 to cover shipping costs***

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    JUST ADDED! Hey PLUSH lovers! This reward gets you one itty bitty pillow plush Elephant Shrew.
    ***International Backers, please add $2 for shipping***

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    Four (4) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, featuring one of the animals from the series (let me choose the designs for you).

    AND a 5 x 7 archival giclee print of one of the pieces from the series (let me choose the design for you).

    ***international backers--- please add an extra $2 to your pledge to help cover shipping

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    Just added! If you're a cut-to-the-chase type & just want to get your happy little hands directly on the cards in question, this is the reward for you.

    Pledges on this reward will get their choice of either the Flash Card set or the Matching Game. Plain and simple (but still totally awesome).

    (you can indicate later which set you want)

    ***international backers--- please add an extra $2 to your pledge to help cover shipping

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    JUST ADDED! Hey PLUSH lovers! This reward gets you one little pillow plush animal... Please specify which of the $12 level plush you want-- see the Add-ons for the full list (and indicate if you prefer a white or printed cotton fabric for the backing-- i will choose a nice one for you)
    ***International Backers, please add $3 for shipping***

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    JUST ADDED! Hey PLUSH lovers! This reward gets you one smallish pillow plush animal... Please specify which of the $18 level plush you want-- see the Add-Ons section for the full list! and indicate if you prefer a white or printed cotton fabric for the backing-- i will choose a nice one for you)
    ***International Backers, please add $3 for shipping***

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    Four (4) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, featuring one of the animals from the series (let me choose the designs for you).

    a 5 x 7 archival giclee print of one of the pieces from the series (let me choose the design for you).

    AND an set of the Matching Cards OR Flash Cards (the very thing we're raising money for!)-- you choose which you prefer

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    One (1) 8.5 x 11" archival giclee print of a piece from the series (YOU choose the letter)

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    For those who love the artwork & want to support the project in the form of a "pre-order", this reward lets you get both card sets at for a little less than the eventual retail price.

    One (1) set of Matching Game cards
    One (1) set of Flash Cards.

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    JUST ADDED! Hey PLUSH lovers! This reward gets you one 9" pillow plush Fennec Fox. Please message me to indicate if you prefer a white or printed cotton fabric for the backing-- i will choose a nice one for you)
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    Four (4) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, featuring one of the animals from the series (let me choose the designs for you)

    Two (2) 5 x 7 archival giclee prints of two of the pieces from the series (let me choose the design for you).

    AND an set of the Matching Cards OR Flash Cards (the very thing we're raising money for!)-- you choose which you prefer

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    NEW REWARD!! One (1) original ink drawing, on 4 x6 paper, of the under appreciated animal of YOUR choice! Could be ANYTHING!!! *** international backers, please add an additional $3 to help cover shipping***

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    Four (4) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, featuring one of the animals from the series (let me choose the designs for you)

    Three (3) 5 x 7 archival giclee prints of three of the pieces from the series (let me choose the design for you).

    AND a set of EACH of the Matching Cards & Flash Cards (the very things we're raising money for!).

    ***international backers--- please add an extra $4 to your pledge to help cover shipping

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    NEW REWARD!! One (1) original ink drawing, on 8 x 10 paper, of the under appreciated animal of YOUR choice! Could be ANYTHING! *** international backers, please add an additional $3 to help cover shipping***

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    Four (4) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, featuring one of the animals from the series (let me choose the designs for you)

    Four (4) 5 x 7 archival giclee prints of four of the pieces from the series (YOU choose the letters!).

    A set of EACH of the Matching Cards & Flash Cards (the very things we're raising money for!).

    AND an original mini drawing of the animal of your choice...

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    Four (4) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, featuring one of the animals from the series (let me choose the designs for you)

    Spell your name! Up to 6 letters as 5 x 7 archival giclee prints of the pieces from the series OR up to 10 letters at 4 x 5 (YOU choose the letters!).

    A set of EACH of the Matching Cards and Flash Cards (the very things we're raising money for!).

    AND an original mini drawing of the animal of your choice...

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    Four (4) hand cut Under Appreciated Animal 3" sticker, featuring one of the animals from the series (let me choose the designs for you)

    Spell your name! Up to 6 letters as 5 x 7 archival giclee prints of the pieces from the series OR up to 10 letters at 4 x 5 (YOU choose the letters!).

    A set of EACH of the Matching Cards or Flash Cards (the very things we're raising money for!).

    An original mini drawing of the animal of your choice.

    AND a limited edition archival giclee POSTER of the entire series.

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