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A book calling to our children, and to all of us, to create change and illuminate goodness.
A book calling to our children, and to all of us, to create change and illuminate goodness.
A book calling to our children, and to all of us, to create change and illuminate goodness.
367 backers pledged $22,767 to help bring this project to life.

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Rise and Shine is a book calling to our children, and to all of us, to rise up and shine on. To know that we are here to create change, illuminate goodness, and that even the simplest acts can be catalysts.

We all arrive on this planet as tiny babies, small, but full of powerful potential. We are here to do something important. To collectively raise the good vibrations of our planet. To bring about a better world, a kinder humanity, compassionate peace, abundance for all, and a healthier earth. Each of us has a purpose, a light to shine.

In Rise and Shine, simple, powerful words wind their way through vibrant and enchanting images, encouraging all of us to let our spirits shine bright on this earth.

Dear Kickstarter supporters,

I am thrilled to be bringing my writing and art into the world as a tangible book. This was originally a project for my children and myself, and now I hope it is also for you and yours. I wrote this in November of 2016, in response to the discouraging polarization happening in the United States, and as a way to give my children (and myself) guidance, hope and love. I have been working closely with the editors and designers at Wise Ink, and it is an amazing and exciting process as we bring the vision for Rise and Shine into realization. I hope that you can feel the positive energy surrounding this project, feel inspired to share it with friends, and can support me in making it happen! 

With love,

Ara  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

At this point this project is "low-risk" - the book is almost complete (writing and artwork is finished, only need to finalize layout and printing), and I am working with a very experienced publishing company (yay, Wise Ink!). There is a small risk that there may be delays in printing or delivery, or shipping of some rewards; however, I am standing by my promise that if this project gets funded, you will receive your book/rewards in time for holiday gift giving (by Dec 15th, 2017).

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    Ladybug

    To thank you for your contribution of $10 or more, we'll send you a thank you postcard with giraffe illustration by Ara Elizabeth.

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    Cat

    5 postcards with illustrations from the book Rise and Shine, and a small wooden postcard holder.

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    Bunny

    We will send you one of the first copies of Rise and Shine, plus the thank you postcard with giraffe illustration by Ara Elizabeth.

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    Fox

    Your own copy of the book Rise and Shine, signed by author and illustrator, Ara Elizabeth. You will also receive a set of 5 art postcards with images from the book and a wooden postcard holder.

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    • Signed copy of Rise and Shine
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    Buy one, Gift one

    Purchase two copies of the book Rise and Shine. One will be signed by author and illustrator Ara Elizabeth, and shipped directly to you. The other copy will be signed and either:
    -Donated to an organization or family in need as a gift
    -Shipped directly to you to gift as you'd like

    We will contact you prior to shipping about your preference, whether both books are coming to your address, or if you'd like us to donate the second book.

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    Bird

    Signed copy of the book Rise and Shine, and a thank you postcard.
    A high quality 8x10" art print on wood, ready to hang. Choose 1 of 4 images in October before we ship.

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    • Signed copy of Rise and Shine
    • Art print on wood panel
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    Whale

    A personalized signed copy of the book Rise and Shine - you choose who the book is for and what inscription should say, and Ara adds some doodles and love. In addition, you'll get the set of 5 art postcards and wooden holder. AND a high quality 8x10" art print on wood, choose 1 of 4 images in October before we ship.

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    Two Turtles

    2 copies of the book Rise and Shine with PERSONALIZED signings.
    2 postcard sets - each includes 5 art postcards and wooden holder.
    2 wooden art print - choose 1 of 4 images.

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    • Postcard set
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    Wolf Pack

    5 copies of the book Rise and Shine with PERSONALIZED signing from Ara. You choose who the books are for and what the inscription should say, and Ara adds some doodles and love. Plus 5 postcard sets - each set includes 5 art postcards and a wooden holder.

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    Shining Bear

    A personalized signed copy of the book Rise and Shine.
    A custom piece of original art (acrylics, inks, beeswax, varnish) on 11x14" ampersand art panel that includes ONE child (based loosely on photograph you send) and ONE animal (their spirit animal or favorite). Art will be shipped by December 15, 2017.

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    • Custom original art by Ara Elizabeth
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    Owl

    Author and illustrator Ara Elizabeth will do a book reading for a group of up to 30 people. She will come to your home, school, or other location within 2 hours of St.Paul/Minneapolis. Ara will read her new book, Rise and Shine, and will be happy to sign copies of the book and answer questions. Event will be scheduled for early 2018. In addition, you receive 5 copies of the book, and 5 postcard sets.

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    • Postcard set
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    Winged Tiger

    5 personalized signed copies of Rise and Shine, 5 postcard sets, and one original painting from the book Rise and Shine. Originals are between 16x24" to 2 feet by 3 feet in size. They are all done with a variety of media, including acrylics, gouache, inks, and beeswax crayon. Each painting is on an Ampersand brand claybord with a wooden cradle, and has an archival varnish and hanging hardware attached. One of a kind, original, art pieces steeped in love and magic.
    There are over 25 images, and the choice is yours. First come, first served image choice.
    Out of state/country shipping will be calculated and charged to you after purchase.

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Funding period

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