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Whimsimor is fun, playful, fanciful, silly - an imaginary world where we forget the worries of the day and share laughter with others.
Whimsimor is fun, playful, fanciful, silly - an imaginary world where we forget the worries of the day and share laughter with others.
22 backers pledged $1,600 to help bring this project to life.

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Created in 2011, Whimismor™ began as a couple of small gift paintings. Over the next few months, my imagination took over and a whole world created itself.

I grew up making and selling crafts with my family at the Pike Place Market in the 1970s. Seattle was practically a ghost town then. That entrepreneurial background helped me when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and Transverse Myelitis in 2004. I'd become a corporate employee, but in a matter of a few weeks I lost the ability to work. But I did not lose my determination. I hadn't painted in 15 years, so I got back to creating art and... Whimsimor became my new adventure.

So far I've invested $3,000 of my own savings, and made $1,200 - in just six months and at only one store! I have been creating hand-assembled "gallery" cards, but because of my fatigue I can't keep up - which is great news! Now I need to move on to offset printing for my more popular designs.

Others stores and shops want my products, but I need money to offset print my new designs. That's where you come in: do you want to join me on this adventure? I have to warn you though... I've been called "obnoxiously optimistic". Yeah, life is good. Most days. And I want to share that with other people.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    The joy of knowing that I was willing to wear a funny wig, make a goofy face, and embarrass myself to the public so that I can raise funds. Plus: you get one vote on which Gallery card to offset-print next!

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    A five-pack of offset-printed cards with one of each in the "Coffee" Series and one Gallery (hand-assembled) card of your choice. Plus: you get one vote on which Gallery card to offset-print next!

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    A five-pack of offset-printed cards with one of each in the "Coffee" Series, and three of the Gallery (hand-assembled) cards signed by me. Plus: you get two votes on which Gallery card to offset-print next!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    A five-pack of offset-printed cards with one of each in the "Coffee" Series, plus three of the Gallery (hand-assembled) cards of your choice signed by me, plus a signed matted giclée print of your choice. Plus: you get three votes on which Gallery card to offset-print next!

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    A five-pack of offset-printed cards with one of each in the "Coffee" Series, plus three of the Gallery (hand-assembled) cards of your choice signed by me, plus a signed 5x7 matted giclée print of your choice. Plus: you get four votes on which Gallery card to offset-print next! You will also be listed as a founding Whimsie-ite with your very own number - hey, you could be #3! (You get to choose if you want to be named or anonymous on the website.)

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