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Help me do a small print run of selected new works on specialty papers.
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UPDATE! 10/15/2015

We hit the $800 stretch goal! Edgar Allan Cowpoke and the Ten of Zephyrs will be available to choose as print rewards!  Thank you all!

Hello!

I'm Monica, and illustrator/artist based in Austin, TX.

In late 2014 and all of this year, I have been buckling down to try to complete the art for The Stolen Child Tarot -- and I've made some great progress!

While I am still about 30 paintings away from completing the 80 painting project, I would like to do a modest print run of some select images from the project in time for the holidays.

Babes in the Woods
Babes in the Woods

By supporting this print run, you will be helping me continue with The Stolen Child Tarot and in return receive a big and beautiful print on unique archival specialty papers!

For both prints, I've formatted them to standard framing sizes, preserved the natural watercolor edge of the originals and given them a generous white border -- so they display wonderfully dropped in a frame or can be easily matted.

Page of Oak 9 inch by 12 inch on 100lb linen finish
Page of Oak 9 inch by 12 inch on 100lb linen finish
Edge and linen texture detail!
Edge and linen texture detail!
Babes in the Woods 16 inch by 12 inch on 100 lb pearlescent stock
Babes in the Woods 16 inch by 12 inch on 100 lb pearlescent stock

 As a test, I've run proofs of two of the pieces, Babes in the Woods and the Page of Oak on pearlescent shimmer paper and a linen texture finish. I was floored by how they turned out! This printer is new to me and I wanted to try them because I was intrigued by their art paper offerings -- seeing the proofs they did for me, I love them! True to color and the pearlescent paper is luminous! :)

You can add additional prints to any reward by upping your pledge $15.

Also, because I want to give this project the best chance of funding, I'm offering some original works as rewards at a steal! 

What you'll get:

  • All prints will ship flat, clear bagged in a rigid stay-flat mailer.
  • Paper is 107 lb archival acid-free pearlescent or linen cover stock. (see reward photos for which paper each comes on) 
  • Each will be signed and come with a personalized  thank you postcard and pair of glossy stickers!
  • Shipping will be done in November, with scheduled arrival December or earlier!

Stretch Goals? Sure, why not?

If we top $800, I can add MORE images to the print run - and you get more to choose from!  Please help share the campaign. :)

$500 Goal - Funded! Babes in the Woods and Page of Oak are printed!

I'd love to add more prints to the run, so I've set some goals and run a survey to see what images are favorites. If the campaign hits $100 over the original goal, or any stretch goal, I'll do a POSTCARD PRINT of the next image in line and add it as a BONUS to all rewards.

Example: $500 Funding goal is reached, but we hit $600, so everyone will get a postcard print of Edgar Allen Cowpoke!

$800 Stretch Goal - 2 more prints - You have FOUR to choose from!  Edgar Allan Cowpoke and 10 of Zephyrs will be added to the run.

$1000 Stretch Goal - 2 more prints -  You have SIX to choose from! Queen of Brine and 5 of Oak will be added to the run.

Do you have a favorite you think should be bumped up? Let me know in the comments!

$5 Reward - backers get a personalized postcard and two glossy stickers!
$5 Reward - backers get a personalized postcard and two glossy stickers!
$20 Reward! You get your choice of one print of Babes in the Woods or the Page of Oak (or any stretch goal prints unlocked!)
$20 Reward! You get your choice of one print of Babes in the Woods or the Page of Oak (or any stretch goal prints unlocked!)
Babes in the Woods 16 inch by 12 inch on 100 lb pearlescent stock
Babes in the Woods 16 inch by 12 inch on 100 lb pearlescent stock
Page of Oak Page of Oak 9 inch by 12 inch on 100lb linen finish
Page of Oak Page of Oak 9 inch by 12 inch on 100lb linen finish

Stretch Goal Prints:

Five of Oak - possible Stretch Goal print!
Five of Oak - possible Stretch Goal print!
10 of Zephyrs - possible stretch goal print!
10 of Zephyrs - possible stretch goal print!
Queen of Brine  - possible stretch goal print!
Queen of Brine - possible stretch goal print!
Few people know about Poe's days in the wild west. By request, Edgar Allan Cowpoke is a possible stretch goal print. :)
Few people know about Poe's days in the wild west. By request, Edgar Allan Cowpoke is a possible stretch goal print. :)

Original Art Rewards:

"Gnosis" Original Watercolor. $200 Reward Level.
"Gnosis" Original Watercolor. $200 Reward Level.
"Dissolution" Original Watercolor. $150 Reward Level.
"Dissolution" Original Watercolor. $150 Reward Level.
"Dissolution" detail
"Dissolution" detail
"Kirin" Original Pen and Ink, art is 9.5 x 7.5 inch, with mat, 14 x 11 inch
"Kirin" Original Pen and Ink, art is 9.5 x 7.5 inch, with mat, 14 x 11 inch
Firefly Monkey - original pencil reward! 6 x 6 inches, with mat, 12 x 12 inches complete
Firefly Monkey - original pencil reward! 6 x 6 inches, with mat, 12 x 12 inches complete
Tell a Tale Board - Original Art Reward
Tell a Tale Board - Original Art Reward
Tell a Tale Board - Detail - Original art reward
Tell a Tale Board - Detail - Original art reward
Queen of Brine 2011 - Original Art reward ~3 x 4 inches
Queen of Brine 2011 - Original Art reward ~3 x 4 inches
Page of Oak 2011 - Original Art Reward ~3 x 4 inches
Page of Oak 2011 - Original Art Reward ~3 x 4 inches

Thank you so much for viewing my campaign and I hope you'll support my project and my artwork.

Best wishes,

Monica

Hammond and I at Staple! Indie Media Expo
Hammond and I at Staple! Indie Media Expo

Risks and challenges

I've successfully run and delivered physical rewards on time for three complex Kickstarter projects: The Stolen Child Tarot, The Magician's Cat children's ebook, and The Magician's Cat print edition, as well as smaller projects to develop my illustrated jewelry and complete small series print runs.

For this project, the paintings are complete, and only require some time to do prepress preparations. My budget on printing and rewards delivery is based on my experience with my previous projects and printing quotes I researched in testing my proofs. Should any unforeseen delays happen (color correction, rescans on artwork...) I promise to keep backers up to date.

The Kickstarter community has allowed me to do some amazing things as an independent artist and I feel it's vital to my reputation to create responsibly researched and budgeted projects where I can deliver on my promises in a timely manner. I take my commitment to you very seriously.

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    Thank you STICKER PACK! You get a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    A PRINT! You get your choice of one print of Babes in the Woods or the Page of Oak (or any stretch goal prints unlocked!) plus a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    TWO PRINTS! You get your choice of TWO prints of Babes in the Woods or the Page of Oak (or any stretch goal prints unlocked!) plus a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    THREE PRINTS! You get your choice of THREE prints of Babes in the Woods or the Page of Oak (or any stretch goal prints unlocked!) plus a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    Tell A Tale Board Original Art! In addition to the print of your choice, you get the original large ink drawing of my display board design, full of blossoms, twining branches and a little swamp warbler. This one is big and measures about 14 by 17 inches, signed, un-matted, on acid-free bristol broad and may include a few non photo blue or other small production marks. Reward also includes your choice of one print, a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    Page of Oak 2011 Original Art Reward. When I started The Stolen Child Tarot, I painted some of the minors before my concepts for the deck fully jelled. This faun was my first Page of Oak - one I've elected to redo to fit better with the final deck. So the original acrylic ink and watercolor could be yours! Aproximately 3 by 4 inches, signed, un-matted, on acid-free bristol broad. Reward also includes your choice of one print, a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    FIREFLY MONKEY original pencil artwork. You'll receive my original concept drawing for my firefly monkey! This concept work was used to create my laser cut wood brooch (called the 'Monkey Cookie' by a friend, haha) Artwork measures 6 by 6 inches and is matted in white with a complete size of 12 by 12 inches. Reward also includes your choice of one print, a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    Queen of Brine 2011 Original Art Reward. When I started The Stolen Child Tarot, I painted some of the minors before my concepts for the deck fully jelled. This mermaid was my first Queen of Brine - one I've elected to redo to fit better with the final deck. So the original acrylic ink and watercolor could be yours! Aproximately 3 by 4 inches, signed, un-matted, on acid-free bristol broad. Reward also includes your choice of one print, a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    KIRIN original Pen and Ink artwork. You'll receive my original Kirin monster pen and ink drawing! There are no prints of this piece. Artwork measures 9.5 by 7.5 inches and is matted in white with a complete size of 14 by 11 inches. Reward also includes your choice of one print, a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    DISSOLUTION original art. You'll receive my original watercolor painting, "Dissolution" from my Going Stag series. Artwork measures 8 by 14 inches and is matted in white with a complete size of 14 by 17 inches. Reward also includes your choice of one print, a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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    GNOSIS original art. You'll receive my original watercolor painting, "Gnosis" from my Going Stag series. Artwork measures 8 by 14 inches and is matted in white with a complete size of 14 by 17 inches. Reward also includes your choice of one print, a personal thank you postcard from the artist (and Hammond the pink giraffe) plus two promotional stickers for The Stolen Child Tarot. Thank you for supporting my art!

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