Happy Thanksgiving! Almost all the materials are here…!
It’s Thanksgiving in the US, and I have a lot to be grateful for. Especially you guys! You are awesome. This project is going (surprisingly) swimmingly, though there have been a couple of snags I’ll describe below.
Mini-prints are printing!
So I’m currently stuck at a CVS printing out the mini-prints for some of the reward tiers, haha.
I initially had ordered them online, but it was taking forever for them to deliver, so I went to the store and checked in. Turns out my order was cancelled due to some file upload error, so the nice guys at the store let me sit and print 1060 prints. lol.
They’re good quality! I highly recommend it to any artists out there who want to make small prints, but don’t want to buy loads of printer ink. Other print-at-a-store options are out there as well — I believe Walmart and Target had photo prints, if you're in the US.
The books are arriving tomorrow?!
According to a little text from DHL, yes! I think we will hit the Nov 30 deadline to receive the books!! :’D And then I’ll spend some time packing so we definitely hit the Dec 15 expected release date. Whoooooo \(^o^)/
Initially, time was a bit tighter. My manufacturer contact told me that we might not receive the books by the Dec 15 release date if we ship all 1000 books by sea. So she proposed I ship a few by air, and the rest by sea. I decided to pay up the extra ~$200 for shipping 200 books by air, so that we have enough to cover all of you backers and a little more for subsequent orders. I thought it was worth getting the books to you in time for the holidays. :)
I also spent a week buying material to ship the books in. My living room looks like a warehouse right now. :P
Website is up!
Find us at http://www.artastic.us/ ! If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, you can buy the book here.
I'm also working on a little artist search area for the website that has their links and information so that you can find them easily once you have the book. If you have anything you want to see on the website, please do tell! :'D
Eye candy on social media!
I’ve also been posting artist features on our social media accounts, so follow us for pretty art! Maybe you'll find some new favorite artists. They are mostly works that aren't in the book, just to keep it interesting. :)
That's all for now. Thanks for your support, and Happy Thanksgiving!