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Portraits In Kaleidoscope will be a coffee table book featuring portraits done as a fine art kaleidoscope design. Read more

Chico, CA Digital Art
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Portraits In Kaleidoscope will be a coffee table book featuring portraits done as a fine art kaleidoscope design.

Chico, CA Digital Art
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Everyone has a camera.

At least it seems that way. We now live in an age when everyone is taking pictures of everyone else all the time. And that's a good thing. I have young grandchildren and I'm always taking photos of them because they are so very cute!

In days gone by getting your "portrait" taken at a photo studio was a very big deal because cameras at home just couldn't produce as good a quality. The digital age and computer age has changed all that. It's just not that difficult to take a pretty good photo portrait anymore.  Even someone like me.

See what I mean?

So, what if you want to do something different?

Something stupendous?

What about a mind-bending portrait done as a kaleidoscope design? Here's one example that I call "I Wish I Was An Ocean Goddess"

Here's another using a different photo of myself that resulted in "I Talk With My Hands"

Or this: "Me As Snowflake"

Here's an example I did for this story...showing the three steps:

First, the photo I began with - a picture my husband took of me while we were on vacation one year. As usual I had my camera.

Then I cropped and placed the photo into my 8"x8" template:

Finally, I created this kaleidoscope portrait...I like it!

Portraits In Kaleidoscope

This project will result in a coffee table book filled with unique, amazing and intriguing kaleidoscope design portraits.  And the most unique feature of this project is that the portraits in the book will include the backers of the project...you! (Everyone at the $25 level and above can be included in the book! - that is if you want to be.)

The project to-dos are pretty straightforward: backers wishing to have a kaleidoscope portrait will submit a digital file (photo of him or herself) to me, the artist.  I will take the photo and produce 3 kaleidoscope images and between us, we will choose the best for inclusion in the book.  Some pages in the book will include the kaleidoscope portrait only and some will have both the kaleidoscope portrait and the original photo as a thumbnail.

note: *all kaleidoscope images produced are the property of the artist and copyrighted...however, each participant will receive a digital file of their own kaleidoscope portrait as a "thank you." **family-friendly photos only...this will be a book of kaleidoscope images that everyone from grandma to toddlers can look at.

This is an "all or nothing" project. If the goal is raised by the deadline then each backer at the $25 level and above will receive an email inviting them to participate and describing what kind of digital file to send the artist (that's me!). Funds raised for this project will cover the cost of the work involved.  It is my intention to use Blurb.com for the book and have it available for sale worldwide on their site - I've used Blurb before and their quality is awesome. 

Sound like fun to you?

Want a Portrait In Kaleidoscope?

Then, let's get going!  And many, many thanks for your interest and support!

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    Pledge $1 or more
    About $1.00 USD

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    Everyone who contributes at any level is listed as a supporter in the completed book.

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    Pledge $5 or more
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    A huge "thank you" and that warm fuzzy feeling you get knowing you’ve contributed to something unique! Now go and tell everyone you know on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

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    At this level and more, YOUR portrait included in the book! Please pass on the word as WOM (word of mouth) is so important and appreciated!

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    In addition to rewards #1-3, “Your Portrait” set of 4 note cards.

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    About $100 USD

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    In addition to rewards #1-4, your kaleidoscope portrait, 8”x8” matted photo reproduction.

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

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    In addition to rewards #1-4, your kaleidoscope portrait, 12”x12” matted high-quality hand-signed print and a guaranteed full-page portrait in the book.

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Funding period

- (30 days)