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A handheld collection of 52 meditative photographs. Cards foster daily reflection & add beauty, serenity, and inspiration to your day.
A handheld collection of 52 meditative photographs. Cards foster daily reflection & add beauty, serenity, and inspiration to your day.
A handheld collection of 52 meditative photographs. Cards foster daily reflection & add beauty, serenity, and inspiration to your day.
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Ever need more peace and beauty in your life? A moment to pause? A little extra inspiration or strength to make it through the day?

Yeah, me too.

I mean, no complaints, life is pretty darn good. You're starting to nail this adulting thing. Some days. (I went floating in the lake this summer in a giant rubber ducky. That counts as adulting, right?)

And then other days: we’ll just pretend that never happened, OK?

Those are the days you've learned that you want to take better care of yourself. Go for a run, hit the yoga studio, call your mom, hide in the bathroom, meditate, grab a drink with a friend, or delight in ordering pizza for the family to give yourself a break. Or maybe you only dream of these things.

Let's make sure you get those two extra deep breaths you need in your day.

Introducing my art & inspiration collection, Inspiring Stillness.

 

 

A calming collection of 52 meditative photographs

Titles of each image appear on the flip side. Provocative, inspiring, & soothing titles that reflect the impression of each image, and can help guide your day.

Peace. Passion. Courage. Calm. Clarity.

Just a few of the pieces included in this Collection. Take what you need. Seek what you want. Or let the art choose you.

With each calming Collection, you'll get:

  • 52 original, meditative photographs of nature
  • Inspirational titles on the reverse of each piece
  • A few extra deep breaths in your day
  • A convenient tin box to protect the collection
  • Beautiful, minimalist design

Take a moment in your day to pause. Reflect. Breathe.

This calming collection is perfect to support your meditation practice, even when you have to sneak a moment in your car (while parked, please). 

 

Unlike most photographers, I strive for movement when I click the shutter. This blurs the details and creates the dreamy images you see, while intensifying the colors.

Sunsets on the lake while making these photographs are a near-daily ritual for me (and my dog, Teddy Bear). It provides a brief retreat, offering rhythm and sanity to my day.

I hope you can find the same with the Inspiring Stillness Collection.

 

You may be wondering how to use the collection into your life. Here are some ideas:

For you:

  • Focus during your meditation practice
  • Set your intention for the day
  • Keep one in your yoga mat
  • Carry a physical reminder to pause & reflect
  • Tuck a few in your bag to remind you to take a deep breath
  • Discover what the universe has in store for you today
  • Take a 60 second break to contemplate and breathe
  • Stick one on your mirror for instant smiles
  • Create a vision board for your upcoming month

For others:

  • Offer some solace to those in healthcare environments
  • Perform random acts of kindness & beauty
  • Sneak one into your partner’s bag
  • Enclose in surprise snail mail for your best friend
  • Make someone’s day
  • Distract marauding bears (this probably won’t work)

Set your intention, meditate, reflect, soothe.

Dawn W. says:

BTW, absolutely love this idea! It is a great fit for your art. So excited to get my set. Will definitely be a big help in my meditation practice!

This collection is for you if you need more:

  • Art
  • Deep Breaths
  • Serenity
  • Kindness
  • Calm
  • Beauty
  • Inspiration
  • Peace
  • Focus

I want my art to inspire and bring peace to more people. It’s fabulous. You should see it. I would love your support for this Kickstarter. Funding through Kickstarter will allow me to order in larger quantities, which helps keep the cost per collection low enough to get this idea into the world.

UPDATE: If you missed the Kickstarter, you can still get in on the collection

 

Nearly all of my rewards are self-explanatory. They start at $1 (I high-five my dog in your name), and for a mere $5 you get a single card of your own.

All rewards at $34 and up include one or more collection(s), each consisting of 52 images contained in their own convenient tin box!

One level ($125) includes a print of Peace, one of my most popular images.

"Peace"
"Peace"

This image will be printed & signed by yours truly. The image itself will measure 10 inches across (about 25 cm). I use Velvet Fine Art paper which has a textured surface that enhances the painterly feel of my work. 

Please make this small step with me. You’re ready for more inspiration and beauty in your life, right? (If you’re maxed out, please tell me your secret. Like seriously).

 Post-Kickstarter, the full Collection is still available here

Risks and challenges

Timing is the largest risk. I am confident that I will be able to complete and deliver the Collections as described, having ordered multiple prototypes in preparing for the launch. However, large quantity printing is more subject to uncertainty in timing.

I'm going to try my best and put my assistant, Teddy Bear, on overtime to pack out everything and get it to you as soon as possible.

A highly successful Kickstarter involving larger than expected order quantities could be challenging. There may be pizza parties in my garage if anyone wants to help me pack & ship. If Teddy doesn't eat your pizza first.

Those of you overseas know, international shipping is risky from a timing perspective. Please have patience and expect that International shipments may arrive later than US orders.

All international (non-US) customers assume responsibility for any and all customs, import charges, duties, etc.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    High Five!

    Throw a dollar or more my way, then quickly run away! I will give my assistant canine, Teddy Bear, a high five while shouting "<your name> is awesome!" Your dollar is my favorite.

    Includes:
    • Endless Gratitude
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    Random Surprise Card

    One random card from my collection, sent to you or your favorite person via actual snail mail (no real snails involved). No choosing, it's a surprise.

    Free shipping, available in the US only.

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    EARLY BIRD One Compact Collection

    EARLY BIRD One Compact Collection of Art! 52 original meditative photographs for your daily pleasure & inspiration. Includes a shiny Tin Box to keep it safe from marauding bears.

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    One Compact Collection

    Your very own Compact Collection of Art! 52 original meditative photographs for your daily pleasure & inspiration. Includes a handy Tin Box to keep it safe from your cat.

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    EARLY BIRD!! TWO Compact Collections

    EARLY BIRD Two Compact Collections of Art! Each contains 52 original meditative photographs for your daily pleasure & inspiration. Includes two extra shiny Tin Boxes to keep them safe from renegade squirrels.

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    TWO Compact Collections

    Two Compact Collections of Art! Each contains 52 original meditative photographs for your daily pleasure & inspiration. Includes two convenient Tin Boxes to keep them safe.

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    FOUR Compact Collections

    FOUR Compact Collections of Art! Perfect for Gifting! Excellent if you plan on lots of random acts of kindness & beauty with your cards. Each includes its own durable tin box to protect your cards from rogue pandas.

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    Peace Print + TWO Compact Collections

    Original, signed Print of "Peace". PLUS TWO Compact Collections.

    You can see Peace in the main body of my kickstarter, in the Rewards section at the end.

    Peace is printed 7x10 inches (About 25 cm across) signed by me in the margin.

    Plus Two Compact Collections of Art! Each contains 52 original meditative photographs for your daily pleasure & inspiration. Includes two super shiny Tin Boxes to keep them safe from scavenging raccoons.

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    20 Compact Collections

    TWENTY Compact Collections of Art! Each includes its own protective tin box.

    Perfect for gift giving, yoga studios, retreat swag bags, boutiques, frequent random acts of kindness, large families, and those of you who lose things a lot.

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    Go BIG or Go Home

    A full gallery of art! Designed for people with lots of wallspace or really big hands, you'll get the entire collection from the cards in ready-to-frame prints. 7x10 inch images matted to fit a 12x16 frame. All signed by me. Who wants puny cards when you can have ALL of the art from this collection in a bigger-is-better format. 52 prints, one for each image included in the deck.

    You'll also get one compact collection so you can brag to your friends on the go.

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