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Help me re-frame my art and Make 100 Beautiful Mistakes.
Help me re-frame my art and Make 100 Beautiful Mistakes.
501 backers pledged $23,740 to help bring this project to life.

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 Can I share something? 

"Queen Bee" original Indigo Watercolor
"Queen Bee" original Indigo Watercolor

I mess up a lot.

"UGHHHH."
"UGHHHH."

I mean, I mess up a LOT.

Like, every. single. day.

Another day, another splotch...
Another day, another splotch...

And along with all my mistakes,

I have a tendency to be hyper-critical of my work:

"Is the left ear 67% pointier than the right ear??"
"Is the left ear 67% pointier than the right ear??"

But lately, I've been trying to look at "messing up" in a whole new way.

I mean, you can't change what's already happened.

"DANG IT!"
"DANG IT!"

So why not work with it??

Beautiful Mistakes 33 and 34
Beautiful Mistakes 33 and 34

For the last 365 days, I've set my "failures" aside.  

When I can handle being less critical of my mistakes, I search for one small part that I find beautiful:

A mistake is just how you frame it.
A mistake is just how you frame it.

Through this practice, I've begun to see more beauty in the imperfections, and more joy in the mess.

Searching for new Beautiful Mistakes
Searching for new Beautiful Mistakes

I've found the courage to leave things unfinished, and to accept them as they are.

Mistake 21: Fox, unfinished.
Mistake 21: Fox, unfinished.

Because, isn't everything in Life kind of perfectly imperfect??

Beautiful Mistakes 45 and 88: Imperfect Fox and Imperfect Bullfrog
Beautiful Mistakes 45 and 88: Imperfect Fox and Imperfect Bullfrog

I figured that if I shared my mistakes with you,  we'd both be less afraid to fail.

For instance, this owl was supposed to be a monkey!  

He just somehow grew a beak.

So now, down to the brass tacks.

 There's something I really want to do, and that's make more mistakes

"If I say I know what I'm doing, I'm lying."
"If I say I know what I'm doing, I'm lying."

I want to re-frame all of 2018's Mistakes, and I need your help.

Mistake 41: Lumpy Snake
Mistake 41: Lumpy Snake

This is where You come in:

By backing this project, you are helping me re-frame as many mistakes as possible. 

"Gosh Dang it to all HECK!"
"Gosh Dang it to all HECK!"

Because what I need to do is keep going,

Indigo Horned Owl print and Original Beautiful Mistake #45
Indigo Horned Owl print and Original Beautiful Mistake #45

until I get it just right.

"It's all fluff-weight.  100% Fluff. No Mistake to see here."
"It's all fluff-weight. 100% Fluff. No Mistake to see here."

I figure that with 100 Beautiful Mistakes, I can officially re-frame 2018 as a Beautiful Year:

Indigo Prints and Original Mistakes
Indigo Prints and Original Mistakes

Because, well,

that's Life.  

If Ladybugs could shrug, this would be it.
If Ladybugs could shrug, this would be it.

I'm not exactly sure what all of the mistakes will look like, but I know one thing for sure:

They're gonna be imperfect.  Perfectly imperfect.

Just like you and me. 

 Mistake 13: Queen Bee
Mistake 13: Queen Bee

 And together, we can keep looking up.

So, thank you much in advance for helping me keep messing up!

A signed Mini-Mistake
A signed Mini-Mistake
Signed Limited Edition "Queen Bee" and "Great Horned Owl".
Signed Limited Edition "Queen Bee" and "Great Horned Owl".

Specifics:

This Kickstarter is for a single-run, Limited Edition of "Queen Bee", "Great Horned Owl", and "Red Fox".

Each giclée print is in full-color, of the highest quality, made on deluxe cotton rag paper, and printed at a renowned printing house in Brooklyn. The final piece is cut to size by hand, and measures 8 by 10 inches. Each print is individually signed and dated with a #2 pencil by the artist.

All artwork will be sealed in plastic for safety and mailed in a flat-pack.

As a huge Thank You for Your Awesomeness, every Indigo Print and Beautiful Mistake backer will receive a FREE bonus print! They are all signed as well, and come wrapped as a nifty gift. (But you can keep it for yourself…)

And if you'd like to be EXTRA special, you can have and original Beautiful Mistake for yourself:

Original Mistakes measure approx. 2"x7".  Each one is unique and stamped with my seal.
Original Mistakes measure approx. 2"x7". Each one is unique and stamped with my seal.

I will personally select a bona-fide, original Watercolor Mistake and send it your way!  I can't promise exactly what your mistake will be, because, well, that's the nature of the beast.  

Each original Beautiful Mistake is carefully cropped and stamped with my seal.
Each original Beautiful Mistake is carefully cropped and stamped with my seal.

But won't the surprise be exciting??

I can't wait to see what you think.

Update: Red Fox is Unlocked!

Red Fox is now available for the $25 and Up reward tiers. Yay!
Red Fox is now available for the $25 and Up reward tiers. Yay!

So hold on to your socks.

Wishing you peace in all your ways, 

P.S. If you know anyone beating themselves up for a mistake, send them my way!

About the Video: A huge thanks to the very talented Lindsey Tyler! You can find more about her work at lindseyltyler.com.

About the Music: "Waterfalls Live at Funkhaus" was performed by the extraordinary Aron Ottignon.  You can find him at https://www.facebook.com/AronOttignon/

About the Artist: Follow Alex Hubbell along on Instagram: @alexhubbell_

Risks and challenges

I have worked with my printer for five previous editions, and so I am confident that the product will be of the highest quality. I have plenty of experience packaging and shipping art from running my online shop, and I hope to ship these lovely packages to you by April, without a hitch!

Most packages will ship First-Class, and come with a notification email and tracking for those overseas. If for some reason there is an issue with your reward, I will work with you until the problem is solved! There can be some funny business with our postal service, but I have buffered in enough time to make sure YOU get your GIFT. Which is the most important thing. :)

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    Signed Mini Mistake

    Are you afraid of messing up?? That's cool, I already did it for you. This colorful mess measures 4 by 4 inches and is signed with a #2 pencil. Printed in the USA with soy inks.

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    Indigo Watercolor Limited Edition

    Queen Bee and Horned Owl are printed in the USA with high-quality inks on watercolor paper. Cut by hand, and signed by the artist (that's me) with a #2 Pencil, these Indigo Watercolors will be a joy to hang in your home. Comes with a bonus signed Mini Print!

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    Indigo Watercolor AND Original Mistake

    Not only will you receive your own signed Indigo Watercolor, but also, and ORIGINAL Beautiful Mistake! Each Mistake will be hand-selected at random, wrapped as a surprise gift, and sent your way! I can't wait to see what you think.

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    Limited Edition AND Original Mistake

    Not only will you receive your own signed Indigo Watercolor, but also, an ORIGINAL Beautiful Mistake! Each Mistake will be hand-selected at random, wrapped as a surprise gift, and sent your way! I can't wait to see what you think.

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    2 Signed Prints, 2 Original Mistakes

    Four original artworks to brighten your spirits. Your choice of 2 signed Indigo Watercolor Prints, plus 2 original Beautiful Mistakes, selected at random. Finish your gallery wall with these FOUR colorful additions, and get a bonus signed Mini Mistake!

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    Fox Patron

    "Fox, Unfinished" original painting. This Foxy Dude will be a wonderful companion to whomever brings him home! This original painting measures 11 by 17 inches, and is float-mounted inside a whitewashed wooden frame.

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