Can I share something?
I mess up a lot.
I mean, I mess up a LOT.
Like, every. single. day.
And along with all my mistakes,
I have a tendency to be hyper-critical of my work:
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.
So why not work with it??
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:
Through this practice, I've begun to see more beauty in the imperfections, and more joy in the mess.
I've found the courage to leave things unfinished, and to accept them as they are.
Because, isn't everything in Life kind of perfectly imperfect??
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.
I want to re-frame all of 2018's Mistakes, and I need your help.
This is where You come in:
By backing this project, you are helping me re-frame as many mistakes as possible.
Because what I need to do is keep going,
until I get it just right.
I figure that with 100 Beautiful Mistakes, I can officially re-frame 2018 as a Beautiful Year:
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.
And together, we can keep looking up.
So, thank you much in advance for helping me keep messing up!
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:
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.
But won't the surprise be exciting??
I can't wait to see what you think.
Update: Red Fox is Unlocked!
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. :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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