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EDIT 8-27-2014:  If you missed out on this project, stay tuned for the next Kickstarter in this series, Lady of February, which will be your next chance to procure the Kickstarter-only limited edition metallic accented Giclee prints of Lady of January!  Signed Open Edition prints can still be purchased at my shop.

Stay tuned for announcements about the next Lady in this series and other project updates at nouveauladies.angelicshades.com

Thanks for all who showed their support!  I learned so much and am moved by your encouragement.  We'll have better luck next time, I'm sure!

Welcome to my Kickstarter!  My name is Angela R. Sasser and I am a freelance artist with a passion for Art Nouveau, especially the beautiful work of Alphonse Mucha.

I adore Art Nouveau and believe the world would be a more beautiful place with more of it in our lives! 

I've begun my own series of paintings directly inspired by Mucha's "Precious Stones" series which explores the unique flowers and birthstones for each month of the year, starting with "Lady of January", who represents the birthstone of Garnet and the birthflowers of Carnations and Snowdrops.

"Lady of January", 10x20 Inches, Watercolor, Ink, and Silver Liquid Leaf.
"Lady of January", 10x20 Inches, Watercolor, Ink, and Silver Liquid Leaf.

With Kickstarter's help, I hope to fund a run of open edition and Kickstarter-only prints of my paintings for fans of Art Nouveau everywhere, starting with this first Lady in the series!  I want to reach as many people as possible that I could not otherwise reach on my own.  

As a special perk for Kickstarter backers, I will also be offering 12x24 inch Giclee fine art prints of this piece accented with silver leaf by hand that will be available ONLY via Kickstarter!

Any extra funds made past my goal will be re-invested into purchasing better art supplies, paying models to help me represent a diverse range of Ladies, and making future entries in this ongoing series be the best they can be!  

As of now, I have only completed "Lady of January" and "Lady of December".  I plan to create the rest of the Ladies over the course of the next year or so.

Just one of the many sketches done for "Lady of January".
Just one of the many sketches done for "Lady of January".

If this first month in the series proves popular, I hope to continue successive Kickstarter campaigns for each individual Lady of the Month, allowing this series to reach an expansive audience while also giving everyone the chance to collect special Kickstarter-only perks on my journey through painting each Lady!

ADDED 8-25-2014: Watch this video tour of the rewards, including the new ones not included on the Rewards chart!

 More ink drawings!  Added 8-11-2014


Risks and challenges

This is my very first Kickstarter and I am bound to have underestimated how much time this is going to take me. Unforeseen delays may happen!

The good news is that the "Lady of January" original painting is already finished, meaning that there's a high possibility this painting will be ready for production as prints and products in a timely manner, possibly even earlier than expected!

I will be using 3rd party printers that I already have a prior relationship with to create the prints. I know their prints are of fantastic quality and if any problems arise, they will be quick and willing to work with me.

I already have prior experience fulfilling digital items via my Patreon page (www.patreon.com/angelasasser), where digital items are part of my rewards system.

I also have prior experience writing about my creative process after writing and illustrating the mass market art how-to book, "Angelic Visions: Create Fantasy Art Angels in Watercolors, Ink, and Color Pencil" as well as other detailed sketch diaries on my blog (http://blog.angelicshades.com), meaning that you can expect clearly written and detailed entries about my creative process in the sketch diary for the upcoming "Ladies of the Months".

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    Thank you for your generosity! You will have access to backer-only updates, including the in-depth work-in-progress art blog for the Ladies series. ADD ON $10 extra to your pledge to receive a pack of 10 postcards of "Lady of January".

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    DIGITAL REWARDS. You will be granted access to an exclusive work-in-progress art diary for the entire series of Ladies sharing the in-depth creative process of the artist. You will also receive digital wallpapers of "Lady of January" for your desktop computer and phone plus a high resolution digital copy of the piece so you can view all that delicious detail! ADD ON $10 extra to your pledge to receive a pack of 10 postcards of "Lady of January".

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    OPEN EDITION PRINT. You will receive the DIGITAL REWARDS plus a single 8x16 inch autographed archival open edition print of "Lady of January" printed on lustre paper. ADD ON $10 extra to your pledge to receive a pack of 10 postcards of "Lady of January".

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    KICKSTARTER-ONLY PRINT. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus an EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter-ONLY 12x24 inch special edition Giclee print of "Lady of January" accented by hand with silver leaf. These prints will only be available via this Kickstarter campaign or through future Kickstarter campaigns in this series! Comes with a certificate of authenticity. ADD ON $10 extra to your pledge to receive a pack of 10 postcards of "Lady of January".

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    GIFT-GIVER PRINT BUNDLE. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus four 8x16 open edition prints of "Lady of January" to gift to your friends. ADD ON $10 extra to your pledge to receive a pack of 10 postcards of "Lady of January".

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    "MUCHA AURORA" BUNDLE. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus the 8x16 open edition lustre print of "Lady of January" and the original 8.5x11 inch ink drawing on clayboard of "Rapunzel". ADD ON $30 extra to your pledge to upgrade your print to the KS-only 12x24 inch print silver accented print of "Lady of January" instead.

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    "KIMONO WOMAN" BUNDLE. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus the 8x16 open edition lustre print of "Lady of January" and the original 9x12 inch ink drawing "Masked Kimono Woman". ADD ON $30 extra to your pledge to upgrade your print to the KS-only 12x24 inch silver accented print of "Lady of January" instead.

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    "KOI SAMURAI" BUNDLE. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus the 8x16 open edition lustre print of "Lady of January" and the original 9x12 inch ink drawing "Koi Samurai". ADD ON $40 extra to your pledge to upgrade your print to the KS-only 12x24 inch print silver accented print of "Lady of January" instead.

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    "PERSEPHONE" BUNDLE. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus the 8x16 open edition lustre print of "Lady of January" and the original 8.5x11 inch ink copic and drawing of "Persephone and Hades". ADD ON $30 extra to your pledge to upgrade your print to the KS-only 12x24 inch silver accented print of "Lady of January" instead.

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    "RAPUNZEL" BUNDLE. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus the 8x16 open edition lustre print of "Lady of January" and the original 9x12 inch ink drawing on clayboard of "Rapunzel". ADD ON $30 extra to your pledge to upgrade your print to the KS-only 12x24 inch silver accented print of "Lady of January" instead.

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    "KEEPER OF SECRETS" BUNDLE. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus the 8x16 open edition lustre print of "Lady of January". In addition, you will receive the original 11x14 inch ink drawing of "Keeper of Secrets". ADD ON $30 extra to your pledge to upgrade your print to the KS-only 12x24 inch silver accented print of "Lady of January" instead.

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    GIFT-GIVER KICKSTARTER-ONLY PRINT BUNDLE. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus four 12X24 inch silver accented Giclee prints of "Lady of January" to gift to your friends. ADD ON $10 extra to your pledge to receive a pack of 10 postcards of "Lady of January".

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    ORIGINAL FRAMED PAINTING GIFT BUNDLE. You will receive DIGITAL REWARDS plus the ORIGINAL framed and ready to hang painting of "Lady of January" with a matching pack of 10 postcards to share with your friends. You will also receive two of the Kickstarter-only special edition 12x24 inch silver accented Giclee prints to gift to your friends.

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