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$486
pledged of $1,500pledged of $1,500 goal
19
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 28 2014 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

New Kickstarter Launched! Goddesses of Summer Enamel Pins

Posted by Angela Rachelle Sasser (Creator)

For all the fans that once backed this ambitious project of mine, I'm happy to report my little dream of creating an Art Nouveau series is still going strong!  I have since finished the entire series of paintings, plus more bonus art for an upcoming art book collection (more on that later).  

Click the image to view the completed series of Birthstone Goddesses (formerly known as the Ladies of the Months).
Click the image to view the completed series of Birthstone Goddesses (formerly known as the Ladies of the Months).

Today I'm here to tell you about the exciting new item I'm adding to this series.  I'm creating wearable art in the form of cloisonne hard enamel pins!  I'll be funding the entire set of birthstone-themed pins in 4 total Kickstarters, the first of which launched this weekend!

Check out the Goddesses of Summer, the Ladies of June, July and August!

Click the image to be taken to the NEW Kickstarter's project page!
Click the image to be taken to the NEW Kickstarter's project page!

You can get just the pin by itself, the entire set of pins, or pins + prints!  I'll also be adding original ink drawings as the campaign progresses, so stay tuned to the Goddesses of Summer's project page for more announcements!

You also don't want to miss out on the Early Bird special where you can get ALL THREE pins for only $30 ($10 less than the standard price). This deal will expire on 6/28, so hop on it while you can!

>Pledge today for your pin!<

I'm stoked to add this new set of items to my ever-growing Birthstone Goddesses collection.  I hope you'll love it as much as I do and help me share this new project so we can help make these pins a reality!

Thanks for your support!

- Angela S.

Ladies of the Months Coloring Book NOW LIVE on Kickstarter!

Posted by Angela Rachelle Sasser (Creator)

The fateful launch day has arrived!  The Ladies of the Months coloring book has launched!  Years of meticulous work have culminated in this first big step and I'm so excited to see the Ladies enter this next big phase of publication!

I've made a special Early Bird tier that comes with the book AND a hard enamel pin of Lady of Eternity, the logo of the Ladies of the Months, for just $25 for the keenest among you!  But act fast because this tier is limited!

If anyone wants to go that extra mile to help spread the word, I've also created a Press Kit with graphics and shareable links at this public post on Patreon.

I'm so excited to see this project come to fruition!  Thanks so much for backing my creative endeavors.  To be sure, there will be more to come for this little dream project of mine!

Much love,
Ang

Ladies of the Months Coloring Book - Launching SOON!

Posted by Angela Rachelle Sasser (Creator)

I'm so excited to let my backers here know that your eternal patience has paid off!  For those who might've missed the news online or on my Patreon, the Ladies of the Months project nears completion!  With all but one of the paintings complete, it's time for them to return to Kickstarter!

I have plans for multiple campaigns involving the Ladies, the first of which will be a coloring book collecting all of the line art from each Lady and her matching mandala window, plus additional art, should we meet stretch goals!

If you'd like to join in on the hype for the coloring book, check out the following links:

  • The Landing Page - Sign up at this page to learn more details about the upcoming coloring book and to be emailed when the campaign launches + get a free coloring page of Lady of December while we wait!
  • The Facebook Launch Event - I'll be giving away prints at this Event, sharing art peeks, and more 2 weeks before the Kickstarter launches leading up to launch day!

The coloring book is only the beginning of my plans!  In the future, I hope to bring out an art book collecting all of the paintings and masks and to also kickstart a wall calendar as well.  

But first thing's first, let's make a coloring book!  As a one-woman project, I'll need your help, so please spread the word to your colorist friends, if you can!

Thanks for showing your support here and hope to see you all in the next exciting phase of this passion project!

- Angela S.

The Ladies of the Months Return!

Posted by Angela Rachelle Sasser (Creator)

Long time no see, Kickstarter friends!  I'm happy to announce that after many IRL challenges, I'm finally ready to return with renewed passion to complete this series of Art Nouveau paintings!

However, instead of pursuing this endeavor further on Kickstarter, I've found a better home for this series on Patreon instead!  Patreon is a more intimate platform for an ongoing series that still allows you to Pledge for the items you want, but also allows me to keep going even when less popular birthday months are up in the queue.

In addition to paintings, I'll also be doing a matching set of masks to go along with each Lady utilizing the same themes!  Check out this example of January's Mask:

Lady of January with her matching mask. Photographed by Winter Kelly of www.winterwolfstudios.com
Lady of January with her matching mask. Photographed by Winter Kelly of www.winterwolfstudios.com

Introducing NEW Rewards on Patreon

Here's a taste of some of the new Rewards you'll be able to get via Patreon!

  • A sneak peek of each upcoming Lady.
  • A process video for each painting and mask (Patreon and Gumroad exclusive!).
  • Wallpapers for your desktop and phone.
  • Ability to pre-order each Lady's print and/or mask, which will ship as soon as she arrives and your Pledge goes through!
  • Plus a lot of other goodies!

Finally, you can watch an introduction to this new format here:

I know Patreon is a brand new format for some, so if you have any questions about how it works, feel free to ask me in comments or via email.

I'm super excited to take up this journey with this series again. I hope you'll join me along the way!

Angela S.

Until Next Time!

Posted by Angela Rachelle Sasser (Creator)
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The deadline is up and I just wanted to give a very warm thank you to everyone who showed their support by sharing and backing!  I'm in awe of the amazing generosity and messages of support I got for my project.  It means a lot, even if we did not reach the funding goal!

Never fear, for I have not lost heartI  Thanks to Lady of January, I now have a better idea of what I'd like to do with the next Kickstarter project for Lady of February!  I've learned a lot running this first endeavor and I'm excited to apply new ideas to the next Lady in this Kickstarter series.

This also means that you will still have a chance to collect the Kickstarter-only limited edition metallic accented Giclee prints of Lady of January during Lady of February's project!  Each successive Lady will offer you the chance to pick up the previous Lady's prints until the limited run of 100 for each Lady runs out.  For those of you who were interested in the smaller open edition luster prints and postcards, you can still buy them directly from me at my shop.  The ink drawings from the Rewards are now available at the shop as well.

With luck, I plan to get started on the Lady of February in time for her Kickstarter project within the next few months!  I'll do the best I can with the resources I have and hope that the next time, I can reach my goal and really maximize the potential of the next Lady with your support.  

Don't forget that because you backed this project here on Kickstarter, you now have access to the exclusive Sketch Diaries for the rest of the series!  You'll be able to help me during the creative process by giving your input during each milestone.  I'll be sending the private diary links to you via Backers-only Kickstarter updates.

Finally, you can keep up with this series at http://nouveauladies.angelicshades.com for all the details on the next launch date and the latest developments in this series.  You can also sign up at the site to receive e-mail updates, if you prefer.

Again, thanks for all your support!  It's been a wild ride and I can't wait to see what happens next!

Wishing you all the best!
Angela S. of Angelic Shades Studio