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A coloring book inspired by the birthstones and flowers for each month of the year fashioned in the elegant style of Art Nouveau.
A coloring book inspired by the birthstones and flowers for each month of the year fashioned in the elegant style of Art Nouveau.
A coloring book inspired by the birthstones and flowers for each month of the year fashioned in the elegant style of Art Nouveau.
278 backers pledged $9,448 to help bring this project to life.

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Ladies of the Months Coloring Book by Angela R. Sasser

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Hi I'm Angela and welcome to my Kickstarter project!  For those who don't know me, I'm the artist and author of Angelic Visions, a book that teaches the reader how to create and paint fantasy art angels in mixed media.  My art explores mystical themes in a whimsical watercolor style, with strong influences from the elegance of the Art Nouveau movement.

I've spent the last three years creating a series of birthstone paintings in watercolor and ink called the Ladies of the Months.  Now, I'm ready to bring these designs to the world in a series of Kickstarter campaigns, starting with this coloring book collection of line art from the project!

View the entire Ladies of the Months series.
View the entire Ladies of the Months series.

You can keep up with the Ladies of the Months project and the future plans I have for it at:
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Each Lady embodies the birthstones, birth flowers, and folkloric traditions of the months of the year.  I've offered my line art from this series as digital pages to color in the past, but now I want to offer a physical book collection so that colorists can enjoy a book they can have in their hands, instead!  

Working on this project has been a dream come true combining my passion for folklore, fashion, and Art Nouveau into a single body of work.  I'm excited to begin my journey of self-publishing the Ladies with the help of the fans who have watched its creation over the years and others who might discover it along the way!

 

With your help, I'll be producing a coloring book collection of the line art from the Ladies of the Months series, plus additional pages added to the base book and PDF if we meet my stretch goals!

* Cover subject to change.
* Cover subject to change.
 

To start off with, the basic coloring book will include the following:

  • 9x12 inch perfect bound paperback.
  • 25 sheets of line art to color (with more to be added, should we meet stretch goals!)
  • 70lb high quality paper for color pencil, marker, and light washes of watercolor or ink.
  • Perforated pages for easy tearing.
  • Gold foil accents on the cover for a touch of shine!
The 25 coloring sheets in the base coloring book.
The 25 coloring sheets in the base coloring book.
 
 

 Should we surpass my funding goal and reach certain milestones, we'll unlock additional pages for the book!

STRETCH GOAL #1 - $8,500 (REACHED!!!)

If we reach this milestone, I'll add 12 more pages of line art to the coloring book featuring line art based on the header drawings featured in the collector tiers!

Lady of January's header image.
Lady of January's header image.

STRETCH GOAL #2 - $8,900 (REACHED!!!)

If we reach this milestone, I'll add 12 more pages of line art to the coloring book featuring line art based on the fashion sketches for each Lady!

Lady of September's fashion sketches.
Lady of September's fashion sketches.

STRETCH GOAL #3 - $9,400 (NOT YET REACHED)

If we reach this milestone, I'll add 12 more pages of line art to the coloring book featuring cute Chibi versions of each Lady!

 
 
A closer look at the Lady of Eternity enamel pin.
A closer look at the Lady of Eternity enamel pin.
 

This enamel pin was designed for my Patreon Patrons to show their loyalty for supporting me while I was working on the Ladies of the Months project. The Lady of Eternity is the logo and mascot for the Ladies and embodies their floral themes, the 12 stones of her crown representing the Ladies.  

Now, I'm opening up this Patreon-exclusive pin for my Kickstarter backers!  This pin will not be available as an Add-On item after the campaign in order to preserve this exclusivity. If you'd like a pin, be sure to snag an Early BirdLimited Edition,  or Original Art tier! 

Alternatively, anyone who pledges to my Patreon is eligible to purchase a Lady of Eternity enamel pin from my Patreon-exclusive Secret Shop.

 
 

The Limited Edition book comes signed and numbered with an ink drawing on the title page. The ink drawing will be drawn according to a two-keyword prompt you provide. This tier is limited to 100!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The following items will be offered as add-ons via the Backerkit service, should the campaign successfully fund!  Backerkit is a webstore service that allows Kickstarter users to easily collect their Rewards, plus the ability to purchase Add-On items in addition to your Kickstarter Rewards.

Please note that if you add additional items via Backerkit that your shipping charge may increase depending on how many additional items you add.  However, you will NOT be charged extra for the shipping you pay on Rewards already pledged for within the Kickstarter!

Example: You've pledged $18+$8 for the book + shipping for a total pledge of $26.  You will not owe any more for shipping if you do not add any add-on items!  However, if you add a bookmark, extra book, or print, you will owe the amount needed to ship those additional items.

Also note that international Backers outside of the US are responsible for any customs fees that may be incurred!

 

Questions or comments?  Feel free to hit the letter icon at the top of the project page or email me at angela(at)angelasasser.com!  I will be keeping the FAQ area updated as questions arise.

Now, let's make this dream a reality!

Risks and challenges

While I have had my work published via the mass market with Angelic Visions, this will be the first time I have self-published a book, so I have given myself a full 6 months to fulfill it. More than likely, the book will be shipped out ahead of November, but I wanted to make sure I gave myself plenty of time to make this project correctly and deal with any unforeseen circumstances that might come up!

100% of the art for the basic coloring book has already been created and my printer has been chosen, meaning once I have funding, I can very quickly move to laying out the book and sending it to the printer! My chosen printer is also a local US printer in my neighborhood, meaning I can deal with them directly and the process should be much faster!

The coloring book is also a very basic layout that doesn't require much type-setting, which means the book layout should not take a long time to compose either.

Should various Stretch Goals be met, all of the preliminary art for the extra pages added by these goals, save for the Chibi Ladies and 8 of the header images, have already been created. Finalizing the extra pages for inclusion should not take more than 1-2 months.

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    Art Supporter

    The tier for those who don't want a book, but just want to show their support! You'll get a digital wallpaper for your desktop, phone, and tablet of the cover image, Lady of November.

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    Digital Book

    You'll be provided a printable PDF of the book to print and color again and again. This discounted rate for the entire collection of printable files will only be available via this Kickstarter campaign!

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    Just the Book!

    You'll receive just the autographed coloring book, plain and simple! PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

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    EARLY BIRD Special!

    You'll get the coloring book signed by the artist and a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin! PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

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    • Printable PDF Book
    • Autographed Coloring Book
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    The Coloring Book Bundle

    You'll get the autographed coloring book and a 6x12 inch print of your choice of Lady!

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

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    • Printable PDF Book
    • Autographed Coloring Book
    • Choice of Lady Print
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    Double the Fun

    One for you and one for a friend! Get two autographed books and two 6x12 inch prints of two Ladies of your choice!

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

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    LIMITED EDITION Bundle

    You'll get a signed and numbered limited edition coloring book with a sketch based on your 2 keyword prompts on the inside, a 6x12 inch print of your choice of Lady, and a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin available only via my crowdfunding projects!

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

    Includes:
    • Digital Wallpaper Image
    • Printable PDF Book
    • LIMITED EDITION Coloring Book + Ink Sketch
    • Choice of Lady Print
    • Lady of Eternity Enamel Pin
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    Triple the Fun

    One for you and two for friends! Get THREE autographed books and THREE 6x12 inch prints of Ladies of your choice!

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    Art Bundle - The Lady in Winter's Shadow

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady in Winter's Shadow".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

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    • Choice of Lady Print
    • Original Art - The Lady in Winter's Shadow
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    Art Bundle - The Lady of Wax Blessings

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of Wax Blessings".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

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    • Printable PDF Book
    • Autographed Coloring Book
    • Choice of Lady Print
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    Art Bundle - The Lady of Resurrection

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of Resurrection".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

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    Art Bundle - The Lady of Arbor Light

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of Arbor Light".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

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    Art Bundle - The Lady of Jubilant Dance

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of Jubilant Dance".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

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    Art Bundle - The Lady of Veiled Roses

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of Veiled Roses".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

    Includes:
    • Digital Wallpaper Image
    • Printable PDF Book
    • Autographed Coloring Book
    • Choice of Lady Print
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    Art Bundle - The Lady of Wishing Stars

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of Wishing Stars".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

    Includes:
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    • Printable PDF Book
    • Autographed Coloring Book
    • Choice of Lady Print
    • Lady of Eternity Enamel Pin
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    Art Bundle - The Lady of the River Path

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of the River Path".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

    Includes:
    • Digital Wallpaper Image
    • Printable PDF Book
    • Autographed Coloring Book
    • Lady of Eternity Enamel Pin
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    Art Bundle - The Lady of the Equinox

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of the Equinox".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

    Includes:
    • Digital Wallpaper Image
    • Printable PDF Book
    • Choice of Lady Print
    • Lady of Eternity Enamel Pin
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    Art bundle - The Lady of Lost Souls

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of Lost Souls".

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    Art Bundle - The Lady of Guiding Light

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of Guiding Light".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

    Includes:
    • Printable PDF Book
    • Autographed Coloring Book
    • Choice of Lady Print
    • Lady of Eternity Enamel Pin
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    Art Bundle - The Lady of Winter Light

    You'll receive an autographed coloring book, a 6x12 inch print of a Lady of your choice, a crowdfunding exclusive Lady of Eternity enamel pin, and an original drawing of "The Lady of Winter Light".

    PLUS all the digital goodies from previous tiers and any additional pages added to the book via Stretch Goals.

    Includes:
    • Autographed Coloring Book
    • Choice of Lady Print
    • Digital Wallpaper Image
    • Lady of Eternity Enamel Pin
    • Printable PDF Book
    • Original Art - The Lady of Winter Light
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Funding period

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