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A fully Illustrated art book filled with drawings, watercolour paintings of witches, familiars, magic and short stories.
A fully Illustrated art book filled with drawings, watercolour paintings of witches, familiars, magic and short stories.
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CAULDRON - An Art Book By Emily Hare

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Hi there, I am Emily and I am an independent artist and I love to paint all things magical and create stories from the paintings. 

In April last year, I funded my first book, Strangehollow here on Kickstarter and it was an absolutely amazing experience! 

Anything to do with folklore, fairytales and strange legends fascinates me. 

I grew up completely in love with the illustrated books of these tales and then later, movies such as Labyrinth and Legend. Jim Henson's creatures definitely had a big impact on me, as well as Ray Harryhausen. 

The Toad Of Fortune

Latin: Bufonem Fortunae

"Englebert is a familiar. He is a very rare kind of toad that secretes a powerful toxin which, while not deadly, will transport those who consume it to experience visions of many possible futures. This can, and does send some completely insane and therefore it is not advisable for the average person to ingest such substances." - Exerpt from Cauldron.

I wanted to create a book of my own wise witches, their familiars, bizarre ingredients, magical tools, incantations, spells and recipes.

Which brings me to my book, Cauldron!

 *FIRST STRETCH GOAL REACHED! SILVER FOIL STAMPED COVER*

Mock Up Of Cauldron - Not Actual Book
Mock Up Of Cauldron - Not Actual Book

Dimensions will be 245 x 172 mm, with 72 pages (added with the stretch goal), matt laminated and filled with full-colour illustrations, sketches and short stories. I am still in the process of creating this and have been sharing the full process with my patrons on Patreon over the past few months. The book is approximately 75% done and will be completed by the end of September. 

With your help, I will be able to get a print run of this book and with it, a few extra goodies for you too!

Sample Pages: 

Just One signed copy of Cauldron: £20+

Book & One A5 Print: £25+

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron
  • One Signed A5 Print

Book & Set Of Five Postcards: £25+

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron
  • Set of 5 Postcards

The Early Imp Bundle: £30 - *SOLD OUT*

  • Only 100 Available 
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron
  • TWO Signed Prints (One free!)
  • Set of 5 Postcards
  • Guaranteed to ship & despatch FIRST!

Book & One A5 Print & Set of Five Postcards: £30+

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron
  • One Signed A5 Print
  • Set of 5 Postcards

Just Two Books: £40+

  • TWO Signed Copies of Cauldron

The Familiar Bundle: £65+ - Only 30 Available

  • Only 30 Available
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron
  • One A5 Original Drawing
  • One Signed A5 Print
  • Set of 5 Postcards

ORIGINAL ART AVAILABLE FROM THE BOOK!

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Adopt an Imp 'Bumble' (Original Art): £95 *SOLD*

  • Only One available
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of 'Bumble' The Imp - Size: 4.5 x 6.2 INCHES (Tracked Postage)

Adopt an Imp 'Nim' (Original Art): £95 *SOLD*

  • Only One Available
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour painting of 'Nim' The Imp - Size: 4.5 x 6.2 INCHES (Tracked Postage)

Adopt an Imp 'Pip' (Original Art): £95 *SOLD*

  • Only One Available
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour painting of 'Pip' The Imp - Size: 4.5 x 6.2 INCHES (Tracked Postage)

Adopt an Imp 'Sausage' (Original Art): £95 

  • Only One Available
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour painting of 'Sausage' The Imp - Size: 4.5 x 6.2 INCHES (Tracked Postage) 

Adopt an Imp 'Cricket' (Original Art): £95 *SOLD*

  • Only One Available
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour painting of 'Cricket' The Imp - Size: 4.5 x 6.2 INCHES (Tracked Postage)

Adopt an Imp 'William' (Original Art): £95 *SOLD*

  • Only One Available
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour painting of 'William' The Imp - Size: 4.5 x 6.2 INCHES (Tracked Postage)

The Spellbound Bundle: £130+

 
  • LIMITED TO 20 ONLY 
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron
  • TWO Signed A5 Prints From Previous Rewards 
  • One Exclusive Signed A5 Print for this Reward Only 
  • One Original A5 Drawing
  • Cauldron Special A5 Plain Notebook 
  • Set of 5 Post Cards 
  • Magical Key 
  • Feather From a Familiar 
  • Tiny Bottle of Magic 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Merry Mandrake (Original Art): £135 *SOLD*

 
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of a Merry Mandrake - Size: 4.7 x 6.3 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Malignant Mandrake (Original Art): £135

 
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of a Merry Mandrake - Size: 5.6 x 8.3 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Commission: £250+ - Only 6 Available (3 new added!)

  • Only 3 Available
  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron
  • One A5 Print
  • Set of 5 Postcards
  • One ORIGINAL A5 Sized Watercolour Painting by me of either a Witch, Familiar or A Thing in a Jar - You pick one of these subjects in the Survey after the campaign. 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Volatile Ingredients (Original Art): £285+ *SOLD*

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of Volatile Ingredients - Size: 7.1 x 9 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Englebert the Toad of Fortune (Original Art): £355+ *SOLD*

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of Englebert - Size: 8.7 x 10.2 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

The Naked Pig-Dog (Original Art): £375

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of Englebert - Size: 8.7 x 10.2 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Leonard (Original Art): £560+

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of Leonard - Size: 9.1 x 12.5 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

The White Witch (Original Art): £635+

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of The White Witch - Size: 8 x 10.4 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

The Scribe (Original Art) £685 *SOLD*

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of The Scribe - Size: 7.5 x 9.6 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Magic (Original Art) £695

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of Magic - Size: 7.5 x 10.5 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

The Wandering Witch (Original Art) £695

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of The Wandering Witch - Size: 9 x 12.5 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Windle's Pocket (Original Art): £700+

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron
  • One Signed A5 Print
  • Set of 5 Postcards
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of Windle's Pocket - Size: 12.6 x 9 INCHES 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Gertrude & Kismet (Original Art): £820+ 

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • One ORIGINAL Watercolour Painting of Gertrude & Kismet - Size: 12.8 x 11.5 INCHES (this is quite large!) 
  • (Tracked Postage)

Commission - Witch & Familiar £1200+

You will be painted as a witch (or wizard/warlock) with a familiar of your choosing in watercolour. Single person portrait with plain background and one familiar.

  • One Signed Copy of Cauldron 
  • Original Cauldron A4 Watercolour Painting 
  • One Signed A5 Print 
  • Set of 5 Postcards 
  • Tracked Postage 

 Silver Foil For ALL books! REACHED!

12 Extra Pages - REACHED! Thank you so much!

Thank You's

Thank you to my darling Matt who is my rock, my best friend and simply the best person in the world, your support is incredible.

Thank you also to my amazing Patrons who support me on Patreon.com, without you I would not have been able to make Cauldron.

To those who backed Strangehollow last year, you literally changed my life and have been part of making my journey towards being an independent artist possible. Thank you all SO much. You have made my dreams come true!

Risks and challenges

Having completed and fulfilled a successful Kickstarter last year, I don't see any real risks for this project. Whilst I am still in the process of completing the book, it is scheduled to be completed by the end of September at the very latest and I am able to dedicate all of my time to this.

The only delays possible would be illness (I hope not!) or the occasionally unreliable international postage system!

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    Commission

    Subject of the watercolour painting to be chosen by you after the campaign.

    You may choose from Witch, Familiar or a Thing in a Jar

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    Commission - Witch & Familiar

    You will be painted as a witch (or wizard/warlock) with a familiar of your choosing in watercolour. Single person portrait with plain background and only one familiar.

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