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'BE THE BIRD'! - an incredibly fabulous children's book

A fantastically whimsical, silly children's picture book. 'You already have wings...Be the Bird!'

'BE THE BIRD'! - an incredibly fabulous children's book

A fantastically whimsical, silly children's picture book. 'You already have wings...Be the Bird!'

$11,877
pledged of $9,777pledged of $9,777 goal
204
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 26 2019 5:10 AM UTC +00:00.

About

(update 9/13/2019) WOOHOO!  WE DID IT!

Since we hit our funding goal so quickly (awesome!) we are now able to add additional goodies to every backers reward package.  (holiday cards & stickers)  We will also use any additional funds to get started on the next book - 'BE THE BIRD...book 2'.  

We are profoundly grateful and extremely thankful to all who have supported our project thus far.  We still have several days to go, so spread the word.  

These reward packages and add on goodies will only be available through this fundraising event.

  • * - reduced pre-order pricing
  • * - added products greatly reduced
  • * - free add on goodies (just because you Birds are awesome!)
  • * - nice warm feeling in your heart for supporting such a worthy project.

YOU ALREADY HAVE WINGS...

This fabulously whimsical children's book is a celebration of all that is real, all that is true, a book especially about...YOU!  We created our art series - ‘Be the Bird’ -  as a  reminder that each of you (Birds) are unique.  There is not another Bird quite like  you.  This book is a reflection of that message...specifically created for young people (of all ages).  You are one of a kind.  You are here on purpose...for a purpose.  Whatever your perceived challenges are,  remember...these are the opportunities that define you. That's why you, my friend...are so awesome!

WHICH BIRD AM I ?

That is always the first question young ones ask when they see our art.  It is the conversation that begins the journey of 'Knowing who you are'.  At the same time, you can't help but smile and laugh when you see these silly Birds!  And lets face it...we all need to smile more often these days :)  

After years of sharing this whimsical art with the world, we inevitably always get the next most popular question at every event: 'When will you have a children's book?'  Well, the time has come...


'BE THE BIRD', book #1 is just that.  The first in a series of - 'BE THE BIRD' - books.  We are making available this first book at considerable savings through this fundraising event to offset the very substantial cost of printing.  We are happy to say that we are using a U.S. based Printer - Signature Book Printing - out of Maryland.  Phil & Linda have been in business for over 30 years and have created several of the books here on Kickstarter.  The amount necessary for this campaign will go primarily to this expense.  

It would be our greatest joy if you would join us in supporting this incredibly exciting and exceptionally worthy campaign.  Many Thanks  ahead of time for sharing and contributing to this effort.

Remember, you already have wings...'BE THE BIRD'! 

BOOK SPECS:

  • 10x10 hardcover
  • 40 full color gorgeous pages          
  • target age 2 and up (timeless message for all, especially young at heart) 
a few of our favorite Peeps!

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ABOUT RICK & TINA

S I L E N T E C H O E S S T U D I O

TINA LOUISE - Author and photographer from Cloutierville, Louisiana.  For the past 30 years, Tina has made a career from her passion as a freelance writer, newspaper editor, award winning author and photographer.  Her many accolades include: Lagniappe Magazine, Acadiana Profile, Sunshine Artist Magazine as well as her many contributions to the Associated Press.  She is also the creator and instigator of the original ‘Southern Dusty Angels’.    

RICHARD LORENZ - German born, Louisiana artist and creator of the popular series - ’Be the Bird’.  A professional artist for the past 30 years, Richard has made a career from his art, with many prestigious awards and accolades in this industry.  Painting in oils, acrylics, and now digital, his work has a timeless message for young people (of all ages).  Richard’s work can be found in exhibitions, galleries, and private collections worldwide.

Together, Rick and Tina have 5 children and maintain - Silent Echoes Studio - a publishing company for all of their creations.   They continue to be inspired each and every day as their 6 grand children find their wings and discover the magic found within.  To learn more, visit us at: website or keep up with us at: Facebook  or  Instagram.  Feel free to drop us a line at: email   We would be happy to answer any of your questions.

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REWARDS

 *1- hardcover book   *1 - PDF download   *1 - bookmark     (limited to first 100 backers)

With this reward you may add $15 (in addition to the $20 pledge) for each additional hardcover book...woohoo!

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  •  *1- hardcover book (signed by author & artist)   *1 - PDF download   *2 - bookmarks   *1 - name printed on certificate   *1 - 8x10 'ALVIN' (5x7 print w/mat)  - ($41 value)

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  •   *2- hardcover book (signed by author & artist)   *1 - PDF download   *4 - bookmarks   *2 - name printed on certificate (both books)   *1 - 11x14 'ALVIN' art print   *1 - 11x14 'ELOUISE' art print  ($117 value)

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  • *1- hardcover book (signed by author & artist)   *1 - PDF download   *2 - bookmarks   *1 - name printed on certificate   *1 - fantastic original sketch by the artist, inside front cover of book   *1 - 11x14 'ALVIN' art print   *1 - 11x14 'ELOUISE' art print   *1 - set of 4 coasters   *1 - set of 7 blank greeting cards w/envelopes   ($221 value)

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  • *2- hardcover books (signed by author & artist)   *1 - PDF download   *4 - bookmarks   *2 - name printed on certificate (both books)   *2 - fantastic original sketch's by the artist, inside front cover of books (one in each book)   *1 - GALLERY EDITION -20X30 'ALVIN' - s/n stretched canvas (frame not included)  *13 - 8x10 (5x7 w/mat) images from the book   *1 - set of 4 coasters   *1 - set of 7 blank greeting cards w/envelopes   ($873 value)

Risks and challenges

(This is a section required by Kickstarter.)

1. Risk: This is our first Kickstarter. However, this is not our first rodeo! Tina and I have been fulfilling orders for over 30 years. This is our first book. At the time of writing this, we are completely finished with the layout and writing and have already received a finished proof from the printer. We are happy to say that we have found an awesome reputable printer in the U.S.A. - Signature Book Printing- out of Maryland. Linda and Phil have created many of the books backed here on Kickstarter. The entire process is ahead of schedule so far. We should be right on target for our delivery dates. If you have any concerns at all, please don't hesitate to contact us - rick_tina@silentechoesstudio.com We have spent countless hours preparing for this campaign - finding the right printer, locking in quotes, figuring out shipping and packaging costs, studying other successful campaigns, shooting video and photography content to share the process with you.
There may be unforeseen circumstances that arise, but you can bet we are prepared. Nothing will stop us from making this project a phenomenal success!

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    • 1- Coaster set (4 per set)
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    • 1- 20x30 s/n GALLERY EDITION- 'ALVIN' (stretched canvas)
    • 13- 8x10 art prints (5x7 w/mat) signed by the artist
    • 1- Set of 7 fabulous greeting cards!
    • 4- Bookmarks
    • 1- Coaster set (4 per set)
    • 2- A name written on the 'Best Bird' certificate (both books)
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