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About

Meditative Imaginings: Creation of a Supreme Coloring Experience:

Greetings, wonderful world of art lovers! My name is Mischa Fellez Johnston and I am an illustrator, creator of therapeutic art techniques, and the founder of C. Real Killer Designs. Art has always been a refuge for me and I want to share that respite with the world. I believe that the cherished childhood activity of coloring is a revolutionary form of adult therapy, and I am showcasing my unique vision by launching my company, C. Real Killer Designs, with the publication of a curative adult coloring book entitled Meditative Imaginings: A Supreme Coloring Experience. This project is twenty years in the making, and I am so excited to extend all of you the chance to become part of this fantastic venture!

Psychologists told the Huffington Post that, “by engaging multiple parts of the brain, coloring allows us to use our imaginations, be creative, and de-stress” as well as being a useful tool for trauma patients, adult ADHD, in group therapy, and for those needing to work on their fine motor coordination. Recently, people all over the world have begun hosting adult coloring parties with their friends and families, and two adult coloring books currently top the Amazon bestseller list. You can now join me, and be part of this nostalgic and inspiring contribution!

HOW DOES THIS BOOK DELIVER A SUPREME COLORING EXPERIENCE?

In my extensive research, I found that most adult coloring books are digitally fabricated and only showcase one style; usually geometric patterns or garden themes. My coloring book embodies a completely original perspective on classic styles and has been hand drawn, re-sketched numerous times, lovingly inked over until creative perfection was achieved, and delivers fans three coloring books in one!

The personal touch.
The personal touch.

The designs have a comforting, personal touch with a level of effort and originality that surpasses all other brands and can be found no where else.

AMBITIONS FOR 'Meditative Imaginings':

This beautifully embellished book has been specifically created to fulfill the need we all have to escape the stresses of being an adult, and empowers you to persevere in your life through creativity. By reconnecting with the child inside, you embrace the present moment where there is no longer room in your jumbled mind for the endless worries about bills, your job, your weight, your future, or your fears. Like dancing, coloring has no rules and only exists to be enjoyed as simple self-care.

Whether you're a beginner or a connoisseur colorist, with each color chosen and shading applied, tensions evaporate as you transform each black and white drawing into a treasured piece of keepsake art. Coloring will reassure a feeling of accomplishment, make you proud of your talents, and inspire you to rediscover your joy again!

SPECIFICATIONS FOR 'Meditative Imaginings':

No matter how you're feeling, I've created something for every mood within the three sections of this book which incorporate a variety of styles including:

-Steam Punk Art Nouveau

Steampunk Pegasus
Steampunk Pegasus

-Floral Zoology

Floral Great White Shark
Floral Great White Shark

-& Paisley Fantasy Creatures

Paisley Phoenix
Paisley Phoenix

Each of the 24, 8 x 10 original drawings, has been scanned and enhanced and will be printed on high quality paper perfectly paired for completion with colored pencils, crayons, and colored pens. You can also use your imagination and add your own special details to each illustration.

The drawings are completed and the prototypes have been pre-ordered. Now, all I need are the funds and belief of fellow dreamers like you to deliver this exceptional artwork into the hands of coloring and art lovers around the world!

THE REMARKABLE REWARDS:

WHAT WILL YOU RECEIVE IN RETURN FOR YOUR GENEROSITY?

Along with custom printed panel sketches, color art prints chosen from the three eclectic styles below, original coloring templates for current coloring fans, your name immortalized as a 'Dream Maker' on every sold copy of the coloring book, I'm also offering hand embellished & personalized prints, as well as one of a kind commissioned art pieces! Check out the options to the right of this page and you'll notice that the reward levels were created to bestow extraordinary incentives so that the more you give, the more amazing gifts you will receive. PLEDGING ON TIERS 5 AND HIGHER GRANTS YOU A NEW REWARD PLUS ALL OF THE PREVIOUS REWARDS! That's a lot of swag!

I'm also offering FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING! WOW!

Check out these wonderfully diverse prizes below!

Chose From These Full Color Reward Prints In Three Eclectic Styles:

The Three Sections of Style:

Style One: The Cutting Edge: “Cereal Killers” and “The Real Secret Identities”. Looking for something with hilarious grit to it? Chose from these fierce and outrageous portrayals!

Cereal Killers
Cereal Killers
"The Real Secret Identities"
"The Real Secret Identities"

Style Two: Whimsically Surreal: “Cartoon Dogs Playing Poker” and “Sunday Comics Club”. Here's where you'll find the humorous home hanging. Satisfy your funny bone with these nostalgic pieces!

"Cartoon Dogs Playing Poker"
"Cartoon Dogs Playing Poker"
"Sunday Comics Club"
"Sunday Comics Club"

 Style Three: Cool and Calming: “Asian Moonlight”, “Twisted Purple”, and “Rainbow Shadow”. Display endless relaxation on your wall and unwind with these serene styles.

"Asian Moonlight"
"Asian Moonlight"
"Twisted Purple Haze"
"Twisted Purple Haze"
"Rainbow Shadow"
"Rainbow Shadow"

ALL OF THESE REWARDS ARE part of limited hand numbered and signed collector's editions, printed from the original 24x36 canvas panels and EXCLUSIVELY AVAILABLE ON THIS CAMPAIGN! For the true art collector, these are rare and extraordinary prizes!

I'm also offering some awesome coloring templates from 'Meditative Imaginings':

Paisley Elf Queen
Paisley Elf Queen
Floral Tiger
Floral Tiger
Steam Punk Art Nouveau
Steam Punk Art Nouveau

WHAT WILL YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS FUND?

I have partnered with high quality production teams & suppliers, making the materials, printing, and production costs equally high. Luckily, this also means prints will be of the highest quality possible! My goal is to raise $4995.00 for the publication of 500 coloring books and to fund the company start-up costs associated with C. Real Killer Designs. Here is a breakdown of every aspect your generous donations will fund:

Rewards & Kickstarter Fees: $927.00. This includes the 5% Kickstarter fee, as well as covering the cost of production, and shipment of all rewards and merchandise exclusively associated with my Kickstarter campaign.

Copyright, ISBN numbers, Trademarking Fees & Taxes: $518.00. This covers all the legal and application fees associated with obtaining a copyright for my business, purchasing the numerous ISBN numbers for all of my art work, and acquiring a trademark registration for the company name, C. Real Killer Designs.

Printing & Production: $1450.00. This includes printing of 500 coloring books onto high quality paper and binding of the perforated pages into full gloss color covers.

Shipping & Data Tracking: $1400.00. This includes postal costs for delivery of all the coloring books including, shipping, package tracking, envelopes, package padding, and shipping labels.

Artwork Reproduction Devices: $200.00. This will pay for a scanner and printer so that I can deliver the highest quality reproductions of C. Real Killer Design creations to my online customers.

Advertising & Marketing: $500.00. This will fund my website start up costs, power listing fees, content strategy and marketing, SEO development & advertising, as well as the promotional prizes offered for my social media marketing.

WHAT IF THE CAMPAIGN GOAL IS EXCEEDED?

UNLOCK NEW COLORING DESIGNS! Over decades of study I've developed hundreds of original creations for my vault of designs! If the goal is exceeded, I will be rewarding donors with the progressive release of more amazing art prints, and coloring templates to enjoy!

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS FOR THE C. REAL KILLER DESIGN COMPANY?

If the pledge goal is exceeded, it will open up a whole new world! I want to create an entire line of therapeutic coloring books featuring my most mind-blowing works as well as printed tee-shirts, scarfs, blankets, tote bags, wallets, stickers, magnets, and bookmarks to spread the joy far and wide! The possibilities are endless!

EXTRAS AND NOTES:

-I believe in community and that with the aid of allies and advocates like you anything is possible. Since the success of this campaign greatly depends on crowd funding, please spread the love. I humbly ask you to PLEASE SHARE MY KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, TWITTER, VIA EMAIL, ARTICLES, BLOGS, ARTISTIC FORUMS, AND ANYWHERE ELSE YOU CAN THROUGHOUT THIS CAMPAIGN, and allow others to share in this wonderful venture with us. #C.Realkillerdesigns

-I will be distributing the coloring books along with prints of all my finished art pieces exclusively online and through my future ETSY site to avoid the traditional retail markup so that I can pass the savings on to my customers. This direct-to-consumer business concept lets small companies like mine cut out the middleman and market products that rival the quality of larger printing companies so that customers like you can purchase higher quality products, have a superior shopping experience, receive better customer service, and most importantly get the best price possible.

-You will not be charged until the campaign ends, and the funding goal is reached.

-When the project funding is successful, the estimated timeline for creation and delivery of the artwork is 2-4 months.

-I greatly appreciate any feedback given so if you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to post a message on this project page or click the 'Ask a Question' button. You can also message me at mischafellez@gmail.com.

TO VIEW MORE OF MY ART enjoy my Facebook art link: http://facebook.com/cerealkillerart or

THE C.REAL KILLER DESIGNS BLOG: http://mischafellez.wordpress.com

Risks and challenges

-Unless I go blind, I WILL complete all of the reward obligations in a timely manner for the backers who have so generously pledged to my campaign. I am endlessly resourceful. Even if something happens to the shipment, you are my first priority and I will make sure you get your award packages!

-I believe communication is vital so I pledge to keep all of my contributors updated if any unexpected issues should arise.

-I currently have multiple printing partners so if there are any quality issues or delays I will simply work with one of my researched and reputable back up manufacturers. Although I place great trust in them, I will also be closely monitoring the process to make sure all is going according to plan.

-The most important thing about me is, I persevere and never give up. I always pay my debts and keep the promises I make. Be reassured that I am trustworthy, hard-working, and committed to keeping my awesome contributors completely satisfied.

-I am so grateful for all of you fellow seekers, strivers, and survivors out there. Your support means the world to me and your name will be forever engraved on my heart. You've been more of a driving force to me than you can ever know. Thank you so very much for believing in me and helping to make this dream of bringing comfort to the world come true!

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    Gratitude Perk: With warm feelings, and endless gratitude, your name will be prominently featured on the DEDICATION PAGE of my blog looking back on this Kickstarter campaign.

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    One Of A Kind Award Package: I'll have to come up with something super special for you! In addition to receiving the CUSTOM AWARD PACKAGE, you'll now receive an 11X14 ONE OF A KIND COMMISSIONED, ORIGINAL, AND REFINED ART PIECE, of any subject matter of your choosing! I will create anything for you! This reward will ONLY be available in THIS selected tier!

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