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Erica DornbuschBy Erica Dornbusch
First created
Erica DornbuschBy Erica Dornbusch
First created
CA$ 10,675
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, February 23 2019 9:26 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Paint & Prose, A Way Finder’s Meander 

An art book with images and words bound to evoke your own sacred stories and a mindful connection to your self and setting. 

The pages of Paint & Prose, A Way Finder’s Meander will invite you in to be nudged by the sacred biography of your own remembering. Reawaken the scent from a long forgotten summer. Slip again into the melody of murmuring water. Meander back to recall the joys and ease that, perhaps right now; live just past the periphery of the golden field of your remembering

This hardcover 9×12” perfect bound art book will feature a series of new paintings, companion prose and line illustrations. 

Breathing A Book Into Being

In 2017 I created Prose Paintings; a daily series of 40 acrylic works on paper that spoke to the viewer’s own experiences through poetry and images. The project culminated with a show and sale of the framed originals at Westland Gallery in London ON, Canada. That sold out series received a beautifully overwhelming response and so many calls to consider a printed publication, that I decided to dive in! 

I am currently at work creating pieces for the book and with your help, this book will move into the production stages early in 2019. A show, sale and launch of the original works and book will take place at Westland Gallery in London in the spring. I hope to see you there! 

I am a low vision painter, poet and a keen observer creating an art narrative, moment by moment. As a legally blind artist, I find a very rich vision to paint and write from, through the intertwining of my senses. Witnessing the world around us happens on so many more levels than what we experience visually alone. 

Looking with our whole being can mean inviting a heightened perception of presence. I think this is especially true when we can be outside; where everything is engaged in being true to itself with no thought as to how it may appear to us. 

There is where we can find peace and mindful joy. Here is where we might find our forgotten sacred selves, inside the ecstatic strands of pure being and connectedness. 

Why I need your support in backing this project

Making a book is costly. Funding realized from this campaign will go predominantly towards the concrete external costs of production; including photography and editing of the works, design and editing of the pages and the printing and binding and shipping of the book. Should you choose to donate, your contributions will also importantly support the assistance of sighted administrative and studio personnel, allowing for accurate and timely management of related tasks that are beyond my vision limitations. 

Projected External Costs

Photography and photo editing of images: Total: $1,700

Design & Pre-Production: Book Design/file production and addt'l pieces Total: $5,000

Printing of Book: 150 books, plus tax and shipping. Total: $3,000

Administrative Personnel and Studio Assistant Total: $1,500

Please Share! 

I understand that not everyone is in a position to donate financially, and you can still help me breathe this book into being by sharing this campaign around the web and on social media in your circles. Sharing is caring and it's just as valuable. I'm grateful for each and every supporter, big and small..

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Rewards

If you pledge at the $25 or above tiers, you'll get your choice of postcards or prints featuring selected images and their companion prose from the book. Contribute $75, or more and you'll receive a signed copy of the book plus the option of other added treats. The very special opportunity to own a selected original work created for the book is available in limited quantity, so if you have your eye on those, you'll want to pledge quickly! 

Books and non-book physical rewards will be shipped in May, 2019  E-Certificates can be issued via email before fulfillment, so you have something to give to your recipient if your intention is to gift the book. 

*page layouts shown in this campaign are mock ups and do not precisely reflect the pages of the finished book.

*International shipping: import duties, taxes or brokerage fees due at the time of delivery will be the responsibility of the receiving customer.

Thank you for your help in breathing Paint and Prose, A Way Finder’s Meander into being!

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges of this project will be firstly around reaching the necessary funding for the external concrete costs. Kickstarter is an all or nothing challenge, so I will be using social and other media to promote this campaign and the making of this book.

My previous agency experience will be valuable here. My own experience as well as that of the professional designer and photographer and other community partners I've got commitment from, will also be integral in meeting the challenges inherent in coordinating suppliers and the timely production of the high quality product I am seeking.

I am setting a safe buffer to ensure delivery on schedule ahead of the launch date. Should unforeseen issues arise, communications and updates will be clear and timely. Books and non-book physical rewards will be shipped in May, 2019

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