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The Artist's Alphabet is a colorful new alphabet that will inspire imagination and encourage creativity in readers, big & small.
75 backers pledged $3,865 to help bring this project to life.

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     **The Final Days have arrived! Last day to pledge is October 31st.**

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The Dream:

Remember learning the alphabet? A is for Apple, B is for Banana, C is for Cat...

I love words & bright colors with all my heart. My dream is to create a new way to learn the alphabet with colorful letters & encouraging words that will inspire the imagination of the reader, big & small. 

Let's imagine for a moment if we all learned instead... A is for Artist, B is for Beauty, C is for Creativity.  

And...D is for Dreamer, E is for Encouragement and F is for Friendship. 

The Project: 

The Artist’s Alphabet will be an art book featuring a collection of my unique & colorful watercolor paintings. The book will pair one of my favorite paintings from my series, Lupita on a Journey, with each letter of the alphabet. 

The words I’ve chosen to go with the letter designs are meant to encourage & inspire the inner artist inside all of us. Some of the words I especially love are Gratitude, Hope and Imagination.

The Artist: 

My name is Emily Lupita Plum-Güçlü and I'm a watercolor artist. I've been painting all my life...some of my earliest memories are of my mom showing me how to blend colors at the kitchen table. After years of dreaming, I just recently launched my own home business, Emily Lupita Studio, where I paint, write, make artwork jewelry, post a weekly blog and teach online cultural diversity classes.

Links With More:

These are a few links where you can learn more about me & my artwork:

Website & Blog: www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/emilylupitastudio

Gallery & Artwork Shop: http://emily-lupita-studio.artistwebsites.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EmilyLupitaStudio

Examples Of Recent Work:

These are a few examples of my most recent work:

The Book: 

If I reach my funding goal, the first printing of The Artist’s Alphabet will be a 6 inch x 9 inch softcover book with a full color cover & full color print inside.  If I am blessed to receive more than my funding goal, I will be able to print an 8 x 8 hardcover edition of the book as well. This is my current design for the book cover.

Updated: - ** New book cover design ** -

Definition Pages:

In addition to the letters, the book will have definition pages for each word. I'm writing the definitions myself combining the traditional definitions & my own experience with each word. These are a few draft mark ups I made to give you an idea of what the inside will look like when finished.

Updated:  - ** New definition pages & quote designs ** -

The Budget: 

My goal is to raise $3500 to fund the first edition printing of The Artist’s Alphabet. The funds generated will allow me to put in the minimum order required by the printer to have a run of books printed & shipped to my studio, then to package & ship the books out into the hands of my backers, and also to pay the Kickstarter & Amazon Payments fees.

In today's literary market, I believe this is the best way for me to be able to share my artwork with the world. I've been working on the paintings in this book for years (almost a decade...) and I'm so excited to see them all come together in this artist's alphabet project.

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. It means the world to me!  

The Rewards:

Everyone who supports me here on Kickstarter will receive one of my artwork greeting cards in the mail with a handwritten thank you note inside and will be listed on a special page on my website and/or in the printed book itself to thank you for your generosity.

My rewards also include "Kickstarter Only" packages on copies of the The Artist's Alphabet e-book & soft cover book. Plus, I’m offering big reductions on my original watercolor paintings as a special thank you to backers who'd like to collect a piece of original artwork.

Every pledge counts & I’m so grateful!

The Reward Details:

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$10 Reward ·CARD PACKAGE: Your name will be listed on a special page on my website to thank you for your generosity & support. You’ll also receive an invitation to follow the progress of my project with updates from Emily Lupita Studio, plus I will send you an Emily Lupita artwork greeting card with a handwritten thank you note in the mail.

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$15 Reward ·DIGITAL PACKAGE: You’ll get everything at the $10 level (an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement, & an invitation to progress updates from Emily Lupita Studio), plus a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book.  

[The e-book will be a downloadable PDF file.]

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$25 Reward ·BOOK PACKAGE: You’ll get everything at the $15 level (a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation), plus a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book.  

[US shipping costs of the book included. International please add $5 for shipping.]

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$50 Reward ·GIFT PACKAGE: Have a few gifts to give this year? This reward level is a “Kickstarter only” value book pack. You will receive a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, a website acknowledgement & an invitation, plus 3 copies of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book & 3 Lupita artwork greeting cards in the mail.

[One card will be sent to you with a thank you note and two additional blank cards will be included with your books. US shipping costs of the books included. International please add $10 for shipping.]

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$100 Reward ·ARTIST PACKAGE: Congratulations! You’re an art collector. You will receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation, plus a custom original watercolor of your favorite painting in the book – 5 x 7 size.

·You will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book.

[Choose your favorite painting in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom make a similar one just for you. US shipping costs of the book & painting included. International please add $10 for shipping.]

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$150 Reward ·GOLD PACKAGE: You will receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation, plus a custom original watercolor of your favorite painting in the book – 8 x 10 size.

·You will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book.

[Choose your favorite painting in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom make a similar one just for you. US shipping costs of the book & painting included. International please add $10 for shipping.]

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$250 Reward ·PLATINUM PACKAGE: You will receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation, plus a set of 2 custom original watercolors of your favorite paintings in the book – 8 x 10 size.

·You will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book. 

[Choose your two favorite paintings in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom make similar ones just for you. US shipping costs of the book & paintings included. International please add $10 for shipping.]

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$500 Reward ·DIAMOND PACKAGE: You will receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation, plus a set of 4 custom original watercolor of your favorite paintings in the book – 8 x 10 size.

·You will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book.

[Choose your favorite paintings in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom make similar ones just for you. US shipping costs of the book & paintings included. International please add $10 for shipping.]

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$1000 Reward ·COLLECTOR PACKAGE: You will receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation, plus a set of 8 custom original watercolor of your favorite paintings in the book – 8 x 10 size.

·You will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book.

[Choose your favorite paintings in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom make similar ones just for you.  US & International shipping costs are included.]

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$3500 Reward ·LIFETIME PACKAGE: As a Lifetime Backer you will receive everything in the $1000 Collector Package, plus one signed copy of every book I ever publish in my lifetime.

[US & International shipping costs are included.]

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 I'm so grateful to my backers. Thank you!

-Emily Lupita

http://www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com

Risks and challenges

Since I won't be able to send the book to the printer until funds are available, the biggest risk of this project is how the books will look when printed. I've already found a printing company that comes with high ratings & recommendations, so I have every confidence they will look great. I'll be posting weekly here on Kickstarter to let you all know my progress & keep you updated on the project.

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    ·CARD PACKAGE: I will send you an artwork greeting card with a handwritten thank you note in the mail, PLUS your name will be listed on a special page on my website to thank you for your generosity & support. AND you’ll also receive an invitation to follow the progress of my project with updates from Emily Lupita Studio.

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    ·ARTIST PACKAGE: Congratulations! You’re an art collector. You will receive a custom original watercolor painting – 5 x 7 size. Choose your favorite painting in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom paint a similar one just for you. PLUS you'll receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation. AND, you will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book. [US shipping included.]

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    ·GOLD PACKAGE: You will receive a custom original watercolor painting – 8 x 10 size. Choose your favorite painting in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom paint a similar one just for you. PLUS you'll receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation. AND, you will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book. [US shipping included.]

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    ·PLATINUM PACKAGE: You will receive a set of 2 custom original watercolor paintings – 8 x 10 size. Choose your favorite two paintings in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom paint similar ones just for you. PLUS you'll receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation. AND, you will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book. [US shipping included.]

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    ·DIAMOND PACKAGE: You will receive a set of 4 custom original watercolor paintings – 8 x 10 size. Choose your favorite four paintings in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom paint similar ones just for you. PLUS you'll receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation. AND, you will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book. [US shipping included.]

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    ·COLLECTOR PACKAGE: You will receive a set of 8 custom original watercolor paintings – 8 x 10 size. Choose your favorite 8 paintings in The Artist’s Alphabet book & I will custom paint similar ones just for you. PLUS you'll receive a copy of the first edition of The Artist’s Alphabet soft cover book, a digital download copy of The Artist’s Alphabet e-book, an artwork greeting card thank you in the mail, website acknowledgement & invitation. AND, you will also get your name listed on a special “Art Collector’s Thank You” page printed inside the book. [US & International shipping included.]

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