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Know a wonderful lady? Brighten her day with this uplifting book. Perfect for teens, graduates, teachers & moms. Custom dedication.
Know a wonderful lady? Brighten her day with this uplifting book. Perfect for teens, graduates, teachers & moms. Custom dedication.
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If you missed this Kickstarter and would like to buy a book, please visit my website at www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com    Thank you!!

Why this project is important:

Have you noticed the recent flood of negativity out there? It seems like some people are doing all they can to insult and bully those around them (especially online). I created this project to help counter that negativity - one book at a time. Let's create a wave of positivity by telling the people we love what we admire about them. Let's tell them how wonderful they are.

 The project:

My project is to publish my new art book featuring my unique style of Lupita watercolor paintings. The paintings feature a diverse group of women & girls with a variety of hair styles, eye & hair colors, and skin tones. I've matched my artwork with words of encouragement and inspiring quotes to compliment the bright, joyful colors.

Who this book is for:

When I put this book together I was thinking of my niece and the many teenagers like her. She's an amazing young person who goes to school each day with such a great attitude... even though being a teenager can be tough these days. I want her and other girls like her to have this book to come home to and read after a difficult day so they never forget how uniquely special they are. I want them to know it's okay to be themselves.

I was also thinking of a dear friend who has a stressful job where people can be rude and unkind to her on a daily basis. I wanted her and others like her to have this book so they never doubt what a lovely person they are. 

There have been many important women mentors in my life - teachers, educators, coaches, and friends - who I want to thank. I created this book as a way to thank the mentors out there who give daily through acts of kindness.

 Who I hope my project serves:

I image you know many wonderful women like this as well. Women who give so much of themselves and could use a dose of positive energy, an uplifting voice, and a reminder of how special they are. Women you'd love to tell how grateful you are for their friendship / leadership/ support / love. 

I imagine you may also know a teenage girl who could use some encouragement. I hope my book will spread light and brighten their day!

Gift Ideas:

This book is especially nice as a gift for teenage girls, recent graduates, a supportive friend, teachers, and loving wives and mothers. You can even add their name & photo (and scan of their artwork, too) into a custom dedication page for a one-of-a-kind gift. I'll be happy to include a custom message from you as well. 

I also have available original paintings featured in the book and custom paintings where you can choose the eye & hair colors, skin tone, and color palette of the painting. A book & painting combo makes a lovely gift.

[Please see the list of rewards below for details on all the great options!]

I also have special Flower & Bird paintings available:

The Book:

The book is 6x9 inches, softcover, and around 60 pages. Delivery will be via U.S. postal service during the month of November so it can arrive in time for the holidays. The books are printed in South Carolina, USA, and I inspect each one them before sending them to you from my small studio in Marietta, Georgia. All books will be hand signed by me and packaged with love! 

About me: 

My name is Emily Lupita and I'm a watercolor artist. I run my own small (one woman) business, Emily Lupita Studio, where I paint my unique style of bright, colorful paintings. My dream is to publish books full of art and encouragement that brighten people's day. If you'd like to learn more about my art, please visit my website at:  www.EmilyLupitaStudio.com

Thank you!

Thank you for supporting my new book project! It's people like you in my wonderful community of supporters who make my art books possible.

~ Emily Lupita   

I just received these beautiful proofs from the printer for my new collection of 5 postcards made from designs in the book. They look awesome!

All reward levels will receive a PRINTED collection of 5 postcards as shown below. + A handwritten thank you note.

$10 pledge = A Collection of 5 Wonderful You! postcards + A handwritten thank you note.

$15 pledge = 2 Collections of 5 Wonderful You! postcards (10 cards total) + A handwritten thank you note.

 This $40 reward above also includes my first book, The Artist's Alphabet.

You can read more about my first book here: https://emilylupitastudio.wordpress.com/books/

Risks and challenges

The technical risks are minimal for this project. I've already completed all the paintings for the book and have even received a beautiful proof of the book from the printer. My real risk is financial in that I need to raise the $3000 to put in the minimum print order needed to get the book printed or I won't be able to publish my new book.

Two years ago I completed my first book, The Artist's Alphabet, using the same printer and the project was a wonderful success that made a huge positive impact on my life and dream of being an artist. You can read more about my first book here: https://emilylupitastudio.wordpress.com/books/

Thank you for supporting me and my new art book!

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    A beautiful PRINTED collection of 5 Wonderful You! postcards made from the designs in the book. + A handwritten thank you card.

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    2 PRINTED collections of 5 Wonderful You! postcards (10 cards total). + A handwritten thank you card.

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    Early Bird! A signed copy of the book, Wonderful You! + A Collection of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards.

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    Lupita Collection - One signed copy each of The Artist's Alphabet book and Wonderful You! book + A Collection of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards.

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    Two signed copies of the book, Wonderful You! + A Collection of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards.

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    Three signed copies of the book, Wonderful You! + A Collection of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards.

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    Four signed copies of the book, Wonderful You! + A Collection of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards.

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    1 Original Painting: Your choice from my Flower & Bird Paintings (See paintings #11-#20) + 1 signed copy of the book, Wonderful You! + 1 Collection of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards.

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    Custom Dedication - Your own very special Wonderful You! book with a custom dedication page. Send me the name and a photo of the person (or even a scan of a painting they made) and I will produce a book with a special dedication page just for them. Include a special message, too! + A Collection of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards.

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    1 Original Painting: Your choice from the existing original Emily Lupita watercolor paintings featured in the book. (See paintings #1- #10) + 1 signed copy of the book, Wonderful You! + 1 Collection of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards.

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    1 Custom Painting: Choose any painting featured in the book and I will custom paint it for you. Choose custom eye color, hair color, and skin tone, as well as color scheme for the painting. + 1 signed copy of the book, Wonderful You! + 1 Collection of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards. [Custom painting size = 8x10 inches]

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    2 Original Paintings: Your choice from the existing original Emily Lupita watercolor paintings featured in the book. (See paintings #1- #10) + 2 signed copies of the book, Wonderful You! + 2 Collections of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards.

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    2 Custom Paintings: Choose any 2 paintings featured in the book and I will custom paint them for you. Choose custom eye color, hair color, and skin tone, as well as color scheme for the paintings. + 2 signed copies of the book, Wonderful You! + 2 Collections of 5 Wonderful You! printed postcards. [Custom painting size = 8x10 inches]

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