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Artist Pernilla Kannapinn turns her intense acrylic paintings and her story of a fantastic journey into a book for souls of all ages.
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Pernilla Kannapinn

...is a musician and a vagabond. 

Picture by Kai Möckel
Picture by Kai Möckel

She is a composer, a singer and a violinist. An artist at home between countries and cultures, a dreamer who sails in her painted violin case between the roaring waves of reality and imagination.

This idiosyncratic artist is the best proof that fairy tales really do exist. So she travels the world with her little snail house on four wheels on a road that unfolds in all direction, always accompanied by her little dog "My". 

The blond wild head full of dreams, always thirsty for the horizon and nothing in her luggage but her faithful violin, mysterious stories and melodies ... and the stars. 


Pernilla is a painter and storyteller. 

She has spent the coldest months of the year in Norway, fully devoting herself to capturing stories and images on paper. It is a touching tale of darkness and light, accompanied by detailed and fascinating paintings that will never let you go again. 

After spending over 100 nights writing and painting by the fire, this piece of art is almost complete. 

But it is yet one step away from becoming a book.


Once upon a time...

The author takes the reader on a journey to a small island in the north with the strange name Inski Pinski. There lives a princess who is plagued by the most beautiful sickness in the world, horizon pain. 

So one day, accompanied by her little golden wolf, she sets sails to discover what lies behind the ivory shores of her little island.

She travels day and night, sailing underneath suns and moons, until her little boat finally reaches an unknown and mysterious land. 

 These dark forests are full of peculiar creatures, and the princess must soon discover that the world beyond her beloved little island is not always friendly.  

But doesn't each living being have it’s own story to tell? Can there be light without shadows? And what is the secret behind the singing wood? 


The book

It is a fairy tale. A story about following your heart and finding your path in life.

It is an ode to the wonders of nature and the beauty of surrendering to the darkest of nights and the wildest adventure. The acrylic paintings and the story are inspired by Scandinavian folklore, artists like John Bauer and Theodor Kittelsen and the breathtaking landscapes of Norway. 

The book will be 30x30 cm in size with a hardcover, and it will ultimately be available in bookstores - but this is your chance to get it before anyone else and to become a trusted companion. Help Pernilla overcome these last stormy waves before reaching the ivory shores.

The funds will be used to make sure that all the details are perfect - the layout, the photography, and the quality of the paper and the print. There will also be a connection between the paintings and Pernilla's music.

The book will be available in German, English and Dutch.

Picture by Stefan Lehmann
Picture by Stefan Lehmann

"Step into the boat and sail this ship home with me!" - Pernilla

Risks and challenges

Creating a touching story and intricate paintings is one thing. But it is a true challenge to keep these acrylic and poetic treasures just as you intended them to be.
Printing a book is expensive, and it can be threatening (yet tempting) to sell your art and your rights to others in order to make the publishing possible.
This book is far more than a story that can be squeezed into a company’s box. And just like the author, this book is willful enough to resist what might be expected.
To ensure high quality printing and to keep the story and paintings pure, untouched and as intended, this project needs to be financially independent.

It is the author’s goal to give her story wings and make it fly across borders and countries. And when you reach the point of publishing this book in three different languages you begin to cut down your expectations and make compromises again. But do you have to?

With your help this book can become the piece of art it was intended to be!

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    Increase your karma

    Even the longest journey consists of many little steps.

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    Audio recording of the last solo concert

    Pernilla was on tour through Germany and the Netherlands in 2018.
    This is a recording of the last concert of her tour, from the Soefitempel Universel Murrad Hasil in Katwijk near Amsterdam. Learn how the story came to be, and what inspired Pernilla to leave her former live behind and become a travelling musician. Includes previously unreleased songs. The story is in English.

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    Your very own copy of the book

    Get the book delivered to your doorstep before it becomes publicly available.
    We're planning on printing in German, Dutch and English - you will be able to select the language of your choice after the campaign.

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    Pick up your book at a concert (DE/NL)

    If you know you're going to meet Pernilla at one of her concerts in the summer, you can pick up your book there. You'll get a voucher with an individual code word to exchange for the book. Become a cocreator and help to make the printing possible - without need for delivery costs.

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    Music Bundle

    We found a hidden batch of Pernilla's extremely rare self-made first album "Flowerface". And we're offering it here as a one-time-only. Get your signed copy of the book, along with a glimpse into how it all began.
    Also includes the new album of Pernilla's world music band Saffron Sun.

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    • Signed copy of the book
    • Copy of "Miss Moon" by Saffron Sun
    • High quality MP3 of the last concert of the 2018 tour
    • Copy of "Flowerface" - self-made album by Pernilla Kannapinn
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    One-on-one skype session

    It is no secret that creatives mingle. We are convinced that there are some true artists among our Regenwurm-Retter friends. Do you dare to introduce your project, page, or just your wonderful self in a one-on-one skype session with Pernilla? :) Convince her, impress her, make her smile, and get a chance to be introduced and featured in her very own words to all of her friends via Facebook and Instagram. Pernilla speaks German, English, French and Dutch.

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    Your name or logo in the book

    The last page of the book is reserved for the backers, but if you want a special place amongst them for you or your project, this is the option for you! (Individuals and bands - if you're a company and would like to collaborate, contact us!)

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    Living room concert

    Pernilla has performed in living rooms, churches, houseboats and treehouses.
    If you book her for a living room concert, she will leave you with a personal endearment in your copy of the book.

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    Duo concert with Quinten Rutgers

    Pernilla has performed in living rooms, churches, houseboats and treehouses.
    If you book her for a living room concert, she will leave you with a personal endearment in your copy of the book.
    Quinten Rutgers is a marvelous guitarist and singer - their synergetic duo concerts are as legendary as they are rare! https://www.facebook.com/marijke.kodden/videos/vb.557998501/10157599133938502

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    Pernilla comes to your school

    Invite Pernilla, her violin, and little My to your school, where she'll perform her songs and answer all the questions that the kids might have. This is a chance for children to get in touch with a real-life musician, artist ... and princess ;)
    Pernilla was a primary school teacher for a while, which is where the story of Inski Pinski began.
    Every day she would tell the children stories of her little Island, incorporating her music lessons into her own magical fairytale.
    Includes a whole crate of the books so that each one of your students will go home with a hardcover copy, a handshake with the artist, and a beautiful memory.

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    Spend a weekend in Norway (for two)

    Pernilla wrote the book staying with her friend Stefan - a German expat living in Norway.
    He has agreed to open his guest room to some very special people.
    This is a romantic weekend (3 nights) for two in the picturesque town of Kragerø - you'll get picked up from the airport and brought back safely.
    Go ice-scating on Pernilla’s beloved frozen lake, spend a cosy evening by the fire or go and visit the famous national park of Kragerø, the storied little Island Jomfruland (“Virgin Island”) - almost as small as Inski Pinski.
    Stefan will take you on a tour to all the places that inspired the creation of the book.
    There is a vegan or vegetarian option.
    Your signed copy of the book will await you on the night stand as the fire is roaring.

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    "Become a trusted companion...

    ... and sail the ship home with me"

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    Limited special bundle

    A signed copy of the book, with some limited special perks. Includes scribbles and doodles made in the process of creating the artworks.

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    • Signed copy of the book
    • A Norwegian souvenir
    • High quality MP3 of the last concert of the 2018 tour
    • Original pencil sketch
    • "I Surrender" - artwork print
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