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Gen MontreuilBy Gen Montreuil
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Gen MontreuilBy Gen Montreuil
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$1,285
pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, August 20 2010 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

As a skydiver and artist who paints about skydiving, I have been presented with a remarkable opportunity to immerse myself into both skydiving and painting at the same time. I've devised a three month skydiving training and painting trip. Training doing 3-5 jumps a day, five days a week, doing narrative paintings along the way, living in an RV. This project will be the first time in my 10 years of skydiving and four years of painting about it, that I will have the opportunity to do both at once. The effect upon the images I create, I believe, will be profound and compelling. This will also be a great opportunity for myself and my collaborator Norman Kent http://www.normankent.com to get some process shots of paintings as well as in air video footage for a documentary project we have been working on.
The project will end in Nov 2010 with the women's vertical world record skydiving attempts.
So far as I know, I will be one of two "official" Canadian's on this world record if I make it!

Project goal:

Create a series of 15 - 30 mixed media paintings, conveying the more artistic and dedicated aspects of skydiving. The largest of these paintings will be 4ft x 8ft relief, portraying the women's world vertical record.

To view my Itinerary:
http://www.genreinc.com/Site/Dreams_that_Soar/Pages/Itinerary.html

My expenses are high as skydiving is not an inexpensive sport. The money is going to:

- Updating my skydiving gear and maintenance
- License fees
- Registration fees for the skydiving events I will be attending
- Jumping and travel expenses
- RV rental
- Art Supplies
- Food and living expenses for my cameraman and myself
- Money to print the high quality Giclees I have offered as rewards.
- A percentage for Kickstarter

A note to anyone interested in supporting this effort. If you donate an RV, (if you are a company, it can be one with your logo on it), I can bring my expenses down $17 775. I will hand that amount over to The Teresa Group http://www.teresagroup.ca the moment this project is 100% funded, as that is the largest expense I have.

links where you may find more info about my paintings:

http://www.genreinc.com
http://twitter.com/FlYiNcHiCkEn
http://www.myspace.com/flailingchicken
http://www.facebook.com/FlYiNcHiCkEn

To view more information about my project Dreams That Soar and live painting sessions:
http://www.genreinc.com/Site/Dreams_that_Soar/Dreams_that_Soar.html

KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON PROJECT UPDATES HERE TO CATCH LIVE INTERNET PAINTING SESSIONS!

Blue Skies!
Gen Montreuil/Genevieve Silvercloud

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    Recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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    A signed postcard of my painting "Dream Weave" and recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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    A 4x6" Giclee print on fine art paper, of one of my skydiving paintings. Recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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    An 8x12" Giclee print on fine art paper, of one of my skydiving paintings. Recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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    A signed life size giclee print of one of my paintings done on Norman Kent's photographs. Ave size 9x12" Recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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    A signed life size giclee print on fine art paper, choice of any of my paintings. No larger than 30x20" Recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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    An original painting signed no larger than 14x17" Recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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    A signed 3ftx6ft lmtd edition giclee print(100 available) of Sunset Swoop. Recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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    If someone donates $5000 or more just once, I will quit smoking the second this project is 100% funded Recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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    You will own the 4ft x 8ft relief mixed media painting I plan on doing of the women's world vertical skydiving record. Only one of these available obviously so the first person to donate this amount or more gets it! Recognition on my website http://www.genreinc.com on the Dreams That Soar Donation page.

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Funding period

- (36 days)