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Animal Alphabet Book Collaboration!

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Friends and clients have been asking me to make an animal alphabet book ever since I published my first children's book in 2012. They want something filled with my colorful Gwennimals that also teaches the alphabet, and they like the idea of owning prints of their initials done up in my style. Their many requests are the seed for this book, but the project still needs plenty of watering, in the form of your input.


  • INCLUDE FIRST NAMES IN THE IMAGES FOR DIFFERENT LETTERS! 

Although all 26 letters have already been assigned animals by supporters of this project, you can still get a first name embedded in a letter's image. I'll be painting names into each image so that part of the enjoyment of the book will be to look for them among the dynamic brushstrokes!


  •  PRE-BUY ORIGINAL ARTWORKS!  

If you want to own your favorite letter, you can reserve it by pledging for it. The advantage of claiming it through Kickstarter is that you get a really good deal on the art. When I put the art up for sale after it's completed, all letters will be $1500. 

To get an idea of what you'll be buying, check below to see what animals will be representing each letter, along with the price for owning the original artwork if you pledge on it today.

A is for ANGELFISH and the painting is $1340.

B is for BUNNY RABBIT and the painting is $1300.

C is for CIVET and the painting is already pre-purchased.

D is for DUMBO OCTOPUS and the painting is $1140.

E is for ECHIDNA and the painting is $1460.

F is for FENNEC FOX and the painting is $700.

G is for GRASSHOPPER and the painting is $860.

H is for HAVANESE and the painting is $1060.

I is for INDRI and the painting is $1100.

J is for JELLYFISH and the painting is $1020.

K is for KODKOD and the painting is $820.

L is for LOBSTER and the painting is $1420.

M is for MOOSE and the painting is already pre-purchased.

N is for NEDOCERATOPS and the painting is already pre-purchased.

O is for OKAPI and the painting is $1260.

P is for PUFFIN and the painting is $940.

Q is for QUOKKA and the painting is $620.

R is for RACCOON and the painting is $740.

S is for SANDPIPER and the painting is $1220.

T is for TARANTULA and the painting is $900.

U is for UNICORN and the painting is already pre-purchased.

V is for VULTURE and the painting is $660.

W is for WALLABY and the painting is $780.

X is for XYLOPHROG and the painting is $1500.

Y is for YABBY and the painting is $500.

Z is for ZORILLA and the painting is $580.


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Risks and challenges

Like most artists, I make a little bit of money go a long way as I contribute to the beauty and wonder in the world. Over the last 16 years as a professional artist, I've published four books and two exhibition catalogs. I have also managed 4 project grants, and, in 2011, I ran a successful Kickstarter without telling backers what I was actually creating. Much love and a big MERCI to everyone who trusts me and supports my art!

Please join me in this new adventure. I can't wait to see what we make together!

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