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The fourth edition of my Marshmallow Microcosm series in calendar form. Everyone loves a monthly marshmallow.
The fourth edition of my Marshmallow Microcosm series in calendar form. Everyone loves a monthly marshmallow.
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Marshmallow Masterpiece
Marshmallow Masterpiece

Last year I tried Kickstarter to fund my 3rd Marshmallow Microcosm calendar, and it was a tremendous success with 50 backers funding the project 203% and I thank all of my supporters!

I started this little endeavor with marshmallows a few years ago on a whim, to amuse my at the time 3 year old niece, and give myself something to do that might be a bit different than bog standard photographs.

I made a handful using whatever happened to be to the left or right of the bag of marshmallows - a bonsai tree, some dollhouse furniture, you'd be surprised at how much random stuff just lying around is marshmallow people size.

Sweet Sprouts
Sweet Sprouts

Then I posted a few up on Facebook... and people wanted more. They suggested scenes, made requests. I figured I'd make an even dozen for a calendar - to my surprise I sold a couple dozen of them.

I thought that would be it, but no. Over 40 marshmallow scenes later and 3 calendars, they're still going strong.

Kickin Confection
Kickin Confection

Now it's time to put out my fourth calendar. All funds collected on Kickstarter will be going towards materials and printing costs. As I created the new scenes for the 2015 calendar, I'll post updates and give sneak peeks!

2014 Calendar
2014 Calendar
The humble workspace
The humble workspace

Risks and challenges

This will be my fourth calendar, and finding a printer I like, that doesn't cost so much that I need to charge a small fortune for a calendar is a hurdle every year. While I think I'll use the same printer as last year since the quality was outstanding, as well as the price - I may not be able to get the same deal. It's always the most daunting task before publishing!

There is always a risk of ordering too many or too few. I like to order all of the calendars I think I can sell in one go, for the best prices, rather than smaller orders over time.

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    For your $10 contribution you'll get a matted 4x6 print of your choice of any marshmallow scene in my collection.

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    THREE calendars! THREE! Two people will love you just a little bit more than they did prior to being gifted with a new marshmallow calendar!

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    For being such a hero, three calendars will come your way as well as three 4x6 matted prints for gifting or grouping on your cubicle wall! Make the office smile!

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