About the author
My name is Jennifer Shea Hedberg and I’m a Minnesota artist known as the Ice Wrangler. I am the creator of Wintercraft Globe Ice Lantern Kits. After more than three decades experimenting with ice – shaping it, sculpting it, building with it and lighting it up – I’ve written a book to share the joys and secrets of creating with it. The result is Ice Luminary Magic, a beautiful collection of photographs and projects heading to press this month.
About the book
224 pages. 28 projects. 500+ photos and Illustrations.
Ice Luminary Magic explores both the art and science of working with ice. It offers easy-to-follow instructions for creating all kinds of spectacular projects. Here are a few examples:
Beauty, clarity and inspiration
Filled with stunning images by more than two dozen master photographers, Ice Luminary Magic is both inspiring and informative. With step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, it explains how to shape ice into giant teardrops, conjure it into "glass," stretch it into spires and stack it into towers. Here's a quick look:
A story of community
Ice luminaries have a way of bringing people together — and that's what this book is all about. Here in Minnesota, they've given rise to new gatherings and new ways of celebrating winter. Ice Luminary Magic shares what our community has discovered and invites you to join in the joy of lighting up the winter landscape. Please help us bring this book to life!
Backing this project will help us print Ice Luminary Magic in time for the holidays. All rewards include a copy of the book. Premium contribution levels offer other exciting bonuses: You can choose to participate in ice workshops, gather your holiday gifts, enjoy a custom ice installation at your home or business, or even contribute to the "candle fund" for the annual Middlemoon Creekwalk in Minneapolis. Visit Wintercraft to get more details on the premium contribution level rewards.
Risks and challenges
I'm the Ice Wrangler and this is not my first rodeo. It is worth mentioning that I have a partner. My husband Tom, Wintercraft's senior staff iceologist and also a map publisher, has found a terrific printer to produce the book. With the hard work of writing, designing and editing behind us, we're ready to go to press.
With help from this Kickstarter campaign, we expect the book to be ready for shipping by early December. While we don't anticipate any problems with that timeline, life isn't perfect. It's possible that a blizzard or some other calamity could delay shipment, but we're good planners. Our biggest risk could be oversubscription: If orders outpace the initial print run, we'll move quickly to arrange a second printing — which could mean that some backers get their books later in December. Of course, we'll keep everyone updated if this happy problem occurs. We're committed to delivering rewards in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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