WHERE ARE YOU GOING, LITTLE ONE?
When I became a mom in 2011 I struggled to fit art making into my life. Hours of experimenting with a wide variety of collage materials were a thing of the past, as time and space went to the baby. Yet he also provided a new source of inspiration. In the very early days, my son loved to lie on his changing table, kicking his legs and laughing. "Where are you going, little one?", I'd ask him, and offer up rhyming answers of my own. As new nicknames came to mind--little fish, little star, little dream--I would rhyme couplets about the adventures of each character.
An Adventure for Each Month of the Year!
I started making collages to illustrate the rhymes and gradually the book took shape as a journey throughout the year. Each page highlights unique features of a month on the east coast of the US, where we live. April showers are followed by May flowers, February is filled with love, and October has a starry, moonlit sky.
Several, such as Little Fig and Little Sweet, were inspired by Ramallah, where my husband and I lived during the year before our son was born.
With support from Kickstarter I'll be able to print 7x7 inch hardbound copies of the book, and high quality 6x6 inch calendars. I will also offer tote bags and high resolution prints featuring your choice of collage.
If this campaign exceeds the target of $6,500, I will add a section to the back of the book providing additional information on the plants, animals, and objects featured.
I already have proofs of the book from the printer, so I know it will be beautiful!
Risks and challenges
The design and layout of the book are done, and I have the proofs in hand! I've also found a printer for the calendar and a source for tote bags and high res prints, so will be able to get started as soon as we are funded. The expected turn around for both all of the rewards is not long, but I am building in sufficient lead time to ensure that the most time sensitive items--the 2015 calendars--arrive in time.
I will also be sure to communicate with backers throughout the process and do my best to fulfill orders asap.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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