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By Valerie William
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About this project

My name is Valerie William and I am a jewelry artist. As an artist, I was recently inspired by recycling and repurposing. I started a new jewelry collection that shifted my direction and inspired me in many ways.

I believe one can grow as an artist when presented with new options for creativity, and The Box of Inspiration is a vehicle to inspire an artist in reaching a new undiscovered destination.

This project will take artists on a journey of exploration and discovery in their design process. Each artist will consider how inspiration influences the direction and the focus of creativity.

Interpretation of a subject is different for each artist even if the same subject is used. That difference can guide an individual’s creative process and final creation. The Box of Inspiration will be designed to demonstrate how artists work through the creative process, have a better understanding of why they choose a certain direction, and how inspiration influences the process as a whole.

Funds

The funds will be used for the three phases of The Box of Inspiration. The first phase will include purchasing the inspiration source for each artist to use to create their art piece. The second phase includes the equipment needed for appropriate documentation of the artists' process. The third phase includes the creation of a book and DVD featuring each artist. About the Artists

The artists recruited will represent a variety of demographic backgrounds. They will range in age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender and geographic location. The artists will be multi-talented with artistic experience in a variety of mediums. The group will include painters, mixed media, pen and ink, ceramics, photography and writing.

The Process

The project will include video tapping, journaling, creation and an interview before and after the process. Each artist will be given a box with the same materials inside. Next, they will be invited to create a piece of art using the materials as an inspiration or using the materials literally.

The artists will have one week to design their piece of art. During that time I will be documenting the artist process along with the artist who will be photographing and journaling about their experience. The Final Product

When the artists have completed their projects, photos and journals entries will be compiled into the book. The book will feature a chapter for each artist. The DVD will document the artist at work, with a first hand account about their experience.

The book and DVD will be marketed to spark interest in learning more about inspiration and how it can influences one’s art.

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    You will receive a special handmade thank you card inspired by what's in the artists box of inspiration. As well as the newsletter with updates about the project, the artists, and the process.

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    Backers will receive everything above plus a 25% discount off the cost of the book and a special thanks with your name and a link in a edition of the newsletter and on the Facebook page.

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    Backers will receive everything above, plus a 50% discount off the price of the book and DVD and a mini box of inspiration. It will include the same inspiration source as the artists and a few supplies to create your own project.

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    Backers will receive everything above, plus a copy of the completed book and DVD signed by all the artists.

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Funding period

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