Lately I've had an uncontrollable urge to photograph dogs for the purpose of "painting" their portraits in Photoshop. While photographing these dogs, I've learned that more than half of them are rescue pups, each with his or her own captivating story. Inspired by these stories, I turn their photographs into works of art, capturing even more of their remarkable personalities through "painted" portraits! These dogs’ stories deserve to be told, and I want to share these portraits and the stories with as many people as I can. I figured the best way to share their stories and personalities is through greeting cards!
That's where Kickstarter comes in. I've named my project the Pawesome Portrait Project. My goal is to create a line of Pawesome Portrait greeting cards from my rescue pup portraits. In creating these cards, I can share their stories with you, and then you can send the cards to family and friends, continuing to share these remarkable pups’ stories. Each greeting card will be 4x6 with a full-page portrait on the front. On the inside of the card, the left side will include the pup’s name with his or her story in a short paragraph or two.
The making-it-happen part
Once my project reaches its funding goal, I will have 10 rescue pups eagerly standing by with their stories to tell. My plan is to start photographing in July, completing one or two portraits a week and have the final product ready to mail by the end of September. I am super excited to share these stories and portraits and can't wait to get started! Thanks in advance for your interest and support!
The funding for my project has been calculated from projected print and/or framing costs, mailing and packaging, time spent doing the creative thing, time spent on location, a framed portrait with a set of 10 Pawesome Portrait cards for each of my two-legged volunteers and delicious puppy treats so I can get my four-legged volunteers to cooperate :)
Risks and challenges
I do not foresee any risks or setbacks; however, if any do arise I will immediately address and correct them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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