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Calendar, prints & original artwork of mixed-media illustrations of each zodiac sign, rendered in fabric, acrylic paint & embroidery.
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2018 Illustrated Zodiac Calendar, Prints & Original Artwork

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In the last year, I created twelve mixed media illustrations of the Western Zodiac signs, each inspired by the myths and shapes of the constellations. With your help, I’d like to produce these into twelve month wall calendar for 2018.    

The Art 

Astrology is humanity’s search for our own reflections in the night sky. Each viewer projects an image of themselves on to the stars, and the stars reflect back powerful avatars. The constellations and myths of the twelve zodiac signs have been observed for thousands of years across multiple continents. From classical mythology to Renaissance art to daily horoscopes, each era has its own way of keeping alive the stories that are woven into our collective consciousness. 

Each image started as a series of sketches, attempting to capture the spirit and movement of each icon. Aries the Ram charges forth, Taurus the bull bucks, and Scorpio arches his tail, ready to strike. Each sketch was refined into a final pencil drawing, applied to patterned fabric, and rendered in acrylic, ink, and colored pencil. An overlay of the zodiac constellation was then embroidered on top of each image, tying the astrological myth back to its astronomical constellation.  

Capricorn the Goat-fish- January
Capricorn the Goat-fish- January

 

Aquarius the Water Bearer- February
Aquarius the Water Bearer- February

 

Pisces the Fishes- March
Pisces the Fishes- March

 

Aries the Ram- April
Aries the Ram- April

 

Taurus the Bull- May
Taurus the Bull- May

 

Gemini the Twins- June
Gemini the Twins- June

 

Cancer the Crab- July
Cancer the Crab- July

 

Leo the Lion- August
Leo the Lion- August

 

Virgo the Virgin- September
Virgo the Virgin- September

 

Libra the Scales- October
Libra the Scales- October

 

Scorpio the Scorpion- November
Scorpio the Scorpion- November

 

Sagittarius the Archer- December
Sagittarius the Archer- December

The Zodiac

What's your sign? 2018 Zodiac calendar
What's your sign? 2018 Zodiac calendar

The zodiac is a circle of twelve constellations that appear in the apparent path of the sun at different times of the year. These signs have functioned as an astronomical calendar and are still used today in astrology and horoscopes. Check the chart above to see which sun sign you were born under. 

Rewards  

The rewards include: 

All reproductions are being professionally printed through vendors I have used previously, they are all high quality and accurate colors. I firmly believe that art should be accessible to everyone, so even if you only have a few bucks to contribute, you can get a nice postcard to pin to your wall.  

Capricorn- framed original painting
Capricorn- framed original painting

 

Draft of the design for September- Virgo
Draft of the design for September- Virgo

Add-Ons  

Since I’m rewarding people with a variety of products that can be ordered in multiples, a lot of the additional rewards will be handled as Add-ons. That means if you want a 3 prints and a calendar, you can pledge for a calendar, then obtain all of your prints as add-ons. This is a great option for holiday gifting, sharing, and people who just want all the things.  

Add-ons are available for any pledge above $25 within the United States. 

  • Set of 12 Postcards- $15 
  • Digital wallpaper set- $2 
  • Art prints- $20 
  • Calendars- $20

How Do Add-Ons Work?

  • 1- Make a pledge of $25 or more 
  • 2- Press the “manage your pledge” button above 
  • 3- Increase your pledge in the “Pledge Amount” box for the total of the add-ons you want. For example, if you want to add on two art prints, you would increase your pledge by $40 
  • 4- At the end of the Kickstarter (December 1st) you will receive a survey where you can indicate which specific add ons you want to receive. 

International Backers  

The only rewards currently available for international backers are the postcards and digital wallpapers. Shipping costs out of the US vary widely so I’m not able to put a single price on these. However, if you see something you like, please message me with the items you want and your location. I will calculate shipping and set up a custom reward for you.

Pledges

Your pledges are going towards covering printing, shipping, and Kickstarter fees. The percentages will vary depending on how many of each product are purchased, but here is an approximate breakdown: 

  • Kickstarter fees- 8% 
  • Printing costs- 30% 
  • Shipping- 10%
  • Packaging, frames, labels, etc- 10%
  • Money for me to use to make more art- 42%  

I set my goal low to cover a minimum printing cost, but the more you pledge the more I can print, and the more of my art I can distribute. After printing, shipping, and fees, the remainder goes to me. The more monetary support this can generate, the more I’m able to access the resources I need to make more art, and the more art I can make available to you in the next year.

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Risks and challenges

This project is very low risk. The art is already completed, I'm already working on the calendar design, and I have quotes for printing and shipping. The main risk is that you won’t end up buying enough and you’ll have jealous friends steal your art from you.

My challenges are going to include shipping an assortment of items during the holidays, tracking add-ons since I’m dealing with twelve different variations of each product, and the hassles of shipping the glass-framed original artwork. But I'm a Virgo and we're supposed to be really good with organization.

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    Digital Wallpaper Collection

    Receive all twelve illustrations in jpg form, great for wallpapers for your smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer.

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    Postcard

    1 glossy 4x6” postcard sent to you or a friend! Please specify which sign you would like.

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    Set of 12 Postcards

    12 glossy 4x6” postcards, one of each zodiac painting. Back side is writable so you can use these to send as holiday greeting cards or thank you cards. Sent to you in an envelope, no additional envelopes are provided for mailing.

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    Art Print

    High quality, hand signed prints from Bellevue Fine Art Reproductions. These are archival Giclee prints on cotton rag paper. That means they can be framed and will never fade or deteriorate, and will be of higher quality and longer lasting than the postcards and calendars.

    All prints are 8x10” (some are horizontal, some are vertical) and can be dropped into any standard 8x10” frame. Each print comes in a cellophane bag with a backing board along with a card telling the story of the myth behind each zodiac sign.

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    2018 Zodiac Calendar

    12 month hanging wall calendar including all zodiac illustrations. Each month includes major moon phases, the dates of each sun sign transition, zodiac symbols, and a few correspondences for each sign. 10x14,” bound by a hole punch and ribbon for hanging.

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    Art print + Zodiac Calendar

    One 8x10" art print and one calendar!

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    Original Illustration- Aries

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Aries that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 7x5”, framed in an 13x9” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Taurus

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Taurus that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 5x7”, framed in an 8x10” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Gemini

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Gemini that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 5x7”, framed in an 8x10” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Cancer

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Cancer that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 5x7”, framed in an 8x10” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Virgo

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Virgo that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 7x5”, framed in an 10x8” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Libra

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Libra that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 5x7”, framed in an 8x10” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Scorpio

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Scorpio that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 5x7”, framed in an 8x10” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Sagittarius

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Sagittarius that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 7x5”, framed in an 10x8” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Capricorn

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Capricorn that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 7x5”, framed in an 10x8” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Aquarius

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Aquarius that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 7x5”, framed in an 10x8” frame.

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    Original Illustration- Pisces

    The ORIGINAL one of a kind mixed media illustration of Pisces that was used for making the calendar. Hand painted, collaged fabric with constellation design embroidered in gold thread. Artwork is 7x5”, framed in an 13x9” frame.

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    Set of Twelve Art Prints

    12 8x10" art prints, one of each zodiac painting.

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