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Cats paired with teas from around the world! Take a "sip" and enjoy the year with teas and cats.
Cats paired with teas from around the world! Take a "sip" and enjoy the year with teas and cats.
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Kit-Tea 2020 Calendar

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Cat and Tea

The purrfect pairing of cute and drink!  Enjoy the months of the year by taking a trip around the world with cats and teas. Each tea is matched with a cat from the same region. For example, rooibos from South Africa is paired with a lion cub and oolong from China is paired with a dragon li cat.

Here are seven of finished illustrations for the calendar: 

Dragon Li Cat with Oolong
Japanese Calico Bobtail with Matcha
Abyssinian with Koshary Tea
Persian with Rose Tea
Persian with Rose Tea
Lion with Rooibos
Lion with Rooibos
Siamese with Thai Iced Tea
Siamese with Thai Iced Tea
British Shorthair with Earl Grey Tea
British Shorthair with Earl Grey Tea

All of the illustrations are painted in watercolor on hot press cotton paper. More illustrations will be revealed as the campaign goes on, so check back to see more art work!

Calendar

The finished staple stitched calendar measures 8.5 by 10.5 inches closed. When open, the calendar measures 10.5 by 17 inches. The interior pages has a matte finish for ease of writing notes on 80# paper. The cover is 100# matte paper. When your calendar arrives, it has a convenient punch hole for hanging. Along with US holidays and dates of note, cat and tea specific holidays are included:

  • St. Gertrude, Patron Saint of Cats - March 17th
  • National Siamese Cat Day - April 6th
  • National Pet Day - April 11th
  • National Bubble Tea Day - April 30th
  • National Iced Tea Day - June 10th
  • National Kitten Day - July 10th
  • International Cat Day - August 8th
  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17th
  • Ginger Cat Appreciation Day - September 1st
  • National Chai Day - September 21st
  • National Cat Day - October 29th
  • International Tea Day - December 15th

Here are preview month layouts. Illustration placement for each month is subject to change.

January
March
June
June

Rewards/Stretch Goals

The main event is the Kit-Tea 2020 Calendar itself! If you're a quick backer, you'll receive a cat sketch as bonus thank you for your early support. If you're a super backer, you'll get first pick of an original painting from the calendar and meet me at The Dancing Cat, a cat cafe featuring adoptable cats. No stretch goals are planned - the campaign focus is getting the Kit-Tea 2020 Calendar to you! 

Cat sketches for EARLY BIRD GETS THE KITTY reward.
Cat sketches for EARLY BIRD GETS THE KITTY reward.
Catober cover for the KIT-TEA & CATOBER reward. Click to see more about Catober.
Catober cover for the KIT-TEA & CATOBER reward. Click to see more about Catober.
Meet up for the KIT-TEA PARTY reward. Click to check out The Dancing Cat.
Meet up for the KIT-TEA PARTY reward. Click to check out The Dancing Cat.

I hope you will join me in tracking the days with cats and tea in 2020. Thank you for supporting the Kit-Tea 2020 Calendar!

Credits:

- Video animation and editing: Brian Kolm
               - Music: "Lotus" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
               Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

Risks and challenges

This is my ninth Kickstarter and my fourth calendar one, so I'm very familiar with getting projects completed and delivering the rewards to my backers. Of course, life has unexpected turns, but I will keep you up-to-date as things change.

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    KIT-TEA FOR ONE

    One Cats and Tea 2019 Calendar for you! US shipping included.

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    KIT-TEA & CATOBER

    One Kit-Tea 2020 Calendar and Catober 2018 booklet. Catober 2018 is a collection of my cat themed Inktober drawings from 2018. The booklet is 6x9 inches, black and white, and 16 pages.

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    TEA PARTY FOR THREE

    One, two, three calendars for your gift giving pleasure! US shipping included.

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    PAW MARK

    Your choice of an original calendar painting and one Kit-Tea 2020 Calendar.

    You'll indicate first, second, and third choices in the survey for your painting selection with priority given to earlier pledges. Note: first choice of painting goes to the Kit-Tea Party reward.

    Watercolor originals are painted on hot press 140 pound archival cotton paper and individually signed. The size is approximately 9x12 inches. US shipping included.

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    EARLY BIRD GETS THE KITTY

    As a thank you for being an early backer, a 3x3 inch cat sketch is included with your Kit-Tea 2020 Calendar. US shipping included.

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    KIT-TEA PARTY

    Join me at The Dancing Cat, a cat cafe with rescue and adoption services in San Jose, CA, for an hour of hanging out with adoptable cats. I'll also give you a lesson on drawing cats.

    One Kit-Tea 2020 Calendar and first choice of an original painting from the calendar are yours. Watercolor originals are painted on hot press 140 pound archival cotton paper and individually signed. The size is approximately 9x12 inches.

    Transportation and lodging not provided. Date and time to be determined. The calendar and painting will be sent in November 2019. I'll contact you to arrange a date and time. Redeem the visit at The Dancing Cat by October 31, 2020.

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    • 1 in-person meet up at The Dancing Cat
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