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Paintings of brightly colored, abstract trees in alcohol inks for art lovers and tree huggers.
Paintings of brightly colored, abstract trees in alcohol inks for art lovers and tree huggers.
Paintings of brightly colored, abstract trees in alcohol inks for art lovers and tree huggers.
32 backers pledged $1,120 to help bring this project to life.

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Abstract Tree Paintings For Art Lovers And Tree Huggers

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My name is Lillian Connelly. I'm a self taught artist ready to turn pro, but I am going to need your help to make that happen!

  • I've sold over 100 works of art.
  • My customer service is excellent (check out my Etsy reviews).
  • With your support I'll be able to purchase some Pro Panel art displays to display my artwork during my first professional art show.
  • Pro Panel art displays are a big investment, costing anywhere between $748 to $1954 plus shipping (for the knock down style that I need).

I will be exhibiting art jewelry and paintings at the arts and crafts show.
I will be exhibiting art jewelry and paintings at the arts and crafts show.


"She has won me over as an artist and as a friend; and her pieces that are collages, are truly, some of the most fantastic and whimsical stuff I’ve ever seen. Her colors are life-affirming; Lillian is what I would describe as an actively optimistic artist. She is fiercely happy and amazingly resilient." - Molly Field (from Grass Oil by Molly Field).


Where Does Your Money Go?

  • 10% will go toward Kickstarter and Amazon Fees.
  • 20-25% will go toward art supplies and shipping expenses (depending on how many international backers this project gets).
  • The rest will go directly to purchasing (and shipping) the pro art panels. The more pledges I receive the better Pro Panels package I can purchase.
  • If this kickstarter exceeds the amount I need to purchase art pro panels the remainder will be used to purchase additional display items such as hooks, shelves, and art jewelry display items.

"Her talent is beyond anything I could comprehend. I can barely draw stick figures, and she inspires me with every piece she creates. The fact that she made this FOR ME makes me want to cry and laugh and hop in my car and drive to her house and hug her." - Kelly DeBie (from DeBie Hive).


What do you get in return?

The reward system for this project is in the right side bar. I like the symbolism of "The Family Tree" so I am painting trees. My online community often feels like a big family. I'd like to invite you to be a part of that family!

  • Original tree art.
  • Pledges over $25 will receive an invitation to my private Facebook group where I will share photos, videos, and answer questions about preparing for an art show.
  • Art is an investment. Each piece I send you will be an original work of art. Prints will never be made or sold.

*All reward paintings will be created using alcohol inks on Yupo paper and sprayed with an archival UV protectant sealer. To learn more about alcohol inks and Yupo paper visit my blog.

Here is a sample of the 2.5 x 3.5 inch tree paintings.
Here is a sample of the 2.5 x 3.5 inch tree paintings.

"Please visit Lillian's Etsy shop and take a look at all the beauty she is filling the world up with. I am so honored to have a piece of it here in Plum's room."   - xoxo, Mama Pants (from The Family Pants blog).


Thank you so much for considering my project. If you think my project is worth investing in please back it! Just head over to the side bar on the right and choose the reward that works best for you. Then, if you have a minute and are so inclined, please share this project with your friends and family. Thank you!

If you'd like to connect on social media please visit my links:

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Instagram

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"Lillian Connelly’s art is full of color and whimsy. I purchased a necklace with a small print of a hummingbird and I love it. I wear it all the time – the variety of color makes it versatile. I may be low on wall space, but accessories? Never enough!"   - Katie (from Words for Worms).

Risks and challenges

The only risk is having enough time to get all of the painting done in time. I've already started painting the trees for this project to get ahead on the painting as much as possible.

If I am having trouble completing the paintings within the time frame I will notify you as soon as possible with an updated date.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    SEED: Thank you for your support. You are helping me take one step closer to becoming a professional artist.

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    SEEDLING: Thank you for supporting this project.

    - I will personally thank you on both Twitter and Facebook. You'll be getting the ultimate shout out!

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    Early Bird Special!

    SAPLING: Thank you for helping me reach my goal.

    -You will be rewarded with one original, 2.5 x 3.5 inch, signed painting of a tree (selected by me).

    -You will also receive a handwritten thank you note from me.

    Shipping is free.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    MAPLE: Thank you for helping me reach my goal.

    -You will be rewarded with one original, 2.5 x 3.5 inch, signed painting of a tree (selected by me).

    -Handwritten note.

    - You will also be invited to join my exclusive, private Facebook group where I will share some of the behind the scenes activities leading up to and during the art show.

    Shipping is free. Facebook invite will arrive in April.

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    DOGWOOD: Thank you for helping me reach my goal.

    -You will be rewarded with two original, 2.5 x
    3.5 inch, signed painting of a tree (selected by me).

    -Handwritten thank you note.

    -Facebook group invite.

    Shipping is free. Facebook invite will arrive in April.

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    MAGNOLIA: Thank you for helping me reach my goal.

    -You will be rewarded with one original, 4x6 inch, signed painting of a tree (selected by me).

    -Handwritten thank you note.

    -Facebook group invite.

    Shipping is free. Facebook invite will arrive in April.

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    SYCAMORE: Thank you for helping me reach my goal.

    -You will be rewarded with one original, 5x7 inch, signed painting of a tree (selected by me).

    -Handwritten thank you note.

    - Facebook group invite.

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    SPRUCE: Thank you for helping me reach my goal.

    -You will be rewarded with one original, 8x10 inch, signed painting of a tree (selected by me).

    -Handwritten thank you note.

    - Facebook group invite.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    MOUNTAIN ASH: Thank you for helping me reach my goal.

    -You will be rewarded with the tree painting I painted in the video!

    -The painting is 9x12 inches.

    -Handwritten thank you note.

    -Facebook group invite.

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    REDWOOD: Thank you for helping me reach my goal.

    -You will be rewarded with one original 16x20 tree painting. You choose the predominate color and whether you want it to have a vertical or horizontal orientation!

    - One 5x7 original tree painting.

    -One 2.5 x 3.5 original tree painting.

    -Handwritten thank you note.

    -Facebook group invite.

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