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Laura LoweryBy Laura Lowery
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Laura LoweryBy Laura Lowery
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About

Welcome to Lucia 

Hi, I'm Laura, and I'm the founder and editor of Lucia. 

Thank you for finding your way here. I’m excited to share Lucia with you.

Lucia is a new kind of magazine. Independent and ad-free. Our mission is to inspire and enlighten the world by giving voice to the heart and celebrating true beauty. 

Why Start Lucia?

This journal was born from my heart’s longing…not a longing to print a magazine, but a longing to be moved, feel inspired, and connect with what is real. 

I often feel inundated with imagery and content that competes to capture my attention in order to sell me stuff. Most women’s periodicals today are filled with unrealistic advertisements telling me I am not enough. Fashion models without flaws flaunt clothing and makeup I can not fathom wearing. Headlines shout from newsstands telling me "five ways” I can lose weight, tame my frizz, tone my abs and have a cleaner house. 

Meanwhile, I yearn to feel connected to what is real, what is true. Maybe you feel it too? 

  • Lucia is different. You won’t find advertising or airbrushed models anywhere in our pages. Instead you will find incredible personal writing and essays, beauty, magnificence and truth – loads of it.
  • Lucia is beautifully designed. Full color, 108 pages, 7.5 x 9.5 inches, and filled with heartfelt essays, photography and art from inspiring women (and men, too, in coming issues). Gorgeous typefaces combined with handwritten script in beautiful inks on thicker, softer, responsibly-milled paper makes reading and turning each page feel so good.
  • Lucia is authentic, heartfelt, and curated to spark creativity. This is a magazine unlike any I’ve ever seen before. 

Why We Need Your Help 

As founder, I bootstrapped Lucia and paid for the first issue with personal savings. To create and print 3,000 copies cost nearly $20,000 – and that’s with every contributor writing for free. 

  • Lucia represents something the world needs. Some nights I can not go to sleep because I am so busy thinking about all of the women and men out there who might connect with and be inspired by Lucia. How many creative fires might a journal like this encourage and spark? Could even one change the whole world for the better? Gives me goose bumps. 
  • Lucia has a solid business and marketing plan. My background of nearly 20 years in communications and PR, including more than 10 years running my own creative business, has helped immensely with this project. I’ve developed cash flow projections for what it will take to make Lucia profitable and sustainable as quarterly publication. I’ve been talking with distributors about Issue Two, which we’d like to get out in September, but of course they don’t pay Lucia until 60 or more days after the magazine sells. I believe it will sell. 
  • Creating and printing a high-quality full-color periodical with no advertisements is expensive. In order to fund the creation, printing and distribution of  Issue Two we need to raise $60,000. This will be the cost to not only print the copies, but also compensate Lucia’s incredible writers, contributors, design and editorial advisors…and continue to pay the rent and keep the lights on as we work to get the second issue completed. This also accounts for the cost of running this Kickstarter campaign.

Lucia: On Giving Back

Lucia is not your ordinary magazine. 

We are passionate about community. In fact, we think community is the antidote to the negative effects of all those ads in magazines selling unattainable ideas of perfection—our communities are where we get real; where we feel appreciated for giving voice to our hearts; where we find true beauty; where we support and inspire each other. 

From the very beginning I've envisioned Lucia as a business that gives back. While Kickstarter rules prohibit us from donating any proceeds of this campaign to charity, the rules do not prohibit us from deciding that we intend to donate a portion of Lucia's FUTURE profits (after Kickstarter funds have been used to successfully create Issue Two). As a hopeful and heart-centered entrepreneur, it is my intention to do so. 

What does that mean? 

As Lucia grows beyond Issue Two, we plan to return 5% percent of our profits to the community each year by donating to inspiring nonprofit organizations that directly support women. 

As a Kickstarter patron, you will become a Community Supporter of Lucia, which means you will receive yearly updates on how Lucia is giving back.

We are serious about this commitment and though we’ve not yet made a dime of revenue, we are hopeful and have already spoken with New Beginnings, a nonprofit that empowers survivors and mobilizes community awareness and action to end domestic violence. They love our idea, and we are planning to give 5% of our first year's profits to them.

Gifts for Lucia’s Sponsors 

We are excited to share rewards with you! As one of Lucia's founding patrons, you will be join a community that is all about making meaningful connection, giving voice to the heart, and celebrating true beauty.

Whether you can afford to contribute $10, $150, $1,000, or more, you’ll receive heaps of unique rewards. 

Check out the photographs & details of our rewards packages below and in the right hand column – Lucia has something for everyone. AND if you don't see a gift that you would like at the level you are willing to contribute, please let us know! We are creative people, and it's likely we can come up with something awesome to reward your generosity, and include you in our journey.

I already feel so much gratitude for you, Lucia’s patron, and can not wait to share these gifts with you.

Kickstarter’s All or Nothing Policy 

The way Kickstarter works, if this campaign does not hit the minimum of $60,000 by the deadline, then Lucia will not receive any of your pledged contributions (they’ll not be charged to you). 

So if Lucia is something you believe in too, and you’d like it to become a reality, I’m asking you to tell your friends and family about this campaign. Share the link with your friends. Tell them why it’s important, invite them to join you in supporting Lucia’s mission: To inspire and enlighten the world by giving voice to the heart, and celebrating true beauty. 

I hope you will become part of Lucia. I’m excited to connect with you! 

From my heart, thank you. 
xo,
Laura 

Rewards

For a $10 pledge, you receive DIGITAL VERSIONS of Issues One, Two, Three and Four delivered in a neat PDF format so you can read them on your computer or iPad.

You will also receive:

  • One year of monthly inspiring personal emails (12) straight from the editor. Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at what happens at Lucia every month. Your monthly email will include beautiful photography and heartfelt writing from Laura not found in the magazine or on the website. This is also an opportunity to connect directly via email with the editor herself, every month. 
  • By contributing any amount, you become a "Lucia Community Supporter" which means you will receive annual updates from us on how Lucia has grown and is giving back to the community.

For $25 you will be one of the first Lucia readers to receive a PRINT COPY OF ISSUE TWO delivered straight to your mailbox, hot off the presses this September. Arrives in pristine condition in a protective corrugate box.

You will also receive:

  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails 
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

For $35 you will receive a 10-PACK OF GORGEOUS LUCIA POSTCARDS with inspiring photographs from Lucia's first issue, including our iconic first cover. Everyone loves to receive a handwritten note of encouragement. Send yours on a beautiful thick postcard. Just add your words, your signature and a stamp!

You will also receive:

  • Print Copy of Issue Two
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
  • Monthly Inspiring Emails
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER: For $60, Laura will artfully handwrite your name (or any name or uplifting word you choose) on exquisite archival quality cotton paper using Lucia's unique handwritten script. Gorgeous and frame-worthy. Your handmade piece of handwritten art will appear in your mailbox sometime between June-September 2015.

You will also receive:

  • 10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards 
  • Print Copy of Issue Two
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
  • Monthly Inspiring Emails
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

For $85, when you curl up with your hot tea and Lucia, you can do so in your very own stylish and soft LUCIA FLOWY TOP made by Bella+Canvas. Slightly transparent, fashionable, lightweight, super-soft and feminine, you are going to love this sweet circle top. A "distressed" version of Lucia's handwritten logo graces the front, while the back quietly encourages your admirers with the words "give voice to your heart."

Great gift for girlfriends, daughters, nieces, mothers, aunties, grandmothers. Please indicate size when checking out: S, M, L, XL

(Please note the $85 reward level includes one shirt - you can choose Women's or Men's - see below for Men's. It does not include both. Thank you!)

You will also receive:

  • 10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
  • Print Copy of Issue Two
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

If you'd prefer a Men's shirt, we have one! Step out into your weekend wearing this super-comfortable gray t-shirt with Lucia's tasteful logo on the front...and some frank and wise words on your back: "dude, give voice to your heart."

Please indicate size when checking out: S, M, L, XL

(Please note the $85 level includes one shirt - you choose Women's or Men's - see above for Women's. It does not include both. Thank you!)

You will also receive:

  • 10-Pack of Lucia Postcards 
  • Print Copy of Issue Two 
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four 
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails 
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

Only 100 Available: For $100 you will receive A COLLECTOR'S COPY OF ISSUE ONE signed by all three of Lucia's original creators: Laura Lowery, Editor; Amanda Ford, Editorial Advisor; Karly Siroky, Design Advisor.

Note: Your collector's copy will be delivered to you in September 2015, as our phenomenal design advisor, Karly, is currently outside Juneau, Alaska, guiding outdoor adventures for the summer! She will sign your copy when she gets back to Seattle.

You will also receive:

  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards 
  • Print Copy of Issue Two 
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four  
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails 
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER: For $200 or more, you will see your name, or the name of someone you choose, in beautiful script, printed in Issue Two of Lucia. We are designing a page to elegantly and artfully name and thank Lucia's most generous patrons. By supporting at this level or higher, you can join in the thrill of seeing your name in print.

You will also receive:

  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards 
  • Print Copy of Issue Two 
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four  
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails 
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

At Lucia, we love writing by hand so much that we searched far and wide to find these unique handmade leather journals to inspire writing that comes from the heart.

For $300, you will receive this beautiful leather journal the color of coffee and is soft, flexible, and lightweight. Ideal for writing with hundreds of beautiful natural pages.

The journal cover is subtly embossed with Lucia's handwritten logo. Your copy will arrive with a personalized letter of gratitude and inspiration from Lucia's editor, Laura Lowery, tucked gently inside. Measures 5" x 7" 240 pages (120 sheets) thick.

You will also receive:

  • Your Name Printed in Issue Two  
  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards 
  • Print Copy of Issue Two 
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four  
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails 
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

ARTISAN LEATHER & RAG COTTON JOURNAL These gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade rugged artisan leather journals are filled with textural artist and rag cotton paper of different varieties and promise to inspire writing that comes from the heart.

Soft, flexible, and lightweight. Ideal for writing, sketching, pasting in memorabilia, with hundreds of pages of assorted artist papers. Every page is different.

Handcrafted with lovingly hand-torn papers in a coordinated array of colors. Sturdy stitching along the spine holds the papers in place. Papers include Nepalese lokta, Indian handmade, metallic papers, Italian Amalfi paper, thin tissues, heavy cardstock, watercolor paper, patterned and speckled papers, and more.

Each journal is finished with a wraparound flap and either a leather tie (masculine) or a ribbon (feminine) that ties around the book block to hold the cover closed when you are not writing. Measures 5.5" x 6.75" x 1 1/2" thick. At least 240 pages (120 sheets) assorted papers. Six thick folded signatures stitched permanently in place. Journal cover subtly embossed with Lucia's handwritten logo. Your copy will arrive with a personalized letter of gratitude and inspiration from Lucia's editor, Laura Lowery, tucked gently inside.

Colors may vary. Please indicate if you'd prefer a journal that is more feminine (e.g. ribbon tie) or more masculine (e.g. leather tie) in nature.

You will also receive:

  • Coffee Leather Lucia Journal 
  • Your Name Printed in Issue Two  
  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards 
  • Print Copy of Issue Two 
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four  
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails 
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

For $500, receive a one-hour Skype session with Lucia's editor and founder, Laura Lowery. Ask her anything!

This is a great opportunity for aspiring magazine entrepreneurs, new graduates, writers, photographers or anyone who'd like to glean straight-up insight and advice from Laura about what it really takes to start up an independent magazine. This session can also be given as one-of-a-kind gift.

Laura will contact you in June 2015 to set up a date for your Skype session.

(Please note this is for a Skype session with Laura. It does not include a Skype session with Karly - see below - that is a separate reward, just at the same contribution level. Thank you!)

You will also receive:

  • Artisan Leather Journal (indicate masculine/feminine)
  • Coffee Leather Lucia Journal 
  • Your Name Printed in Issue Two  
  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Lucia Postcards 
  • Print Copy of Issue Two 
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four  
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails 
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

For $500 you will can have a one-hour brand consultation via Skype with Lucia's design advisor, Karly Siroky. Ask her anything!

Karly is a veritable creative branding genius. She guided all of the branding for Lucia, and has made branding an integral part of her creative business. Karly has personally guided multiple other small and medium-sized businesses through the creation of a meaningful and impact-making brand. Just check out her website karlysiroky.com for a list of her recent clients, and a look at the magic she creates.

This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs looking for advice, help, and creative inspiration on how to create a successful personal or business brand. Karly will contact you to set up a date for your Skype session.

(Please note this is for a Skype session with Karly. It does not include a Skype session with Laura - see above - that is a separate reward, just at the same contribution level. Thank you!)

You will also receive:

  • Artisan Leather Journal (indicate masculine/feminine)
  • Coffee-Colored Leather Lucia Journal 
  • Your Name Printed in Issue Two  
  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards 
  • Print Copy of Issue Two 
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four  
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails 
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

Coffee with the editor of Lucia (in Seattle).

For $750 soak up the spark of one-on-one conversation and insight over a cup of coffee with Laura Lowery, in person. Nothing beats a face-to-face connection. You will have Laura's full attention for an hour. Ask her anything. Walk away inspired, and with a new personal connection in the creative publishing world. 

This would also make a unique gift for a graduate or young professional interested in pursuing a career in communications.

(Does not include travel expenses or lodging)

You will also receive:

  • Artisan Leather Journal (indicate masculine/feminine)
  • Coffee Leather Lucia Journal
  • Your Name Printed in Issue Two
  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Lucia Postcards
  • Print Copy of Issue Two
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four 
  • Monthly Inspiring Emails
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

EXCLUSIVE (and amazing) FOR KICKSTARTER BACKERS: For $1,000 you will attend a catered creative editorial brainstorm with Lucia's staff in Seattle, the place where it all started.

Join Lucia's editor and advisors for a structured creative conversation over delicious (organic and ethically grown) food and drink, and you will play a direct in-person role in the development of content and design ideas for a future issue of Lucia! We meet for this two-hour brainstorm session once a quarter in Seattle, and will gladly do our very best to coordinate with your schedule.

(Does not include travel expenses or lodging)

You will also receive:

  • Artisan Leather Journal (indicate masculine/feminine)
  • Coffee Leather Lucia Journal
  • Your Name Printed in Issue Two
  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Lucia Postcards
  • Print Copy of Issue Two
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four 
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

Now this is a rare opportunity (smile)! ONLY THREE AVAILABLE: For $2,000 receive a portrait photography session with Lucia's founder, editor and head photographer - Laura Lowery.

Before becoming the editor of Lucia, Laura ran a successful photography business for a decade. Check out some of her work at lauralowery.com. She's a pro at capturing beautiful portraits and this package is extra-special because these days it is rare that she makes herself available for for-hire photography.

Your portrait session will include a pre-shoot phone call to discuss your portrait, setting, mood, location and wardrobe particulars. The session itself can take place anywhere within 30 minutes driving distance of downtown Seattle (Laura has some great secret locations up her sleeve) and lasts approximately one hour. You will receive 30 high resolution professionally edited and unmarked digital images (color and black & white versions).

(Does not include travel or lodging)

You will also receive:

  • Artisan Leather Journal (indicate masculine/feminine)
  • Coffee Leather Lucia Journal
  • Your Name Printed in Issue Two 
  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Lucia Postcards
  • Print Copy of Issue Two 
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four  
  • Monthly Inspiring  Emails 
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

ONLY TWO AVAILABLE: This package makes me most excited of all - talk about inspiring creativity! For $5,000, you and up to four of your friends will be invited to your very own private full-day creative workshop on writing, movement and design.

Taught by Lucia's creators: Laura Lowery (editor), Amanda Ford (editorial advisor) and Karly Siroky (design advisor), at an inspiring location in Seattle. We are all incredibly pumped about this workshop, and can not wait to create and share it with you.

Where does inspiration come from, if not from inside of us - our bodies? Laura, Amanda and Karly each combine our writing and creative work with some form of physical movement professionally. Laura is also a photographer and a yoga teacher. Amanda is also an artist, a personal trainer, and a yoga teacher. Karly is also an outdoor guide, avid skier, climber, and a sometimes-Alaskan-dog-sledder.

You and your friends will spend a full and thoughtfully structured day with us exploring how movement inspires creativity. Learn new tips to improve your writing and inform your approach to creative design. Yummy organic breakfast, lunch, and special treats customized to meet your dietary requirements, included. Meet us. Let's play.

You'll be in great hands. All three of us have led successful retreats, workshops and classes before, so we have lots of inspiring tools & treats in store for you!

(Does not include travel or lodging)

You will also receive:

  • Artisan Leather Journal (indicate masculine/feminine)
  • Coffee-Colored Leather Lucia Journal
  • Your Name Printed in Issue Two
  • Lucia Shirt (indicate Women's or Men's + size S, M, L, XL)
  • 10-Pack of Lucia Postcards
  • Print Copy of Issue Two
  • Digital Versions of Issues One-Four 
  • Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
  • Lucia Community Supporter Status

Thank you!

After you've selected your reward and backed Lucia, head on over to our website where Issue One is for sale (while our small first-run quantity lasts!): www.luciajournal.com.

Risks and challenges

Publishing a quarterly magazine is certainly no walk in the park, especially when you've committed to staying advertising-free. We have looked at our business plan and Kickstarter campaign from a lot of different angles, and we feel cautiously optimistic. In our hearts we believe Lucia has a bright future ahead.

Here are some specific challenges and how we are addressing them:

I think one of the biggest challenges in starting a quarterly magazine is timing and planning for future issues. We started working on Issue Two months ago, and even started planning for Issues Three and Four before Issue One was done. Writers are writing, photographers are photographing, cartoonists are cartooning, and our muses are now musing. We've got a great team of creative and inspired folks working hard to make this happen.

Another big challenge in publishing a new magazine is profit. Especially when your publication is advertising-free. Margins are slim, shipping is costly, and every sale counts. We've run the numbers many times and priced Lucia at $20 retail per issue in order to ensure we make enough revenue to cover our costs, and grow. I have a background in PR and marketing, and we're doing some smart, targeted work on this front to get Lucia in front of the right readers and buyers from the start.

Another challenge could be distribution and shipping, but we actually feel great about this because we have developed a good relationship with an excellent printer and distribution/shipping partner, Hemlock Printers USA. They also print & distribute Kinfolk, Gather, Life & Thyme, The Great Discontent, Lady, and other fantastic independent journals. With Hemlock as a partner, we have the tools and experience needed to handle shipping your reward issues to you on time and in beautiful condition.

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    You will receive DIGITAL VERSIONS of Issues One, Two, Three and Four delivered in a neat PDF format so you can read them on your computer or iPad.

    MONTHLY INSPIRATION: You will also receive one year of monthly inspiring personal emails (12) straight from the editor.

    Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at what happens at Lucia every month. Your monthly email will include beautiful photography and heartfelt writing from Laura not found in the magazine or on the website. This is also an opportunity to connect directly via email with the editor herself, every month.

    LUCIA COMMUNITY SUPPORTER STATUS: By contributing any amount, you become a Lucia Community Supporter, which means you will receive annual updates from us on how Lucia has grown and is giving back to the community.

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    You will be one of the first Lucia readers to receive a PRINT COPY OF ISSUE TWO delivered straight to your mailbox, hot off the presses this September. Arrives in pristine condition in a protective corrugate box.

    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    10-PACK OF GORGEOUS LUCIA POSTCARDS with inspiring photographs from Lucia's first issue, including our iconic first cover. Everyone loves to receive a handwritten note of encouragement. Send yours on a beautiful thick postcard. Just add your words, your signature and a stamp!

    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    EXCLUSIVE:
    Laura will artfully handwrite your name (or any name or uplifting word you choose) on exquisite archival quality cotton paper using Lucia's unique handwritten script. Gorgeous and frame-worthy.

    Your handmade piece of handwritten art will appear in your mailbox sometime between June-September 2015.

    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    Ladies, curl up with hot tea and Lucia in your very own stylish and soft LUCIA FLOWY TOP made by Bella+Canvas. Slightly transparent, fashionable, lightweight, super-soft and feminine, you are going to love this sweet circle top.

    A "distressed" version of Lucia's handwritten logo graces the front, while the back quietly encourages your admirers with the words "give voice to your heart."

    ~OR~

    Men, step out into your weekend wearing a comfortable gray t-shirt with Lucia's tasteful logo on the front and these frank, wise words on your back: "dude, give voice to your heart."

    Please indicate whether you'd prefer the "Women's Top" or the "Men's T" and indicate size when checking out: S, M, L, XL

    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    Only 100 Available:

    A COLLECTOR'S COPY OF ISSUE ONE signed by all three of Lucia's original creators:

    --Laura Lowery, Editor
    --Amanda Ford, Editorial Advisor
    --Karly Siroky, Design Advisor

    Note: Your collector's copy will be delivered to you in September 2015, as our phenomenal design advisor, Karly, is currently outside Juneau, Alaska, guiding outdoor adventures for the summer! She will sign your copy when she gets back to Seattle.

    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    EXCLUSIVE TO KICKSTARTER $150 AND UP BACKERS:

    See your name, or the name of someone you choose, in beautiful script, printed in Issue Two of Lucia.

    We are designing a page to elegantly and artfully name and thank Lucia's most generous patrons. By supporting at this level or higher, you can join in the thrill of seeing your name in print.

    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    COFFEE LEATHER LUCIA JOURNAL
    At Lucia, we love writing by hand so much that we searched far and wide to find these unique handmade leather journals to inspire writing that comes from the heart.

    This beautiful leather journal is the color of coffee and is soft, flexible, and lightweight. Ideal for writing with hundreds of beautiful natural pages.

    The journal cover is subtly embossed with Lucia's handwritten logo. Your copy will arrive with a personalized letter of gratitude and inspiration from Lucia's editor, Laura Lowery, tucked gently inside.

    Measures 5" x 7"
    240 pages (120 sheets) thick

    +Your Name Printed in Issue Two
    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    ARTISAN LEATHER & RAG COTTON JOURNAL
    These absolutely gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade rugged artisan leather journals are filled with textural artist and rag cotton paper of different varieties and promise to inspire writing that comes from the heart.

    Soft, flexible, and lightweight. Ideal for writing, sketching, pasting in memorabilia, with hundreds of pages of assorted artist papers. Every page is different.

    Handcrafted with lovingly hand-torn papers in a coordinated array of colors. Sturdy stitching along the spine holds the papers in place. Papers include Nepalese lokta, Indian handmade, metallic papers, Italian Amalfi paper, thin tissues, heavy cardstock, watercolor paper, patterned and speckled papers, and more.

    Each journal is finished with a wraparound flap and leather tie or ribbon that ties around the book block to hold the cover closed when you are not writing.

    *Measures 5.5" x 6.75" x 1 1/2" thick
    *At least 240 pages (120 sheets) assorted papers
    *Six thick folded signatures stitched permanently in place

    Journal cover subtly embossed with Lucia's handwritten logo. Your copy will arrive with a personalized letter of gratitude and inspiration from Lucia's editor, Laura Lowery, tucked gently inside.

    Colors may vary. Please indicate if you'd prefer a journal that feels more feminine or more masculine in nature.

    +Coffee Leather Lucia Journal
    +Your Name Printed in Issue Two
    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    A one-hour Skype session (video or audio) with Lucia's editor and founder, Laura Lowery. Ask her anything!

    This is a great opportunity for aspiring magazine entrepreneurs, new graduates, writers, photographers or anyone who'd like to glean straight-up insight and advice from Laura about what it really takes to start up an independent magazine. This session can also be given as one-of-a-kind gift.

    Laura will contact you in June 2015 to set up a date for your Skype session.

    +Artisan Leather Journal (indicate M/F)
    +Coffee Leather Lucia Journal
    +Your Name Printed in Issue Two
    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

    (Please note this is for a Skype session with Laura. It does not include a Skype session with Karly, as that is a separate reward - just at the same contribution level. Thank you!)

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    A one-hour brand consultation via Skype with Lucia's design advisor, Karly Siroky. Ask her anything!

    Karly is a veritable creative branding genius. She guided all of the branding for Lucia, and has made branding an integral part of her creative business. Karly has personally guided multiple other small and medium-sized businesses through the creation of a meaningful and impact-making brand. Just check out her website karlysiroky.com for a list of her recent clients, and a look at the magic she creates.

    This is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs looking for advice, help, and creative inspiration on how to create a successful personal or business brand.

    Karly will contact you to set up a date for your Skype session.

    +Artisan Leather Journal (indicate M/F)
    +Coffee-Colored Leather Lucia Journal
    +Your Name Printed in Issue Two
    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

    (Please note this is for a Skype session with Karly. It does not include a Skype session with Laura, as that is a separate reward - just at the same contribution level. Thank you!)

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    Coffee with the editor of Lucia (in Seattle).

    Soak up the spark of one-on-one conversation and insight over a cup of coffee with Laura Lowery, in person.

    Nothing beats a face-to-face connection. You will have Laura's full attention for an hour. Ask her anything. Walk away inspired, and with a new personal connection in the creative publishing world.

    This would also make a unique gift for a graduate or young professional interested in pursuing a career in communications.

    (Does not include travel expenses or lodging)

    Includes coffee!

    +Artisan Leather Journal (indicate M/F)
    +Coffee Leather Lucia Journal
    +Your Name Printed in Issue Two
    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    EXCLUSIVE (and amazing) FOR KICKSTARTER BACKERS: Attend a catered creative editorial brainstorm with Lucia's staff in Seattle, the place where it all started.

    You will join Lucia's editor and advisors for a structured creative conversation over delicious (organic and ethically grown) food and drink, and you will play a direct in-person role in the development of content and design ideas for Issue Three of Lucia!

    We meet for this two-hour brainstorm session once a quarter in Seattle, and will gladly do our very best to coordinate with your schedule.

    (Does not include travel expenses or lodging)

    +Artisan Leather Journal (indicate M/F)
    +Coffee Leather Lucia Journal
    +Your Name Printed in Issue Two
    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    Now this is a rare opportunity! ONLY THREE AVAILABLE: Receive a portrait photography session with Lucia's founder, editor and head photographer - Laura Lowery.

    Before becoming the editor of Lucia, Laura ran a successful photography business for a decade. Check out some of her work at lauralowery.com. She's a pro at capturing beautiful portraits and this package is extra-special because these days it is rare that she makes herself available for for-hire photography.

    Your portrait session will include a pre-shoot phone call to discuss your portrait, setting, mood, location and wardrobe particulars. The session itself can take place anywhere within 30 minutes driving distance of downtown Seattle (Laura has some great secret locations up her sleeve) and lasts approximately one hour. You will receive 30 high resolution professionally edited and unmarked digital images (color and black & white versions).

    (Does not include travel or lodging)

    +Artisan Leather Journal (indicate M/F)
    +Coffee Leather Lucia Journal
    +Your Name Printed in Issue Two
    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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    ONLY TWO AVAILABLE: This package makes me most excited of all - talk about inspiring creativity!

    You and up to four of your friends will be invited to your very own private full-day creative workshop on writing, movement and design.

    Taught by Lucia's creators: Laura Lowery (editor), Amanda Ford (editorial advisor) and Karly Siroky (design advisor) at an inspiring location in Seattle.

    We are all incredibly pumped about this workshop, and can not wait to create and share it with you.

    Where does inspiration come from, if not from inside of us - our bodies? Laura, Amanda and Karly each combine our writing and creative work with some form of physical movement professionally. Laura is also a photographer and a yoga teacher. Amanda is also an artist, a personal trainer, and a yoga teacher. Karly is also an outdoor guide, avid skier, climber, and a sometimes-Alaskan-dog-sledder.

    You and your friends will spend a full and thoughtfully structured day with us exploring how movement inspires creativity. Learn new tips to improve your writing and inform your approach to creative design. Yummy organic breakfast, lunch, and special treats customized to meet your dietary requirements, included. Meet us. Let's play.

    You'll be in great hands. All three of us have led successful retreats, workshops and classes before, so we have lots of inspiring tools & treats in store for you!

    (Does not include travel or lodging)

    +Artisan Leather Journal (indicate M/F)
    +Coffee-Colored Leather Lucia Journal
    +Your Name Printed in Issue Two
    +Lucia Flowy Top *OR* Men's T-Shirt (indicate preference and size S, M, L, XL)
    +10-Pack of Gorgeous Lucia Postcards
    +Print Copy of Issue Two
    +Digital Versions of Issues One-Four
    +Monthly Inspiring Personal Emails
    +Lucia Community Supporter Status

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