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$311
pledged of $6,600pledged of $6,600 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 9 2014 8:01 AM UTC +00:00

About

Art For All Year is a project that will allow me to create my works of art and market them to the public at the same time.

My basic goal is to create a piece of art for each week of the year- 52 pieces total, plus enter 6 art shows.  This will allow me to connect more with my community here in Raleigh and possibly in other areas of the world as well.  If I reach the goal for this Kickstarter this is what will be covered.  If I don't meet the small goal of $6,600 then I don't get anything, and no one will be charged.  That's part of how Kickstarter works, but it means I really need to meet at least that goal.  Meeting it will give me the chance to focus on my art fully and without any worry of giving up what I love for the sake of money.

Beyond this, if I reach all of my limited supply rewards I would be creating a piece of art every day, with a total of 365 pieces rather than 52.  I could also afford to enter 24 shows (roughly 2 per month), and be able to obtain a great digital camera for photographing my work and making new art photography with.  A new large format printer would also be fantastic so I could make art prints, photographic prints, and mixed media printing processes for collages. Additionally I would be able to upgrade my supplies, obtaining new paints, experimental materials and other fantastically fun items!  Plus I could give some great art parties and workshops for you all too.

With my basic goal I am creating enough work to say my art is a true part time job.  If I meet my stretch goal, having all the limited supply rewards taken, I would then have a full time salary that after supplies, shipping and fees would be about $45,000 before taxes.  It's nothing too crazy, but enough that my husband and I can hope to raise a family together, pay off college loans, and do what we love without making huge sacrifices.  That's what this project is about, creating art without sacrificing all the good things in life.  Having the ability to focus on what is truly important to me without the worry "what if I don't earn enough?" or needing to get a second job to make ends meet.

If you have any questions about rewards, details about the project, or anything else please just send me a message.  Thank you for your continued support.  I look forward to getting to know you!

Risks and challenges

The risks I can see are of becoming burnt out, ill/injured, or needing breaks from work. I've factored in all these things to my estimates, knowing that I will occasionally have a vacation and make up for it before or after. I had an intensive education focused on art thanks to The Columbus College of Art and Design which has given me lots of preparation for working hard.

If I do create 365 works of art and many more additional written messages I know it will be a challenge for me to be working in such a high volume and communicating with so many amazing folks. However, this is exactly the kind of challenge I am hoping for. I want to rise to meet these ideals I have of how much I can create and the number of like minded people I am able to meet.

If any delays are incurred from the above risks, know that I will keep regular updates going for all backers and every reasonable step will be taken to ensure that each piece will be delivered as indicated on the timelines here. The timelines themselves are set for the beginning of 2015, though I fully anticipate most pieces will be sent before that. I can begin sending pieces as soon as the Kickstarter is fully funded because I will complete some pieces before it's over. The timeline allows plenty of buffer to deal with any shipping, health or creative issues in a timely manner.

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    Reward A - If you'd like to support me, but don't want to invest in buying a piece this is a great option. You'll get a handwritten thank you postcard in the mail.

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    Reward B - This is the upgraded postcard package that gives you an original sketch on your postcard along with the handwritten note.

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    Reward Upgrade - This will upgrade any art piece to an encaustic collage piece. Because encaustics take more time and cost more to create this will cover the added expense to give you the look you want for your piece. Encaustics are art wax or wax based paints. I typically use them to make translucent layers and add more dimensional depth to pieces. Colored wax is also used in these pieces to add pops of color in beautiful soft droplets, formed shapes, and layered transitions. Here are a couple examples - https://www.etsy.com/listing/9747094 and https://www.etsy.com/listing/67179343/

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    Reward C - For this reward you get a tiny (3"x3" or smaller), but amazing piece of original art. For international orders there is an additional $12 fee for shipping.

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    Reward D - Sponsor a show. I will enter up to 2 shows a month and most in the art world have fees around $35. You will receive a special thank you message telling you all the details of the show entry from start to finish of the piece. In other words you get a story told just for you!

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    Reward E - This reward consists of a similar sized art piece to the $30 reward (3"x3" or smaller), plus a handwritten postcard. For international orders there is an additional $12 fee for shipping.

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    Supply upgrade - If you would like to take my work beyond the basic items I regularly use this is the option for you. The reward is a special thank you message telling you all the details of what the new materials do and how special they make each new piece. It will include process pictures and behind the scenes looks at how I make my work with the new supply you provided.

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    Reward F - A small piece of art (larger than 3"x3", but smaller than 6"x8") will be made just for you, with some personalization added to make it suit your tastes. For international orders there is an additional $12 fee for shipping.

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    Reward G - A medium sized piece of art (8x8", 8"x10", or 10"x10") made personal for you. For international orders there is an additional $15 fee for shipping.

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    Reward H - A private afternoon workshop where I teach you an art technique such as collage with transfers, collage with encaustics, watercolor, drawing, or another topic subject to approval. This can be done via Skype or in person if you are a local. The date of the workshop would be set in advance and would happen between February 15th 2014 and January of 2015 on the date that works best for those involved.

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    Reward I - An intermediate sized piece of art (11"x14" or 12"x12") will be created and personalized for you. For international orders there is an additional $15 fee for shipping.

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    Reward J - Camera and printer sponsor - The sponsor(s) will enable me to purchase a new camera for photographing my work (a Canon Rebel T3i model or 60D model DSLR) and a higher end printer (Epson Artisan 1430 or Stylus R2000) that allows me to print large format prints. If this particular reward is chosen the sponsor(s) will receive a series of 10 prints in 8"x10" size shot on subjects such as - City Scenes, Landscapes, Still Lifes, Nature, Seasonal/Holiday, or Floral. With some input from the sponsors on specifics.

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    Reward K - A grown up or teenage art party. You provide the materials for your group of 1-10 people and I will come teach some basic collage, watercolor, or drawing techniques. It would make for the perfect fun evening with friends, girls night out, or birthday party for that craft loving child or yours. Ages 14 and up, and restricted to locals. Date to be decided on between March 1 2014 and January of 2015.

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    Reward L - A larger sized piece of art (16"x16" to 20"x20") made personal for you. For international orders there is an additional $25 fee for shipping.

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    Reward M - A large piece of art (18"x24 to 24"x36") made personal for you. For international orders there is an additional $40 fee for shipping.

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    Reward N - You want an incredible, one of a kind piece that might not fit the traditional sizes or shapes offered. I will work with you to create something perfect for your needs. Project would involve approval of the artist and would have a contract with terms laid out clearly so the project goes smoothly.

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Funding period

- (30 days)