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A NEW book of whimsical art & sketches from another year of working in watercolor. Also two unique hard enamel pins!
A NEW book of whimsical art & sketches from another year of working in watercolor. Also two unique hard enamel pins!
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Art and exploration are inseparable. I am a whimsical watercolor artist, and for as long as I can remember I've been creating and traveling the globe. This book documents my artistic journey over this past year.

As wanderer and a creative, the process of creating is tightly intertwined with the natural, and imaginary, worlds. Here you'll find lush tropical environments, fantastical characters under twisting trees and vast cities that exist only in our imagination.

This year's art book contains 27 completed paintings in watercolor and pen. Along with the finished artwork you will find glimpses behind the scenes, process shots, sketches and my thoughts on creating the artwork and what inspired it.

Each year I include a few highlights from my travels at the beginning of the book. The places I visit and see often set a tone or mood for the art that follows.

A selection of the paintings that are included in this year's book
A selection of the paintings that are included in this year's book

Book Details

  • 8 x 10 Inches
  • Perfect bound softcover
  • 70lb smooth white paper
  • 34 pages of full-color images and text

THE LIMITED EDITION PIN - MAKE/100

I wanted to join in on Kickstarter's Make 100 campaign again this year and decided on another limited edition art pin to accompany the launch of my art book.

The pin design is based on my painting "Parting Gifts", which is also used on the cover of this new art book, "A New Sun Rising". I share this finished painting and a little on the inspiration behind it as well.

Pin Details:

  • Hard enamel with gold metal plating
  • 1.5 inches tall
  • Rubber clutch & backing card

This is an open edition hard enamel pin inspired by my love of cats and tropical things. The design is based on my painting "Cat Nap", which can be found in this year's 2018 Art Book.

Pin Details:

  • Hard enamel with gold metal plating
  • 1.25 inches tall
  • Rubber clutch & backing card

 Add-ons*

THE FULL SERIES - BOOK BUNDLE

For the past 3 years I've been creating art books that document my journey through the year. This is my fourth book in that series. If you would like to collect them all simply add on the Book Bundle to get all 3 additional books.

Find out more about my previous art books (2015 "First Light", 2016 "Whispers in the Winds" & 2017 "An Offering of Light") on my website here.

8X10 ART PRINT

A single 8x10 inch art print of "Parting Gifts". My prints are printed on a lovely matte white cardstock, include a white border for framing and the name of the painting at the bottom. (8x10 includes the full size of the artwork plus the white paper border.)

+ 1 ART BOOK | +1 OPEN EDITION PIN

Grab an extra book or open edition pin for a friend and save on shipping!

* Please note: to add-on to your pledge you must be backing at a tier that collects shipping. Sorry, the $1 tier does not qualify.

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Questions?

Can I add-on just 1 of your previous art books? Unfortunately, in trying to keep this project a simple and streamlined as possible, I don't have the capacity to handle 3 more variations to each order. Thank you for understanding.

Stretch Goals

Check back here as the campaign progresses to see what stretch goals we unlock!

Risks and challenges

The book is already fully designed and laid out, ready to be sent to the printer. This is the fourth book I have designed and printed in this series (2015, 2016 and 2017 can be found in my store) and the second book I have funded through Kickstarter. I do plan to have a sample copy made of the book to check for color accuracy before going to print.
Designing a custom lapel pin is not a first for me. I've produced 3 different designs previously and am working with a manufacturer I know and trust. I'm currently working with them on getting my designs approved and ready to go!
As a relatively small project, I do not anticipate any issues in shipping items out once they arrive. This is my second project on Kickstarter. I will also be using Backerkit to help streamline the add-on process.

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    Art Book

    You will receive a copy of "A New Sun Rising - 2018 Art Book".

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    Art Book + OPEN EDITION Pin

    You will receive a copy of "A New Sun Rising - 2018 Art Book" and one hard enamel OPEN EDITON pin.

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    Signed Art Book + LIMITED EDITION Pin

    You will receive a copy of "A New Sun Rising - 2018 Art Book" signed by Naomi VanDoren, and one limited edition hard enamel pin. (A run of 100)

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