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Ballad for Earth - 2020 limited edition Calendar

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."

Ballad for Earth - 2020 limited edition Calendar

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."

CA$ 7,067
pledged of CA$ 5,000pledged of CA$ 5,000 goal
103
backers
7hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 18 2019 1:36 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Ballad for Earth

Welcome to my 6th Kickstarter Calendar! 

Every year since 2014, I've had the privilege of creating a calendar to carry you through the year that lies ahead. The intention of using Kickstarter for these project is to cover production costs up front.

This year we journey through land and sea; a dreamscape of hope and wonder to remind us that we are all connected to and through nature, as well as to each other on this planet we call home. The images in this calendar will be mostly derived from my own photographs / double exposures and great imaginings that seem to endlessly swim through my head. 🐋

Over the years, this project has become more than just a calendar and has grown into a real labour of love. These projects have allowed me to share my art in accessible and meaningful ways, and to connect with people through creativity. Art seems to transcend so many boundaries. Its purpose for me: to awaken emotion and awe in myself and the viewer, something all of us are capable of experiencing if we take the time to see and feel the world around us. 

Thank you for continuously trusting me to make art for your walls.

*update* we did it!
working covers - work in progress
reference images - to become fully formed artworks
works in progress...
Rebirth - work in progress

Financial Details

The money raised from this Kickstarter covers the following:

  • Production costs: Printing and proofing Calendars, Prints, Cards, & Postcards (goal is a little less this year because I plan on making fewer Calendars)
  • Transportation and Courier
  • The unfortunate reality of Shipping Costs
  • Packaging and Envelopes for shipping
  •  Kickstarter and Payment Processing fees 
reference images / mood
work in progress...

  ✶ Calendar Details

  • Printed on beautiful linen paper 
  • Wire-o binding + hook for hanging
  • Limited edition calendars are approximately 13in x 8.5in
  • Larger Calendars are 13x19 inches
  • Available in both French and English 
13x19 Calendar example + 2019 Baseball Calendars


"harvest" / work in progress...
test designs / artworks in progress
work in progress...
test designs / artworks unfinished / in progress
work in progress...

Things that are a little different this year

  • Eliminating plastic sleeves for shipped calendars
  • Everyone will be charged shipping
  • Shipping will  be refunded in person if you pick up your order within a certain timeframe - otherwise your order will be shipped
  • Regular shipping for all packages (option to add more for tracking)
  • Pick-up option available only in Montreal, QC Canada (no east coast holiday fairs this year) 
loose ideas
Oceans of Eternal Grace - work in progress - white whales to appear in the distance
reference images
Mood Board / reference images
thoughts
more thoughts..

Some artwork from previous years:

Proofing my Whale Calendar from a few years ago
2018 Oceans Calendar arrival
Arrival of my sold out 2016 limited edition Whale Calendars
Greeting Cards
2015 limited edition Baseball Calendar arrival

Risks and challenges

I am using a printshop that I've had a great working relationship with for the past 10 years on a number of different projects. They have printed all of my calendar projects and I couldn't be more pleased with them.

However, as is the case when working with third parties, unforeseen challenges can and do arise. Rest assured that I will keep funders informed of any changes throughout the process.

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    One 5x7 limited edition print

    One 5x7 limited edition print from the calendar.

    Only one image from the calendar will be limited edition and will be selected at the end of the campaign.

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    *best deal* Two OR MORE 2020 Calendars

    2 or more limited edition calendars

    If you want more than 2, add an additional 28$ per calendar.

    (The first two are 32.50$ ea, any additional calendars are 28$ ea.)

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