The Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry
The Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry
An amazing book that combines the art of 3D pumpkin carving and illustration, creating a magical world where pumpkins come to life!
An amazing book that combines the art of 3D pumpkin carving and illustration, creating a magical world where pumpkins come to life! Read more
About this project
Hi! I'm Brandy Davis, The Pumpkin Artist. I have teamed up with an amazing artist and illustrator, Brittain Scott, and we have spent the past YEAR creating this very special book that we hope you will love as much as we do! (If you haven't already, please check out our Kickstarter video above to learn more about our unique project!)
We are asking for your help with funding the printing of our book, The Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry! If we reach our goal of $20,000 we can officially get this book printed and out for distribution! - All thanks to YOU!
And just to be clear, we can NOT print this book if we don't reach our goal and get fully funded! So please share! share! SHARE! our Kickstarter campaign with your friends and family! If you want to see The Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry come to life, then it's up to you guys to make it happen! :-)
If this is your first time viewing a Kickstarter project and you are not familiar with how the process works, rest assured that it is really quite simple. To put it simply, you are donating money to our project and getting some cool stuff in return. The more you donate, the more stuff you get in return, including our whole-hearted and humble THANK YOU for getting us that much closer to our goal! :-)
On the right hand side of the page you'll notice different rewards based on how much money you decide to pledge. Choose the reward that you like best and click on it. (But act fast as there is only a limited quantity available for some of the rewards!) Then select your shipping (domestic or international) and proceed to enter your payment information. (Your payment information is kept secure and confidential by Kickstarter).
***ALL pledges over $20 include a hardcover copy of The Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry.***
Once you have pledged money to our Kickstarter project, you will be known as a "backer" which means you have officially backed our project. (Thanks again!) All backers will receive exclusive updates and some fun news associated with our Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry Kickstarter project. Also, all contributors who pledge $20 or more are eligible for any additional rewards we decide to throw in (on top of the rewards you already have) if we exceed our initial goal and meet new goals, known as "stretch goals." Again, we'll keep you updated on any and everything! As soon as we hear about something (Printing dates, shipping updates, getting our first proof of the book, etc), YOU'LL hear about it too!
The Book- The centerpiece that encompasses the heart and soul of our Kickstarter. A hardcover 32 page book with carved pumpkin characters and poems to tell stories that will delight any reader.
Digital Wallpaper- A captivating 1920x1080 digital image that will display on your digital device with imagery from The Book of Peculiar Pumpkin Poetry.
Poster Print- An 8"x20" poster print featuring a scene from The Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry! (Printed on matte photo paper)
Aluminum Print- A 10"x20" limited-edition fine art metal print, featuring a scene from The Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry! (Very high quality fine-art prints you have to see in person! These metal prints are printed on aluminum and feature vibrant color saturation; Easy to clean, scratch resistant surface;. Unique floating frame mount - 3/4" from the wall included; Metal reinforced back for strength and rigidity.) Signed by both artists.
Dedication Page- Those that pledge enough will be part of the book forever and be remembered for producing this special project.
Pumpkin Carving Video Tutorial- See the tricks of the trade and what it takes to sculpt a pumpkin into a character full of life as Brandy guides you through her process from beginning to end. Whether this is your first time carving a 3D pumpkin, or if you're just looking to sharpen up your 3D pumpkin carving skills, this tutorial will get you carving the coolest pumpkin on your block this year! (Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate. 30 min. in length). Check out some of Brandy's previous work below, including a"Flo" pumpkin commissioned by Progressive Insurance!:
(Flo Pumpkin Carving video provided by Progressive Insurance: https://www.progressive.com/ )
Illustration Tutorial- Follow along with Brittain as he explains how to illustrate with the same techniques used in the creative process of The Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry. (1hr in length)
Stretch goals are what we will offer if we surpass our minimal goal amount of $20,000 and want to bring in more rewards as an added benefit to those that pledge to the project. It's our way of saying THANK YOU! again.
We are considering a stretch goal that will allow a digital book, as well as another stretch goal that involves donating The Peculiar Book of Pumpkin Poetry to the schools and libraries around the world, based on your popular votes! But we need your support and encouragement to make it happen. Keep your eyes peeled for updates!
So now that you know how it all works, please consider purchasing a copy for you, a copy for a friend, your kids, your neighbor - anyone! And don't let the pumpkin theme fool ya! -This would make a fantastic and UNIQUE Christmas gift! Again, this is a book perfect for ALL ages - young, and young at heart! :-)
Risks and challenges
We believe in the idea and the concept of this book so strongly that we have spent the past YEAR essentially working for free, just to bring the idea to life. We have invested so much time and sacrificed so much for this book (many sleepless nights included!) - but we don't regret a minute of it! The book has turned out to be better than we could have ever hoped for or imagined!
Like any project, we ran into some setbacks and obstacles, and even bouts of creative differences (it inevitably happens when you put two artists together. ;-) ) but we swiftly overcame each one of the challenges we were faced with because our end goal was always in sight.
Having said that, there may be some potential obstacles that we'll be faced with after our project is funded. Being that this is a Halloween/Pumpkin-themed book, it was hard for us to decide on when to launch this time-sensitive Kickstarter project versus getting the book out in time for Halloween. When checking out various printing companies that do offset printing, we found 8-10 weeks for printing the book in a factory and shipping it out to us was the average duration. Since we will not be printing the books until after our Kickstarter has funded (hopefully about 30 days or so after we have launched it), that will be additional time we'll need to wait for the printing and shipping of these books. So we compromised and made the difficult decision to run the Kickstarter a little closer to Halloween for about 30 days and just make the best of the fact that these books are more than likely going to be shipped out to our backers somewhere between November/December of this year, 2015. We want to give all of you a heads up and make sure there is no confusion about when you'll approximately be receiving these books. We hope you'll understand and know that this is truly a unique book, great to read ANY time of year. Our goal is to get them out well before Christmas - before the end of December 2015.
We anticipate that things will flow smoothly from here on out. Rest assured we will stay on top of it and make sure the printing process goes as smoothly as possible. We have been in close contact with our printing company, and they have made it very easy for us to get a hold of them when we need them. Again, it will be our priority to keep you notified of any updates we receive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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