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Are you a creative that gets intimidated by the blank page? Do you frequently find yourself running out of ideas, or feel that those ideas are just not good enough?
So many people struggle with creating, and I struggle right alongside them.
Hey there, my name is Melquea Smith and I focus on self-love, self-care, and anything 12-year-old me could really appreciate.
As a creative entrepreneur, I've encountered encouraging ups and spiraling downs. Kicking the feeling of inadequacy, clawing my way through art blocks and doubting my ideas are issues I deal with constantly.
As a result, I created an art book to share with fellow creatives like me.
This book is a personal reflection of when I experience debilitating feelings that hinder my creative work and what I do to combat them.
I'm not perfect, but I know many artists will appreciate knowing they aren't alone in their journey.
Trust me, I'm right there with you.
I want Awakening to be a resource for creatives like me. Not just a library of pretty pictures, but something for you to flip though, reference and be inspired by over and over again.
This book will feature a selection of my digital and traditional paintings from 2016 to the present with personal accounts of how I deal with issues such as art block, failure, and feeling artistically inadequate. I want this book to be something I would buy: An evening read that inspires me to get out of bed and create.
Kickstarter's Make 100 campaign is the perfect time to introduce Awakening.
I know that in order to make things that get me 100% jazzed, I need to do it for others and share it with those that are jazzed with me!
This art book is important to me because if your help makes this project successful, we can inspire others like us.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
This is a video walk-through of my process of creating an illustration from start to finish. From the initial inspiration, to taking that idea further, step by step I narrate what goes on in my head until the piece is complete.
2 Wallpaper Choices for Desktop and Mobile
This is a digital download of 4 illustrations formatted to fit various desktops and mobile devices featuring my paintings "Everlasting", "Velvet Garden" for Desktop and "Stellar" and "Ethereal" for Mobile.
Original Sketch - SOLD OUT (thank you ♥ )
Dressed with graphite, black ink and gold ink, Your piece will be a 5 x 7inch illustration inspired by one keyword and your favorite animal from you to inspire the sketch. Limited to 10 backers total.
Original Paintings (Limit: 3)
Each vibrant painting featured is an original 11 x 14inch watercolor painting on canvas ready to ship to their new home with a story included. Only one canvas painting is available per tier.
Custom Painting (Limit: 1)
This tier includes a one-of-a-kind 11 x 14inch watercolor painting on canvas inspired by 4 keywords and your favorite animal. Once completed, it will be shipped with all of your goodies with a story included. Only one of this tier is available. One this is gone, it's gone!
All packages will be shipped via USPS Media Mail with tracking. To minimize risk and delays, for this project I will only be shipping throughout the United States. Shipping is included in each pledge. With the success of this art book, I will be able to expand to my International friends in future projects.
Risks and challenges
This is my very first Kickstarter, my very first published artbook, and my very first time crowdfunding.
I don’t settle for mediocrity when it comes to my PrettyKitty brand. I am adept at learning and applying information and I’m very meticulous with projects.
My book printer, Mixam, is the best supplier I could ever choose from. I own a few of their books from other creators and I can say hands down their quality is perfect.
Should any delay arise, you will be the first to know.
You have my PrettyKitty Promise. ❤️
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