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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, May 1 2019 12:55 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Polanshek of the Hills // Art Book 

Hi! My name is Jess Polanshek and I am an illustrator from Vermont. With your help, I'm hoping to create a beautiful new art book with hundreds of drawings and paintings from the last 5 years. The book will be 164 pages and will include all of my newest work from the Collector series as well as my favorite pieces from Home and The Quilted Forest. All of the original work was created in pen and watercolor on paper over the course of thousands of hours. As I draw these pieces, I always imagine them in a book – something that can be held and passed along. I've done a ton of research on the best printing methods to make sure that we create a beautiful object that will also stand the test of time.

I've created two smaller books in the past and have learned so much from each experience. The book is already formatted and ready to send to the printer, so with your help we can make this happen in a timely manner! Thanks for taking the time to check out my project!! 

To check out more of my work and images that will be in the book, visit my website!

 https://www.ofthehills.com 

Mock-up of the front and back cover.
Mock-up of the front and back cover.

About the Book

The 7”x9” book will be hardcover and 164 pages long with lovely heavy-weight paper, a matte finish and excellent color quality. I've been researching printers and fine tuning specs for a year so that this book will be a beautiful object that stands the test of time.  I've printed two books previously and learned so much from each experience – this will be the best one yet! For those who have supported my first two books – this new collection features the newest pieces from the Collector series and my favorites from The Quilted Forest and Home


About Me 

I run my illustration business ( Polanshek of the Hills ) in Vermont with my three awesome dogs on a little acre filled with gardens and wildflowers...when it's not covered in snow. My days are spent shipping prints and cards all over the world and drawing new woodland wonders into existence. I'm super lucky to call art my full-time job and it's only thanks to folks like you who support my work! 

Rewards // Details and pictures!

  • $5 – THANKS!

A little thank you note in the mail because you're awesome.

  • $15 – STICKER SET

A set of 5 super durable stickers, because stickers are fun! 

  • $25 – PRINT // THE COVER

A special 8”x10” version of the book cover as a print, signed by hand.

  • $30- EARLY BIRD DEAL // THE BOOK

Early Bird Special! You get one signed copy of the book at a special price for jumping on board early. (Limited quantity - 60 available)

  • $35 – THE BOOK

The Book! One signed copy of the book.

Mock-up of the book cover and back cover.
Mock-up of the book cover and back cover.
  • $40 – PRINTS // MOTHS AND BEES

Two 8”x10” special edition prints: “Collector: The Moths” and “Botanical: The Bees” (new!!).

  • $40 – PRINT // 11"x14" of "Flower Messenger: The Bear"

An 11"x14" Print of my newest painting, "Flower Messenger: The Bear"! 

If you would like to add a copy of the book to this reward, simply add $35 to your pledge amount (US backers only). If you would like to add a copy of "Flower Messenger: The Bear" to another reward level, just add $40 to your pledge and I'll combine your rewards (US backers only). 

  • $45 – PRINT // THE COVER – Large!

An  11”x14” version of the book cover as a print, signed by hand.

If you would like to add a copy of the book to this reward, simply add $35 to your pledge amount (US backers only). 

  • $50 – PRINTS // THE COVER and HOME

Two 8”x10” book cover prints: Volume 1 and Home

  • $60 – TWO BOOKS

Two signed copies of the book.

  • $75 – GOODIE BOX

A signed copy of the book, one 8”x10” print of the cover, the sticker set and an exclusive House of Fox art card.

  • $100 – TWO BOOKS AND TWO PRINTS

TWO signed copies of the book and two 8”x10” book cover prints: The cover and Home

  • $125 – ORIGINAL BEE

An original tiny bee painting and a copy of the book. Bees will be chosen at random - only 6 available!

$140 - ORIGINAL MOTH PAINTING // PICK A COLOR (NEW!!)

  • An original 6"x6" moth painting created just for you AND you'll get to choose the main color! Also, a signed copy of the book. You'll receive a survey at the end of the campaign asking which main color you'd like to be included. 
Here is an example of my moths, but yours will be brand-new!
Here is an example of my moths, but yours will be brand-new!

$150 – FIVE BOOKS

  • Five signed copies of the book at the early bird price ($30 each).

$200 – GOODIES GALORE

  • Two signed copies of the book, Four 8”x10” art prints (The Cover, Home, Collector: The Moths, Botanical: The Bees), a set of stickers and pack of six cards. 

$450 – MASTER COLLECTOR

  • Five signed copies of the book, Four 8”x10” art prints (The Cover, Home, Collector: The Moths, Botanical: The Bees), four 5”x7” Quilted Forest prints, a set of stickers,  two enamel pins, and 4 sets of notecards!

$500 – ORIGINAL // BACK COVER

  • The original of the book's back cover and a signed copy of the book.

 The original is approximately 8"x10" on 140 lb. cotton paper. 

$950 – ORIGINAL // FRONT COVER

  • The original of the book's front cover and a signed copy of the book.  The original is approximately 11"x14" on 140 lb. cotton paper. 

How to help

You can help this book become a reality by pledging for a reward and snagging books and other goodies! Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing funding platform, so to make the book it is crucial that we reach our goal. Any support is greatly appreciated and sharing is an awesome way to help too! Find me on Instagram @Polanshek

How will funds be spent?

All funds will be used to offset the cost of printing a large run of books and to ship and produce all of the rewards. I have carefully factored in all extraneous costs to make sure you get your rewards in a timely manner. I create all of the rewards (besides the book) in my studio (prints, cards, etc.) for a living, so that part will be a breeze! If we miraculously exceed the funding goal, the cushion will greatly help with placing my first order. I'll be sure to add stretch goals too so that we all win.

Credits

Risks and challenges

There are very few risks with this project. All of the artwork is complete and I have experience publishing two previous books. I've done a ton of research and have found an excellent printer to work with – everything is lined up and ready to go! Shipping or production delays are out of my control, but this is extremely unlikely. I'll keep all backers fully in the loop as the project is completed!

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