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Kyooms needs your help to bloom! A series of Wall Art and Postcards with positive, inspiring themes for kids!

Welcome to my Kickstarter Campaign! My name is Tamara, I'm an artist currently living in San Francisco, U.S.A.

If you've any questions about this project I haven't answered below, or general questions about my work or a collaboration feel free to email me at ramtam [at] gmail.com

I wanted to find a way to help people inspire and develop children’s self esteem while also finding a way to help children do the same for OTHER children.

What I came up with was the idea of spreading  positive, inspirational messages through a series of wall art and post cards that adults could give to children; but how could I also make this appealing to children? By designing Kyooms characters, cheerleaders of positive affirmation of course!

What I really wanted to create a line of characters who not only would be appealing to kids, but could also have a genuinely positive influence on them through what they represent.

I really like the idea of a child waking up in the morning and one of the first things they see is an inspiring, positive message, from their own, personal little cheerleaders. So, I've done a couple of tests on how I could bring these characters to life in the form of paper goods.

I've been developing them for almost a year now and I think they're ready for the world :) I'm trying to raise enough money to finally get them out of the computer screen and into actual products than can easily be gifted.

Life experiences and working with teenagers who wanted art tips mostly.

In my own experience in the country where I grew up, when I was a little girl, I had almost quit pursuing illustration because the creative arts was not promoted or supported systematically, but I'd ever so often get a word of encouragement from a family member or friend, and that seemed to be just enough to keep me inspired and make me believe I could do it!

I've also worked with teenagers who used to draw but stopped, a question I usually asked was "Why did you quit?" they'd often say "Because no one ever really encouraged me" or "I didn't think I was good enough"

I think whether it's art, music, dance, science, math or anything else you want to pursue, it's important from a young age to have someone cheering you on and giving you get those gestures of support, it's with that realization that the idea of Kyooms was born!

First time on Kickstarter? Welcome :) Kickstarter is a trusted platform for creatives to raise funds for their projects like this one!Simply create an account and pledge what you can!

Your donations really help, and every dollar counts! If projects receive enough donations to meet the goal, the project becomes funded, you become part of it's success and can receive some great rewards! If the funding goal isn't met the project will receive none of the funding and the project ends.

After almost a year of concepts, proofs, designing and redesigning I've finally finished the artwork for the final wall art as well as designed the look of the website.

Now, I need your donations to help fund printing the art and coding and maintaining the site where the entire series will be made available!

If this project is funded Kyooms will officially launch on July 1st!

Here's a list of what you can get:

. Pledge $1 or more:

I'll list you in the credits on the website (name on the website is optional - just in case you're shy!)- names ordered by donation amount high to low!

. Pledge $5 or more:

I'll send a handwritten thank you and list your name on the website!

. Pledge $10 or more: 

A copy of one of the first Kyooms character development sketches, hand signed with love + a hand written thank you and your name on the website credits!

. Pledge $25 or more:

I'll sending you a set of adorable Kyooms postcards OR you get to choose any Kyooms print from an early sneak peek at the non limited edition catalog as a token of appreciation, plus all of the above!

.Pledge $50 or more:

There are Collectible Kyooms for every season! You'll receive a Special Limited Edition Signed Print of a Summer Kyoom, named Summer! Just in time for the season, plus all of the above!

Presenting Summer! A lovely summer Kyoom, this print is only available this year , to ring in the summer cheer :) only 100 available via kickstarter:

"Be Happy, it's SUMMER!"

. Pledge $75 or more:

All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity)

An 8 x 10 Limited Edition Signed Print will be coming your way plus all of the above!

Signed, Limited Edition 8x10 Print, THE VERY FIRST wall art created for Kyooms, only 75 available via Kickstarter: 

"I Love You!"

. Pledge $140 or more: 

All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity)

You'll get a Kyooms character created in your likeness for digital download! Just provide a photo and I'll make it a Kyoom!

Only 5 available

. Pledge $160 or more: 

All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity)

You'll receive a Kyooms character created in you or a child's likeness! You provide the photo, I'll make a Kyoom out of it! Available as an 8x10 print or for digital delivery per your specification! (1 revision per illustration)

Only 15 available

. Pledge $250 or more:

All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity)

You'll receive TWO characters created in you or a child's likeness as an 8x10 print + for digital download (2 revisions per illustration)

You'll also have access to first looks at upcoming products before they're announced to the public!

Only 5 spots available

Example of a personalized Kyoom!  35 Personalized Kyooms up for grabs!

Options:

-With or without text bubble for your own quote

-With or without a hat/a hat based on your own favorite, fruit, trinket or item

-Your choice of: Clothing; shoes; accessory(belt?necklace?eye patch?); skin & eye color; hair texture & hair style; identifying marks(freckles?birthmark?); facial hair (mustache? beard?) - all based on your provided photo!

-Your choice of color background

. Pledge $350 or more:

All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity)

PLUS a lifetime first look at at upcoming products before being announced to the public

PLUS creative input on all artwork to be published now through December 2012!

AND You lucky 5 will also be able to name a Kyoom after yourself or a child of your choosing for a limited edition anniversary group print, which you will recieve one 8x10 signed print of and will be made available on the Kyooms website!

Only 5 spots available

. Pledge $650 or more:

All of the above INCLUDING 1 Limited Edition 8x10 "I Love You" Print (see photos on left for reference)

PLUS 1 Limited Edition "Summer" print

PLUS 1 personalized Kyoom print and digital download (2 revisions)

PLUS a lifetime first look at at upcoming products before being announced to the public

PLUS creative input on all artwork to be published now through December 2012!

AND You lucky 5 will also be able to name a Kyoom after yourself or a child of your choosing for a limited edition anniversary group print, which you will receive one 8x10 signed print of and will be available on the Kyooms website!

Only 5 spots available

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    I'm sending you a set of adorable Kyooms postcards as a token of appreciation OR an exclusive first look at the Kyooms(non limited edition) wall art catalog and your pick of any 8x10 print, plus all of the above!

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    There are Collectible Kyooms for every season! You'll receive a Special Limited Edition Signed Print of a Summer Kyoom, named Summer! Just in time for the season, plus all of the above!

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    All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity) An 8 x 10 Limited Edition Signed Print will be coming your way plus all of the above! Signed, Limited Edition 8x10 Print, THE VERY FIRST wall art created for Kyooms

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    All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity) You're awesome! You'll get a Kyooms character created in your likeness for digital download! Just provide a photo and I'll make it a Kyoom! Thank you!

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    All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity) PLUS You're so generous, you'll have a Kyooms character created in you or a child's likeness! You provide the photo, I'll make a Kyoom out of it! Available as an 8x10 print + for digital download! (1 revision per illustration) PLUS You'll also have access to first looks at upcoming products before they're announced to the public! Thank you!!

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    All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity) PLUS You'll receive TWO characters created in you or a child's likeness as an 8x10 print + for digital download (2 revisions per illustration) You'll also have access to first looks at upcoming products before they're announced to the public! Thank you so much!!

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    All of the above (except where marked as limited quantity) PLUS a lifetime first look at at upcoming products before being announced to the public PLUS creative input on all artwork to be published now through December 2012! AND You lucky 5 will also be able to name a Kyoom after yourself or a child of your choosing for a limited edition anniversary group print, which you will receive one 8x10 signed print of and will be available on the Kyooms website! Wow!! Thanks!!!

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    All of the above INCLUDING 1 Limited Edition 8x10 "I Love You" Print (see photos on left for reference) PLUS 1 Limited Edition "Summer" print, PLUS 1 personalized Kyoom as a print and digital download(2 revisions), PLUS a lifetime first look at upcoming products before being announced to the public PLUS creative input on all artwork to be published now through December 2012! AND You lucky 5 will also be able to name a Kyoom after yourself or a child of your choosing for a limited edition anniversary group print, which you will receive one 8x10 signed print of and will be available on the Kyooms website!

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