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About

Honey as pup and with me today
Honey as pup and with me today

The first recollection I have of Honey is as a puppy. She would hop over like a soft rabbit and chew at my Faber-Castell pencils. I decided to save Honey, after she was abandoned at the age of four weeks, but in fact she saved me. Honey unwillingly inspired my creation of a series of illustrations based on the theme of animals (animal behaviour), that has given a great direction and connection to the animal world. This is truly where the Creative Pet Project began. Finding collaborations with fellow artists, who in turn have grown to love their animals so much that animals feature in their art as a reward in their creativity, was easy. Art and nature are one!

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The Creative Pet Project Mock-Up
The Creative Pet Project Mock-Up

Dear Animal and Art Lovers,

What is the Creative Pet Project?

The passion that artists breath into their work is what makes their art move; makes us enjoy, makes us understand, and see. To 'breath' is fundamental to us all, and from the Latin we see its connection to all; animālis means 'of breath'. How better a way for an artist to show their passion they breathe into their works other than by celebrating their connections with our Earthling companions. And when this connection is extended, then the true beauty in the artwork is open to us. The Creative Pet Project is an ongoing collaboration with artists worldwide, to explore their amazing connections with not only the animals they draw and paint, but the inspiration they have received from having a companion animal in their lives. The project results in a book of the collaborating artists, pictured with their companions and showing the connection they have in their art to the natural world.

Over two years of research and locating top artists and discovering their stories in order to build this collection of heartwarming connections with these talented people. A short extract from one of the contributors:

“H” was a year old when he died. They adopted him when he was 8 months as nobody wanted him, like Cloe. César’s wife and Roger Olmo’s wife gave him the name because people ignore him, like they do the letter “H” in Spanish."

Why a book?

There is a remarkable connection with the love artists have for their work and at the same time for the world around them. This is realised in the combined images that suit being printed in a book, as you can also cherish and explore this connection, on each and every turn of a page.

The response from the artist community to participate has been incredible. With over 200+ new artists building the next volumes, that will be fundraising at the end of this year.

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"There is definitely something in the Creative Pet Project collection of artwork for every art lover, and it would make a fine addition to any collection." ~ Readers' Favorite (4 Star Review)

"The Creative Pet Project is a beautiful, heart felt book that will appeal to any lover of animals and art. The international smorgasbord of talented artists featured within present a wide array of styles and creativity, and I enjoyed the generous and elegant spreads for each and the personal information shared." ~ by Gerald Lofaro/Amazon (5 Star Review)

If you are interested in seeing the artwork contained in the book, then please watch this short movie:

Many of the artists (65%) have rescue animals. They have become passionate about their connection to animals, which shows in the amazing artwork which this project has selected. To give you an idea of some of the talent included, here is a selection of some of those featured in the project: Tamsin Abbott, Teodoru Badiu, Raffaele Bafefit, Ana Bagayan, Alexandra Ball, Sheralyn Barnes, Dilka Bear, Petra van Berkum, Rick Dienzo Blanco, Chris Brett, John Brophy, Chris Buzelli, Erica Calardo, Rachel Caldwell, Antonio Rodríguez Cano, Antonella Caraceni, John Casey, Silvia Álvarez Castellar, Lynne Chapman, Sergio Chaves, Mary Chiaramonte, El Gato Chimney, Sas Christian, Judith Clay, Gillian Comerford, JAW Cooper, David Cowles, Chris Crites, Marty-Crouz, Antonio Segura Donat, Elfie, Sylvia Vivanco Extramiana, Oriana Fenwick, Noemi Gambini, Lola Gil, Giovanna Giuliano, Juan Carlos Paz Gómez, Tesa González, Paulina Góra, Coen Hamelink, William B Hand, Kathy Hare, Annika Hiltunen, Bryan Holland, Bryce Huffman, Fabio Hurtado, Catherine Hyde, Jon Jaylo, Andy Kehoe, Brian Kesinger, Shon Kim, Jean-Christian Knaff, Matthew Knight, Oksana Kofman, Slaven Lunar Kosanovic, Lorena Krause, Anita Kunz, Lina Kusaite, Hélène Lagnieu, Martin Laksman, Cole Lemke, Jen Lobo, Germán Gállego Lorén, Estrela Lourenço, Diogo Machado, Jessica Maertens, Elo Marc, Tara McPherson, Jackie Morris, Lazarina Nedelcheva, Jezabel Nekranea, Mario Sánchez Nevado, Kathie Olivas, Roger Olmos, Ricardo Martinez Ortego, Elena Ospina, Daria Palotti, Lou Patrou, Ninon Pelletier, Brandt Peters, Paolo Petrangeli, Lou Pimentel, Marco Piunti, Carol Powell, Marko Zets Prpic, Rob Reger, Carol Rizzo, Martin de Diego Sádaba, Kirsi Salonen, César Samaniego, Sasita Samarnpharb, Svetlana L-Schukina, Yuko Shimizu, Shichigoro-Shingo, J Slattum, Rob Snow, Yating Sun, Liran Szeiman, Chase Tafoya, Heiidi Tailleferr, Erika Tcogoeva, Kristin Tercek, Ania Tomicka, Victor Torres, Vilde Dyrnes Ulriksen, Andrea Urock, Victoria Usova, Eric Vasquez, Michelle White, Hannah Willow, Martin Wittfooth, Chet Zar.

Thank you again very sincerely for your support ~ it is YOU who will make this book possible!

Don't forget to check us out on social media!

The majority of the money raised will be used to bring the first edition of the book into print. Additional monies will be dispersed to the website maintenance and upgrade, the employment of a PR specialist to gain much needed interest in the book, through major networks. Any residual monies will be put towards the development of the project's future volumes.

If we exceed our target, then we can consider the second volume, which is being prepared at present. Look into global distributions (which we have started negotiating on), look at schools, who have shown interest in copies, and much more. Every book sale builds the next generation.

This is the section you can find out how you get reward for your support. 

 We feel every contribution is worth something, so the Creative Pet Project team will send out a specially made eCard to you for even the smallest of amounts, with the biggest of thanks!!

 With the second pack, and a higher contribution, we will deliver to your door, a specially designed Postcard (made especially for the campaign) with a special thank you message on the back, along with the previous eCard, delivered to your inbox. Double the thanks!!

 As you increase your contributions, so the packs increase. For the next level of contribution, we will send out a specially designed Postcard with a heartfelt thanks, the eCard delivered to your inbox, and a choice of either the ePub or mobi electronic versions of the books (which is already available in stores). A version of the book that is identical to the printed version, with full colour and text that will make your iPad enjoy it more than you!

 A slight variation to the previous pack, that has all the same items contained, but instead of the ePub, it will be the PDF version. The benefits will be that you can enjoy this on your desktop in a better interactive state.

So, not only have you contributed, but you want some street creed for doing it. Well, this pack has that. Not only do you get the eCard direct to your inbox, the specially designed Postcard delivered to your door, a version of your choice of the electronic publication, but a Vinyl Print T-Shirt of the project design emblem, and (if you wish) a personalized statement of support for the back, for you, your pet or both!!

 Now this is what you really want; a copy of the book! So, this pack will not only give you the eCard, Postcard, ePub, but a Soft back version of the book, delivered to your door.

 Not to be outdone! We have the exact same pack as the previous, but the book will come in Hardback form, with a Box Sleeve*

 This pack is a duplicate of Pack Six, Soft Back volume, ePub version, Postcard, and eCard with the addition of a Vinyl Print T-Shirt of the project design emblem.

  This pack is a duplicate of Pack Seven, Hardback volume, ePub version, Postcard, and eCard with the addition of a Vinyl Print T-Shirt of the project design emblem.

This pack contains a limited print collection of five images from within the book. This pack includes; Anita Kunz, Jon Jaylo, Marco Piunti, Rick Dienzo Blanco and Yating Sun. All printed on archival art paper with 1cm white border. Also, the pack has a Hardback volume, ePub version,  a Vinyl Print T-Shirt of the project design emblem, postcard and eCard.

 This pack contains a limited print collection of five images from within the book. This pack includes; Tara McPherson, Sergio Chaves, Jean-Christian Knaff, Tesa Gonzalez and Rob Snow. All printed on archival art paper with 1cm white border. Also, the pack has a Hardback volume, ePub version, a Vinyl Print T-Shirt of the project design emblem, postcard and eCard.

 This pack contains a limited print collection of five images from within the book. This pack includes; Dilka Bear, Elena Ospina, Rob Reger, Shichigoro-Shingo and William B.Hand. All printed on archival art paper with 1cm white border. Also, the pack has a Hardback volume, ePub version, a Vinyl Print T-Shirt of the project design emblem, postcard and eCard.

This pack contains a limited print collection of six images from within the book. This pack includes; Paulina Gora, Cole Lemke, John Casey, JAW Cooper, Marty-Crouz and Jezabel Nekranea. All printed on archival art paper with 1cm white border. Also, the pack has a Hardback volume, ePub version, a Vinyl Print T-Shirt of the project design emblem, postcard and eCard.

 Shichigoro-Shingo has allowed us to print a limited edition set of three of his biomechanical steampunk images. This is a limited edition offer. All printed on archival art paper with 1cm white border.

 As a stand-alone, we also offer the chance to pick up the Vinyl Print T-Shirt of the project design emblem, and personalised back statement of support.

Risks and challenges

Printing Paper: Although there has been research done in several countries for the appropriate paper to make this book a valued piece of design, the budget target has been set to the lowest cost. If the total should exceed the amount required, then the paper quality can change and a better product can be delivered. We are seeking details from China, Hong King, Greece and Czech Republic at present to find a good and cost-effective pricing.

*At present we plan to have the Hardback version of the book with a box sleeve cover. However, we have had discussions with printers from around Europe and if we decide to go with these printers, the Hardback may be printed without this box sleeve.

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    The animals love you!!

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