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$212
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Feb 19 2015

About

ABOUT THE PROJECT

I graduated at the end of last year with a degree in visual communications (majoring in illustration), and spent the last six months of 2014 writing and illustrating a book for our last self-motivated brief. The Extra-ordinary mind of Petula Primrose is a 23 page full colour book about a little girl who questions everything in the world around her. I based the story on the inquisitive nature of children, I decided to do this because as I've grown up I have noticed how adults seem to lose the sense of wonder and curiosity that we are all born with. There is also a sense of honesty and innocence that children possess that is really beautiful. We seem to become prone to accepting things at face value instead of looking beyond what what we think we see, and it is quite a mystery as to why this happens. I based the storyline on real statements that children have made, such as: "It would be beautiful and inspiring if it snowed in colours other than white." The Extra-ordinary mind of Petula Primrose comes with a magnifying glass, which goes with the theme of looking at things in more depth and detail than usual. Many times things are not as they seem! Throughout the story, Petula challenges the situations around her, she asks questions that make one think. The Extra-ordinary mind of Petula Primrose is a children's book, although there are aspects of the book that could appeal to adults as well.

WHY DID I CHOOSE KICKSTARTER?

My friend told me about Kickstarter and once I started watching people's videos, I was immediately hooked on the idea of the creative process being a collaborative thing. I could go through the process of trying to find companies who would be willing to publish my book, but this route seems more appealing. I have no idea if it will work, but it's definitely worth a try!

OTHER GOALS

My other goals would be to raise enough funds to print and manufacture my other illustrations from 'Simonster illustration and stuff' onto products that could be sold and shared online. These include a child superhero series, valentines day cards, birthday cards, African themed christmas cards and much more. It would be really great to 'kickstart' my illustrations into success.

TO ANY BACKERS/ SUPPORTERS

To anyone who does decide to back this project, thank you!

LET'S KEEP CURIOSITY ALIVE

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    My undying gratitude for helping me get The Extra-ordinary mind of Petula Primrose printed, and for spreading the spirit of curiosity!

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    -SIGNED copy of The Extra-ordinary mind of Petula Primrose (magnifying glass included)
    -SIGNED art print of one of the pages from the book
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    -Petula's insect collection

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    -SIGNED copy of The Extra-ordinary mind of Petula Primrose (magnifying glass included)
    -SIGNED art print of one of the pages from the book
    -SIGNED art print of one of my other illustrations
    - Name hidden in ACKNOWLEDGEMENT section (use magnifying glass)

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    -Three signed Petula Primrose post cards
    -SIGNED copy of The Extra-ordinary mind of Petula Primrose (magnifying glass included)
    -SIGNED art print of one of the pages from the book
    -SIGNED art print of one of my other illustrations
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    -SIGNED copy of The Extra-ordinary mind of Petula Primrose (magnifying glass included)
    -THREE SIGNED art prints of other pages from the book
    -SIGNED art print of one of my other illustrations
    - Name hidden in ACKNOWLEDGEMENT section (use magnifying glass)
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    -Three signed Petula Primrose post cards
    -TWO SIGNED copies of The Extra-ordinary mind of Petula Primrose (magnifying glass included)
    -SIGNED art print of one of the pages from the book
    -SIGNED art print of one of my other illustrations
    - Name hidden in SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS section (use magnifying glass)
    -SIGNED art print of the cover
    -Butterfly collection and key necklace in pouch
    -SIGNED PERSONALISED MINIATURE PORTRAIT (to be viewed with magnifying glass)
    *Photographs will have to be emailed to base the portraits on

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- (45 days)