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I am making a new piece of artwork every day in 2013. I want to collect these pieces into a gorgeous hardcover coffee table book.
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I love art. I think it is vital and necessary. I have been making it my whole life. I went to school for it. I've got some degrees in it. I'm making a living at it. Even still, I wasn't making art EVERY day. Well, I wasn't until January 1st of this past year. 

See, I moved to Seattle just over a year ago. I love it here, but it's a distracting city. I was creating stuff, but I wasn't doing it often enough. So, on Christmas day of last year, I decided to make a piece every day in 2013. I might have been a bit buzzed at the time. Buzzed enough to brag about this crazy idea on facebook. It still seemed like a (mostly) good idea the next morning, though. So I decided to go through with it. 

And I have. It has been amazing. I'm over 300 days into the project and I love doing it. I think I have made some really fun, quirky art. 

The first piece I made in 2013. Spacegirl Has Made a Horrible Mistake.
The first piece I made in 2013. Spacegirl Has Made a Horrible Mistake.

Once this year is finished, my dream is to collect all of this art into an exquisite, full color, 9" x 12" hardcover book. I need to raise $8000 to make this happen. The money will go directly into printing and shipping this book to everyone that orders one. 

One of the many pieces that will be in the book. What Llamas Poop.
One of the many pieces that will be in the book. What Llamas Poop.

I believe art can be fun. It can be nonsensical. It can be irreverent. And it can be beautiful. It can be all of these things at the same time. I hope, if you agree with me, you will help me fund this project.  A large format coffee table book chock full of images showcasing this year's work will be a sometimes irreverent but always delightful piece of art in its own right. 

Heck, I might even try to convince my mother to write the introduction. 

Holy Carp!
Holy Carp!

I believe art can brighten someone's day. I hope this kickstarter brightens yours and that you will help me get this book made.

Thank you sincerely.

Taylor Winder

p.s. You can see the rest of this year's art in greater detail on my website at http://taylorwinder.com or on my facebook art page at http://facebook.com/taylorwinderartwork 

p.p.s. Kickstarter won't let me edit the text of the rewards (for obvious reasons). I'm just posting here to let everyone know that The Final Countdown!  dates that have been claimed so far are: December 1st, December 6-7th, 11th, December 13th, December 18-20th, December 24-25th, and December 30th. 

p.p.p.s. (I'm not actually sure that's how postscripts work but bear with me.). The current vote totals for the title of the book, based on dollar amounts pledged, are as follows:

Option A: 7 votes. Option B: 107 votes. Option C: 0 votes. Option D: 0 votes.

The Attack Heart.
The Attack Heart.

Risks and challenges

There's always a slim chance that I may break my drawing hand before year's end, I suppose. If that happens I'll draw with my teeth. I'm about 305 pieces (and counting, depending upon which day you're reading this) into the project and I have made art while driving across country, attending weddings, moving, and while slightly hungover.

I have never made a book before. So, you know, there's that. That said, I have worked as a professional graphic designer and have a great deal of design experience. I also have friends that work in publishing, and I will happily call in every favor they might have ever owed me in order to get a quality book made in a timely manner.

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    Option B ) Things I Made in my Underwear.

    This is your vote for the title of the book. Oh, and you get my undying gratitude. But mainly you're voting for the book to be called Things I Made in my Underwear.

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    Option C) Taylor Made These.

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    Option D) These All Suck.

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    Option A) The Art Book of the Year. This is your vote for the title of the book. Oh, and you get my undying gratitude. But mainly you're voting for the book to be called The Art Book of the Year.

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    You Like to Read Stuff On Your Phone Device Thingie.

    For $5 you get your own brand spanking new PDF copy of the finished book!

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    Going Postal.

    You get 10 different, lovely postcards featuring images I have made within the past year. I promise there will be no boobies. I will happily sign one of the cards and write you a personal message on said card if you so desire. These cards are a kickstarter exclusive!

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    The Good Stuff!

    You get the book itself! A hardcover, 9" x 12", 240-ish page, full color, as-of-right-now-untitled book featuring all 365 of my daily art pieces delivered anywhere in the USA. Oh, and the book will be signed by me!

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    The Final Countdown!

    You get to boss me around! This is first come, first serve. You pick any date in December from the 1st through the 30th. You tell me what to paint on that day. I paint that painting on a 9" x 12" canvas. You get that painting! And a copy of the book! And your name in print on that page acknowledging your contribution!

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    Make Me Something!

    I will paint you a custom 18" x 24" painting on canvas of the subject matter of your choosing and ship it out to you anywhere in the US. Please keep the subject matter PG-13 or PG-er, please.

    This piece will not count as one of my daily pieces and won't appear in the book. However, you will get your own signed copy of the book shipped out to you as part of this reward!

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    Make Me Something Bigger!

    I will paint you a custom 24" x 36" painting on canvas of the subject matter of your choosing and ship it out to you anywhere in the US. Please keep the subject matter PG-13 or PG-er, please.

    This piece will not count as one of my daily pieces and won't appear in the book. However, you will get your own signed copy of the book shipped out to you as part of this reward!

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    Bragging Rights!

    This is the painting I will do on December 31st. The last painting of the year. I'll spend all day on this one. It will be a 24" x 36" custom painting of the subject matter of your choosing. It will be the last piece in the book, and your name will appear in print on the page with this painting acknowledging your contribution.

    Oh, and, yeah. You get the painting and a signed copy of the book delivered anywhere within the US.

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    Make Me Something Biggest Of All! I will paint you a custom 36" x 48" painting on canvas of the subject matter of your choosing and I will personally deliver it to you anywhere in the continental United States. Please keep the subject matter PG-13 or PG-er, please. This piece will not count as one of my daily pieces and won't appear in the book. However, you will get your own signed copy of the book shipped out to you as part of this reward! And yes, this is an unlimited reward. If 100 people pledge this amount, I will be painting and driving quite a bit.

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