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An artbook filled with birds on paint chips. Each bird painting is themed based on the name of the color.
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The Nest: Birds on Paint Chips Vol. 1 by Cecelia Wilken is an art book featuring tiny paintings of birds on, you guessed it, PAINT CHIPS!

The Nest: Birds on Paint Chips Vol. 1 - An Artbook by Cecelia Wilken

 But what is a paint chip?

Paint chip (noun):  a card showing color or a range of related colors available in a type of paint. 

Do you know those walls of color samples at home improvement stores? Over the last year I've collected and painted birds on them. Each tiny painting is themed based on the name of the color and features a type of bird. Any bird. ALL BIRDS. Some of the birds are serious and beautiful. Other birds are ridiculous, or creepy, or just plain cute.

Unforgettable - Acryl gouache on paint chip, 2018
Unforgettable - Acryl gouache on paint chip, 2018

If you've been following me on Instagram @yellow.bird.art, you've probably seen A LOT of my birds. You might have even adopted an original or two from me. And I'd like to thank you, so VERY MUCH for your patronage. You have motivated me to create even more BIRDS!

So what's new in this book? Can't I just see all your birds on Instagram?

NOPE! This book contains all-new, never before seen birds.This 6x9 inch book includes all the birds I've shared in the past, plus a bunch of NEW ONES! 100 birds in total! At the end of the book I've included a short tutorial on how I paint tiny and on slick paint-chip surfaces.

So why Kickstarter?

Supporting this Kickstarter is a beautiful way of helping me bring this project to life. Books are expensive to have made and I hope to use Kickstarter as a way of helping fund those upfront costs, pay for shipping, taxes and to provide you with an opportunity to adopt more fun bird products.

Which brings me to rewards!

In addition to the book, I'm offering a limited edition enamel pin, a sticker set, and canvas tote bag in celebration. These items will only be available at these discounted prices through this Kickstarter event. There are also opportunities to adopt originals and tiers with signed copies that will feature a one of a kind ink drawing on the inside. 

The Nest -Artbook
Sticker Set!
Limited Edition Hard Enamel Pin!
Cotton Canvas Tote
Original Paint Chip Painting

Each reward tier includes one or more of the above rewards.

This Kickstarter only runs for 30 days! This will give me enough time to order the books, swag and other goodies, prep all the packages and then have it sent out in time for the holiday season in December. 

Risks and challenges

Of course, there is always the chance that this Kickstarter won't be funded. To make sure this project gets off the ground I am setting the goal to cover the bare minimum of costs. Other risks include printing and product misprints/damages. In order to ensure products get to backers by the holiday season, I'm giving myself a few months to order and ship all the goods. If in the unfortunate and unlikely event I am unable to get the rewards out by December, I'll include extra goodies in everyone's order. Frequent emails during the entire process will go out to backers.

Any questions, comments, and concerns will be taken very seriously. I want to create beautiful products worthy of your support.

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    Sticker Pack!

    Four die-cut, vinyl stickers. Waterproof and weatherproof! Stick them on anything with confidence!

    Measures 4x4 inches and are the same size as the originals!

    Back now to get this set at a discounted rate! Save $3!

    Includes:
    • Forest Canopy Sticker
    • Royal Pine Sticker
    • Nocturnal Green Sticker
    • Deep River Green Sticker
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    Canvas Tote Bag

    Who doesn't love derpy pigeons and helping the environment?!

    Back now to save $3!

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    Butterscotch Lollipop Enamel Pin

    It's unfortunate, but I don't think he minds. This soft, enamel pin showcases the star of The Nest! Only available through Kickstarter. Grab one for yourself or a friend.

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    A Single Book

    Just a simple, single copy.
    No fancy signatures, no extra rewards, no fluff.
    Just birbs.

    Glorious, glorious birbs.

    Get an early copy at a discounted rate!

    Includes:
    • Unsigned Copy
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    Two Unsigned Copies

    One for you, and one for a buddy.

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    Unsigned Book & Original

    Snag an original paint chip bird! Originals in this tier are INCLUDED in the book. Backers will have the option to send me their top 3 color choices. The original will be a surprise! Save $13 by backing together.

    Includes:
    • Unsigned Copy
    • Original Painting Featured in the Book
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    Swag Bag

    The swag bag was created with the bargain shopper in mind,

    It comes with:
    - The sticker set
    - An unsigned copy
    - Butterscotch Lollipop Pin
    - Canvas Tote Bag

    Includes:
    • Forest Canopy Sticker
    • Nocturnal Green Sticker
    • Unsigned Copy
    • Royal Pine Sticker
    • Canvas Tote Bag
    • Deep River Green Sticker
    • Butterscotch Lollipop Enamel Pin
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    The Birb Enthusiast

    If you really like birds but don't trust yourself with originals.

    Includes:
    -Sticker set
    -Two Unsigned copies
    -Butterscotch Lollipop Enamel Pin
    -Canvas Tote Bag

    Includes:
    • Forest Canopy Sticker
    • Royal Pine Sticker
    • Nocturnal Green Sticker
    • Deep River Green Sticker
    • Unsigned Copy
    • Butterscotch Lollipop Enamel Pin
    • Canvas Tote Bag
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    A Single Signed Book

    Oh! Look out! This birb book has my signature in it. AND POSSIBLY A DOODLE!

    Ok, there will definitely be a birb-related ink drawing, plus my extra fancy signature, the print number, and production date somewhere in the book if you back this reward. You can put it on your coffee table, and your friends and family will think you're the coolest kid in town.

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    Book & Butterscotch Lollipop Enamel Pin

    In addition to an unsigned book of birbs, you will also receive a beautiful, soft enamel pin of an unfortunate pigeon.
    Your friends will marvel in its glory and will no doubt try to steal it from you.

    Also, makes a great gift for a pin-loving friend! Save $5 when you back these together!

    Includes:
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    Original Birb Lover

    For those who like originals. Especially when they are birbs. Send me a message with your favorite color and you'll receive your very own paint chip bird, created especially for you, not in the book. The book will be signed, dated, numbered and include a one-of-a-kind, hand-drawn original ink drawing inside the front cover.

    Set includes:
    - Single Signed Copy with bird doodle
    - Original Paint Chip Birb Painting (not pictured in the book)

    Includes:
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    The Ultimate Birb Lover

    For the super fan of paint chip birbs! Get EVERYTHING!

    Comes with:
    - A signed copy with bird doodle.
    - An unsigned copy
    - Butterscotch Lollipop Pin
    - The Sticker Set
    - An original paint-chip birb.
    - A canvas tote.

    Includes:
    • Forest Canopy Sticker
    • Royal Pine Sticker
    • Nocturnal Green Sticker
    • Deep River Green Sticker
    • Unsigned Copy
    • Signed Copy
    • Butterscotch Lollipop Enamel Pin
    • Original Painting
    • Canvas Tote Bag
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