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Walter Wilson Wondered

A children's picture book about art and inspiration

Walter Wilson Wondered

A children's picture book about art and inspiration

$4,729
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71hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 18 2019 5:27 PM UTC +00:00.

About

"Wonderful!” exclaimed Walter Wilson, as he flipped through the pages of Art of the Impressionists.

Walter Wilson Wondered is the story of finding inspiration around you. About being open to ideas and creativity. Walter works at the library of a metropolitan art museum and often finds himself making excuses for why he cannot create his own masterpiece– he does not have the time, the space, or the supplies. But through a chance encounter with his own likeness, as drawn by a small child, he realizes that art isn’t about masterpieces, it’s about finding what inspires you, and being brave enough to dive in. 

He thought for a moment that he heard music – a guitar chord played soft and low

Illustrated by hand using pencil, acrylic, and watercolors, this picture book takes you through a museum based on the Art Institute of Chicago. Not only a story of believing in oneself, it serves as an introduction to a number of prestigious works of art. 

Walter nearly fell on the outstretched arm of the ancient suit!
A rap for good luck

My funding goal of $9,000 includes the cost of printing 500 copies of high-quality 40-page hardcover books, as well as shipping in (to me) and shipping out (to you!).

Stretch goal: $10,000. This goal covers the extra cost to print the book with a beautiful gloss-finish jacket.

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The book is ready to go to press, and the printer is ready to go--all that remains is to procure the funds to pay for printing and mailing!

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