Blue Footed Boobies

By Sam RB

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Blue Footed Boobies

Project 2015-06-05 11:24:13 +1200

Kia ora and welcome to my latest Pledge Me campaign!

This year I am focussed on my painting with my first solo exhibition in October at Toi Ora Gallery. But I would like to keep my foot in the music world too, and I thought the best way to do that would be to record and release one song this year. So this project is to contribute to the cost of recording one song - 'Who Will I Be'. 

All pledgers will recieve the single before it is officialy released, but the main reward is the chance to win the first ever 'Blue Footed Boobie' painting I did. Its the first of the series and it came about while I was painting with an episode of David Attenboroughs 'Galapagos Islands' in the background. So along with the blue footed boobies (and their prosthetic wings) theres a turtle (or tortoise? I can never remember the difference) and houses for the island wildlife. The painting is acrylic on canvas and is 405mm x 510mm.

Tickets are $10 each. Anyone buying 5 tickets ($50) gets a freebie ticket! International pledgers are welcome, I've checked shipping and its only about $20-$30 to the US, I can pay half of international shipping and all of domestic shipping.

If the target is met, the winning ticket will be officially picked following the campaign

Thank you in advance! :) 

xx Sam RB

Blue Footed Boobies

 

 

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Mastering

11/08/2015 at 6:28 PM

Dear 60+ pledgers from the last 2 campaigns, thank you for your patience! 'Myselves' is being mastered later this week/early next week at the latest, so I will be emailing you your personal copy very soon :) I'm SO looking forward to sharing it with all the pledgers and can't wait to hear what you think

:) xx 
 
https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/3811-more-blue-footed-boobies

My post campaign thoughts...

13/07/2015 at 8:50 PM

Congrats to Audrey, Alison, Kylie and Tracey, I hope you enjoy the paintings :)

i just wanted to keep people that are not on FB in the loop as im aware thats were i post the most! So I posted the following thoughts on FB, check them out below if you want. I also posted photos of the draw at MHF of NZ and results on my art and music page, which you can still access without being on FB :)

https://www.facebook.com/samrbnz

https://www.facebook.com/samrbart

Facebook post - "My post pledgeme campaign thoughts that I wanted to share with pledgers: I found the process hard this time around. I'm very grateful for the help to record this new song and the support ALWAYS blows me away, and the reality is I couldn't afford to do it without your support. It was just hard knowing that I only had 4 paintings for the draw and that the majority of pledgers weren't going to get a painting and will just be receiving the song. I wish I could give everyone a painting, so that I'm giving as I take. I thought I was better at accepting kindness (I even wrote a song about that very thing!) but to be honest I found it hard. So I just wanted to acknowledge all that as I prepare for another pledgeme campaign - as they say, better out then in :) This next campaign will have a lower target (and 4 paintings, including the guitar) as I'm aware it's a lot to ask people, many who have already pledged to support this song. Thank you again to all the pledgers from today's draw and past campaigns xx Sam RB"

oh and the song is sounding really cool, can't wait to share it with you all. Mid week we are adding guitars and BVs, and when Stephen gets back from his Japan gig he'll add keys and then it's off to be mastered! I you have any questions feel free to email me [email protected] :)

Cheers!

 

Sam RB 

 

Draw is this Monday!

08/07/2015 at 10:46 AM

Kia ora everyone,

Just to let you know that the offical draw is happening this Monday at The Mental Health Foundation of NZ. Judi Clements (CEO) will be doing the honours :) I'm so looking forward to it and will post photos on my FB pages. I have added 3 smaller paintings to the mix to acknowledge the awesome contributions from you guys, so there will be 4 names drawn for the 4 rewards.

Also, I'm in the studio this weekend recording 'Myselves' and I'll be sending a copy to you all just as soon as i can. It may take a couple weeks as the musician on keys has a gig in Japan this weekend, so he'll add keys the following weekend and then it'll be off to be mastered.

Once again thank you. Your generosity has made the recording of this song possible xx 

If it's of interest to anyone, I'm going to be doing another campaign to try and fund some of the other half of the costs. I have been working hardout on the following 2 pieces and will add 2 smaller ones as well

1. The Blue Footed Boobies guitar. I'll be adding the lyrics of 'Myselves' to the back of the guitar. I got the stringless guitar at an antique shop in Cambridge many years ago and had been using it to draw around for the guitar shape on canvases up until I realised it was itself a canvas! 

 

2. A frameless canvas that can literally be pinned to the wall! - The Treehouse, including lap pool. I still have Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) to finish and a 'home sweet as home' sign to go on the door :) 

xx Sam RB

http://www.samrb.com 

https://www.facebook.com/samrbnz

https://www.facebook.com/samrbart 

 

Added rewards for the draw! :)

30/06/2015 at 6:01 PM

Kia ora all

 

Thank you so much for your pledges. I have the studio time and musicans booked for July 11th! I'm super excited to record this new song, i think its one of my best. So thank you for being a part of making it possible. The funds raised (minus fees) will pay ~1/2 of the cost of making this single. 

I also wanted to let you know I am adding 2 mini paintings to the draw for the 2nd and 3rd tickets drawn following the end of this campaign.

Here is the first one ive started (12.5cm) i hope you like it :)

One other thing! I wasnt anticpating being able to run another campaign, but have been stoked by the response and feedback. So I am giving it a shot to fund the other half of the recording costs. This will be much the same as this campaign except i will be painting a guitar and there will be 3 other paintings as rewards, so 4 in total. Below is an example of a guitar ive done recently, so if this is something youre into, then keep an eye on me and my paints :) https://www.facebook.com/samrbnz 

 

x Sam RB

    Pledgers 37

    Lynn Green
    2015-07-06 16:44:13 +1200

    "Love your work, awesome Sam!"

    Lynn Green
    2015-07-06 16:42:19 +1200

    "Go do it Girl!"

    Bev Mcnamara
    2015-07-05 15:46:38 +1200
    Tanya Dickey
    2015-06-30 13:51:32 +1200

    "Wooohooo - boobies pledge!!! U r awesome Sam!! Xxxx"

    Carol Ann Dominikovich
    2015-06-29 17:47:40 +1200
    Kat Riddell
    2015-06-27 16:20:23 +1200

    "Love you to the moon and back. Kat and Chas xoxo"

    Kiri Turketo
    2015-06-27 12:15:01 +1200

    "fingers crossed!"

    Dean Curtayne
    2015-06-27 07:09:45 +1200

    "Pledge number 30 for $30 see's that you make it. Good luck"

    David Powell
    2015-06-26 14:30:47 +1200
    Nicole Horstmann
    2015-06-24 07:11:33 +1200

    "Doesn't matter what you do Sam, its just awesome. You make the world a little bit more colourful "

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-06-23 15:51:18 +1200

    "Best wishes!"

    Tim
    2015-06-22 17:05:22 +1200
    Judy
    2015-06-18 22:36:51 +1200
    Jenny Rankine
    2015-06-18 22:33:36 +1200

    "I love your visual style Sam, glad your'e enjoyed another artform.."

    Ann Bishop
    2015-06-18 06:52:57 +1200

    "Good luck Sam"

    Tracey Cannon
    2015-06-17 23:20:25 +1200

    "pick me please Sam !!! X"

    Kylie Cocurullo
    2015-06-17 21:43:06 +1200
    Anna Caithness
    2015-06-17 20:51:10 +1200
    Donna Griffiths
    2015-06-17 10:09:32 +1200

    "Hope you get there Sam, will be looking forward to the release, Donz"

    Audrey Wells
    2015-06-17 09:18:37 +1200

    "Wishing you the absolute best of everything! The Wells' fans. xx"

    Nicola Owen
    2015-06-17 08:37:38 +1200
    Cherry Sonderer
    2015-06-16 21:56:47 +1200

    "I love your art Sam"

    sara McCook Weir
    2015-06-16 20:18:17 +1200

    "Go Sam. Singing, painting. It's all magic to me."

    Vicky Hughes
    2015-06-16 19:07:46 +1200

    "Awesome Sam - keep up the brilliant work.."

    Kirsty Novis
    2015-06-12 21:20:28 +1200
    Rosemary Kirby
    2015-06-12 19:36:23 +1200

    "Happy Birthday Sam, enjoy your time in Nelson, lots of love & best wishes Lloyd Rose & Zach xxx"

    Ian Wallis
    2015-06-12 17:50:30 +1200

    "Fingers crossed we hang this painting next to out existing one ;)"

    Merv
    2015-06-12 12:59:34 +1200

    "Happy Birthday, Sam."

    Shaun McNeil
    2015-06-12 12:32:30 +1200

    "Sam RB-a true artist in every sense of the word!"

    Andre de Wet
    2015-06-11 09:37:37 +1200

    "Always so much fun to share in Sam RBs creativity."

    Followers 1

    Followers of Blue Footed Boobies

    Blue Footed Boobies

    Project 2015-06-05 11:24:13 +1200

    Kia ora and welcome to my latest Pledge Me campaign!

    This year I am focussed on my painting with my first solo exhibition in October at Toi Ora Gallery. But I would like to keep my foot in the music world too, and I thought the best way to do that would be to record and release one song this year. So this project is to contribute to the cost of recording one song - 'Who Will I Be'. 

    All pledgers will recieve the single before it is officialy released, but the main reward is the chance to win the first ever 'Blue Footed Boobie' painting I did. Its the first of the series and it came about while I was painting with an episode of David Attenboroughs 'Galapagos Islands' in the background. So along with the blue footed boobies (and their prosthetic wings) theres a turtle (or tortoise? I can never remember the difference) and houses for the island wildlife. The painting is acrylic on canvas and is 405mm x 510mm.

    Tickets are $10 each. Anyone buying 5 tickets ($50) gets a freebie ticket! International pledgers are welcome, I've checked shipping and its only about $20-$30 to the US, I can pay half of international shipping and all of domestic shipping.

    If the target is met, the winning ticket will be officially picked following the campaign

    Thank you in advance! :) 

    xx Sam RB

    Blue Footed Boobies

     

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Mastering

    11/08/2015 at 6:28 PM

    Dear 60+ pledgers from the last 2 campaigns, thank you for your patience! 'Myselves' is being mastered later this week/early next week at the latest, so I will be emailing you your personal copy very soon :) I'm SO looking forward to sharing it with all the pledgers and can't wait to hear what you think

    :) xx 
     
    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/3811-more-blue-footed-boobies

    My post campaign thoughts...

    13/07/2015 at 8:50 PM

    Congrats to Audrey, Alison, Kylie and Tracey, I hope you enjoy the paintings :)

    i just wanted to keep people that are not on FB in the loop as im aware thats were i post the most! So I posted the following thoughts on FB, check them out below if you want. I also posted photos of the draw at MHF of NZ and results on my art and music page, which you can still access without being on FB :)

    https://www.facebook.com/samrbnz

    https://www.facebook.com/samrbart

    Facebook post - "My post pledgeme campaign thoughts that I wanted to share with pledgers: I found the process hard this time around. I'm very grateful for the help to record this new song and the support ALWAYS blows me away, and the reality is I couldn't afford to do it without your support. It was just hard knowing that I only had 4 paintings for the draw and that the majority of pledgers weren't going to get a painting and will just be receiving the song. I wish I could give everyone a painting, so that I'm giving as I take. I thought I was better at accepting kindness (I even wrote a song about that very thing!) but to be honest I found it hard. So I just wanted to acknowledge all that as I prepare for another pledgeme campaign - as they say, better out then in :) This next campaign will have a lower target (and 4 paintings, including the guitar) as I'm aware it's a lot to ask people, many who have already pledged to support this song. Thank you again to all the pledgers from today's draw and past campaigns xx Sam RB"

    oh and the song is sounding really cool, can't wait to share it with you all. Mid week we are adding guitars and BVs, and when Stephen gets back from his Japan gig he'll add keys and then it's off to be mastered! I you have any questions feel free to email me [email protected] :)

    Cheers!

     

    Sam RB 

     

    Draw is this Monday!

    08/07/2015 at 10:46 AM

    Kia ora everyone,

    Just to let you know that the offical draw is happening this Monday at The Mental Health Foundation of NZ. Judi Clements (CEO) will be doing the honours :) I'm so looking forward to it and will post photos on my FB pages. I have added 3 smaller paintings to the mix to acknowledge the awesome contributions from you guys, so there will be 4 names drawn for the 4 rewards.

    Also, I'm in the studio this weekend recording 'Myselves' and I'll be sending a copy to you all just as soon as i can. It may take a couple weeks as the musician on keys has a gig in Japan this weekend, so he'll add keys the following weekend and then it'll be off to be mastered.

    Once again thank you. Your generosity has made the recording of this song possible xx 

    If it's of interest to anyone, I'm going to be doing another campaign to try and fund some of the other half of the costs. I have been working hardout on the following 2 pieces and will add 2 smaller ones as well

    1. The Blue Footed Boobies guitar. I'll be adding the lyrics of 'Myselves' to the back of the guitar. I got the stringless guitar at an antique shop in Cambridge many years ago and had been using it to draw around for the guitar shape on canvases up until I realised it was itself a canvas! 

     

    2. A frameless canvas that can literally be pinned to the wall! - The Treehouse, including lap pool. I still have Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) to finish and a 'home sweet as home' sign to go on the door :) 

    xx Sam RB

    http://www.samrb.com 

    https://www.facebook.com/samrbnz

    https://www.facebook.com/samrbart 

     

    Added rewards for the draw! :)

    30/06/2015 at 6:01 PM

    Kia ora all

     

    Thank you so much for your pledges. I have the studio time and musicans booked for July 11th! I'm super excited to record this new song, i think its one of my best. So thank you for being a part of making it possible. The funds raised (minus fees) will pay ~1/2 of the cost of making this single. 

    I also wanted to let you know I am adding 2 mini paintings to the draw for the 2nd and 3rd tickets drawn following the end of this campaign.

    Here is the first one ive started (12.5cm) i hope you like it :)

    One other thing! I wasnt anticpating being able to run another campaign, but have been stoked by the response and feedback. So I am giving it a shot to fund the other half of the recording costs. This will be much the same as this campaign except i will be painting a guitar and there will be 3 other paintings as rewards, so 4 in total. Below is an example of a guitar ive done recently, so if this is something youre into, then keep an eye on me and my paints :) https://www.facebook.com/samrbnz 

     

    x Sam RB

      Lynn Green
      2015-07-06 16:44:13 +1200

      "Love your work, awesome Sam!"

      Lynn Green
      2015-07-06 16:42:19 +1200

      "Go do it Girl!"

      Bev Mcnamara
      2015-07-05 15:46:38 +1200
      Tanya Dickey
      2015-06-30 13:51:32 +1200

      "Wooohooo - boobies pledge!!! U r awesome Sam!! Xxxx"

      Carol Ann Dominikovich
      2015-06-29 17:47:40 +1200
      Kat Riddell
      2015-06-27 16:20:23 +1200

      "Love you to the moon and back. Kat and Chas xoxo"

      Kiri Turketo
      2015-06-27 12:15:01 +1200

      "fingers crossed!"

      Dean Curtayne
      2015-06-27 07:09:45 +1200

      "Pledge number 30 for $30 see's that you make it. Good luck"

      David Powell
      2015-06-26 14:30:47 +1200
      Nicole Horstmann
      2015-06-24 07:11:33 +1200

      "Doesn't matter what you do Sam, its just awesome. You make the world a little bit more colourful "

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-06-23 15:51:18 +1200

      "Best wishes!"

      Tim
      2015-06-22 17:05:22 +1200
      Judy
      2015-06-18 22:36:51 +1200
      Jenny Rankine
      2015-06-18 22:33:36 +1200

      "I love your visual style Sam, glad your'e enjoyed another artform.."

      Ann Bishop
      2015-06-18 06:52:57 +1200

      "Good luck Sam"

      Tracey Cannon
      2015-06-17 23:20:25 +1200

      "pick me please Sam !!! X"

      Kylie Cocurullo
      2015-06-17 21:43:06 +1200
      Anna Caithness
      2015-06-17 20:51:10 +1200
      Donna Griffiths
      2015-06-17 10:09:32 +1200

      "Hope you get there Sam, will be looking forward to the release, Donz"

      Audrey Wells
      2015-06-17 09:18:37 +1200

      "Wishing you the absolute best of everything! The Wells' fans. xx"

      Nicola Owen
      2015-06-17 08:37:38 +1200
      Cherry Sonderer
      2015-06-16 21:56:47 +1200

      "I love your art Sam"

      sara McCook Weir
      2015-06-16 20:18:17 +1200

      "Go Sam. Singing, painting. It's all magic to me."

      Vicky Hughes
      2015-06-16 19:07:46 +1200

      "Awesome Sam - keep up the brilliant work.."

      Kirsty Novis
      2015-06-12 21:20:28 +1200
      Rosemary Kirby
      2015-06-12 19:36:23 +1200

      "Happy Birthday Sam, enjoy your time in Nelson, lots of love & best wishes Lloyd Rose & Zach xxx"

      Ian Wallis
      2015-06-12 17:50:30 +1200

      "Fingers crossed we hang this painting next to out existing one ;)"

      Merv
      2015-06-12 12:59:34 +1200

      "Happy Birthday, Sam."

      Shaun McNeil
      2015-06-12 12:32:30 +1200

      "Sam RB-a true artist in every sense of the word!"

      Andre de Wet
      2015-06-11 09:37:37 +1200

      "Always so much fun to share in Sam RBs creativity."

      Followers of Blue Footed Boobies

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 06/07/2015 at 5:00 PM.