About Help Lynda publish some Colouring Books and get one for yourself
Project 2017-08-16 12:42:43 +1200
Hi everyone - thank you for taking the time to have a look at my project!
My goal for this project is to get 200 + colouring books published, to sell online and take to vegan expos to sell. They will be printed and bound professionally by a printing company and each book will be signed by the artist (me). Each colouring page is unique, original and hand-drawn with tons of detail for people of all ages to enjoy.
There are so many colouring books out there that I was hesitant at first, to make one. But after so many suggestions and such enthusiastic support I decided to make a colouring book that has a uniqueness - not only in the style of the drawings but also in the messages within the drawings.
I would consider this an 'animal-rights' colouring book, however it has happy drawings and subtle messages. Colouring pages are meant to be joyful and encourage meditation and contemplation. My designs are fun, happy and show a world in which animals are treated well and loved- typical of my art style. Each page concentrates on a certain group of animals and / or a story with animals in it. The books are for anyone of any age who loves to colour and who appreciates animals and art. My hope is that seeds of hope and compassion are planted within each person as they colour and communicate with each page.
ABOUT THE BOOKS
Each book will have 40 pages of original drawings, drawn specifically for this project. The colouring pages will be professionally printed on eco-friendly FSC approved recycled paper using vegan friendly inks. Each book will be wire-spiral bound with a colour cover.
Book Size: 320 x 300 mm / 11.8 x 12.6 inches
(a little bit bigger than your average colouring book!)
*If you want a different amount of books than what is on offer with the pledges and you want me to set up a new pledge reward for you, dont hesitate to ask. (Message me through FB or email: email@example.com)
I promise you will love it!
THE ARTIST'S STORY
I am a full-time artist living in Christchurch, New Zealand. My art has always focused on animals, storytelling and animal-human connections. For many years I was vegetarian and for almost five years I have been vegan. Becoming vegan has focused my art making and it has become concentrated in animal-rights themes. This topic of animal rights can feel somewhat negative so I wanted to counteract that imagery I was seeing all the time that was making me upset or angry, and I wanted to show people what being kind and compassionate could look like....with embellishments from my imagination!
WHAT I WILL USE THE FUNDS FOR
If I reach my goal, the funds raised will cover printing / publication and postage. I hope to be able to print more books than what is ordered this time, so I can bring some to the Vegan Expos I will be attending later in the year.
If this project gets funded the books will be ready well before Christmas. I think they would make fantastic gifts!
Massive Gratitude to everyone who will help me to get this book out into the world. I hope it brings you all as much joy as it did for me in creating it xx
BELOW: An example of what you can get if you make a pledge for the 'Big Bundle': 2 A4 fine art prints (many to choose from - full colour), 2 colouring books, 2 art cards and 2 art stickers
BELOW: 'Lydia Hippie Princess' Original painting for $250 pledge (includes colouring book). Acrylic on wood panel (square) 40 x 40 cm / 15.7 x 15.7 inches **SOLD**
BELOW: 'The Magic Place' Original painting for $395 pledge (includes colouring book). Acrylic and coloured pencil on fine art paper (unframed) 58 x 41 cm / 23 x 16 inches
BELOW: 'Bunny Dreams' original painting for $445 pledge (includes colouring book) Oil on cradled wood - 60 x 60 cm / 24 x 24 inches
BELOW: 'Flowery Fox' Original painting for the $215 pledge (includes colouring book) Acrylic and coloured pencil on fine art paper (unframed) 50 x 35 cm / 19.6 x 13.7 inches
BELOW: 'Rainbow Owl' original painting for the $225 pledge (includes colouring book) Acrylic and coloured pencil on fine art paper (unframed) 61 x 43 cm / 24 x 17 inches
BELOW: 'Flower Power Lion' Original Painting for the $225 pledge (includes colouring book) Acrylic and coloured pencil on fine art paper (unframed) 59 x 42 cm / 23 x 16.5 inches **SOLD**
BELOW: 'The Prince and the King' Original painting for the $445 pledge (includes colouring book) Acrylic on wood - 50 x 50 cm / 19.6 x 19.6 inches
BELOW: 'Bunnie LaBelle and the Dreamworld Party Gang' original painting for the $515 pledge (includes colouring book). Acrylic and pencil on fine art paper (unframed) 74 x 51.5 cm / 29 x 20 inches
BELOW: The Serenade - original painting for the $515 pledge (includes free colouring book). Oil on stretched canvas - 760 x 610 mm / 30 x 24 inches
The People Behind Help Lynda publish some Colouring Books and get one for yourself
Here is a little about what inspires me to make the art that I do and why it means so much to me.
I am all about animals, and animal-human relationships. My goal is to inspire people to care for animals and to remember that they are sentient beings, in need of our love, care and protection. I think about what the earth would look like if there was no cruelty or exploitation - no farming or hunting or testing on animals. My paintings are stories, in which people are heroes and heroines for the animals, because people can in fact be just that, in real life. I also like to have fun with my artwork, to create strange and silly scenarios and conjure imaginary critters, giant fruit and floating cupcakes. My slogan is 'artworks of colour, fun and happiness' and I hope my paintings keep inspiring joy, while we fight the good battles here on Earth.
We're almost there!
12:47AM Mon 18/09/17 on Help Lynda publish some Colouring Books and get one for yourself
Dear awesome people,
Thank you for your support so far! It is getting so close to the goal and we have 9 more days to make it happen. I would LOVE to give my printer the 'thumbs up' before the end of the month so as soon as this goal is met I will be ordering those books so you can have them sent / given to you as soon as possible. If you can help by sharing my social media posts or telling your friends that would be fantastic!
Oh and in case you didnt know, I have added some more pledges. There are options for prints, cards, stickers and original paintings - all of which are cheaper than their usual prices if gotten here on PledgeMe. The original paintings all come with a free colouring book.
Have a great week everyone!
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10:48PM Fri 25/08/17 on Help Lynda publish some Colouring Books and get one for yourself
To all my pledgers so far - thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me make this project happen. I have just reached over $1000 in pledges which is wonderful. Thanks for all your sharing on social media - I know this has made a big difference.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone
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Anonymous pledger2017-09-22 02:05:44 +1200
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Alice2017-09-21 23:03:59 +1200
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“Amazing artwork Lynda, woo hoo! :) ”
Kristine Bartley2017-09-21 20:35:39 +1200
Kristine Bartley has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Your work is amazing and can't wait to own a piece of it ❤️🌱”
Fiona Schutt2017-09-21 16:33:46 +1200
Fiona Schutt has pledged on 4 campaigns
Shona East2017-09-21 15:39:08 +1200
Shona East has pledged on 1 campaign
Tanya Batt2017-09-20 10:19:17 +1200
Tanya Batt has pledged on 16 campaigns
Krysta Caitlyn2017-09-20 07:13:09 +1200
Krysta Caitlyn has pledged on 1 campaign
“Our wee girl will love this ❤️ Great stuff Lynda! I can't wait to see them x”
kim2017-09-19 12:23:53 +1200
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Rachel Andreassen2017-09-19 10:38:20 +1200
Rachel Andreassen has pledged on 2 campaigns
Julie Allender2017-09-18 14:04:25 +1200
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Ella Ramsay2017-09-18 11:46:15 +1200
Ella Ramsay has pledged on 2 campaigns
Michael Cullen2017-09-18 11:43:38 +1200
Michael Cullen has pledged on 1 campaign
“Hey its Michael Cullen, keen to get the book when ready. Well done!”
Danielle Gregan2017-09-18 10:38:48 +1200
Danielle Gregan has pledged on 2 campaigns
“This is an absolutely beautiful colouring book. I am getting one for me and one for my friend for Christmas and I know she will love it!”
Livvi Kwant2017-09-17 19:37:06 +1200
Livvi Kwant has pledged on 5 campaigns
“Hi Lynda, I have family in Chch so I'm sure we can pick it up <3 so exciting!!!”
Mark & Jos Dobson2017-09-17 16:36:16 +1200
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Tray Leishman2017-09-16 12:54:58 +1200
Tray Leishman has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Love your work”
Kershla mikaera2017-09-15 13:57:37 +1200
Kershla mikaera has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Can't wait to receive a book”
Laura Clarke2017-09-15 11:06:17 +1200
Laura Clarke has pledged on 2 campaigns
Kelli Lamare2017-09-15 10:27:47 +1200
Kelli Lamare has pledged on 1 campaign
“Your work is so beautiful and will inspire many young minds to love and care for animals. ”
Laura Gentle2017-09-15 08:57:03 +1200
Laura Gentle has pledged on 1 campaign
“These books are gorgeous and have a lovely message! ”
Christine Watton2017-09-15 05:05:23 +1200
Christine Watton has pledged on 2 campaigns
Jamie Kay2017-09-14 16:29:02 +1200
Jamie Kay has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Love you Lynda! Keep up the great art and message for animals!”
Charlotte Drene2017-09-13 18:52:39 +1200
Charlotte Drene has pledged on 2 campaigns
“The animals are much better off for having you and your art in the world!”
Fiona2017-09-12 22:00:22 +1200
Fiona has pledged on 3 campaigns
“Good luck Lynda!”
Amanda Jackson2017-09-12 20:45:16 +1200
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Anonymous pledger2017-09-12 18:22:11 +1200
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Jenny Little2017-09-12 15:34:48 +1200
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Bridgette Davis2017-09-12 09:41:03 +1200
Bridgette Davis has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Looks like a beautiful colouring in book, hopefully you get the required amount to go to print.”
Lisa Craig2017-09-11 23:59:52 +1200
Lisa Craig has pledged on 2 campaigns
Shelley Mcmeeken2017-09-11 16:34:56 +1200
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