Help Lynda publish some Colouring Books and get one for yourself

By Lynda Bell

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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. 

Journey to the Animal Rescue Wishing Tree

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 protected]

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  

Here is an example of what you can get with the 'Big Bundle' pledge - fine art prints are full colour and can be selected from many of the images of my paintings

 

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 **SOLD**

 

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

 

 

Comments

Updates 6

Receiving your Books

23/10/2017 at 10:03 AM

Hi everyone,

By now, most of you should have you books. I have loved getting all the positive feedback about them so far! For those who have not yet received them, they will be on their way. I only have the remaining 4 'big bundles' to post out tomorrow.

For those who opted for picking up from me - I have heard from and seen a few people but I still have a few people who have yet to make contact. You can email me at [email protected] or message me on FB messanger to organise a time and day to pick up. In the meantime your books are all wrapped up and ready for you when you are.  

If you know anyone else who would like a book Im now selling a limited amount via my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Frecklepop/

I hope you have all had a great weekend!

Lynda xxx 

I have the books!

06/10/2017 at 2:57 PM

Hello again,

Just a quick email to let you all know that I have all the books now and I am going to start posting them out from Monday next week!

For everyone who is going to pick up from me: I will be at the Vegan Expo in Christchurch this Sunday and I will bring your books there. Come and see me - I will be sharing a table with the Vege Youth group. If you would like to pick up on a different day that is no problem at all - just let me know via email: [email protected] or send me a message via facebook and we can organise a time /day /location that suits. 

Thanks so much everyone,

Lynda x 

Progress

05/10/2017 at 4:35 PM

Hello everyone,

I just want to let you all know that the books are with the printers and should be in my hands by the weekend. As soon as I have the books I will update you all again with details for picking them up (if you are in Christchurch) and for when I am posting them all, for everyone else. I am pretty certain this will all happen by early next week.

If you chose a pledge that involves prints, have a look at my etsy store and have a think about which prints you would like me to order for you. I will contact you all about this individually over the next few days. Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/nz/shop/Frecklepop

For the people who bought original artwork I will be working out shipping costs early next week after everything is packaged, and I will be in contact via email. Any queries my email address is: [email protected]

Thank you all for your support. I am excited to be sending these books out to you really soon!

Lynda x

The books shall be printed!

26/09/2017 at 4:05 PM

Dear wonderful people,

As we near the finish line of this campaign I'd like to say a big thank you to you all for your support! With the goal being met, I have been able to tell my printer to go ahead and print the books, which means everyone who pledged for books, shall have their books as soon as they are all printed and sent to me. I will let you all know when that will be, as soon as I know - but I am expecting that it will be within the next two weeks. 

If you have pledged for prints and / or original art I will be in touch as soon as the campaign is over and the PledgeMe people have given me your details.

Only one more day left - if you or anyone you know would like to take advantage of my low price fine art prints / original art or colouring books, this is the time to do it. 

Have a wonderful day / evening everyone

Lynda x 

We're almost there!

18/09/2017 at 12:47 AM

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!

Lynda x 

Thanks!

25/08/2017 at 10:48 PM

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 

Lynda x 

    Pledgers 130

    Katrina Merrick
    2017-08-23 21:40:51 +1200

    "I will pick up from you Lynda"

    Tania Mills
    2017-08-23 19:59:08 +1200

    "Good luck Lynda. Your book sounds amazing, can't wait to see it. :)"

    Joanne Wright
    2017-08-23 19:55:14 +1200
    Jane Houghton
    2017-08-23 13:31:40 +1200

    "Thanks"

    Aaron McLoughlin
    2017-08-23 07:09:09 +1200

    "What a cool idea."

    Alina Pescini
    2017-08-22 20:01:46 +1200
    Karyn Taylor-Moore
    2017-08-22 19:45:11 +1200

    "Go Lynda!!! "

    Sharon Banks
    2017-08-22 13:51:26 +1200
    Catherine Morrison
    2017-08-22 12:56:11 +1200

    "Good luck Lynda xx"

    Rachel Fryer
    2017-08-22 12:30:12 +1200

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    Followers of Help Lynda publish some Colouring Books and get one for yourself

    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. 

    Journey to the Animal Rescue Wishing Tree

    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 protected]

    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  

    Here is an example of what you can get with the 'Big Bundle' pledge - fine art prints are full colour and can be selected from many of the images of my paintings

     

    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 **SOLD**

     

    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

     

     

    Comments

    Receiving your Books

    23/10/2017 at 10:03 AM

    Hi everyone,

    By now, most of you should have you books. I have loved getting all the positive feedback about them so far! For those who have not yet received them, they will be on their way. I only have the remaining 4 'big bundles' to post out tomorrow.

    For those who opted for picking up from me - I have heard from and seen a few people but I still have a few people who have yet to make contact. You can email me at [email protected] or message me on FB messanger to organise a time and day to pick up. In the meantime your books are all wrapped up and ready for you when you are.  

    If you know anyone else who would like a book Im now selling a limited amount via my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Frecklepop/

    I hope you have all had a great weekend!

    Lynda xxx 

    I have the books!

    06/10/2017 at 2:57 PM

    Hello again,

    Just a quick email to let you all know that I have all the books now and I am going to start posting them out from Monday next week!

    For everyone who is going to pick up from me: I will be at the Vegan Expo in Christchurch this Sunday and I will bring your books there. Come and see me - I will be sharing a table with the Vege Youth group. If you would like to pick up on a different day that is no problem at all - just let me know via email: [email protected] or send me a message via facebook and we can organise a time /day /location that suits. 

    Thanks so much everyone,

    Lynda x 

    Progress

    05/10/2017 at 4:35 PM

    Hello everyone,

    I just want to let you all know that the books are with the printers and should be in my hands by the weekend. As soon as I have the books I will update you all again with details for picking them up (if you are in Christchurch) and for when I am posting them all, for everyone else. I am pretty certain this will all happen by early next week.

    If you chose a pledge that involves prints, have a look at my etsy store and have a think about which prints you would like me to order for you. I will contact you all about this individually over the next few days. Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/nz/shop/Frecklepop

    For the people who bought original artwork I will be working out shipping costs early next week after everything is packaged, and I will be in contact via email. Any queries my email address is: [email protected]

    Thank you all for your support. I am excited to be sending these books out to you really soon!

    Lynda x

    The books shall be printed!

    26/09/2017 at 4:05 PM

    Dear wonderful people,

    As we near the finish line of this campaign I'd like to say a big thank you to you all for your support! With the goal being met, I have been able to tell my printer to go ahead and print the books, which means everyone who pledged for books, shall have their books as soon as they are all printed and sent to me. I will let you all know when that will be, as soon as I know - but I am expecting that it will be within the next two weeks. 

    If you have pledged for prints and / or original art I will be in touch as soon as the campaign is over and the PledgeMe people have given me your details.

    Only one more day left - if you or anyone you know would like to take advantage of my low price fine art prints / original art or colouring books, this is the time to do it. 

    Have a wonderful day / evening everyone

    Lynda x 

    We're almost there!

    18/09/2017 at 12:47 AM

    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!

    Lynda x 

    Thanks!

    25/08/2017 at 10:48 PM

    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 

    Lynda x 

      Katrina Merrick
      2017-08-23 21:40:51 +1200

      "I will pick up from you Lynda"

      Tania Mills
      2017-08-23 19:59:08 +1200

      "Good luck Lynda. Your book sounds amazing, can't wait to see it. :)"

      Joanne Wright
      2017-08-23 19:55:14 +1200
      Jane Houghton
      2017-08-23 13:31:40 +1200

      "Thanks"

      Aaron McLoughlin
      2017-08-23 07:09:09 +1200

      "What a cool idea."

      Alina Pescini
      2017-08-22 20:01:46 +1200
      Karyn Taylor-Moore
      2017-08-22 19:45:11 +1200

      "Go Lynda!!! "

      Sharon Banks
      2017-08-22 13:51:26 +1200
      Catherine Morrison
      2017-08-22 12:56:11 +1200

      "Good luck Lynda xx"

      Rachel Fryer
      2017-08-22 12:30:12 +1200

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