Hi I'm Angela and welcome to my Kickstarter project! For those who don't know me, I'm the artist and author of Angelic Visions, a book that teaches the reader how to create and paint fantasy art angels in mixed media. My art explores mystical themes in a whimsical watercolor style, with strong influences from the elegance of the Art Nouveau movement.
I've spent the last three years creating a series of birthstone paintings in watercolor and ink called the Ladies of the Months. Now, I'm ready to bring these designs to the world in a series of Kickstarter campaigns, starting with this coloring book collection of line art from the project!
Each Lady embodies the birthstones, birth flowers, and folkloric traditions of the months of the year. I've offered my line art from this series as digital pages to color in the past, but now I want to offer a physical book collection so that colorists can enjoy a book they can have in their hands, instead!
Working on this project has been a dream come true combining my passion for folklore, fashion, and Art Nouveau into a single body of work. I'm excited to begin my journey of self-publishing the Ladies with the help of the fans who have watched its creation over the years and others who might discover it along the way!
With your help, I'll be producing a coloring book collection of the line art from the Ladies of the Months series, plus additional pages added to the base book and PDF if we meet my stretch goals!
To start off with, the basic coloring book will include the following:
- 9x12 inch perfect bound paperback.
- 25 sheets of line art to color (with more to be added, should we meet stretch goals!)
- 70lb high quality paper for color pencil, marker, and light washes of watercolor or ink.
- Perforated pages for easy tearing.
- Gold foil accents on the cover for a touch of shine!
Should we surpass my funding goal and reach certain milestones, we'll unlock additional pages for the book!
STRETCH GOAL #1 - $8,500 (NOT YET REACHED)
If we reach this milestone, I'll add 12 more pages of line art to the coloring book featuring line art based on the header drawings featured in the collector tiers!
STRETCH GOAL #2 - $8,900 (NOT YET REACHED)
If we reach this milestone, I'll add 12 more pages of line art to the coloring book featuring line art based on the fashion sketches for each Lady!
STRETCH GOAL #3 - $9,400 (NOT YET REACHED)
If we reach this milestone, I'll add 12 more pages of line art to the coloring book featuring cute Chibi versions of each Lady!
This enamel pin was designed for my Patreon Patrons to show their loyalty for supporting me while I was working on the Ladies of the Months project. The Lady of Eternity is the logo and mascot for the Ladies and embodies their floral themes, the 12 stones of her crown representing the Ladies.
Now, I'm opening up this Patreon-exclusive pin for my Kickstarter backers! This pin will not be available as an Add-On item after the campaign in order to preserve this exclusivity. If you'd like a pin, be sure to snag an Early Bird, Limited Edition, or Original Art tier!
Alternatively, anyone who pledges to my Patreon is eligible to purchase a Lady of Eternity enamel pin from my Patreon-exclusive Secret Shop.
The Limited Edition book comes signed and numbered with an ink drawing on the title page. The ink drawing will be drawn according to a two-keyword prompt you provide. This tier is limited to 100!
NOTE! More Original Art tiers will be added as the campaign progresses!
The following items will be offered as add-ons via the Backerkit service, should the campaign successfully fund! Backerkit is a webstore service that allows Kickstarter users to easily collect their Rewards, plus Backerkit gives you the additional ability to purchase add-on items in addition to your Kickstarter Rewards.
Please note that if you add additional items via Backerkit that your shipping charge may increase depending on how many additional items you add. However, you will NOT be charged extra for the shipping you pay on Rewards already pledged for within the Kickstarter!
Example: You've pledged $18+$8 for the book + shipping for a total pledge of $26. You will not owe any more for shipping if you do not add any add-on items! However, if you add a bookmark, extra book, or print, you will owe the amount needed to ship those additional items.
Also note that international Backers outside of the US are responsible for any customs feesthat may be incurred!
Questions or comments? Feel free to hit the letter icon at the top of the project page or email me at angela(at)angelasasser.com! I will be keeping the FAQ area updated as questions arise.
Now, let's make this dream a reality!
Risks and challenges
While I have had my work published via the mass market with Angelic Visions, this will be the first time I have self-published a book, so I have given myself a full 6 months to fulfill it. More than likely, the book will be shipped out ahead of November, but I wanted to make sure I gave myself plenty of time to make this project correctly and deal with any unforeseen circumstances that might come up!
100% of the art for the basic coloring book has already been created and my printer has been chosen, meaning once I have funding, I can very quickly move to laying out the book and sending it to the printer! The coloring book is also a very basic layout that doesn't require much type-setting, which means the book layout should not take a long time to compose either.
Should various Stretch Goals be met, all of the preliminary art for the extra pages added by these goals, save for the Chibi Ladies and 8 of the header images, have already been created. Finalizing the extra pages for inclusion should not take more than 1-2 months.