Drawing on Mindfulness - a colouring series of New Zealand

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Drawing On Mindfulness - A Colouring Series Of New Zealand

Project 2015-08-03 21:38:10 +1200

  • This book is the perfect mindfulness activity to draw on your creativity.  Using your hands for a creative endeavour is a proven way to sooth anxiety and eliminate stress.
  •  Illustrations are by Cat Fawcett-Cornes (CatvsPencil) a popular and talented New Zealand illustrator and artist.
  • 65 beautifully detailed pencil drawings are waiting for you to bring them to life with colour and to personalise them as your own.
  •  Each page has a blank backing so you can remove the illustrations and frame them.   Or you may wish to keep the completed book as a treasured keepsake.
  • Scattered through the book are short mindfulness quotes for you to read whilst colouring.
  • This book makes a lovely gift for family and friends of all ages, living in New Zealand and overseas.  It is the perfect activity to take away on holiday.

Who we are:

Maree and Cat are two Kiwi friends who enjoy creative pursuits.  Cat is a talented NZ artist and Maree is an entrepreneur who has discovered the practice of mindfulness to help with managing the chaos of everyday life.  Together they have created this colouring book that brings the natural beauty of New Zealand to you.

What are we trying to achieve?

Adult colouring in books are the fastest growing book genre in the world.  Out of the top 25 selling books on Book Depository (a popular online book site), 14 are adult colouring in books.  All successful books to date have been international, we want to create a book with illustrations based on the beauty of NZ's nature. We want to raise enough funds to complete the illustrations in our book and prepare it for an initial print run of 500.  With the 500 books we plan to send some to you lovely Pledgers and also use some as samples to send to different retail outlets; book stores, tourist shops, toy shops, online shops and gift stores with the objective to get more orders.  If this is a success we would like to produce more colouring series for you to enjoy.

A sneak peak at the book:

New Zealand’s natural beauty, stunning landscapes and exquisite flora and fauna make it the ideal subject for this colouring series.

This book is created with beautifully detailed pencil drawings and is waiting for you to bring them to life with colour. 

Discover the joy of New Zealand’s many insects, birds, flowers and plants, through these stunning scenes and intricate patterns.

 As you focus on colouring you will get lost in the majestic beauty of this world and will go on a journey of peace and tranquillity.

 

Cover of book:

Cover Page

 

Example of some colouring pages:

4 series

 

Comments

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Nearly there!!!!

01/10/2015 at 11:00 AM

Hi

Thanks to everyone for your pledges so far, we have been blown away with people's responses to our project and it is exciting to see so many people wanting to support a creative NZ project!

We have 3 days to go and we still have $2.5k to raise, our deadline is 8pm this Sunday! The money that we need to raise equates to around 80 more books . So please share with your friends and family or pehaps consider making some additional pledges that will help us reach our goal -  these books will make great gifts for young and old and Christmas isnt that far away!  

There are also other ways you can help out:

  •  Pledge under $15 as a donation, every dollar counts!
  •  Pledge $100 and Cat will draw a commissioned piece for you, just send us a photo of a member of your family, a pet or even your favourite musician, these make a beautiful and unique keepsake and/or gift. (examples below)
  •  Pledge $120 and choose from 6 original drawings from the book, these will look amazing framed (3 left). 

Thanks for your support, with your help we can make this happen!!!!

Cat & Maree

x

 

Nearly there!!!!

01/10/2015 at 11:00 AM

Hi

Thanks to everyone for your pledges so far, we have been blown away with people's responses to our project and it is exciting to see so many people wanting to support a creative NZ project!

We have 3 days to go and we still have $2.5k to raise, our deadline is 8pm this Sunday! The money that we need to raise equates to around 80 more books . So please share with your friends and family or pehaps consider making some additional pledges that will help us reach our goal -  these books will make great gifts for young and old and Christmas isnt that far away!  

There are also other ways you can help out:

  •  Pledge under $15 as a donation, every dollar counts!
  •  Pledge $100 and Cat will draw a commissioned piece for you, just send us a photo of a member of your family, a pet or even your favourite musician, these make a beautiful and unique keepsake and/or gift. (examples below)
  •  Pledge $120 and choose from 6 original drawings from the book, these will look amazing framed (3 left). 

Thanks for your support, with your help we can make this happen!!!!

Cat & Maree

x

 

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New Reward

06/09/2015 at 8:55 PM

Hello

Thanks to everyone who has pledged and supported us to get this beautiful book printed! We have been overwhelmed with your support and to date we have raised over $5k.  We have just under one month to go and need to raise another $10k - around 200 more pledgers, so please share our pledgeme page with your family and friends and/or please go to our page and order more rewards - otherwise this project won't happen and well that would be very sad!  

Our book will be ready in time for Christmas, so get organised early and order!  We have just added a new reward which would make the perfect gift or would look great framed - an A4 print that you can colour or leave as is for only $15.

Thanks

Cat & Maree

 

    Pledgers 199

    Sissy Pflaum-Griffiths
    2015-10-04 18:02:02 +1300
    Sissy Pflaum-Griffiths
    2015-10-04 17:58:56 +1300
    Elizabeth Heritage
    2015-10-04 16:35:10 +1300
    Cristal Thredgold
    2015-10-04 15:57:20 +1300
    Nathan Gallagher
    2015-10-04 15:54:04 +1300
    Janet Black
    2015-10-04 15:33:16 +1300
    Chris Tucker
    2015-10-04 13:59:55 +1300
    Perri-Nik Scott-Gonin
    2015-10-04 08:04:11 +1300

    "One for us, and one for my best friend in London - can't wait! - and thanks to Mel Stininato for the inspiration x"

    philip merry
    2015-10-03 23:53:26 +1300
    Good Thing
    2015-10-03 22:32:16 +1300

    "Looking forward to having these fab books in-store at Good Thing. :-)"

    Charles Hett
    2015-10-03 18:54:14 +1300
    Bron Watson
    2015-10-03 18:36:14 +1300
    Hayley
    2015-10-03 18:13:03 +1300

    "Good luck Maree and Cat! Your book is beautiful! "

    Melissa Stininato
    2015-10-03 17:58:00 +1300

    "Come on. ..You guys have to get there! "

    Karyn Beadle
    2015-10-03 17:04:22 +1300

    "Such a beautiful talent. Congratulations Cat x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-10-03 14:50:37 +1300
    Nic Reade
    2015-10-03 13:40:25 +1300
    Sarah Crickett
    2015-10-03 13:14:51 +1300
    Tansy Hayden
    2015-10-03 12:56:41 +1300

    "Whoop, got luck hope you get your target! "

    Amy Cameron
    2015-10-03 12:50:14 +1300
    Jacqueline Smith
    2015-10-03 12:47:14 +1300
    Elizabeth Cornes
    2015-10-03 12:44:59 +1300
    Jessie
    2015-10-02 22:40:42 +1300
    Gabrielle Henderson
    2015-10-02 21:32:16 +1300

    "exciting! This looks fab."

    kimberley hogan
    2015-10-02 15:42:06 +1300
    Philly lyus
    2015-10-02 14:25:02 +1300
    Lottie Hart
    2015-10-02 08:08:42 +1300

    "What a fantastic idea & I LOVE your drawings Cat! Xx"

    Jan Holwell
    2015-10-02 07:17:56 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-10-01 20:27:48 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-10-01 10:17:54 +1300

    Followers 8

    Followers of Drawing on Mindfulness - a colouring series of New Zealand

    Drawing On Mindfulness - A Colouring Series Of New Zealand

    Project 2015-08-03 21:38:10 +1200

    • This book is the perfect mindfulness activity to draw on your creativity.  Using your hands for a creative endeavour is a proven way to sooth anxiety and eliminate stress.
    •  Illustrations are by Cat Fawcett-Cornes (CatvsPencil) a popular and talented New Zealand illustrator and artist.
    • 65 beautifully detailed pencil drawings are waiting for you to bring them to life with colour and to personalise them as your own.
    •  Each page has a blank backing so you can remove the illustrations and frame them.   Or you may wish to keep the completed book as a treasured keepsake.
    • Scattered through the book are short mindfulness quotes for you to read whilst colouring.
    • This book makes a lovely gift for family and friends of all ages, living in New Zealand and overseas.  It is the perfect activity to take away on holiday.

    Who we are:

    Maree and Cat are two Kiwi friends who enjoy creative pursuits.  Cat is a talented NZ artist and Maree is an entrepreneur who has discovered the practice of mindfulness to help with managing the chaos of everyday life.  Together they have created this colouring book that brings the natural beauty of New Zealand to you.

    What are we trying to achieve?

    Adult colouring in books are the fastest growing book genre in the world.  Out of the top 25 selling books on Book Depository (a popular online book site), 14 are adult colouring in books.  All successful books to date have been international, we want to create a book with illustrations based on the beauty of NZ's nature. We want to raise enough funds to complete the illustrations in our book and prepare it for an initial print run of 500.  With the 500 books we plan to send some to you lovely Pledgers and also use some as samples to send to different retail outlets; book stores, tourist shops, toy shops, online shops and gift stores with the objective to get more orders.  If this is a success we would like to produce more colouring series for you to enjoy.

    A sneak peak at the book:

    New Zealand’s natural beauty, stunning landscapes and exquisite flora and fauna make it the ideal subject for this colouring series.

    This book is created with beautifully detailed pencil drawings and is waiting for you to bring them to life with colour. 

    Discover the joy of New Zealand’s many insects, birds, flowers and plants, through these stunning scenes and intricate patterns.

     As you focus on colouring you will get lost in the majestic beauty of this world and will go on a journey of peace and tranquillity.

     

    Cover of book:

    Cover Page

     

    Example of some colouring pages:

    4 series

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Nearly there!!!!

    01/10/2015 at 11:00 AM

    Hi

    Thanks to everyone for your pledges so far, we have been blown away with people's responses to our project and it is exciting to see so many people wanting to support a creative NZ project!

    We have 3 days to go and we still have $2.5k to raise, our deadline is 8pm this Sunday! The money that we need to raise equates to around 80 more books . So please share with your friends and family or pehaps consider making some additional pledges that will help us reach our goal -  these books will make great gifts for young and old and Christmas isnt that far away!  

    There are also other ways you can help out:

    •  Pledge under $15 as a donation, every dollar counts!
    •  Pledge $100 and Cat will draw a commissioned piece for you, just send us a photo of a member of your family, a pet or even your favourite musician, these make a beautiful and unique keepsake and/or gift. (examples below)
    •  Pledge $120 and choose from 6 original drawings from the book, these will look amazing framed (3 left). 

    Thanks for your support, with your help we can make this happen!!!!

    Cat & Maree

    x

     

    Nearly there!!!!

    01/10/2015 at 11:00 AM

    Hi

    Thanks to everyone for your pledges so far, we have been blown away with people's responses to our project and it is exciting to see so many people wanting to support a creative NZ project!

    We have 3 days to go and we still have $2.5k to raise, our deadline is 8pm this Sunday! The money that we need to raise equates to around 80 more books . So please share with your friends and family or pehaps consider making some additional pledges that will help us reach our goal -  these books will make great gifts for young and old and Christmas isnt that far away!  

    There are also other ways you can help out:

    •  Pledge under $15 as a donation, every dollar counts!
    •  Pledge $100 and Cat will draw a commissioned piece for you, just send us a photo of a member of your family, a pet or even your favourite musician, these make a beautiful and unique keepsake and/or gift. (examples below)
    •  Pledge $120 and choose from 6 original drawings from the book, these will look amazing framed (3 left). 

    Thanks for your support, with your help we can make this happen!!!!

    Cat & Maree

    x

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    New Reward

    06/09/2015 at 8:55 PM

    Hello

    Thanks to everyone who has pledged and supported us to get this beautiful book printed! We have been overwhelmed with your support and to date we have raised over $5k.  We have just under one month to go and need to raise another $10k - around 200 more pledgers, so please share our pledgeme page with your family and friends and/or please go to our page and order more rewards - otherwise this project won't happen and well that would be very sad!  

    Our book will be ready in time for Christmas, so get organised early and order!  We have just added a new reward which would make the perfect gift or would look great framed - an A4 print that you can colour or leave as is for only $15.

    Thanks

    Cat & Maree

     

      Sissy Pflaum-Griffiths
      2015-10-04 18:02:02 +1300
      Sissy Pflaum-Griffiths
      2015-10-04 17:58:56 +1300
      Elizabeth Heritage
      2015-10-04 16:35:10 +1300
      Cristal Thredgold
      2015-10-04 15:57:20 +1300
      Nathan Gallagher
      2015-10-04 15:54:04 +1300
      Janet Black
      2015-10-04 15:33:16 +1300
      Chris Tucker
      2015-10-04 13:59:55 +1300
      Perri-Nik Scott-Gonin
      2015-10-04 08:04:11 +1300

      "One for us, and one for my best friend in London - can't wait! - and thanks to Mel Stininato for the inspiration x"

      philip merry
      2015-10-03 23:53:26 +1300
      Good Thing
      2015-10-03 22:32:16 +1300

      "Looking forward to having these fab books in-store at Good Thing. :-)"

      Charles Hett
      2015-10-03 18:54:14 +1300
      Bron Watson
      2015-10-03 18:36:14 +1300
      Hayley
      2015-10-03 18:13:03 +1300

      "Good luck Maree and Cat! Your book is beautiful! "

      Melissa Stininato
      2015-10-03 17:58:00 +1300

      "Come on. ..You guys have to get there! "

      Karyn Beadle
      2015-10-03 17:04:22 +1300

      "Such a beautiful talent. Congratulations Cat x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-10-03 14:50:37 +1300
      Nic Reade
      2015-10-03 13:40:25 +1300
      Sarah Crickett
      2015-10-03 13:14:51 +1300
      Tansy Hayden
      2015-10-03 12:56:41 +1300

      "Whoop, got luck hope you get your target! "

      Amy Cameron
      2015-10-03 12:50:14 +1300
      Jacqueline Smith
      2015-10-03 12:47:14 +1300
      Elizabeth Cornes
      2015-10-03 12:44:59 +1300
      Jessie
      2015-10-02 22:40:42 +1300
      Gabrielle Henderson
      2015-10-02 21:32:16 +1300

      "exciting! This looks fab."

      kimberley hogan
      2015-10-02 15:42:06 +1300
      Philly lyus
      2015-10-02 14:25:02 +1300
      Lottie Hart
      2015-10-02 08:08:42 +1300

      "What a fantastic idea & I LOVE your drawings Cat! Xx"

      Jan Holwell
      2015-10-02 07:17:56 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-10-01 20:27:48 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-10-01 10:17:54 +1300

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 04/10/2015 at 8:00 PM.