Welcome to August's Second Friday, Inspirations and Oddities post!
I've got a just one very exciting inspiration to share with you this month, so lets get right to it!
I am a huge fan of Kickstarter, as I've written about here before. Supporting projects that I fall in love with and seeing them come to fruition is so rewarding.
I had someone tell me recently that the part they didn't like about Kickstarter was the lag time between supporting a project and getting your rewards. Because the funding is often needed to produce a product, this can take months from the time the original project funds. There can be delays if printing, shipping or just life go awry.
I get that. . . but what I LOVE about that delay from funding to delivery is when something shows up in the mail that I had, not forgot about, but simply lost track of when it was going to be arriving.
So, when we went to the Post Office yesterday and found these had been delivered, all the way from Queensland Australia, it was the best of surprises!
|Hathor and Thoth Enamel Pins from Mamath's "Tiny Pantheon" Kickstarter|
Oh, oh, OHHHHH these are amazing! The illustration work, the quality of the Pins and the complete package of the presentation! All flawless!
|The card each pin came on, front and back, simply BEAUTIFUL!|
And the heart shaped rubber pin backs! (there are two on each pin, I removed one to show you the text of the card back.)
One of my favorite things about Kickstarter is the possible rewards that are "unlocked" or added on as a bonus when a project passes the basic funding point. Some folks offer material upgrades on the finished products, post cards, bookmarks or stickers of art prints, extra playing pieces if the Kickstarter is for a tabletop game or deluxe covers / embossing for books.
In this case, over 2,200 backers supported the Kickstarter!!! Here again, Mamath went above and beyond. These are the adorable stickers that were added to EVERY supporter's package as the total funding climbed above the initial requested amount.
|And a lovely thank you card in the middle of them as well!|
I'll be sharing more of the Kickstarter rewards I have received over the coming months.I am currently awaiting a few that should be due this fall! These include a wonderful hardbound Unicorn book of illustrations/paintings and a few "Spell Scrolls" from a very imaginative creator. While the scrolls are meant for D&D players, we have the first of them on our wall, framed as pure magical art, and eagerly await the second. :)
Kickstarter is a fantastic way to get your art out there. I LOVE being part of making it come true for others! :)
Mamath is on Etsy
And instagram where you can see images of more these amazing Pins ( I need more I think!)
And that's all, next month I'll be sharing three new books I've read that have completely captured my imagination!
Have a great weekend everyone! Thank you for dropping by!