Luke Slott’s Kickstarter Funded Project

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Super encouraging my blog followers to support this wonderful album project of Luke Slott.

There are some beautiful rewards for your support such as having Luke visit your community, or a skype hangout – but most of all a copy of the album.

Luke has been humbled and thrilled by the support, but many of us are not surprised because his musical talent and dedication to spiritual things, just speaks for itself.

The album is already definitely happening, but now the goal is to produce music videos for the songs.

“Growing up in Ireland, music was in the air. My childhood was a medley of my father playing in jazz clubs, my uncle playing in traditional Irish music sessions and my brother’s homemade hip-hop beats. I began writing songs in my teens and spent most of my youth playing in bands around Ireland.

In my early 20s, I discovered the…

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Last 24 Hours Magic Fish Dreaming

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We’re down to the final 24 hours for anyone who would like to back Magic Fish Dreaming and join our blog honour roll.

A massive thank you to all our backers so far.

Very last goal, let’s see if we can reach 150 + backers. We’re on 138.

Remember the pledges of $10 for the PDF great for those who want to see the book but who need to save on postage and on a tight budget and of course just $25 with postage included in Australia, or $25AUD with some postage costs overseas

KICKSTARTER LINK

Production meetings begin this week!

Last chance to select rewards with the book and to be included on our backer honour blog roll.

One of our last Hours Specials are detailed Here.

 

Mini Education kit $65 AUD
1 plushy native animal toy 1 Tasmanian Tiger Toy 1 printed book signed by author and illustrator 1 calico bag 1 pdf of educational activities, or printed copy if preferred Stickers and a4 posters

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6 days left – Magic Fish Dreaming kickstarter – Make a Difference

We did it!  We made our goal!  Magic Fish Dreaming is happening! But we can do more?

Do you want more poems in the book?

Would you like some cool end papers?

Would you love to see it in hard cover case bound?

118 people from ten countries have backed this project. 6 days to go! Why not join them!

We can do so MUCH MORE!

KEY:AUD = Australian Dollar USD =US Dollar Euros GBP=British Pound

MORE PAGES

STRETCH GOAL 1 – More pages of art and poetry!$15,000 AUD / 10348 USD/ 9478.71 Euros/ 7307 (GBP)pounds We can increase number of pages for the book to 40! Do some beautiful end papers with a special design from Helene.

HARD COVER CASE BOUND

STRETCH GOAL 2 – Cover Charisma $20,000+ (AUD)/ 13679.90 USD /12550.47 Euros/9611 (GBP)pounds Now we can print all the books in hard cover with a durable and attractive case binding. Poems can be translated into French or motu.

A FILM!

STRETCH GOAL 3 – Another Film! $25,000 (AUD)/ 1725 USD/ 15789 Euros/ 12171 (GBP)poundsJune can create another engaging creative short poetry film featuring Helene’s art and June’s photography, voice, and poetry. We’ll give you a chance to vote on which poem has a short film outing. June will also ‘sound cloud’ the most popular poems for those who would like to hear readings by the poet.

DUST COVER AND PUBLISHING COMPANY

STRETCH GOAL 4 – Long term plans possible! $33,000 +(AUD) /23332 USD / 21456 Euros /16392 (GBP)pounds A dust cover will be added to the hard cover book.June builds a publishing company to make more beautiful diverse books, fiction, non-fiction and poetry focusing on culture and nature!She develops the multimedia aspects of her publishing more (looking at ebooks and apps).

7 Days to go in kickstarter!

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7 more days.  Can we kick more goals and reach out to more people who want this book!

Let’s see what we can do dreamers; even more is possible. https://www.kickstarter.com/…/juneperki…/magic-fish-dreaming

More pages, a hard cover case bound, sound clouds of poems and a film.

Can we make 200 backers?  Do you really want to be one of the first people to receive this beautiful book, then visit the kickstarter now!

Magic Fish Dreaming MAKES IT!

We’re so happy and thankful to announce that Magic Fish Dreaming has the green light.

Our project has lift off thanks to you,  all our wonderful backers.

We are so happy to know this book is going out into the world and grateful for everyone that believed in us from the first mention this kickstarter would be happening. Yes, thanks so much Writelinks, Children’s Book Academy,  and many, many more! The blog honour roll is going to be so much fun to put together.

Well Helene is beginning more intensive work on the storyboard!  She is keen to get cracking on the rest of the illustrations.

As for me, I am definitely going to sleep better tonight!  And we are still going to have some media coverage next week and have some brilliant news to share.

But there is more. Now we can go for a stretch goal!

A stretch goal is what we can do if we raise above our $9000AUD funds.

When putting together a kickstarter budget the thing most project coordinators do is work out the lowest amount they can raise in order to achieve their project.

However, there is always a goal post beyond that first goal.  For Magic Fish Dreaming we had further goals if we were able to manage to raise more funds this is what we would do.

STRETCH GOAL 1 – Add more pages of art and poetry! $15,000 AUD / 10348 USD/ 9478.71 Euros/ 7307 (GBP)pounds We can increase number of pages for the book to 40! Do some beautiful end papers with a special design from Helene.

STRETCH  GOAL 2 – Cover Charisma! $20,000+ (AUD)/ 13679.90 USD /12550.47 Euros/9611 (GBP)pounds Now we can print all the books in hard cover with a durable and attractive case binding. One poem can be translated into French or motu.

STRETCH GOAL 3 – Another Film! $25,000 (AUD)/ 1725 USD/ 15789 Euros/ 12171 (GBP) pounds June can create another engaging creative short poetry film featuring Helene’s art and June’s photography, voice, and poetry. We’ll give you a chance to vote on which poem has a short film outing. June will also ‘sound cloud’ the most popular poems for those who would like to hear readings by the poet.

Help us to expand upon the initial  dream by continuing to invite others to pledge https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/juneperkins/magic-fish-dreaming

We would be delighted to welcome more to the Magic Fish Dreaming family!

If you could keep sharing our project that would be brilliant, because we have a chance over the next week, to attempt to make a stretch goal.

Would be fantastic if we could unlock another goal!

The best thing is that now, you, and we, can tell everyone this project is definitely happening.

Thanks to everyone joining our happy green light dance.

You can keep following our progress for this project at  our blog or facebook, where we also love to keep up with environmental news from around the world and share interesting links about that, and art and Queensland.

magicfishdreaming.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/magicfishdreaming/?ref=hl

All the best,

From June, Helene and the Rest of the Magic Fish Dreaming Team

Interview with Ali

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You can read an Interview with Ali Stegert on Magic Fish Dreaming HERE.

Magic Fish Dreaming is a children’s picture book project written by my friend and crit-buddy June Perkins and illustrated by Helene Magisson. Today, I interview the author about her beautiful work and her dream of bringing the project to fruition.

A Dreamy Book for Youngsters

Ali: “A dreamy book for youngsters” is my five-word description of your book. How about you describeMagic Fish Dreaming in five words?” HERE.

 

The Kickstarter Has Begun

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Magic Fish Dreaming,  an illustrated in full colour poetry book, 36 pages,  written by June Perkins, is now set to ride a kickstarter wave, to take it into homes of people across Australia and the world.

Brimming with the themes of nature, family, diversity, childhood and environment, Magic Fish Dreaming is inspired by the North Queensland community, environment, and creatures it shares.  It is beautifully illustrated by the award winning Artist Helene Magisson.”

Yes we are up and running.

To find out more and make your pledge head to  KICKSTARTER MAGIC FISH DREAMING.

A big thank you to all those supporting our first day up on  kickstarter.

From the Magic Fish Dreaming Team

Kickstarter Adventures

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Some of our Kickstarter Rewards – Aren’t they so cute!

These critters, after much searching, have been located to become part of the Magic Fish Dreaming family.

They are super delightful and even cuter when you see them in real space.  The crocodile is cuddly and he is behaving himself and has promised not to eat anyone, but be a caretaker.

They have been pleased to know that many of them are featured in the book, Magic Fish Dreaming, and glad to know that we care about them.

They are enjoying their stop over at June’s house until the kickstarter begins – which dear friends may be in early January 2016 (to be confirmed).

The thing about adventures is you never know what it around the corner, and well these dear creatures said, ‘we really need a bit more time to get everything right for that kickstarter, don’t we June and Helene. People are preparing themselves of Christmas and Holidays very soon.’

In our adventures we have found  a wonderful printer and he is sharing his wisdom and getting the best price he can for our printing.  He cares about us printing the best product we can and is helping us look into the maze that is international and local postage of parcels.  We have also found a super cool designer to join the team and you will meet her in due course.

We have also had some of those supercool Writelinkers, and Children’s Book Academy heroes helping us through the maze that is kickstarter telling us ‘the force will be with  you, and to travel with the zen that is kickstarter preparation attitude, the attitude to get it all prepared well and ready to go.’  A special mention has to go to Sam, Zoe and Sharon who have been very kind.

On top of that June’s wonderful family, especially her youngest brother and mother, have been hard at work making a very special kickstarter reward featuring the family totem, the Raggiana bird of paradise.

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We have been making many friends on this adventure called kickstarter.

We are most grateful for their beautiful tweets and encouraging messages.  Thanks especially to Mascara Literary Review for taking the time to listen to the audio of Magic Fish Dreaming and many brilliant poets, Felicity, Stuart, Dave, Celia, Ramon, Melissa, and Helen.

A big thank you to everyone visiting our facebook page, where we love to explore how to protect the environment and endangered creatures, art in nature and nature art, and keep you updated on our adventures.

To our waiting in the wings support team, we are glad you have our back and are ready to help us to continue to spread the word that the project is going to be one wonderful to support.

Keep well and have a beautiful couple of months.  Keep dropping by our facebook space.  We love that Ingan  Echo lodge and Loving Nature regularly visit our facebook space.  Also Lenora, Maria, Diane, Jacqui,Sabine, Laurel and Matilda, thank you for being such regular visitors. We promise to let all of you know when the biggest adventure of all – the kickstarter – begins.

The Magic Fish Dreaming Team