hello all! if you recall, way back in the beginning of June i launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to expand my business and buy a button maker. the monthlong campaign ended up being a huge success- i was able to raise over $500 to purchase a 1.25″ button machine, die cut, and hundreds of pieces to make many, many buttons and magnets. i have seriously been wanting a button maker for forever– ask Santa or Bryan of Yardsale Press haha.
i am incredibly grateful to the family, friends, and a handful of strangers who contributed to help make this dream a reality for me.
as per my contribution rewards system, i owe some people a shout-out for their help! (some contributors opted to be anonymous, but i have to thank you anyway- you know who you are!)
MANY MANY BIG THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING:
– my aunt and uncle in West VA, who are amazing people that i wish lived a little bit closer 😉
– my uncle Lou, the best studio landlord a girl could ask for!
– Matt Buchholz, the brains and brawn behind Alternate Histories. ps- he has a book coming out soon!
– Terri H, an old friend who has always supported my creative endeavors, even from afar.
– M.M, a fellow printmaker from PSU who is a) ultra talented & b) so kind and supportive- thank you!
– Nick, my partner in crime & life who puts up with my crazy and stuffs plushies when I ask him.
– Gary, my partner in photo & fun who is one of my closest friends.
– Paul L, another awesome and supportive friend.
– Kyle Quinn, another old friend who is awesome and supportive.
<seriously though- i have a great bunch of friends, no joke>
– Kate Bingaman-Burt, who is one of my favorite artist/illustrators, so it’s truly an honor that she took the time to contribute.
– Kasey Ehrgott, a former coworker of mine who is also a talented artist + maker!
– Cindy Roberts and Danny, two people I don’t know personally, who stumbled upon my campaign and were kind enough to contribute- thank you!!
Whew. Now that the shout-outs are out of the way, I can get busy pumping out buttons and magnets! I have so many ideas that I’m excited to execute. For those of you on the list who chose a button or magnet set as a reward, they are coming this month, I promise!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!