Guess who has access to her university’s fancy printer and learned how to use layout software last quarter? THIS lady.
I’m very excited to offer more Patreon rewards! I have wanted to create these things myself for ages, I can’t even tell you. And I’m such a baby that when the first printings were coming through, I teared up a bit. Well, I also cried watching a kpop video that day, so maybe I was just having a hormonal weirdness. In any case, it’s been a dream of mine to create full books of my artwork, and this feels like a small step towards that goal.
5 x 7 inch Prints
I really liked the idea of sending out lots of prints over the course of a year, so a person would have 24+ images to set side by side, or to see as friendly reminders all over their living space, or to give out to friends when they’re going through a hard time.
I decided to print the pages single rather than double-sided. I liked the idea that someone could use markers (with something behind the page to protect the rest of the pages!) without ruining the image on the other side. I also wanted people to feel like they could pull images out of the book to scan them or hang them up.
Each 8 x 10 inch coloring book will be ten pages; two cover images and eight pages of content. I tried to assemble images in a coherent theme so the text flows naturally. For example, in the July coloring book, the images I used were of the theme, “for when you’re feeling lost.”
Feel Better Minibook
The minibooks I am especially excited about because I’m assembling them basically as chapters of what I hope to eventually create as a larger book.
Like with the coloring books, each 5.5 x 7 inch minibook is themed; July’s “Feel Better Minibook” has the theme, “For When You’re Feeling Hopeless.” I wasn’t sure if I wanted to have that anywhere on the minibook itself, but I could potentially add that in later books. Thoughts?
Why Have These As Patreon Rewards? Why Not Sell These on Etsy?
I am interested in reopening my Etsy shop in the future, however, I am currently a full-time student. Shops are very fun but require constant upkeep. Future Kate would HATE me if I decided to have a shop open during finals week, for example, when I feel like I don’t have enough time to shower, let alone assemble and ship orders as soon as they come in.
Patreon is lovely because the rewards are monthly. I can create, assemble, and ship out all the orders at once. Fitting all that into a student schedule feels a lot more doable. I also like the community Patreon creates; creating rewards for my Patrons feels like a special thing.
I’m very much looking forward to sending these out to people! Thank you for your support of my artwork. ♥