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I'm starting to feel this project draw to a natural and peaceful close, the creation of the book, at least. The Seeker will continue on in other ways. I have been enraptured by this project for almost 2.5 years, and have felt Resistance try to kick my butt many times. The emotions have run the spectrum. Imposter Syndrome has been at-the-ready. The fear that I will fail, the fear that this will all succeed... equally terrifying.
So far, we have succeeded. And I say WE because 100s of people have stepped up in a variety of ways. Friends whose kindness turned my chin up at the beginning. Loved ones who listened and shared and made my story feel worthy. Collectors who shared their excitement over this idea, shared their stories and their heartache. Buyers who have pre-ordered the book, prints, pin and original artwork (email me for this). Backers who generously supported the Kickstarter.
Bidders who bid on and won the Silent Story art dolls last week, created by Dana of The Midnight Orange. Dana, herself, who has been a champion, a light, a beautiful sounding board.
The Silent Story book encapsulates the people who have been here for this. The Silent Story book is a sandbox for your heart to witness relatable feelings. A place for you to empathize and feel seen. A safe journey through art, to validate YOUR real life journey.
I'm over here wallowing in gratitude. All of this has been next-level and proves to me that we should keep moving forward. We can make at least a little progress every day on our projects, no matter how scary they seem. If the goal lives gently inside you, how can it be bad?
~I have the enamel pins in-studio and they are beautiful! See images of them here.
~I met with my printer yesterday to discuss final details. We will be ready to start the printing process in the next few weeks.
~I have the book layout assembled and am working on the final two paintings for this 100-page book.
~The 5x7 inch free limited-edition (surprise!) prints are created. If you pre-order a book in my shop or pledged $50+ on Kickstarter, you will get one! Pre-order your book here!
Thank you for all of your support and kindness with this big project ♥
Thank you for helping make this passion project a reality. My goal is for you to see yourself in these pages, in The Seeker’s journey. May you use this book to validate your own worthy story.
Let me know if you have any questions and THANK YOU again!
Love & Sincerely, Katie