Have you ever thought of investing in a dream?

I’m writing to you to ask you to be part of my creative world by collaborating as a supporter. Please let me explain exactly what I mean with this proposal.

The work I have been dedicated to for the last 13 years has been mainly oil paintings that are about the love to what is essential within us and a reverence for life. My paintings speak of the love and the connection to oneself, to a loved one, the environment and a cultural heritage. My paintings are a voice for cultural diversity and female expression through my art. 

My current project is to create a children’s book. I have written and illustrated the majority of it. My heart and soul is in this book and know that it is a gift for all children especially for those that enjoy a Latin American cultural heritage.  

It is a special book about a sweet girl named Vida who encounters El Ratoncito, the legendary and imaginary character well known throughout Mexico. During the night she leaves a tooth for the mouse in exchange for coins and unexpectedly sees him dressed up as a different character.

The story came to me after a conversation with my then 6 year old daughter Zara when she asked with curiosity who El Ratoncito was and why he came to our house. 

This book is about wonder, our loving connection to our family and cultural heritage, a message of kindness sprinkled with humor to remind children how loved they truly are. 

I am using watercolor for the illustration and I have included few samples along with the text.

The costs associated with the creation are 3 months of work that include the 5 more pages of illustration, writing and editing. To sustain my work I estimate an average of $2000 per month which totals $6000. 

The initial printing expenses are an estimate of $323 for 150 paperback copies and $500 for 50 hardcover copies which Total $823. The estimated cost for editing service is of $600 and a $1,577 for any additional costs. 

I would like to raise a total of 6,000 - 9,000 to cover my expenses. 

This is where I would like you come in to the picture. I need your assistance to sponsor this project financially so I can complete this project by January 2019. Please contribute before December 20th which is a date set to be able to move things along. 

For $25 you will recieve pdf of the book.

For $40 you will recieve a signed hardbound copy of the book.

For $80 you will get two hardbound books.

For $100 you will be listed as donors in the book itself and a copy of the book. 

 If you are feeling excited about the project and want to contribute with more please do so!

The solidarity of my friends and community has helped me develop my work, and I am eternally grateful for past and future contributions.

You can donate by credit card online at the link below:

“Adriana Martinez Children’s book” is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of “Adriana Martinez Children’s book” must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.

With warmest wishes,

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