Wednesday, 6 January 2016

New Year 2015 review

New sketchbooks, pens and acrylics!

It's been a good year for Helen Dearnley Illustration in 2015, with workshops providing the opportunity to generate an income and do something a little bit different, highlights being to make an illustration of Jason Bradbury's time travel adventures exhibited for Future Fest, and ending the year winning a very nice Keytar! 
But what I've noticed is that back in February, I started work on a series of double page illustrations for Cloudbusting, then became so very busy with these other workshops that they're still in progress. 

But with the upcoming Kickstarter campaign, it's time to refocus for 2016.

Over the Christmas holidays, news of the terrible flooding affecting households in Cumbria and Yorkshire have brought Cloudbusting back into sharp focus, and very relevant to current events.

OK, so how can you support Cloudbusting, and how can Cloudbusting support flooded people? 

Well, we have a Cloudbuster, right??!

When the Kickstarter fundraiser is relaunched, it will be promoted via Facebook, Twitter, social media and via this blog. It's very important not to "like" the project anywhere other than directly on Kickstarter, and more importantly to contribute whatever you can, and then to share the project by retweeting, sharing through your own links, write a blog, make a Youtube video to help promote it, that would be ace - that's how social media works, and there are going to be some awesome rewards for getting involved!!

I'm starting to consider that if the initial relaunch is successful, extra support might be offered to flood affected businesses - for instance, I read about a bookshop and comic store in Hebden Bridge that are affected, so Cloudbusting might be made available to purchase there to support those places.

In addition, a further fundraising campaign will include financial support to help in any way we can - all this won't be possible without your help. 

In the mean time, do support this campaign by a Yorkshire studio group affected by the floods :-) 

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