I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for this project!!
Thank you so much, all you who have given to this project!!
By the original goal date of January 2nd, we raised $30,346, reaching 34% of the goal in less than 30 days! We extended the campaign until February 28, 2019, and reached 60.55% of the goal - $54,497!! THANK YOU!
This is amazing! I am so excited to have so many of you who are willing to give toward getting this book back in print! Now that the campaign has closed, I'm reworking the budget with this new amount and sorting out how many books we can print. Even though the cost per book will be slightly higher with a smaller print run, the cost of storage will be less, with less books, so that's an advantage. I'll update here when I have the final details!
All donations given after January 2nd will receive the thank you perks by the end of April (except for the books, which will come later).
I have begun working with the translator on the edits and preparing the files for printing, so the process is underway! THANK YOU!!
It all began with a series of mixed-media oil paintings I created, paintings layered with fabric, collage, and found objects ...beyond the physical layers in these paintings lay an even deeper level of meaning – the great story that has been unfolding throughout history. It's the story of the long awaited promises of God fulfilled two thousand years ago. It's the story of The Coming.
These paintings were then published in a full color art book, in Arabic and English: THE COMING - hope of all nations. It's a book for all who love and celebrate Jesus coming, and for all who are interested in the story behind Christmas. The depiction of this story through art, is joined together in full page spreads with my written connecting narrative and quoted scriptures.
You can scroll through to see all 19 paintings from the book:
THE COMING has blessed many and has had an enormous impact, but now it’s out of print!
Since it was published in 2009 in Lebanon, 3,000 copies of THE COMING have been sold all over the world and it’s still in high demand! These mixed-media, layered paintings draw viewers into the story and carry a message of hope that crosses cultural divides!
THE COMING needs to be made available again and
YOU have the opportunity to make that happen!
Will you join us?
My funding goal is $90,000, which will enable us to make some needed edits to the text and print 10,000 new copies, and we have an even broader plan for global distribution this time! You can get involved by backing this project and spreading the word! This campaign ends January 2nd so we'll have 30 days to meet our goal!
(note: the campaign has been extended until February 28, 2019).
If you would like to give, and help make THE COMING available again, I've created some great Perks for the different amounts you may choose to give. I'll send these to you to say THANK YOU for backing this project and believing in this book and the power of art to communicate and move our hearts! I created the poster of the painting "He is the Hope of all Nations" especially for this campaign! All the posters and cards will be delivered in January 2019, and the books will be sent after they are printed - most likely this coming Spring, but no later than Fall 2019.
(All donations given after January 2nd will receive the thank you perk cards and posters by the end of April.)
You may also choose to give without receiving a Perk, if you would like the full amount of your gift to go toward funding the reprint of the book. You can do this by choosing the first option at the right, then selecting or entering your donation amount, and then at checkout, in the comment box you must leave a note that says "NO PERK" so that I know not to send you one. Thank you!
Two great things about reprinting this book using crowd funding:
Because all reprinting costs will be covered, I will be able to lower the retail price of the book and make it available to even more people!
And, backing this campaign is a long-term investment that will continue to multiply! This is the seed money for all future editions of this book, not just this second edition! I will be saving all the initial profits from its sales and setting that aside for printing the third printing when the time comes... and then repeating that again for the next printing, and on and on!
I have been saving for this project, and am giving $10,000 of my own money too!
I have seen over and over again the impact this book has and I'm committed to making it available again!
If you'd rather not donate here, but would like to Pre-Order the book at the new retail price of $28, that will help as well! Thank You!
As with the Perks for backing this project, Pre-Ordered books will ship as soon as they are available - possibly as early as Spring 2019 but no later than Fall 2019. Wholesale pricing is also available. Contact me if you're interested!
This funding campaign is being run through Allegro Organizational Solutions which is a registered non-profit in the USA only, under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and they will send a receipt for all donations. Your donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
You may donate using credit card, electronic check/bank draft, PayPal, or check. If giving by check, mail a check payable to Allegro Solutions with an attached note that has my account designation code: TheCOMINGReprint.001 on it to:
Allegro Organizational Solutions, Inc.
5535 Memorial Dr., Ste. F-811
Houston, TX 77007 USA
THE COMING Reprint
An art book of paintings telling the story of the arrival of the long-awaited promise of God...
of the $90,000 goal
(funding tracker is updated daily, not in real-time)
All gifts are tax-deductible and processed through Allegro Organizational Solutions. To back this project, choose an option below, and select the amount again to complete payment.
SELECT A PERK
Thank you SO much for you generosity! Thank you for believing in this project and partnering with me to make THE COMING available again! May this book be a blessing to you and your family and many others.!
If you would like to follow the story of THE COMING's second edition printing, or if you have any questions about this funding campaign, you can fill out this form!