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Seven Secrets of the Universe

A story book for children and adults in which you are the co-author, because each book becomes unique when it reaches your hands.

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Seven Secrets of the Universe is a story for children and adults to work on their self love, and remember how to take care of theirselves. Finding a new way to relate to their body, nature and others.

This is the story of Carlota, a little girl who carrying her suitcase arrives to Puerto Cabello, a small seaside town in Venezuela. Here she will start a journey in which she will meet different characters that will show her Seven Secrets of the Universe.

During the trip, Carlota will realize that her suitcase feels very heavy. She will also learn that she is the one that has put or let in the heavy words and confused thoughts into the suitcase. With the help of her new friends she begins to transform her suitcase, leaving space to store Seven Secrets of the Universe.

The book will have 32 pages and its size will be 22 x 22 cm. Cooked binding and paper Munken Polar 200gr.

NOTE: THIS BOOK WILL BE PRINTED IN SPANISH, IF WE REACHED OUR GOAL BEFORE THE DEADLINE WE WILL SET A NEW GOAL TO PRINT THE ENGLISH VERSION.

TELL YOUR OWN TALE

You are the co-author of the story because you can make it your own by coloring it.

Also because you can write in the three lists:

  • What do you want to take out 💨

  • What do you want to keep 💙

  • What do you want to receive 🌸

*Note: in the video it says two lists but it is a little mistake, there are three lists as the image shows.
*Note: in the video it says two lists but it is a little mistake, there are three lists as the image shows.

Moreover you can draw in the two suitcases what you have written previously.

In the first suitcase 👜 what you have discovered you want to take out.

In the second suitcase 👜 what you want to leave and what you would like to receive.

Lastly, on the pages that a secret is reveled you will be able to rewrite over the letters to complete them. 🖍

WHO IS THIS FOR?

It can be used by parents, teachers or therapists to work on unspoken child's situations and or their own situations, together or separately. Depending on the age of the child you should help them to do it or not they can do it on their own.

From 3 to 5 years old, you can just read and color it.

Between 5 to 12 years you can work on the book with your child, talking about the suitcase to bring out unspoken subjects.

All this is only a guide, every child is different nobody knows your child better than yourself, so do whatever feels right to you.

I have been reading the story to my little one since he turned 3, we have colored it together and he likes it a lot!y

It is for adults too! That is why we recommend to by two, so you can also work on the suitcase and have plenty of fun coloring it! 🌸

MORE ABOUT THIS STORY BOOK

Seven Secrets of the Universe is the first story where I managed to unite the artistic and the spiritual to apply it to the day to day, something I wanted to do for quite some time.

This story is set in Puerto Cabello, a beautiful seaside town in Venezuela that I visited every weekend to spend quality time with my family. The food of my grandmother, the music of my grandfather Italo Pizzolante, the love of my aunts and the laughs with my cousins, uncles, sisters and my mother made it always a unique experience.

Puerto Cabello was the beginning of a personal trip that would connect me with my creative power, it was the door to find the seven secrets.

Puerto Cabello 1990. (In this photo some important people are missing: my mom, my uncles and three cousins)
Puerto Cabello 1990. (In this photo some important people are missing: my mom, my uncles and three cousins)

ADVANTAGES OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS CAMPAIGN

Basically, by participating in the campaign, you are making it possible for this book to be printed. In addition, by participating you can get with Seven Secrets of the Universe before anyone and at a reduced price (-20%)

This crowdfunding campaign is ALL OR NOTHING, this means we only get the money if we managed to collect 100% of the target, so your support is key to make this dream come true.

THE REWARDS

We want you to able to contribute with what you can, so that's why we have a variety of rewards to chose from. Our personal recommendation is that you get any of the packs, this way you will always receive two books to share with whoever you want.

But in addition, you can get original illustrations, limited edition illustrations signed by, the set of Coins Seven Secrets and even a personal workshop with Irene Carolina.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT FOR INTERNATIONAL (AND CANARY ISLANDS) SHIPMENTS YOU HAVE MADE TWO PURCHASES:

1 - INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING (10€)

2 - THE REWARD YOU CHOOSE.

FOR NATIONAL SHIPPING AND PENINSULA SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN THE REWARD.

ABOUT US

My name is Irene Carolina and I am artist. From early on I knew that I wanted to draw and tell my own stories, but I did not know which ones. I studied Visual Communication in Pro Diseño (Venezuela), illustration in Savannah College of Art and Design (United States) and Master in Cultural Projects Manager in La Fábrica (Spain). I have worked for different newspapers, magazines and editorials.

Throughout these years I also learned and experimented with holistic healing through Chi Kung Shaolin, Reiki, Yoga, Meditation and others. And visit sacred places of Mother Nature.

What I did not know is that where I would finally find my stories in the creative energy that the art, spiritual, natural and love world shared.

A few years ago I became a mother and all of a sudden all the things that I have learnt and look for made sense, and I realized that I wanted to speak to children, but also to dads and mums through images, words and movement.

In my website you can see other of bits of my work, such as the recently published children books My Feminist ABC which I did all the illustrations for. Seven Secrets of the Universe is the first story that I launch on my own and the first time I do a crowfunding campaign.

This book is part of a bigger project Armony, the power of creating, which wants to bring more books, illustrations, workshops and experiences.

Many people have been part this project, without their help I wouldn´t be here today. **Big thanks to my friends, colleagues, teachers, Sifus, masters, my family, my ex-husband and my son.

Beatriz Losada as consultant and business plan manager and Irene Gonzalez as content coordination, both are very special part of the project. Armonía, el arte de crear.

And in a previous step I had key people that help to make my dream come true, Kharolys Naranjo, designer and consultant and Jefferson Quintana, illustrator and designer.

If you want to know more about the project you can follow me here:

WHAT WE WILL ASSIGN YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO

The money will be used primarily to print 500 copies.

In addition, there will be a percentage to cover the Verkami´s fee and also credit card fees. And finally, the costs of the extra rewards (such as coins and limited edition illustrations) and national shipments.

And of course, all the corresponding taxes.

Please, if you have problem making the payment with a credit card, you can contact me and we will find a solution.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE OVERCOME THE OBJECTIVE?

If we go over the objective, our hope would be to produce the wooden set Seven Secrets Coins so we offer this together with the book, make a special version on watercolor paper and print the book in english.

If we achieve the goal we will inform through the Verkami platform and social media.

CALENDAR

The printer takes 10 days to print and bind the book.

The rewards will be sent as of November 30 of 2018.

Note: For international shipments we can not guarantee that they arrive before Christmas, although we will do our best to make it happen

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Remember that you can follow the project in our website, facebook and instagram.

MANY THANKS FOR BELIEVING IN THE PROJECT !!!

For any question, do not hesitate to contact us.

HERE IS A VIDEO THAT EXPLAINS HOW TO USE THIS PLATAFORM, IN CASE YOU HAVE DOUBTS.

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  • Katerina Chin-A-Loy

    Katerina Chin-A-Loy

    almost 2 years

    Mucha suerte y éxitos en tus proyectos, Ire!!

  • Partyglobi

    Partyglobi

    almost 2 years

    Un bello proyecto. Le deseo mucho éxito a mi linda Irene Carolina

  • mariakaram

    mariakaram

    almost 2 years

    Exitos ire!! esperándo con mucha emoción

  • Carolina de Oteyza

    Carolina de Oteyza

    almost 2 years

    Ire ¡un éxito! ¡felicitaciones! ya falta poco...pronto podremos disfrutar de ese cuento tan tuyo. Un beso

  • Lauracamposv

    Lauracamposv

    almost 2 years

    ❤️ una belleza de projecto!

  • diana_garcia19

    diana_garcia19

    almost 2 years

    Mucho éxito en tu proyecto! Esperemos se materialice que tengo muchas ganas de hacerlo con Eugenia :)

  • Katherinealcala

    Katherinealcala

    almost 2 years

    feliz de poder ser testigo de tan grandioso proyecto! Feliz y orgullosa de ti amiga!

  • Patricia De Oteyza

    Patricia De Oteyza

    almost 2 years

    ♡♡♡

  • Caro

    Caro

    about 2 years

    Mucho éxito Ire!!

  • Isabel Vera

    Isabel Vera

    about 2 years

    Esperandolo con muchas ganas!!! Qué sigan los éxitos

#02 / 💙 ¡Lo hemos conseguido y eso ha sido gracias a ti! 🙏

Queridos mecenas, amigas y familia,

El pasado domingo 25 de noviembre conseguimos llegar al objetivo de nuestra campaña, con los 5.052€ vamos a poder imprimir y encuadernar 500 ejemplares del cuento. Sin vuestro aportación, cariño y apoyo esto se hubiese quedado simplemente en un sueño. Así que solo podemos decir gracias 🙏

¿Qué pasa ahora?

Pues en breves nos pondremos en contacto con todos los mecenas para que nos facilitéis vuestra información y empezar a preparar el envío de todas las recompensas (cuentos, set de monedas, ilustraciones...)

Hoy mandamos el cuento a imprenta y nos han prometido que estará en nuestras manos en menos de 15 días.

Si te has quedado con ganas de más...

Esto no se acaba aquí, es solo el principio de un hermoso camino que gracias a vosotros podemos emprender.

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Desde Armonía estamos muy felices de que muy pronto vayáis a conocer a Carlota y descubrir juntos los ✨Siete Secretos del Universo✨

#01 / Nuevas recompensas 🎄💙📗

14 días y más de la mitad del objetivo conseguido, no podemos estar más agradecidas a todos nuestros mecenas y todos los que habéis ayudado a difundir el proyecto. 💙

Hemos escuchado vuestras peticiones y por eso hemos decidido crear dos nuevas recompensas:

  • Pack Amigos: Cinco cuentos📗(un 10% de descuento)

  • Pack Compartir: Diez cuentos📗(un 20% de descuento)

Esta es una gran oportunidad para hacer las primeras compras navideñas a un precio reducido. Recuerda que para los envíos internacionales y Canarias deberás hacer dos compras: la recompensa que elijas y el Envío Internacional (10€).

Hemos habilitado Paypal para facilitar los pagos internacionales, recordad que si tienes una tarjeta internacional esta tiene que ser utilizada desde el país en el que estás realizando la compra. No dudes en ponerte en contacto con nosotras si tienes algún problema.

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