The Muses 2020 campaign ends today!!!! Thank you very much to all of you who are collaborating! And we want to reach the second goal (€ 3,500). For the Muse!
The 2º goal is to reach €3,500 to ensure the TOTAL renewal of the collection (format and edition), improving the editorial assembly to the maximum. All on a square base, which will have a more adult image and with a hundred pages.
Want to see my TikToker reaction celebrating this moment? Click HERE
The 3rd goal is €4,000 to have the entire collection in French. If we do not reach this goal, I do not rule out doing so in 2022, if sales of the collection continue at a good pace.
It's great that you are here!
We connect through this campaign in an artistic adventure that I hope you enjoy.
We now focus on phase 2 funding, ensuring the availability of the 3 titles in the collection in CAT-CAST-ANG and fully updated in a NEW FORMAT.
So, share recommending the campaign every day, and if you intend to acquire any of the rewards, do so now, please (and don’t leave it for tomorrow). Thanks!!!
Let's continue THIS!
What is the Muses project about?
Muses project by SACEMAilustradora is a collection of illustrated reflections that provide a respectful and empowering look at a stage that every adult has experienced. My cartoons are the driving voice of the whole, which is intertwined with the voices of referents in the concept of RESPECTED Adolescence.
Don't have much time? Here you have a pesentation I made specially for you:
Brief description of the project
The Muses Collection is a materialisation of the concept that everybody has plenty of tools inside that are waiting to be used if we connect with them in some way.
Drawing with simplicity and humour is one of my most solids filosofies. I strongly believe that each trace of pencil is a marvellous expression of spontaneity. Living life here and now, is the most glorious capacity ever! And this is not necessarily easy. That's why I create this project. A tool to connect with these parts we have inside, in order you can exponentially invest then the outside.
Muses Collection has a personal shape too. In landscape sense, each book on the Muses collection open and close with my reflections as an author, around the concept I group in each book. In between, my black and white cartoons are the thread of other people's words. Texts that illustrate the vignettes and not the other way around. A work that defines me especially, because I don't like being the only voice. Cooperation and diversity are part of my way of seeing the world.
Availability in new languages: ENGLISH and ... FRENCH?
The collection is currently available in Spanish and Catalan, which are my father and mother tongues.
The third book of the Muses collection will be available in three languages: Spanish, Catalan and English.
I would like to have the three titles available in English because a year ago I started having contact with international democratic education movements and it is important that the project is more open to the world.
If we reach 3500 € the complete collection may be available in all 3 languages and if we get 4000 € also in FRENCH.
You’ll see why French in the “about me” section (below).
Let's move on!
How it comes the First book?
The Muses Collection is a Project that was born in 2015, with Muses of ALIVE Education, as a result of my experience with the world of Free Education. This allowed me to believe in myself enough to dare to take out a first manual edition of the book.
I want to emphasize that, thanks to coming into contact with this broader vision of life, it moved me deeply and gave me many new tools and a whole world to rediscover again.
Initially self-published in Catalan, later also in Spanish. In this my first work you will find 23 black and white vignettes, and 23 related texts, from the hand of companions and/or pedagogical referents of a respectful education.
Second book: Muses of EMPOWERED motherhood (2017)
In 2016, I did a croudfunding and, with precious contributers as YOU, I got the funding to make the second book and have a greater online presence.
After that, being a self-managed project by myself, 3 kids and a new career as a teacher, the flame went out a bit. The intention to follow it layed latent.
Some people who collaborated in Muses of the EMPOWERED Motherhood with texts in this edition: Verónica Canales (translator), Judit Guirado (entrepreneur), Mónica Jiménez (doula), Mónica Manso (psychotherapist), Anna Sanés (retired midwife), Luís Ruiz (Pediatrician), Yvonne Laborda (Humanistic Therapist), Montse Catalán (Obstetrician), Georgina Rubí (educator), Ana Moreno (midwife), Aida Gallego (doula), Rosa Zaragoza (singer), Roser Pont (doula), Susagna Galindo (traveler),… Mothers, women and a father too.
To see the campaign I carried out in June 2016:
SEE THE 2016 CAMPAIGN
Third Book: Muses of RESPECTED Adolescence (new!)
Now, right at this strange moment, in which we are reinventing ourselves a little bit every day, and which reminds me so much to the adolescent stage..., I bet again on the art, to give strength to others and gain strength myself!
Don't you think that adolescence should be able to be lived without many limitations? With the same grade of responsability than freedom? That is, being able to lead a life more in line with what the body asks of you at those times. In rhythms. In silences. In spaces to experience what we have been missing; those who moved a lot in early childhood suddenly want to stop and listen, those who were usually shy are in a hurry to have partners and go out late... The head is tired, but eager to reset itself and relearn from new references and experiences. Everything previously learned loses strength; fades; and the critical spirit is debated whether to dare to go out or to drop that "I don't know" that comes out as protection against questions.
It seems to me such a precious stage! That most of us do not live with unconditionality on the part of our referring adults...
It was not until I spent a week at Summerhill School that I was able to observe in practice what I had read in some books or heard about in some talks on the subject. It was truly healing to finally find what I already thought was yet to be invented.
From these days and the experiences that I have already treasured as a mother, a free education companion or a teacher, the new Muses book came out. Another work where I will endeavor to express some constructive criticism, but above all: how to respect that adolescence that we all carry inside later.
I wish, as with the other titles in the collection, reach the hearts and consciences of all the people who get in touch with the book Muses of RESPECTED Adolescence.
Some people who collaborate in Muses of the RESPETED Adolescence with texts, in this edition: Farners Aymerich (Adolescent companion and therapist at Nuitat.cat), Henry Readhead (Dj, Music teacher and deputy manager in Summerhill School), Julia Sanchez Andreo (sociologist and teacher, specialised into child sexuality), Yvonne Laborda (humanist therapist), Mercè Prat Perpinyà,...
In the new edition I will review EVERYTHING personally, as I am editing it myself. It also includes as a novelty a pedagogical/didactic guide for workshops that can be done with the vignettes.
Select the one you prefer! Once the campaign you can choose the new book in Catalan, Spanish or English you need.
See all Rewards PACKS on the right (computer) or top of the screen (mobile or tablet).
** You can take as many as you need and if you want to suggest new ones contact me immediately. We are in the last days !! **
MUSES INTERNATIONAL SENDING POLICY:
You have 3 specific rewards with international shipping included. The rest I can only partially include at this time (5€ included).
For other international sendings: I will do my best to make international shipments as cheap as possible. * Let the co-operation flow! * For example, if there are 3 patrons from Sydney (Australia), I can send them all to one of them and then they can collect their reward in a co-operative way. Thanks!
Please note: if you go to the Summerhill Festival of Childhood in August 2021 (Leiston, England), I can hand it over to you there.
I am Sara, ... It's difficult to write about myself. I go from describing in detail to being extremely synthetic. You may find it funny, but sometimes I summarize myself so much and I can't even find myself! So this summary is not all that I could tell you and it's perhaps too much for you. In any case, this is what I feel today may interest you to know about me:
I was born near Paris in 1977, I grew up in Barcelona and now I live in Arbúcies (El Montseny).
I was a student at the Lycée Français de Barcelone from 2 to 19 years old, with a repeat course included. I ended that stage, in the midst of post-adolescence, feeling mediocre, in a world where, no matter how hard I tried, I felt I could never be good enough.
I started working, I kept studying and I got married. With my second pregnancy, in 2009, the contradiction between my lifestyle and my personal vision of life was planted in front of me. After a year and a half, we made the decision to go to live closer to nature, to work and live in a reality less far away from ourselves.
In 2012 we became part of "alive", free and/or progressive education movements. Spaces where we unlearnt a lot and continue learning nowadays, but above all we celebrate cooperative conviviality and the joy of individual and collective growth processes of children, adolescents and adults every day.
After learning about free education, I have not stopped transforming myself! It was for me a "coming back to school". The experience came to reality that everyone has multiple versions inside eachone. That's why we are here today in same way! :)
Now I am Illustrator, but also Doula and Teacher. Of course, I am also mother, of 3 fantastic human beings!
What do I need the money for
I can explain you my general calendar, step by step. But if you don't want to read it all, I'll tell you the essentials in general:
Draw the new vignettes and create the written content for Muses of the RESPECTED Adolescence.
Coordinate with collaborators (referents in Respected Adolescence) the new texts.
Edit the whole.
Digital Marketing work during the campaign, and precampaign.
Pay the amazing job of the Verkami staff (this crowdfunding platform)
Pay the production and editorial costs of launching this wonderful product that is going to be more available than ever.
Benefits of this presale campaign will helps me to keep going with this collection that I would like to extense.
Phase 1: 2900€ >>> I Make the new book Muses of the RESPECTED Adolescence a reality.
Draw all new illustrations of the new book, manage all new texts of the new text contributors, edition of the new book in 3 available languages (Catalan, Spanish and English), and presale with the new editorial.
Phase 2: 3.500€ >>> Books 1 and 2 in ENGLISH and in the new format + new illustrations + new texts and edition. (I will add new rewards)
Phase 3: 4000€ I also dare with the French!
Phase 4: More than 5000€ I will grew the 3 books's pages and illustrations to 150pages.
November 2020: Precampaign and promotional content creation. Final design of the whole company. Home Campaigns Verkami (Catalan, Spanish and English): Prepare 2.3 posts per day present in Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and I open Mail Account Tik Tok. I’m starting to materialize (and can preview) some of the new vignettes. I ask for adolescents and experts in respectful support for adolescents to collaborate in the Project
December 2020:Finish Verkami campaign. I keep drawing for a new book and start assembling the new format that will have the third (if it reaches up to 3,500 I will also reissue the other two previous titles) I manage literary contributions to the Project
January 2021:I report periodically via email To the crowdfunders I continue to draw for a new book and start assembling the new format that will have the third (if it reaches 3,500 I will also reissue the other two previous titles) Collection by Amazon and the publisher's Channels.
February 2021:I report periodically via email To crowdfunders. Finish Self-publishing and creation (intense rhythm) of new book. I manage literary contributions to the Project "Coordinated programming of new presentations and campaign 21/22
March 2021:I report periodically via email To crowdfunders. If we reached 3500 or more, I give new format and add new illustrations and content to the rhyming two Books. First, I do it in ENGLISH. If we got 4000eur or more, also in Catalan and Spanish. I manage literary contributions to the Project
April 2021: Finish reissues of the first two titles in the collection in ENGLISH. If we got 4000eur or more, also in Catalan and Spanish. If we reached 3500 or more: I manage new literary contributions to the Project
May 2021:I finish ALL and give everything to the publisher
June 2021:Working with Editorial for at least 500 copies in total
July 2021:Delivery of rewards During the summer. Sale by AMAZON and EDITORIAL
August 2021:First public presentation of the new work at the Summerhill School Festival of Childhood 2021. (next year the oldest democratic school in the world celebrates 100 years!)
September 2021: Home Campaign for the face-to-face dissemination of the new work.
When do I calculate that I will be able to deliver the rewards? In the summer of 2021.
If you like my project, please, don't forget to subscribe to my channels:
My links to my creator and project profiles are:
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I also colead a Free education experiential training course: EDUCAR DES DE DINS
I have the YouTube channel (although I don't use it much) and I will post at least one promotional video of the collection.
Tik Tok: I've dared to open a Tik Tok profile and get the most out of it while I learn with this new adolescent tool.
Let's play it!!