Monster Crafting

Our first Kickstarter week was strong, with us raising over $1,000! But we still have a ways to go. We’ve hit that end-of-first-week lull, and we need your help to get past it! If you can spare even $1, or know someone who can spare even $1, please donate or encourage them to donate. To help with incentive, we’re unveiling a ton of new rewards! Please take a look and donate here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stufflebeam/strange-monsters-a-music-and-words-collaboration

We went a little monster crazy this weekend and we came up with all kinds of cool stuff. First we have postcards from Otter Illustration. You can get one handwritten thank-you postcard for $5 or three blank postcards with your CD for $25!
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For $35, we’re offering one of five hand-strung bracelets with wild animal charms (fox, coyote, bear, stag). I made these one-of-a-kind, so if you’d like a specific design, leave your request in the comments, and I’ll divvy them up first-come, first-serve.

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For $35, get a hand-painted rock monster magnet with your CD order. For $21, get a smaller, bottle-cap monster magnet.
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For $40, get a hand-sewn monster pillow! Designed and made by Peter.
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Or for $40, get a handmade, hand-painted clay monster musician–your choice!–with your CD package. These guys were designed and sculpted by Peter and Bonnie. You can also snag a full set for $125! Or be surprised and order the Monster Grab-Bag at $45 and get one surprise clay monster, two rock monster magnets, and three bottle-cap monster magnets.FullSizeRender(13)FullSizeRender(5)FullSizeRender(6)

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Any and all donations help immensely, even if you can only give $1 or $5. Thanks! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stufflebeam/strange-monsters-a-music-and-words-collaboration
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Strange Monsters on Kickstarter

Peter and I are collaborating on an album of music and words titled Strange Monsters, up on Kickstarter for the month of July. The album will feature my stories read by actors and accompanied by Peter’s compositions, which will be played by musicians in our home studio.

The first track is available to listen to for free on the Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stufflebeam/strange-monsters-a-music-and-words-collaboration

Please donate and/or spread the word! Thanks!

Announcing Strange Monsters, a collaborative words-music album

My partner Peter and I are collaborating on an album, Strange Monsters. It will feature my stories and poems read by actors and set to music written by Peter and performed by local musicians. On July 1st we’ll publish the Kickstarter and the first track of the album (the rest has yet to be recorded, which is why we’re Kickstarting it!).

I’ve set up a page for updates, which has more information: https://bonniejostufflebeam.com/strange-monsters/

Art & Words Show Success

The third annual Art & Words Show Reception, which I created and now coordinate, took place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, with the written and visual work from 13 writers and 13 artists. Each artist created a painting or sculpture in response to a story or poem. Each writer created a new story or poem in response to a visual work. This silent collaboration culminated in 52 original works of art & words, which will be on display until October 4 at Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas. (With enough interest, Art on the Boulevard may extend the show one week.)

For rights’ sake, we can’t show you all of the written work, but to view the visual works from the show and read the work that was previously published online, take a look at the public PDF document: Art & Words 2014 — public document. It also has links to the writers’ websites.

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At the reception, a live jazz band (Peter Brewer, Jake Dester, and Bruce Bond) also performed three literary-written collaborative compositions. It was a great night.

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For more pictures from the event, visit my Facebook album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10202706558974481.1073741832.1514160413&type=1&l=5ade1b2c45

For information on how to submit to next year’s show, visit the Art & Words page of this site: https://bonniejostufflebeam.com/art-words-show/