Winifred Bean: Kickstarter!

posted by on 09.11.2012, under Fashion, Weddings

This past month I was able to work on a project I’m really excited about.  My good friend Angela has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to grow her small business, Winifred Bean, a line of wedding dresses for creative brides.  Another cool thing, I edited the above video for her campaign! (shot by Justin Reid)

I wish Winifred Bean existed when I was wedding dress shopping.  I loved my dress and I feel like I’m cheating on it a little when I say this, but I just adore the simple, cool, chic gowns from Winifred Bean.  I mean, just look:

You can mix and match the tops and bottoms of the dresses until you find something that fits your style.

The funds from Kickstarter will help Angela take the line to the International Bridal Market in NYC this October, where they will be exposed to stores and brides across the US and around the world.  The money raised will also go towards developing a second set of samples so that while the dresses are off at market and trunk shows, she can still hold private appointments out of her home.

Angela became a new mom last year after her first collection was complete. This is her peanut, Julianne!

I believe in Angela and her little dream. I’m so happy to help get her small business off the ground.

Please help support creative independent talent; no donation is too small.  If she doesn’t reach her goal by October 9th, she gets nothing, so spread the good word and share with all the wonderful people you know!




The King’s 6th Finger

posted by on 01.20.2011, under Art, Writing

The King’s 6th Finger – Written by Jolby and Rachel Roellke, Illustrated by Jolby (Josh Kenyon & Colby Nichols)

Found this the other day mindlessly scrolling through Drawn.  I love the illustrations, color and story:

It’s about an OCD King named Mortimer who is obsessed with the number 5. He has 5 towers on his castle, 5 knights on 5 horses … he’s obsessed.  Until one day he looks down at his hand and discovers that he’s grown a 6th finger.

You can get the book at their Etsy Shop for $16.95.  Visit Jolby and Friends blog to see more of their work.

They funded the project with donations from friends and supporters at  Their goal was $6,000 and they reached $8,000.  Such a good idea for funding, Joy, maybe we should do this?

They are trying to reach $10,000 to get more books printed and to make a donation to a charity for OCD.  I like people who use their art powers for good.  See their project here.