Be a part of my Crowdfund and your donation will help me get to SURTEX this May.

{SURTEX is The Premier Event for Selling and Licensing Original Art & Design}

My name is Amy and I’m a mixed-media artist. My dream is to be a licensed artist. A licensed artist is one who is paid by manufacturers and publishers for the right to put her art designs on their products. Manufacturers such as Target, Hallmark, Lang, Barnes & Noble, etc.
But getting the attention of the manufacturers is the hard part. That’s where SURTEX comes in. SURTEX is the only trade show that brings together manufacturers and artists. At SURTEX, I will set up a booth to display my designs, attract the attention and interest of the manufacturers, strike some deals and achieve my goal of becoming licensed. The show lasts three days and is in New York City in May.

Getting to SURTEX is a large investment. Since I am just starting out and this will be my first year, I need help in raising the money to get there.


  • $4,000 – Registration Fee
  • $800 – Airfare
  • $2,000 – Hotel
  • $100 – Local transportation
  • $250 – Food
  • $400 – Banners for display
  • $250 – Business cards

I’ve created a Crowdfund Project to make my trip possible.

  • You might wonder, what is Crowdfunding? Crowdfund is a community of friends, fans, and inspired strangers working together to help people, like me, realize their dreams.
  • Why support my project? Backing my project is more than just donating funds. It’s pledging your support to a creative idea that you want to see exist in the world.
  • How helping me realize my dream benefits you. Supporting my project through this Crowdfund gets you an inside look at the creative process and helps my project come to life. You also get to choose from a variety of unique rewards that are yours to keep. Rewards include plain and matted prints of my work, along with my images applied to wood blocks, journals, notebooks and phone cases.

As some of you know, I used Kickstarter to build my Crowdfund Project. It did not work out, so I have created my own Crowdfund. I am using Paypal Donate to collect donations. If you do not have a Paypal account, you can simply use your credit card. Once you click on the donate button, you will be taken to a page where you can choose credit card or Paypal.

If you are uncomfortable donating online, I can also accept a check in the mail. Contact me for my mailing address.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

So far I have raised $4,100!

I’m getting there and feel very encouraged! I would like to thank you all so much. I have received so much support since I began this a month ago. So many of you have wished me luck, donated money and expressed your love and support. I want everyone to know how much I appreciate everybody’s willingness to help me reach for my dream – it can truly happen with your help!

Two ways to donate

1. Choose a reward to go with a predetermined donation.

2. Skip the reward and donate as much or as little as you would like.

The rewards {listed below} match specific donation amounts. To skip the rewards, scroll to the bottom or click here.

Choose Your Reward.

Rewards are my way of thanking you and giving value to your donation.

Listed here are different donation amounts and the rewards that go with them.


$25.00 Reward

One High Quality 8x10 Print.
Choose your design.
Print will be untrimed and sized for framing.
Estimated delivery: June 2015




$75.00 Reward

Set of Three High Quality 5″ x 7″ Matted Prints.
Choose your designs.
Prints will be matted and frame-ready.
Estimated delivery: June 2015



$150.00 Reward

8″ x 10″ Hardbound Ruled Journal.
Featuring one of Amy’s designs on the cover.
Choose your design.
Journal is 340 pages.
Estimated delivery: June 2015



$150.00 Reward

Set of two 7.5″ x 9.75″ Perfectbound Ruled Composition Notebooks.
Featuring one of Amy’s designs on the cover.
Choose your designs.
Notebooks are 80 pages.
Estimated delivery: June 2015


Set of 3 Matted Prints


$150.00 Reward

8″ x 10″ or 8″ x 8″ Handmade Wooden Art Block.
Featuring one of Amy’s designs on the cover.
Choose your design. Design determines size.
Art block can be hung on the wall or set on a shelf or table.
Estimated delivery: June 2015


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$200.00 Reward

Cell Phone Case.
Featuring one of Amy’s designs.
Choose your design.
iphone & Samsung styles only.
Estimated delivery: June 2015




$500.00 Reward

For this amount you get:
• 5″ x 7″ matted print
• 8″ x 8″ handmade wooden art block
• 8″ x 10″ hardbound ruled journal
• 1 phone case – iphone or samsung
• FREE shipping
Choose your designs.

Estimated delivery: June 2015


Skip the reward.

Choose your own donation amount. Every dollar helps.


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Your donation will help turn my art {like the image above} into cute folksy products {like the planner below} that will appear in shops across the land!

{Planner handmade by Amy for Mama}

about amy

i have a passion for fun and beautiful design. my mac and prismacolor pencils are the mediums i prefer to work with when i create. my mission is to develop uplifting and intriguing art pieces that speak to the heart.