Hey! I'm Aine Kelly, online I go by Inky and the Pen, I'm 26 and I'm from Donegal.
The calendars will have an illustration for each month. Learn about the Dagda, the children of Lir, Brigid, Cú Chullainn, the battle of Moytura, the Salmon of knowledge, Danu, the Morrigan, Tír na nÓg, Aengus Óg and the bull of Cooley. Each illustration is unique and original. Originally they were all made from watercolours, they were then scanned and edited on Photoshop. They will be A4 in landscape. I made the months and the days of the week in Irish, but the descriptions of each character will be in English. If requested, I may do an English version as well. Each Calendar will be €10 each, if you pledge €20 you can get a 2 posters printed with your calendar. If you pledge up to €60 even an original watercolour illustration of your choosing along with a calendar. To see the illustrations that will be in the calendar check out my website Inkyandthepen.com. You can even check out my video which explains everything more clearly Irish mythology video
It is €4.10 to print one calendar from Bizzprint. The rest will go to shipping and printing more Calendars. The shipping will start from €3.80. Any extra money will go to printing calendars and posters for those who fund.
I am a Fine Art graduate who has spent the past 3 years developing my watercolour painting skills. The name I use online is Inky and the Pen, it is easy to remember and kind of fun. I now sell watercolours, working with watercolour and ink daily. In September I went back into college to study Graphic Design. I can now apply more digital aspects to my illustrations.
I plan to sell these calendars on etsy, local stores in Donegal and at upcoming Christmas markets.
I may hold an event in Letterkenny for the people who live nearby to reduce costs in shipping. For those living far away I'll post them.
I am crowdfunding for this project because I feel it is important to re-introduce Irish mythology to Ireland. This is a pilot project I plan to continue on Etsy. The funding I receive will go towards printing calendars and posters for the people who pledge towards this project. Any more money I make on this calendar will go directly into printing and selling more calendars.
Thank you so much for taking an interest in my Calendar. Your support means the world to me.
The calendars should be available to print after 3 weeks.