My Dog Sighs - The Secret Project

by My Dog Sighs in Southsea, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 14th August 2020 we successfully raised £54,737 with 734 supporters in 28 days

If I tell you too much now all the fun will be taken away. Needless to say, despite Covid My Dog Sighs is about to take it to the next level

by My Dog Sighs in Southsea, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Ok, if we hit £50k then it means that you are funding the bulk of this project.  When I decided I was going ahead with the project, regardless of Covid-19, I realised that I'd have to pay costs out of my own pocket.  I couldn't really afford to do this but my desire to deliver this project was so great I knew I'd do whatever it takes.  Thank you so much for supporting me to do this.  It's incredible that so many of you are putting your trust in me and helping me to do this.  The money will all be used for the project. Originally the project was going to be much bigger and I had to cut bits when I lost the funding.  I can now start to add things back in.

The project  is not only exciting for all the incredible My Dog Sighs supporters and fans but also plans to have an impact on a global audience, offering an art 'experience' more exciting and different than hopefully anything you've ever seen and definitely something bigger than anything I've ever done, before. 

None of the money raised is going into my pocket. It's all about creating the project. It's really tricky to try and persuade you to jump in, support the crowdfund and make it happen without giving too much away, but please take my word, it will be worth it. (and i've done my best to offer the coolest rewards to entice you!)

I will be sharing little bits of progress exclusively with you as the project progresses to thank you for being part of it.


The Project

So here's a thing. 

You know those times when you're with someone special and they want to do a 'thing' for you but they don't want to spoil the surprise and tell you what it is until it's close and they say "Trust me"? 

..And you can see in their eyes that even the thought of the 'thing' lights up their face with a glow of excitement that you've rarely ever seen before...

...And you wonder why you haven't seen them in ages but when you have they've always seemed incredibly busy and a little bit secretive.

Well... 

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Rewards 

Over to the right you can see I've offered a number of rewards. Every penny raised goes towards making this project happen.

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Please scroll all the way to the bottom to see all rewards

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A hand finished, signed sticker  £13

Ok. So it’s not a hand painted original but I carefully painted each iris  and signed each  sticker. 

Comes with a double sided eye postcard 


We’re so close to our target. 

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A £50 note for £50! - My Dog Sighs signed Print

Exclusively created for this fundraiser, I have been working on a special painted eye on a £50 note print. This small affordable signed giclee print is 1 to 1 size but with the added bonus of a beautiful My Dog Sighs painted eye. Ok, so you can't go to the pub and spend it but who accepts a £50 note nowadays?! A straight trade. One of your £50's for one of mine (and a warm fuzzy feeling) Plus you'll get my undying thanks! Click on the reward to the right to get this and support the project!

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Your name on the roll of honour £10

Part of the project (that I can't tell you too much about) includes the release of a beautiful book (Yes, that's only part of the project!!! You can see why I'm really excited can't you!?!). As a thank you for making the project happen I'd love to give you a written shout in the book which will document the the entire project. We'll let you know as soon as the book becomes available to buy. Click on the reward to the right to get this and support the project!

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Gold Hug pin badge and hand finished sticker £35

A while ago I created a gold (effect) version of my Everyman 'hug' enamel pin badge which has never been available for sale. I'm releasing just 20 of these in an embossed presentation box. This reward also includes a hand finished eye sticker (a hand painted iris!) Click on the reward to the right to get this and support the project!

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Mystery Pack £100

A secret project deserves a secret reward option. 

Jump in on this one and I’ll send you a mystery pack of goodies. 

Do you trust me?!?

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Hand painted Everyman with a phrase of your choice £200

Got a favourite song lyric? or a family motto? Now is your chance to have it captured forever on a small hand painted wooden everyman. Plus you'll get my undying thanks and a hug if I see you! Click on the reward to the right to get this and support the project!

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Your own My Dog Sighs Mural £1500

Your own unique My Dog Sighs mural on your garden/office/living room wall. I'll come and paint up to 10x10ft ground level personalised mural for you, be that a single reflective eye, cheerful everyman or melancholic QLV character. 150 miles from Portsmouth UK only. (Over 150 miles possible but will incur expenses) Click on the reward to the right to get this and support the project!

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Looking Forwards Original Canvas £3750

Painted as part of my Oxo tower installation and print release in London at the end of 2018, im now offering up the professionally tray framed original. It measures 130x70cm (framed) and will come directly from the studio with a certificate of authenticity.

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Four Corners Original Canvas £3750

The lead image from my 2019  solo show at Vs Gallery Melbourne.  It measures 122x61cm and will come directly from the studio with a certificate of authenticity.

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You hold my heart in your hand Original Canvas £2200

Quiet little voices Hand painted original on raw canvas

It measures 79x53cm  and will come directly from the studio with a certificate of authenticity.

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Is this it? Hand painted and framed Everyman £270

Hand painted on antique music sheet. Approx A4

Comes framed 

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The crowdfunder runs for four weeks and rewards are limited. If you can jump in and support the project that would be fantastic. I’m also very aware that we’re in difficult times so if you can’t financially support at this time, maybe you could share the crowdfunder on your social platforms?!

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

500 of 500 claimed

a £50 note for £50! - My Dog Sighs signed Print

Exclusively created for this fundraiser, I have been working on a special painted eye on a £50 note print. This small affordable signed giclee print is 1 to 1 size but with the added bonus of a beautiful My Dog Sighs painted eye. Ok, so you can't go to the pub and spend it but who accepts a £50 note nowadays?! A straight trade. One of your £50's for one of mine (and a warm fuzzy feeling) Plus you'll get my undying thanks!

£10 or more

Your name on the roll of honour

Part of the project (that I can't tell you too much about) includes the release of a beautiful book (Yes, that's only part of the project!!! You can see why I'm really excited can't you!?!). As a thank you for making the project happen I'd love to give you a written shout in the book which will document the the entire project. We'll let you know as soon as the book becomes available to buy.

£2,200 or more

0 of 1 claimed

You Hold My Heart In Your Hand, Original Canvas

You hold my heart in your hand Original Canvas £2200 Quiet little voices Hand painted original on raw canvas It measures 79x53cm and will come directly from the studio with a certificate of authenticity. This price is collection only. If you need crating/shipping/courier. please contact us after purchase and we can arrange quotes. A picture of the artwork can be found in the project description (near the bottom

£3,750 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Looking forward original canvas

Looking Forwards Original Canvas £3750 Painted as part of my Oxo tower installation and print release in London at the end of 2018, im now offering up the professionally tray framed original. It measures 130x70cm (framed) and will come directly from the studio with a certificate of authenticity. This price is collection only. If you need crating/shipping/courier. please contact us after purchase and we can arrange quotes.

£13 or more

50 of 50 claimed

Hand finished signed sticker.

Ok. So it’s not a hand painted original but I carefully painted each iris and signed each sticker. Comes with a double sided eye postcard We’re so close to our target.

£35 or more

20 of 20 claimed

Gold Hug pin badge and hand finished sticker

A while ago I created a gold (effect) version of my Everyman 'hug' enamel pin badge which has never been available for sale. I'm releasing just 20 of these in an embossed presentation box. This reward also includes a hand finished eye sticker (a hand painted iris!)

£100 or more

70 of 70 claimed

£100 reward

A secret project deserves a secret reward option. Jump in on this one and I’ll send you a mystery pack of goodies. Do you trust me?!?

£200 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Hand painted Everyman with a phrase of your choice

Got a favourite song lyric? or a family motto? Now is your chance to have it captured forever on a small hand painted wooden everyman. (Roughly a5. All slightly different sizes) Word limit 7words (it looks too fussy if you’ve got loads of words!). Plus you'll get my undying thanks!

£270 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Is this it? Hand painted original

Is this it? Hand painted on antique music sheet. Approx A4 Comes framed for international buyers, if you can, please add £25 donation to cover postage costs

£1,500 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Your own My Dog Sighs Mural

Your own unique My Dog Sighs mural on your garden/office/living room wall. I'll come and paint up to 10x10ft ground level personalised mural for you, be that a single reflective eye, cheerful everyman or melancholic QLV character. 150 miles from Portsmouth UK only. (Over 150 miles possible but will incur expenses)

£3,750 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Four Corners Original Canvas

Four Corners Original Canvas £3750 The lead image from my 2019 solo show at Vs Gallery Melbourne. It measures 122x61cm and will come directly from the studio with a certificate of authenticity. This price is collection only. If you need crating/shipping/courier. please contact us after purchase and we can arrange quotes. A picture of the artwork can be found in the project description (near the bottom

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