no stone unturned

by linda.ezlxq141 in Hayle

no stone unturned
We did it
On 18th May 2015 we successfully raised £1,075 with 28 supporters in 28 days

a book exploring archaeology sites in west cornwall, illustrated with my photographs and artwork.

by linda.ezlxq141 in Hayle

New stretch target

 If any more than the target is reached, I will be putting the money towards additional copies of my book. As they cost about £6.00 each to print and bind, even a few pounds over will help me get a few extra copies made.

Thank you. 

Project aim

A book exploring some of the lesser known archaeology sites in West Penwith, Cornwall, illustrated with my photographs and artwork inspired by these sites.

About the project

I moved to Cornwall in 1992 from Wiltshire, near Stonehenge. Since then I have searched out many of the ancient sites in West Cornwall (of which there are hundreds, if not thousands), while persuing my career as an artist. Now I have combined the two and am creating 'no stone unturned', a small, full colour book illustrated with my own photographs and many artworks inspired by these places. 

It is a guide for other like-minded people, whether local or visiting, and is designed to point them towards some of the not so well known corners of this fascinating land. This is a niche market but the addition of artwork makes it a unique piece of literature. Even the page backgrounds have been created by myself, the whole thing being one big artwork representing the cycle of a day, dawn to darkness.

One thing I am including in the book is a good description of how to reach these sites. I have been frustrated in the past by publications which do not do this, leaving you floundering in some muddy scrubland unable to find what you are looking for. Photographs taken by myself are used throughout, so again, you will be sure that what you are looking at is the site you wanted.

I have designed this book totally by myself and am looking forward to sharing it with others. My aim is to produce 100 copies, but more if I am able to raise a higher amount of money than my target. They are quite expensive to produce, plus I had to buy an ISBN which is quite costly.

I will be selling it through small independent shops, plus cafes, local businesses, small museums and visitor centres in the area, and online at my website  Backers pledging over a certain amount will automatically get a signed copy.

My pseudonym 'artferret' will be used as authorship, because it combines my work and my love of finding new places.

Thank you for taking an interest and considering it a worthy project to back. 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Your name printed in the book, three of my new 'Colossus' cartoon bookmarks, and a set of 8 art postcards featuring many aspects of my work. (Several of these images feature in the book.) You also get a signed set of my four Benedict Cumberbatch 'Sherlock' cards.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

As £10, plus: a signed set of my seven Jeremy Brett 'Sherlock Holmes' cards, a promotional keyring and an 'artferret' badge.

£35 or more

£35 Reward

As £20, plus: promotional fridge magnet which has a detachable stand for alternate use as a small picture frame. (This, the keyring and badge have all been specially created for the project.) You will also receive a necklace kit featuring my handmade glass lampworked beads.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

As £35, plus: a signed copy of the book in a protective wallet, and a Landranger 203 Ordnance Survey map with all the sites marked for you.

£75 or more

£75 Reward

As £50, plus: your name painted on the outside wall of my studio-shed with a photograph to prove it, and a unique fused-glass brooch in a presentation box, made by myself in the studio-shed.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

As £75, plus: eight 6"x4" photographs of eight sites featured in the book including the front cover, (see Project photograph), several pieces of waste flint chips from the very ancient tool-making site featured in 'no stone unturned', and a large iron rivet from I. K. Brunel's viaduct in Hayle following its recent refurbishment. (With historical notes and photographs.) The rivet and the flint chips (called 'debitage') are a unique offer to this project.

£125 or more

£125 Reward

As £100, plus: five random photocopies of the actual page mock-ups I made for the printers, showing notes in the margins. See how it was all put together! Be horrified by my handwriting! You will also receive an original A2-sized standing stone painting in inks made by myself. (Unframed). The first three of these Pledges will get paintings featured in the book.

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