Finally, the book I was asked for! Written, designed and illustrated by me.

Finally, the book I was asked for! Written, designed and illustrated by me.

Finally, a book entirely mine, written and illustrated by me! Portraits and stories of special people, like all of us, after all.

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Finally, a book entirely mine, written and illustrated by me! Portraits and stories of special people, like all of us, after all.

Hi!

I've been asked for a long time about a project entirely mine, written and illustrated by me. I confess that it was never a priority or an intimate desire. In fact, I've always had – and still have – serious doubts about my ability to tell stories...

Here I am, however, bowed to the demands, determined to "throw myself to the lions" and tempted to reveal what I will eventually be better at and what I will be capable of. That's all, and I've already launched the motto for the next book: not all of us are good at the same things – and, sometimes, it seems like we're not good at anything –, but we all have something. There is something in all of us that, one day, reveals itself. A few months ago I found myself thinking: "You want me to write a book? But about what? What story can I tell? There are already so many books, so many beautiful texts and wonderful illustrations... what can I add that is interesting, special, mine?" A subject that moves me is the insensitivity of some human beings - children, young people and adults - to the difference, and the comments - sometimes unconscious and sometimes intentionally malicious - that affect the other's self-esteem (in limit, the so-called bullying, with greater or lesser expression).

The suggestion to write and illustrate a book was becoming an idea.

The idea that we are all different, with different abilities, with difficulties too, didn't come out of my head. All. But we all have something... something good... or something we're good at. But when those around us are always alerting us to what we're not good at – even with the intention of seeing us improve – we tend to focus too much on it and lose energy to find what we're best at. , really good!

The idea was starting to grow.

We don't all have to be good at Portuguese or math, we don't all have to choose the path reducing options to letters or science, not all of us are good at the same things - and sometimes it even seems like we're not good at anything - , but we all have something. There is something in all of us that, one day, reveals itself.

The idea grew, took root and became a will.

I want to bring to the world a book that is beautiful in every way, beautiful inside and out! It will tell stories of fantastic people, exhibit unique portraits, yet where we can all see each other again.

Guys, let's go then help me with this?

They can do it in so many ways!

  • Telling me your stories or cases you know of people "outside the box";
  • Sending a force;
  • Following me and following the making of through Patreon ;
  • And, of course, supporting the production of the book with one, eight, fifteen, one hundred and twenty or more euros, guaranteeing, from now on, your autographed copy!

I would be very happy if we could get this book into your hands and those who deal with difference every day!

About the author

I'm Carla Nazareth, daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, owner of two cats, designer and illustrator. Maybe you already know me from books, from my projects as a designer, from television (😅 very unlikely) or from having crossed paths in life.
I have been doing graphic design for a long time and illustrating books and magazines, working with several national and international publishers. This time, I decided to accept the challenge of creating and producing my own book - oh yes - and now I feel things in my stomach!

 

Budget and due dates

Well, for this to happen, the idea is to get €4,000 by the end of the year, even 31 December, to support printing costs. Until then, I'm working on the texts and illustrations (I've already started!). In January, I go to the mouth of the machine to see it come out, colorful and warm. In February, I will try to make it reach those who supported this idea. And then, soon you see... if there are any copies left...

Mon, 29/11/2021 - 06:19

Tue, 16/11/2021 - 18:27

Olá, minha gente!

Olá, minha gente! Deixem-me continuar a agradecer todo o apoio que aqui tem chegado! "Ele é" amigos, família, conhecidos e desconhecidos,... tão bom. Obrigada mesmo! Já tenho ...

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Tue, 09/11/2021 - 19:26

50% reached

We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

Fri, 05/11/2021 - 16:41

We're now 20

We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

Thu, 04/11/2021 - 14:52

Obrigada!

Obrigada pelo apoio! Chuac! Estou mesmo contente e a acreditar que vamos conseguir atingir o objetivo. Também podes apoiar de outra forma: divulgando nas redes, entre família,...

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Wed, 03/11/2021 - 17:45

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  • Carla Nazareth

    Olá, minha gente!

    Olá, minha gente!
    Deixem-me continuar a agradecer todo o apoio que aqui tem chegado! "Ele é" amigos, família, conhecidos e desconhecidos,... tão bom. Obrigada mesmo!
    Já tenho dito isto várias vezes: mais do que o valor monetário – que, claro, como objetivo fundamental para que tudo aconteça, é super importante –, tem sido também muito importante para mim, sentir que já são muitos os que confiam na minha criatividade, na minha capacidade e que esperam com ansiedade e expectantes pelo resultado daquilo a que me propus.
    Eu, estou muito entusiasmada e a borbulhar em ideias. Acredito tanto nisto que tenho feito pesquisa intensiva sobre o tema da diferença, da auto-estima e dos talentos e capacidades individuais.
    Siiiim, já tenho obtido muito feedback, já comecei a receber muitas histórias surpreendentes e inspiradoras, outras, mais tristes ou revoltantes...
    E siiiimmm, o pequeno livro Oak, entretanto, também já ficou pronto! Deram conta? Estou super contente com esse "bichinho" e acho mesmo que é uma boa janela para o futuro álbum que aí virá. (Vamos acreditar!)
    Já agora, aproveito para recordar que podem e devem partilhar a campanha nas vossas redes, entre os amigos que poderão estar "na mesma onda", com outras famílias com crianças. Essa é também uma excelente forma de contribuir para chegarmos lá.
    Bom, e é isto!
    Assim sendo, o meu grande abraço para vocês, que me abraçaram (bem quentinho) nas últimas semanas.
    Até já,
    Carla

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  • Carla Nazareth

    Obrigada!

    Obrigada pelo apoio! Chuac!
    Estou mesmo contente e a acreditar que vamos conseguir atingir o objetivo.
    Também podes apoiar de outra forma: divulgando nas redes, entre família, amigos e colegas.
    Acho que vais gostar da recompensa. ;-)
    Beijos e abraços!

    Carla

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