Cassie de Pourtales is creating Illustrated books for children and adults, illustrations
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Welcome
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I am a creator of story books. I write and illustrate for children and adults. In December 2015 i self published and launched my first book 'Lily', an illustrated fairytale children's story about a puppet girl who finds herself on a wild adventure. I am now working on my 2nd book title 'Land of the sea', which is set in Cambodia... where i will be in just a few weeks time at the beginning of March. Yes !
For the last 12 years i have been hand crafting puppets and marionettes. Some of my puppets insist on being the central characters in my stories. Lily is one of many who decided to jump on the page and tell her story.

                                    

I am also beginning to write for adults......I believe beautifully illustrated story books should not just be for children, because that's just not fair is it ? My aim is to create illustrated stories for adults which touch on very real day to day themes.

To quote L.R Knost :
' Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in-between the amazing and the awful it's ordinary, mundane and routine.That's just living heartbreaking, soul healing, awful, amazing, ordinary life. And its breathtakingly beautiful...'

                           

Straight and direct from the heart, i want to share the intimate, ordinary and magical with you by translating everyday experiences into big and little stories and pictures which move, touch and inspire.
I also want you to be an integral part of this creative process. I want to hear about what is happening
in your world...the funny, the 
heart wrenching, the beautiful, the mundane, the all of what is moving in your life...

I love the idea of stories as allies to our everyday human experience.

                               

My Objective

To continue creating books and prints that will eventually pay for themselves through sales.
To secure a proper, grown up publishing deal.
To create miniature daily and weekly illustrated stories for all of you out there...
To continue learning about 'stop motion' animation....so that our stories can really come alive !!
To make you, me and as many people as i can reach, SMILE from the inside out.
       
  
 Why Do I Need You ?
 
A story sometimes comes as a gentle whisper......or jumps up and down loudly. Some stories have been known to chatter away to me when i'm trying to sleep !  Being 'creative' is not always convenient...and stories often misbehave...following me around when i have other things i have to do like...go to work ! So, i have to snatch time when me and the story can have a proper sit down . Stories don't like to be kept waiting and the loud ones that want my attention most, can get very persistent causing a fair bit of frustration.

                                                

 I would love, love, love to give my full attention to the process of writing and illustrating. I'd prefer not to wait until retirement age (big sigh) until i have the time to truly give my dream the focus it deserves and begs of me. I'd like to start today, now, this month. Unexpressed talent is a very sad thing t and i believe everyone should and can be given the opportunity to do what they love. Too many people end up needlessly 'mourning' their creativity. Patreon is changing all this !                                         

What's in it for you ?

By supporting me, you give life to stories....
As a patron, you get to share completely in the creative process through regular blog updates, photos, online tutorials, mentorships and film clips. The more you are able to donate, the more you will be rewarded.
I will be giving away signed first editions books, handmade artists books, prints and much more.
                                                 You can come on this journey with me.

                                               
                                    
                                                   Thank you for reading and watching
                                                                           love Cassie           

                                         



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Pledge $1 or more per month
We have take off ! A huge thank you......you will have access to my regular patron only posts which promises you a front row seat into the world of a writer and illustrator. My posts will include photos, film clips and sneak previews of stories being born......exciting!
Pledge $5 or more per month
Amazing kindness. Thank you....the above is all yours PLUS i want to hear from you so i can embed whats 'stirring' in your life into my stories.....lets share the magic !
Pledge $15 or more per month
Aw....i'm in awe of your belief in me. Thank you. So, you will be rewarded with all the above PLUS if you give me one sentence i'll turn it into a mini story. He he....this could be fun.
Pledge $25 or more per month
You are a star and making stories possible...thank you. You will have all the above PLUS i'd like to offer you one original handmade print mounted on beautiful handmade paper. In the post coming to you...... x
Pledge $50 or more per month
well, quite frankly, your generosity is astounding. I'm doing back flips. You have free access to patron only posts as above PLUS a signed hardback first edition copy of 'lily'. Enjoy !
Pledge $100 or more per month
Im doing back flips and cartwheels. Thank you........i humbly bow to you....and you have everything as above PLUS i would like to create a personalised short story with an illustration just for YOU. You can tell me what you would like or i can surprise you ! Lets talk.... x
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$0 of $100 per month
Getting this far is a 'true' measure of the generosity out there. Reaching this amount will provide me with the pure inspiration to keep story making...........!
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Welcome
!
I am a creator of story books. I write and illustrate for children and adults. In December 2015 i self published and launched my first book 'Lily', an illustrated fairytale children's story about a puppet girl who finds herself on a wild adventure. I am now working on my 2nd book title 'Land of the sea', which is set in Cambodia... where i will be in just a few weeks time at the beginning of March. Yes !
For the last 12 years i have been hand crafting puppets and marionettes. Some of my puppets insist on being the central characters in my stories. Lily is one of many who decided to jump on the page and tell her story.

                                    

I am also beginning to write for adults......I believe beautifully illustrated story books should not just be for children, because that's just not fair is it ? My aim is to create illustrated stories for adults which touch on very real day to day themes.

To quote L.R Knost :
' Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in-between the amazing and the awful it's ordinary, mundane and routine.That's just living heartbreaking, soul healing, awful, amazing, ordinary life. And its breathtakingly beautiful...'

                           

Straight and direct from the heart, i want to share the intimate, ordinary and magical with you by translating everyday experiences into big and little stories and pictures which move, touch and inspire.
I also want you to be an integral part of this creative process. I want to hear about what is happening
in your world...the funny, the 
heart wrenching, the beautiful, the mundane, the all of what is moving in your life...

I love the idea of stories as allies to our everyday human experience.

                               

My Objective

To continue creating books and prints that will eventually pay for themselves through sales.
To secure a proper, grown up publishing deal.
To create miniature daily and weekly illustrated stories for all of you out there...
To continue learning about 'stop motion' animation....so that our stories can really come alive !!
To make you, me and as many people as i can reach, SMILE from the inside out.
       
  
 Why Do I Need You ?
 
A story sometimes comes as a gentle whisper......or jumps up and down loudly. Some stories have been known to chatter away to me when i'm trying to sleep !  Being 'creative' is not always convenient...and stories often misbehave...following me around when i have other things i have to do like...go to work ! So, i have to snatch time when me and the story can have a proper sit down . Stories don't like to be kept waiting and the loud ones that want my attention most, can get very persistent causing a fair bit of frustration.

                                                

 I would love, love, love to give my full attention to the process of writing and illustrating. I'd prefer not to wait until retirement age (big sigh) until i have the time to truly give my dream the focus it deserves and begs of me. I'd like to start today, now, this month. Unexpressed talent is a very sad thing t and i believe everyone should and can be given the opportunity to do what they love. Too many people end up needlessly 'mourning' their creativity. Patreon is changing all this !                                         

What's in it for you ?

By supporting me, you give life to stories....
As a patron, you get to share completely in the creative process through regular blog updates, photos, online tutorials, mentorships and film clips. The more you are able to donate, the more you will be rewarded.
I will be giving away signed first editions books, handmade artists books, prints and much more.
                                                 You can come on this journey with me.

                                               
                                    
                                                   Thank you for reading and watching
                                                                           love Cassie           

                                         



Recent posts by Cassie de Pourtales

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
We have take off ! A huge thank you......you will have access to my regular patron only posts which promises you a front row seat into the world of a writer and illustrator. My posts will include photos, film clips and sneak previews of stories being born......exciting!
Pledge $5 or more per month
Amazing kindness. Thank you....the above is all yours PLUS i want to hear from you so i can embed whats 'stirring' in your life into my stories.....lets share the magic !
Pledge $15 or more per month
Aw....i'm in awe of your belief in me. Thank you. So, you will be rewarded with all the above PLUS if you give me one sentence i'll turn it into a mini story. He he....this could be fun.
Pledge $25 or more per month
You are a star and making stories possible...thank you. You will have all the above PLUS i'd like to offer you one original handmade print mounted on beautiful handmade paper. In the post coming to you...... x
Pledge $50 or more per month
well, quite frankly, your generosity is astounding. I'm doing back flips. You have free access to patron only posts as above PLUS a signed hardback first edition copy of 'lily'. Enjoy !
Pledge $100 or more per month
Im doing back flips and cartwheels. Thank you........i humbly bow to you....and you have everything as above PLUS i would like to create a personalised short story with an illustration just for YOU. You can tell me what you would like or i can surprise you ! Lets talk.... x