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I Dreamt I Was a Butterfly - The Conservation Edition

A project in Bristol, UK by Oliver East

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The first ever photo art book of butterflies photographed in flight. A limited edition of 500 in support of Butterfly Conservation.
Backers: 31
Average Pledge Per Backer: £66

Funded: £2,034 of £8,900
Dates: Sep 17th -> Oct 22nd (35 days)
Project By: Oliver East
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Latest News

A wonderful experience

October 22nd - via:
Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to All! And good grief, it just happened! I Dreamt I Was a Butterfly - The Conservation Edition campaign reached the end of its 5 weeks run ... and what a lovely run it was! I'll be back with a more complete update... (Read More)


October 20th - via:
Chuck: Zhuang Zhou, creator of the dream parable/paradox I Dreamt I Was a Butterfly, wrote, “I’m going to try speaking some reckless words and I want you to listen to them recklessly”.  Having read some of the Zhuangzi, while Zhuang uses words... (Read More)

Still Winging It!

October 18th - via:
5 days left in the campaign! And, with our gorgeous Indian Summer showing signs of ending (snow a few hundred meters above our home) and the weekend in front of us, we are continuing to reach out to various groups and individuals to help share the... (Read More)

Ordinary beauty

October 15th - via:
Dad's notes: Where I find beauty 14 June 2011   An ultimate beauty exists in what many view as the ordinary aspects of life … it is the purity of existence, that which has evolved to its  current state of perfection … waiting to be discovered... (Read More)

Madame Butterfly

October 10th - via:
Notes from Chuck's archive: Since spring of 2013 I’ve been revisiting Puccini’s heartrending story Madame Butterfly. I love Puccini’s use of the butterfly to represent fragility, innocence and beauty. In Vogliatemi bene Butterfly’s... (Read More)

24 book pledges... drumroll please... 6 book donations!

October 9th - via:
This morning was greeted by two new backers ... lovely way to wake up. And that's another book donation on the counter!  Only ;-) 143 more book pledges and we'll reach our funding goal, creating 42 book donations in total. We can also be found over... (Read More)

One plus ...

October 8th - via:
This second Kickstarter project is proving a wonderful, and challenging :), learning curve. With 14 days to go, and more IDIWAB projects planned for the future, we're spending a lot of time listening and learning at the knee of that great teacher,... (Read More)

20 books pledged! 5 books donated!

October 6th - via:
"... and I think to myself, what a wonderful world..." We've reached twenty book pledges = five books waiting in the wings to be donated to Butterfly Conservation. Sweet. 16 days to go and the story machine keeps rolling. We're meeting lovely,... (Read More)

Books, papers and shadows

October 4th - via:
In the bottom right of the frame, next to our test page, is a Dalí image from a Taschen book. Dalí, it seems, had a particular fondness for butterflies, especially when it came to pronunciation. The original prints we exhibited from the butterfly... (Read More)

16 book pledges! 4 donations!

September 27th - via:
We've hit sixteen book pledges, et voila, four book donations! Thank you very much! HEY! Important clarification. Backers who choose to pledge without a reward are still contributing to book donations. Here's a little video of a winged friend dad... (Read More)

13 book pledges! 3 donations!

September 24th - via:
Thanks everyone! We've now reached thirteen book pledges so three are on course to Butterfly Conservation! We're all a flutter at IDIWAB HQ. Olve Here's an image from the archive "dream series" and a few words from my dad on the photos, "some of the... (Read More)

Ten books pledged! Two donated!

September 23rd - via:
We now have nine pledges for books, which means two donations for Butterfly Conservation! To better understand the importance of your contribution, here's a link to Butterfly Conservation's website, explaining what they're achieving and how valuable... (Read More)

Already one book on course to be donated to Butterfly Conservation!

September 18th - via:
Jumping butterflies! We're less than 24 hours into to the project and already four books have been pledged for, which means we already have one book on course to be donated to Butterfly Conservation! What a wonderful response, thank you so much.... (Read More)

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