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An Artist's Vision of the Word Happiness Amazes All Who See It


Sunapee, NH -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/19/2014 -- “I was contemplating the word happiness and wondered if each of the letters of Happiness were the first letters of words that when read in sequence would have meaning, what would they be. I sat back and the vision came to me. HAPPINESS Having All Positive Possibilities Internally Nestled Entirely Soulfully Safe,” said Kim Christiansen.

Author and artist Kim Christiansen, recognized for his unique and inspiring creations that have touched the lives of people worldwide, is pleased to announce that he has launched a campaign on Indiegogo.com to help raise funds to produce his new book which centers on personal development and transformation through happiness. ”HAPPINESS“ can be seen at www.contacthappiness.com.

The book is designed to help people become more aware of the beauty in their surroundings and to appreciate the goodness within the people around them and most importantly within themselves. It takes a unique approach to the popular genre of personal growth literature, combining elements of artistic imagery and reflection in an inspiring vision that will help people recognize the things that are most important in their lives.

The first 60 pages of HAPPINESS are already complete and 28 of those pages are available for viewing online. Christiansen anticipates that when completed, the book will run approximately 80 to 100 pages. The fundraising goal of $15,000 will be used to print the first 1000 copies of the book and to develop the associated web site www.thehappinessbarandgrill.com. The fundraising site is http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/happiness-the-book/x/6175566.

Kim Christiansen began his career in the 1960’s by writing poetry and making pottery. He went on to produce the world’s first line of Braille Jewelry; one of his pieces has been placed into the permanent collection of the American History Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. He has become renowned for his unique and inspired approach to creating art out of ordinary objects in the public sphere. Anyone can see his work at www.kimchristiansen.com.

Depending on their level of contribution, people who donate to the HAPPINESS book project will be eligible to receive a variety of items related to the book, including a postcard with the book cover image, a signed 8 x 10 print of the cover and a copy of the Ebook and the printed book. High-level contributors will receive a 50-minute speaking presentation by Christiansen to the organization or group of their choice.

Anyone may contact Christiansen directly at kimc38@gmail.com or by phone at (landline) 603 763 1264 or (cell) 802 738 3846.

Kim Christiansen’s mission as an artist is to help people open up their awareness to the beauty around them; not only in their environment, but also in other people and most importantly within themselves. The Happiness Book and connected projects support that mission in a most meaningful way. The book will be a combination of Christiansen’s thoughts and images from his art and that of others. For more information, please visit www.contacthappiness.com.