Friday, March 16, 2012

What is Samitomoto Edition2 Yellow?

Just what is Samitomoto Edition 2 Yellow?

Edition 2 yellow is a pack of ten new yellow 'activity' cards to add to your Samitomoto drawing game- adding 30 new and fun drawing activities to your existing drawing game, with a new secret twist!

When added to the Samitomoto drawing game they will increase the drawing combinations from 800 000 to 1.2 million!

Why do I need Samitomoto Edition 2 Yellow?

In short- you don't! Your Samitomoto drawing game is great on its own.

Life is more fun though, with fresh new and exciting options. If your children love to draw and play the Samitomoto drawing game, then they'll love the extra fun new drawing options in Edition 2 Yellow!

Plus, there is a hidden twist to playing Samitomoto Edition2 yellow that adds another layer of complexity to the game and offers a new creative challenge!

Also- with the extra thousands of drawing options that Edition 2 Yellow brings to the game, your family and friends will be creatively occupied for weeks!

Why are you crowd funding for it?

We are crowd funding as I am an independent designer who has a passionate vision for her game and is determined to bring it to as many people as possible! Re-building after the loss of a shop in the GFC, I am doing this on a self-funded absolute shoe-string budget.

Getting a product to market in this climate is very tough and expensive and every dollar helps! This is how you, 'the crowd' can support us to grow by pledging small amounts of money in return for Samitomoto rewards- and feel a part of the journey!

Please help support us if you can by pledging any amounts above $1 by clicking here If you pledge any amount above $15 you can choose a reward!

Currently we have 15 days to go to raise at last another $203 to make target so please pass this link on to all your friends!

Thank you!

And to everyone who has pledged so far in the Samitomoto journey  and embraced the Samitomoto drawing game- I extend to you my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation!

You guys are awesome!

As soon as this crowd funding project is successful and the target is reached- your names will be added to our website , the new edition will go into production and we can get drawing!

Let's make this happen!

Please pass this link to any family or friends or teachers who have children from 6+ who love to draw!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Samitomoto Edition2 is here!

Finally, after a year and a bit of the Samitomoto Drawing Game being on the market; bringing drawing delight to creatives both large and small and selling over 2000 games in our first year-  we are ready to add Samitomoto Edition2- Yellow!! Hooplah!

I know a lot of you are eagerly awaiting the new cards that will be added to your existing Samitomoto drawing game to combine to make OVER 1.2 MILLION DRAWING COMBINATIONS!!

How cool is that!?

Even cooler, is that it will be a limited edition run of 1500 packs of 10 yellow 'activities' cards that will prompt you to draw even more crazy, fun and imaginative things! So you can buy one to draw with and one to keep as a collector's piece!

And even even cooler- is that you can be part of the crowd helping this to happen by pledging here!

But HURRY- as we are only printing 1500 of them and then they will be gone forever... 

And then we will love you, your kids will love you and the world will be a happier and more creative place!**

*Hopefully, I can't guarantee that for sure, but there's a good chance that will happen... :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy New Samitomoto Year!

Happy New Samitomoto Year!

I love this time of year when the business year kicks back in in earnest and I'm super excited about spreading lots of Samitomoto creative drawing delight throughout the world in 2012!

I'm glad you're all along for the ride!

If you would love to help us to spread the creative drawing fun and delight your little creative ones, you can  two or three Samitomoto games freight free* here

* freight free within Australia

** Image - 'A calm silver mouse painting' - copyright Samantha Simpson-Morgan 2012.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Our fabulous Samitomoto supporters!

'A woolly silver mouse climbing a mountain'- by Sam

Woot- we made it!

I'd love to thank you all for your support with our Pozible crowd funding project- to put the next print run of the Samitomoto drawing game into production!! We successfully reached our target and that's because of your vision and generosity!! Thank you!

Currently we have 21 hours to go, so we could still double our pledged amount- click here to pledge and please pass the link to your networks!

I designed Samitomoto to help children, families and adults to draw with delight! I am absolutely passionate about designing products that help you to create and have a lot of fun with drawing and the creative process, to bring you back to that creative eight year old inside all of us - I trust that Samitomoto is bringing that joy to you and your family!

Here is the list of the fabulous Samitomoto supporters!

Leanne Casarotto
Helen Mitchell
Kylie Johnson
Brian Miller- Luxgraphicus
Natasha Vanzetti
Joanne Hughes
Sara Passer
Rachael West
Suzanne Ed
Larissa Zimmerman
Claire Connelly- Papercut
Ruth Ellison
Catherine Prosser
Richard Everson
Zoe Routh- Inner Compass
Joan Westaway
Beata English- Beata English Photography
Barbara Baikie- Wick Consulting
Elizabeth Karpiel
Karen Armstrong
Benay Wettle
Steve Alexander
Elke Durbanov

Please feel very proud of your part in supporting the Samitomoto journey!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Presenting Samitomoto's cool corporate supporters!

Hi friends,

Our Pozible crowd funding project has 33 days to go to reach our $4500 target to grow the Samitomoto drawing game. You can help us to reach our target and and also receive rewards from pledging as little as $25. Corporate pledges start at $100 to see your business logo featured here and to receive other cool things!

Remember, the Samitomoto drawing game helps children, families and creatives to draw with delight, it's an innovative totally Australian designed product and we would love your help to grow!

Below are our fabulous corporate pledgers so far- my gratitude to you for your support and generosity is immense! To see your business logo featured here too as a Samitomoto corporate supporter and to find out more- click here.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Why we'd love you to support our crowd funding project!

Hi everyone,

I'm very pleased and proud to announce the Samitomoto 'crowd funding' Pozible project!

Our goal is to raise $4500 by September 7th 2011, so we can put the next run of the Samitomoto drawing game into production and grow as we move towards the end of 2011!

You can help us achieve this, as you are the crowd!

Why would you help us?

Well, firstly because you would get the warm and fuzzy feeling of helping a creative entrepreneur (that's me) live her dream and grow her innovative drawing game- Samitomoto, so that together we can help more creative kids and families across Australia (and beyond) to 'draw with delight'.

Secondly, for each amount you pledge above $25, you receive a tangible reward and product. To see the list of rewards visit here. If you want your business and logo linked to this fun project, we'd love you on board!

Thirdly, because it's safe, no money is taken unless the full total target amount is reached. Oh and it's also innovative and fun!

Fourthly, because in a post GFC world where we've seen so many businesses sadly crumble- community support for local, innovative business is more important than ever!

I won't go on with the numbers, instead I invite you to come along on this journey with me, as I live my dream to grow the Samitomoto drawing game and to help bring a lot of creative joy to others! For the full story of why I created Samitomoto please read here and for what others are saying about Samitomoto read here.

Please pass this link to your networks and help us to spread the joy and magic of drawing with Samitomoto! Please also follow the Samitomoto facebook page for all updates and events associated with this Pozible project.

Many thanks,
Sam Simpson-Morgan

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Having drawing fun with Samitomoto!

A pretty cream dragon knitting by Dominic - 8 yrs.

A pretty cream dragon knitting by Cassie - 6yrs

I've been having so much fun playing Samitomoto with kids at the Old Bus Depot Markets, most Sundays!

Children have so much to teach us about creativity, as they are so creatively free, their imaginations seem unlimited and they take such joy in drawing. I love the way they embrace the Samitomoto drawing game.

I wonder at what age this sense of creative freedom starts to decline and we get limited by messages about how 'good' we are at drawing, or that it's 'silly' or 'a waste of time' to draw. Having gone through that creative unblocking journey myself- to the point that I now draw most days, it's wonderful to see children pick up the pen with no hesitation to start drawing! And it's especially good to find that rare adult that will suspend their inner judgement long enough to sit and draw with us too! (They get extra brownie points).

Here above, we have two fabulous drawings from last Sunday playing Samitomoto; 'a pretty cream dragon knitting'. What I love about these two drawings are how different they both are, despite them essentially drawing the same thing.

I love how they've both added things from their imaginations; Dominic has added a knight (of course) who is wearing knee and elbow pads- (a safety conscious knight). Cassie has added a picture of a volcano (unfortunately prompted by me, as I got a bit carried away with the spirit of the game) and she decided dragons would naturally eat lava rocks and therefore, there is a packet of lava rocks with a smiley face on the right side and also, she added chain-saw wings to her dragon. (Of course). :)

So with Samitomoto, a simple phrase and a bunch of textas, we totally opened up our imaginations, laughed a lot and had a wonderfully fun creative time! That's got to be good for everyone.

If you'd love to experience this for you and your kids, follow us on facebook here to find out where we'll be at the markets, or purchase Samitomoto here or from our retailers here!