Louisa Bockstedt II is creating A Collection of Creativity.
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patrons

Why Patreon? I want to move from being a hobbyist to being a full time creator. I want to turn photography into a bigger part of my life and future. I want to write to express myself, bring entertainment, to bring awareness but I need to start somewhere. Fair warning, I use punctuation creatively when writing expressively but use it properly when writing everywhere else. So... Here goes!

My name is Louisa and I want to thank you for pledging anything you do! I'm a mom, an advocate for mental health awareness, a "chicken mom," a "cat mom," a girlfriend, a friend, a sister, a dreamer...... I'm an eclectic person so my Patreon page offers a couple different directions.  I tried to limit how many different things I want to focus on. Ultimately, I want to travel, better my writing and my photography - these are my goals in a nutshell. I doodle, I make crafts, and I will even offer some of my handmade goodies as gifts for you!

About me... That's always a hard one. I don't do well talking about *me* although I do well when talking about things I'm going through. I have Fibromyalgia, Bipolar Disorder, several different flavors of anxiety w/ panic disorders, and ADHD which I never "grew out of" from my childhood. These make it extremely hard to work, very hard to have gainful employment and is why I'm doing a Patreon. 

Part of my goal with Patreon is to become better at writing about me and about life. I want to write... I want to write books - like a collection of short stories, perhaps a novel, or about battling mental illness all of my life, and more - so this is step one. I want to raise awareness about mental health and so there will likely be elements of that throughout some of my projects. I long to better my photography so this will definitely be a push to do more with it! I'm on Patreon so I can invite you to join me in my journey -- you'll even get sneaky peeks into what I'm doing and how!

By becoming part of my community on Patreon, you are getting access to exclusive content. You're seeing the Louisa behind the scenes... I jump between projects which is why this goes a couple directions, so no matter what tier you're at, you're getting something from me without worry that you'll be forgotten. You can get access to photos, rough drafts of work, tidbits of knowledge that I pick up along the way, little tokens of my appreciation, and some bigger gifts to show my love for your pledges... These are all pieces of me, parts of my heart that I'm sending through the internet or mail to you as thanks.
Tiers
You're Cool!
$1 or more per month
Yay!!!!!

You get a virtual hug from me!

  • A hearty thank you!


  • A photo of me smiling - no two photos will be the same because this one is for you!
Sugar and Spice
$3 or more per month
And Everything NICE!!! 


If I could give you cookies, I would! Thank you!


Everything from the previous subscription amount and... 


  • A store bought "Thank You" card will be mailed to you!  


  • Access to even more content - this step gets you access to tidbits of knowledge I pick up... For instance, I want to continue learning Swedish and eventually go to Sweden, so I plan to learn more about their culture, government, customs and more. This helps keep me motivated!  


  • Access to basic blogging type postings! 
To Have and To Hold
$6 or more per month
A virtual handshake and thanks from me to you!

First Tier with a PHYSICAL REWARD!


All previous rewards and...


  • I will hand write a Thank You message in a card and mail it to you in the first month you subscribe and one of my photos (from pre-existing photos I've taken) will be mailed to you inside the card! Tier image is one of my cityscapes! 


  • Access to digital uploads of photos as I learn more about photography. These will be watermarked and unedited.


  • Access to next level blog posts - Things I don't consider "Basic Blogging."
Book Club!
$10 or more per month
Thanks for subscribing to my book club! This is my step one! Remember how I said I want to write books?


All previous rewards and...


  • Thank You message will be in a hand made card. No two cards will ever be the exact same!


  • You get access to any writing research I do for book ideas, such as learning words to go into different settings and context or looking at plot outlines to get an idea of how I should have my story flow, etc. -- I learn, you learn! (This is going to be a slow process for me as I'm starting from ground level with writing anything beyond papers for college a few years ago!)


  • Access to character introduction descriptions. While not part of any actual story, I like to do these.
Photography Club!
$15 or more per month
Click! Click click click click! Thank you for joining Photography Club!


All previous rewards and...


  • You get a say in what I take photos of! My goal is to start taking photos every month and you'll have access to those! You can leave photo suggestions for future photo sessions. -- Access is to watermarked photos with basic edits.


  • I will send you one 8x10 print per year of your choice from existing photos. This print will be signed!


**Photos including people may not be available due to model agreements.

Way Cool!
$20 or more per month
This is super cool of you!


  • You get all previous rewards but when you get that Thank You card, you'll also get a 4x6 print of one of my photos. You can choose any from my photos thus far or we can work out a different one.


  • You get a public Thank You post - should you want that public shout out, otherwise I can skip that part! 


  • You get a gift once a year from me on your birthday or a special day of your choice!
Writer's Block
$25 or more per month
What can I say? Subscribing to this level is so sweet of you...! 


All previous rewards and...


  • I will write a drabble on a subject of your choice every 3 months!
    ----------- "A drabble is a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space."  (Wikipedia)


This motivates me to break through writer's block and continue writing.

Lights... Camera... Action!!!
$30 or more per month
Dude, Thank you SO MUCH for subscribing at this level!


  • You get all previous rewards and a video thank you from me! 


  • This tier also gives you access to whatever videos I post without a special subject matter. This can be about life or chickens or mental health or Sweden or an issue that's important to me... It could be anything! 


  • You can email questions at me to cover in my next video! If it's something I don't know about, I'll look into it! - I reserve the right to avoid controversial or harmful topics to viewing audiences.


  • You can make a request for where to have my next video provided it is close enough for me to easily drive to. Email me for more info! (**email provided after you're a patron!)
Kitty Cat Chit Chat!
$50 or more per month
What can I say? This is a lot to spend on an ecclectic artist like myself. I partake in so many different forms of art and I am trying to limit it to a reasonable number of things for this site. Thank you so very, very much for subscribing at this level.


  • You get all previous rewards but your thank you video from me will have my kitty cat in it! His name is Sascha and I'll try and get him to behave in the video! (He doesn't like being told what to do so I don't know how MUCH of the video he'll be in!) OR it will be with one of my friend's kitties who LOVE the camera!


  • We can do a Facebook messenger phone call once a month for 5-15 minutes or we can just email back and forth!


  • You'll have direct input in choosing story information and you'll be able to suggest 3 safe-for-work photo shoot ideas for me to pick one from every 6 months! 


(These photos will be available for anyone at this tier and watermarked for everyone except the original patron who suggested the idea. Original Patron will be given a consent to print images though copyright remains mine.) 


**Photo shoot within reason that is - I can't buy $100 in props for a single photo shoot, for instance. Let's talk about what you want to have done and if I can make it happen!

Fairy Tales Do Come True
$100 or more per month
Did you just sign up to do this? 

OH MY GOODNESS.

THANK YOU!!!


All previous rewards and...


  • I will hand make you a gift once every 6 months. You'll have access to my edited photos and being mailed... : 

         1 photo per month in an 8x10 print or 

         1 photo every 3 months in an 18x24 print or 

         1 photo every 6 months in a 24x36 print. 

                 ~~~ You choose!


  • You get to be added into my dedications page for any short story I have going on. This kicks me in the butt to start writing because I am SO thankful that you're putting your hard earned money towards my creations. I am blown away.... I have to say, "Thank you" once more! 


  • I will send you a pricier gift once per year in addition to the previous reward that mentions a gift. This means you'll receive two presents from me each year - one being more expensive. This could be artwork, jewelry, printed written works, etc. I'm eclectic and there's no telling what crazy thing I'll come up with!
Unicorn Horn!
$150 or more per month
Beautiful and magical... I can't find the words to express my gratitude! I am just so awestruck at this donation... Thank you sooo much!


  • You'll receive all previous rewards except the handmade gift will be every 4 months instead of 6. You will not just be in my dedications page, but you'll play a part in any story that I am writing -- every 4th story I write. You get to give me an outline to a character (looks, good v evil moral compass, any significant detail about your character - keep in mind, this character must fit the current story). This is a long term goal as writing is a process but I can't wait to get your ideas!!!


  • If you'd rather do the photography side of things, you'll be able to dictate the theme to a photo shoot and have a say during the edit process (which to do black and white, which to do a color pop image in, etc.) every 3 months. If there's $200-$400 in props, driving expenses, or otherwise that I have to get/do for a photoshoot, I have the right to count it as two photoshoots instead of one.


That being said... You are more magical than a Unicorn Horn and I cannot possibly thank you enough. This is positively incredible...


(copyright on images remains mine but authorization to print the photos from your requested photoshoot is yours.)

Fairy Dust
$250 or more per month
I've exploded into fairy dust.

I hope you're happy. This was spontaneous combustion and all that's left is glittery fairy dust.


          In seriousness... I can't believe that this will ever be met BUT, IF IT IS, you will get a glittery gift (enclosed so you choose if the glitter escapes!) immediately upon 1st month's paid donation... 


  • You'll of course get everything from previous tiers but your personal gift will be every 2 months! This can be a photo print or a handmade gift of my choice. You will get some awesome stuff!


  • You will have access to story drafts and be able to nudge content - not tell me what to write, but influence the story direction! Your characters, in the stories of which they're a part of, will play a bigger role than the previous tier!


  • You can tell me what to take photos of once every 2 months. I will dedicate an entire photo shoot to something you're wanting me to do! **Same stipulation with cost of the photoshoot - we can discuss options to help you get the most for your wants!!!


I am unable to wrap my head around this donation... know that your donation is far beyond appreciated... this has entered my heart and I'm more than touched that you would do this. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.

Positively Ridiculous
$500 or more per month
This won't happen, I know it won't.... but if it does......


  • I will be in contact after the pledge to figure out what reward can be offered... You'll of course have all previous rewards 


  • I could find a model for NSFW photography with these funds... 


  • I could travel to many locations around my state for photography... I could dedicate more of my time to writing. This would be the most incredible thing ever and I would, in all probability, faint if you were to do this.


How do I properly thank someone for such generosity???

Heart Palpitations
$1,000 or more per month
You may have just knocked me over, I may not recover... BUT I know I need to do so in order to deserve such a generous pledge! 


  • You get all of the previous rewards from the other tiers but we (just like the $500 and $1500) will need to work out what other rewards I could provide! 


  • This allows me to travel to another state near me so I could do other photos, I can meet with new models, I can gather inspiration. Special rewards can be worked out directly. 


Thank you. Seriously. THANK YOU.

A Girl Can Dream
$1,500 or more per month
This is more of a joke than anything because I know that no one will pledge this... but I'm throwing it out there just in case I'm wrong. 


  • All previous rewards....obviously. 


  • This would allow me to go beyond my state borders by more than the neighbor states. Not only would this help my photography but I could get to talk to other people who are suffering from mental illnesses, to gather information towards use in stories such as other setting ideas, types of people from other areas of the states, different manners of speech to use while writing, etc. 


There's so much I could do with this type of pledge and I'd be more than happy to work on an ongoing reward with any patron who does this. We will be in touch as soon as I learn to breathe again. Thank You!!!

Goals
50% complete
Nice!!! You guys are awesome!

This would allow me to start going back to the gym. My physical health and mental health are related... I need to physically get healthier and it'll help my mental state as well. A chunk of my depression is linked to self-image and my weight. While this will not cure anything about me, it will definitely help. On top of that, I can incorporate details of my journey through exercise into writing!

Being a Patron will give you access to workout logs through blogging and more.
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Why Patreon? I want to move from being a hobbyist to being a full time creator. I want to turn photography into a bigger part of my life and future. I want to write to express myself, bring entertainment, to bring awareness but I need to start somewhere. Fair warning, I use punctuation creatively when writing expressively but use it properly when writing everywhere else. So... Here goes!

My name is Louisa and I want to thank you for pledging anything you do! I'm a mom, an advocate for mental health awareness, a "chicken mom," a "cat mom," a girlfriend, a friend, a sister, a dreamer...... I'm an eclectic person so my Patreon page offers a couple different directions.  I tried to limit how many different things I want to focus on. Ultimately, I want to travel, better my writing and my photography - these are my goals in a nutshell. I doodle, I make crafts, and I will even offer some of my handmade goodies as gifts for you!

About me... That's always a hard one. I don't do well talking about *me* although I do well when talking about things I'm going through. I have Fibromyalgia, Bipolar Disorder, several different flavors of anxiety w/ panic disorders, and ADHD which I never "grew out of" from my childhood. These make it extremely hard to work, very hard to have gainful employment and is why I'm doing a Patreon. 

Part of my goal with Patreon is to become better at writing about me and about life. I want to write... I want to write books - like a collection of short stories, perhaps a novel, or about battling mental illness all of my life, and more - so this is step one. I want to raise awareness about mental health and so there will likely be elements of that throughout some of my projects. I long to better my photography so this will definitely be a push to do more with it! I'm on Patreon so I can invite you to join me in my journey -- you'll even get sneaky peeks into what I'm doing and how!

By becoming part of my community on Patreon, you are getting access to exclusive content. You're seeing the Louisa behind the scenes... I jump between projects which is why this goes a couple directions, so no matter what tier you're at, you're getting something from me without worry that you'll be forgotten. You can get access to photos, rough drafts of work, tidbits of knowledge that I pick up along the way, little tokens of my appreciation, and some bigger gifts to show my love for your pledges... These are all pieces of me, parts of my heart that I'm sending through the internet or mail to you as thanks.

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Tiers
You're Cool!
$1 or more per month
Yay!!!!!

You get a virtual hug from me!

  • A hearty thank you!


  • A photo of me smiling - no two photos will be the same because this one is for you!
Sugar and Spice
$3 or more per month
And Everything NICE!!! 


If I could give you cookies, I would! Thank you!


Everything from the previous subscription amount and... 


  • A store bought "Thank You" card will be mailed to you!  


  • Access to even more content - this step gets you access to tidbits of knowledge I pick up... For instance, I want to continue learning Swedish and eventually go to Sweden, so I plan to learn more about their culture, government, customs and more. This helps keep me motivated!  


  • Access to basic blogging type postings! 
To Have and To Hold
$6 or more per month
A virtual handshake and thanks from me to you!

First Tier with a PHYSICAL REWARD!


All previous rewards and...


  • I will hand write a Thank You message in a card and mail it to you in the first month you subscribe and one of my photos (from pre-existing photos I've taken) will be mailed to you inside the card! Tier image is one of my cityscapes! 


  • Access to digital uploads of photos as I learn more about photography. These will be watermarked and unedited.


  • Access to next level blog posts - Things I don't consider "Basic Blogging."
Book Club!
$10 or more per month
Thanks for subscribing to my book club! This is my step one! Remember how I said I want to write books?


All previous rewards and...


  • Thank You message will be in a hand made card. No two cards will ever be the exact same!


  • You get access to any writing research I do for book ideas, such as learning words to go into different settings and context or looking at plot outlines to get an idea of how I should have my story flow, etc. -- I learn, you learn! (This is going to be a slow process for me as I'm starting from ground level with writing anything beyond papers for college a few years ago!)


  • Access to character introduction descriptions. While not part of any actual story, I like to do these.
Photography Club!
$15 or more per month
Click! Click click click click! Thank you for joining Photography Club!


All previous rewards and...


  • You get a say in what I take photos of! My goal is to start taking photos every month and you'll have access to those! You can leave photo suggestions for future photo sessions. -- Access is to watermarked photos with basic edits.


  • I will send you one 8x10 print per year of your choice from existing photos. This print will be signed!


**Photos including people may not be available due to model agreements.

Way Cool!
$20 or more per month
This is super cool of you!


  • You get all previous rewards but when you get that Thank You card, you'll also get a 4x6 print of one of my photos. You can choose any from my photos thus far or we can work out a different one.


  • You get a public Thank You post - should you want that public shout out, otherwise I can skip that part! 


  • You get a gift once a year from me on your birthday or a special day of your choice!
Writer's Block
$25 or more per month
What can I say? Subscribing to this level is so sweet of you...! 


All previous rewards and...


  • I will write a drabble on a subject of your choice every 3 months!
    ----------- "A drabble is a short work of fiction of around one hundred words in length. The purpose of the drabble is brevity, testing the author's ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in a confined space."  (Wikipedia)


This motivates me to break through writer's block and continue writing.

Lights... Camera... Action!!!
$30 or more per month
Dude, Thank you SO MUCH for subscribing at this level!


  • You get all previous rewards and a video thank you from me! 


  • This tier also gives you access to whatever videos I post without a special subject matter. This can be about life or chickens or mental health or Sweden or an issue that's important to me... It could be anything! 


  • You can email questions at me to cover in my next video! If it's something I don't know about, I'll look into it! - I reserve the right to avoid controversial or harmful topics to viewing audiences.


  • You can make a request for where to have my next video provided it is close enough for me to easily drive to. Email me for more info! (**email provided after you're a patron!)
Kitty Cat Chit Chat!
$50 or more per month
What can I say? This is a lot to spend on an ecclectic artist like myself. I partake in so many different forms of art and I am trying to limit it to a reasonable number of things for this site. Thank you so very, very much for subscribing at this level.


  • You get all previous rewards but your thank you video from me will have my kitty cat in it! His name is Sascha and I'll try and get him to behave in the video! (He doesn't like being told what to do so I don't know how MUCH of the video he'll be in!) OR it will be with one of my friend's kitties who LOVE the camera!


  • We can do a Facebook messenger phone call once a month for 5-15 minutes or we can just email back and forth!


  • You'll have direct input in choosing story information and you'll be able to suggest 3 safe-for-work photo shoot ideas for me to pick one from every 6 months! 


(These photos will be available for anyone at this tier and watermarked for everyone except the original patron who suggested the idea. Original Patron will be given a consent to print images though copyright remains mine.) 


**Photo shoot within reason that is - I can't buy $100 in props for a single photo shoot, for instance. Let's talk about what you want to have done and if I can make it happen!

Fairy Tales Do Come True
$100 or more per month
Did you just sign up to do this? 

OH MY GOODNESS.

THANK YOU!!!


All previous rewards and...


  • I will hand make you a gift once every 6 months. You'll have access to my edited photos and being mailed... : 

         1 photo per month in an 8x10 print or 

         1 photo every 3 months in an 18x24 print or 

         1 photo every 6 months in a 24x36 print. 

                 ~~~ You choose!


  • You get to be added into my dedications page for any short story I have going on. This kicks me in the butt to start writing because I am SO thankful that you're putting your hard earned money towards my creations. I am blown away.... I have to say, "Thank you" once more! 


  • I will send you a pricier gift once per year in addition to the previous reward that mentions a gift. This means you'll receive two presents from me each year - one being more expensive. This could be artwork, jewelry, printed written works, etc. I'm eclectic and there's no telling what crazy thing I'll come up with!
Unicorn Horn!
$150 or more per month
Beautiful and magical... I can't find the words to express my gratitude! I am just so awestruck at this donation... Thank you sooo much!


  • You'll receive all previous rewards except the handmade gift will be every 4 months instead of 6. You will not just be in my dedications page, but you'll play a part in any story that I am writing -- every 4th story I write. You get to give me an outline to a character (looks, good v evil moral compass, any significant detail about your character - keep in mind, this character must fit the current story). This is a long term goal as writing is a process but I can't wait to get your ideas!!!


  • If you'd rather do the photography side of things, you'll be able to dictate the theme to a photo shoot and have a say during the edit process (which to do black and white, which to do a color pop image in, etc.) every 3 months. If there's $200-$400 in props, driving expenses, or otherwise that I have to get/do for a photoshoot, I have the right to count it as two photoshoots instead of one.


That being said... You are more magical than a Unicorn Horn and I cannot possibly thank you enough. This is positively incredible...


(copyright on images remains mine but authorization to print the photos from your requested photoshoot is yours.)

Fairy Dust
$250 or more per month
I've exploded into fairy dust.

I hope you're happy. This was spontaneous combustion and all that's left is glittery fairy dust.


          In seriousness... I can't believe that this will ever be met BUT, IF IT IS, you will get a glittery gift (enclosed so you choose if the glitter escapes!) immediately upon 1st month's paid donation... 


  • You'll of course get everything from previous tiers but your personal gift will be every 2 months! This can be a photo print or a handmade gift of my choice. You will get some awesome stuff!


  • You will have access to story drafts and be able to nudge content - not tell me what to write, but influence the story direction! Your characters, in the stories of which they're a part of, will play a bigger role than the previous tier!


  • You can tell me what to take photos of once every 2 months. I will dedicate an entire photo shoot to something you're wanting me to do! **Same stipulation with cost of the photoshoot - we can discuss options to help you get the most for your wants!!!


I am unable to wrap my head around this donation... know that your donation is far beyond appreciated... this has entered my heart and I'm more than touched that you would do this. Thank you from the very bottom of my heart.

Positively Ridiculous
$500 or more per month
This won't happen, I know it won't.... but if it does......


  • I will be in contact after the pledge to figure out what reward can be offered... You'll of course have all previous rewards 


  • I could find a model for NSFW photography with these funds... 


  • I could travel to many locations around my state for photography... I could dedicate more of my time to writing. This would be the most incredible thing ever and I would, in all probability, faint if you were to do this.


How do I properly thank someone for such generosity???

Heart Palpitations
$1,000 or more per month
You may have just knocked me over, I may not recover... BUT I know I need to do so in order to deserve such a generous pledge! 


  • You get all of the previous rewards from the other tiers but we (just like the $500 and $1500) will need to work out what other rewards I could provide! 


  • This allows me to travel to another state near me so I could do other photos, I can meet with new models, I can gather inspiration. Special rewards can be worked out directly. 


Thank you. Seriously. THANK YOU.

A Girl Can Dream
$1,500 or more per month
This is more of a joke than anything because I know that no one will pledge this... but I'm throwing it out there just in case I'm wrong. 


  • All previous rewards....obviously. 


  • This would allow me to go beyond my state borders by more than the neighbor states. Not only would this help my photography but I could get to talk to other people who are suffering from mental illnesses, to gather information towards use in stories such as other setting ideas, types of people from other areas of the states, different manners of speech to use while writing, etc. 


There's so much I could do with this type of pledge and I'd be more than happy to work on an ongoing reward with any patron who does this. We will be in touch as soon as I learn to breathe again. Thank You!!!