Ali Cantarella is creating postcard connections.
26

patrons

$169
per month
Are you ready to get something nice in the mail?




Hey y'all, I'm Ali.  I'm a Chicago based artist and illustrator, best known for my whimsical watercolor portraits and my colorful, all ages comics and children's books.



But, when it comes to art and life . . . Well, I'm an adventurer! I try different styles of lettering, play with new mediums, and tell my stories in many changing ways. And as I adventure, I want to connect with as many people as I can along the way, and take you along for the ride!
So, I'm using Patreon to send real, physical postcards once a month, with handwritten messages from my adventures!



For tiered monthly donations, you have the opportunity to receive a moment in time, sharing in this wild journey with me as I send out beautiful illustrated, hand-written postcards from special locations along my path every month!

Such as Seattle, Boston, St Louis, Chicago, Detroit, and even Iceland!



And so many more!

I know the current state of my mailbox: it's all bills and junk! It doesn't brighten my day. My goal is to connect through this traditional medium, bringing all the fun of a monthly pen-pal without any of the stress of responding.



My hope is that through Patreon, I can connect with the people I meet along the way and return the inspiration I have gathered from the numerous locations in my journeys. Patreon would allow me a consistent, reliable revenue stream, while allowing me the flexibility to stretch my imagination and create a truly special and unique piece monthly between the numerous other projects that make up my rambling life.

HOW THE REWARDS WORK:
  • Under the rewards panel on the right, click your favorite tier and sign up!!
  • On the 1st of every month, the subscription fee will be charged from your account. Patreon gives a 5-day window to make sure all charges are completed.
  • After the 5th, depending on my travel schedule, a surprise postcard will be sent out from an exciting new location directly to YOU!
  • Postcards and letters will be shipped standard USPS mail and will not be tracked.
  • Yes! These ship INTERNATIONALLY!

For Example: You pledge $6 April 15th, but, your payment is not processed until May 1st. Therefore, you would NOT receive the April postcard, even if it is sent out after you pledge (i.e., April 22nd!). You will however, have immediate access to Daily Positivity Postcards, Patron posts and updates right away! Your physical postcard would then be sent to you between the first and last week of May, depending on my travel schedule :)

My comics, children's books, and coffee paintings will continue to be created, and are available through my Etsy, Instagram, and Website.

This Patreon is all about connection, so thank YOU: for stopping by, for supporting my craft, and for being a part of the work that I do.

Keep adventuring!
Ali Cantarella
@Cantarella.Ink

Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for loving what I do! 
Positivity Pack
$3 or more per month
Welcome to the Pack!
  • A daily positive message! Hand lettered postcard, delivered in the form of a snapshot  directly to your inbox.
  • A Patron-only exclusive! Not shared on Instagram or other Social Media!  
  • Access to all Patron-only posts 
Postcard Club!
$6 or more per month
Thanks for joining the club!
  • Each month you'll receive a print of this month's unique postcard design, along with a personalized message on the back!  
  • These cards will be sent from a different location each month, inspired by the month's travels or location.
  • All patrons at this tier will receive the same artwork on their postcards for that month.  Available to patrons anywhere in the world.
  • You will also receive access to Positivity Postcards and all Patron-only exclusives!
Pen Pal Crew!
$12 or more per month
A special crew for those who want to write too!
  • Each month you'll receive a print of this month's unique postcard design, along with a personalized message on the back!  
  • You will also receive a second, blank, pre-stamped postcard, ready for you to fill out and send to a friend!  
  • These cards will be sent from a different location each month, inspired by the month's travels or location.
  • All patrons at this tier will receive the same artwork on their postcards for that month.
  • Available to patrons anywhere in the world! This tier receives their cards in envelopes for additional protection
  • You will also receive access to Positivity Postcards and all Patron-only exclusives!
"One Of A Kind" Pals
$22 or more per month only 28 left
You're one of a kind, and your monthly postcard is too!
  • Each month you'll receive the monthly postcard print, along with a personalized message on the back!  
  • You will also receive one original, hand-lettered card from the Positivity Pack, yours frame, share with a friend, or keep forever!  
  • Available to patrons anywhere in the world.  You will also receive access to daily Positivity Postcards and all Patron-only exclusives
  • This tier receives their cards in envelopes for additional protection.
Goals
26 of 27 patrons
A patron for every year ;)  This is my first goal on Patreon and I look forward to crushing it together.
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Are you ready to get something nice in the mail?




Hey y'all, I'm Ali.  I'm a Chicago based artist and illustrator, best known for my whimsical watercolor portraits and my colorful, all ages comics and children's books.



But, when it comes to art and life . . . Well, I'm an adventurer! I try different styles of lettering, play with new mediums, and tell my stories in many changing ways. And as I adventure, I want to connect with as many people as I can along the way, and take you along for the ride!
So, I'm using Patreon to send real, physical postcards once a month, with handwritten messages from my adventures!



For tiered monthly donations, you have the opportunity to receive a moment in time, sharing in this wild journey with me as I send out beautiful illustrated, hand-written postcards from special locations along my path every month!

Such as Seattle, Boston, St Louis, Chicago, Detroit, and even Iceland!



And so many more!

I know the current state of my mailbox: it's all bills and junk! It doesn't brighten my day. My goal is to connect through this traditional medium, bringing all the fun of a monthly pen-pal without any of the stress of responding.



My hope is that through Patreon, I can connect with the people I meet along the way and return the inspiration I have gathered from the numerous locations in my journeys. Patreon would allow me a consistent, reliable revenue stream, while allowing me the flexibility to stretch my imagination and create a truly special and unique piece monthly between the numerous other projects that make up my rambling life.

HOW THE REWARDS WORK:
  • Under the rewards panel on the right, click your favorite tier and sign up!!
  • On the 1st of every month, the subscription fee will be charged from your account. Patreon gives a 5-day window to make sure all charges are completed.
  • After the 5th, depending on my travel schedule, a surprise postcard will be sent out from an exciting new location directly to YOU!
  • Postcards and letters will be shipped standard USPS mail and will not be tracked.
  • Yes! These ship INTERNATIONALLY!

For Example: You pledge $6 April 15th, but, your payment is not processed until May 1st. Therefore, you would NOT receive the April postcard, even if it is sent out after you pledge (i.e., April 22nd!). You will however, have immediate access to Daily Positivity Postcards, Patron posts and updates right away! Your physical postcard would then be sent to you between the first and last week of May, depending on my travel schedule :)

My comics, children's books, and coffee paintings will continue to be created, and are available through my Etsy, Instagram, and Website.

This Patreon is all about connection, so thank YOU: for stopping by, for supporting my craft, and for being a part of the work that I do.

Keep adventuring!
Ali Cantarella
@Cantarella.Ink

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Tiers
Thank you!
$1 or more per month
Thank you for loving what I do! 
Positivity Pack
$3 or more per month
Welcome to the Pack!
  • A daily positive message! Hand lettered postcard, delivered in the form of a snapshot  directly to your inbox.
  • A Patron-only exclusive! Not shared on Instagram or other Social Media!  
  • Access to all Patron-only posts 
Postcard Club!
$6 or more per month
Thanks for joining the club!
  • Each month you'll receive a print of this month's unique postcard design, along with a personalized message on the back!  
  • These cards will be sent from a different location each month, inspired by the month's travels or location.
  • All patrons at this tier will receive the same artwork on their postcards for that month.  Available to patrons anywhere in the world.
  • You will also receive access to Positivity Postcards and all Patron-only exclusives!
Pen Pal Crew!
$12 or more per month
A special crew for those who want to write too!
  • Each month you'll receive a print of this month's unique postcard design, along with a personalized message on the back!  
  • You will also receive a second, blank, pre-stamped postcard, ready for you to fill out and send to a friend!  
  • These cards will be sent from a different location each month, inspired by the month's travels or location.
  • All patrons at this tier will receive the same artwork on their postcards for that month.
  • Available to patrons anywhere in the world! This tier receives their cards in envelopes for additional protection
  • You will also receive access to Positivity Postcards and all Patron-only exclusives!
"One Of A Kind" Pals
$22 or more per month only 28 left
You're one of a kind, and your monthly postcard is too!
  • Each month you'll receive the monthly postcard print, along with a personalized message on the back!  
  • You will also receive one original, hand-lettered card from the Positivity Pack, yours frame, share with a friend, or keep forever!  
  • Available to patrons anywhere in the world.  You will also receive access to daily Positivity Postcards and all Patron-only exclusives
  • This tier receives their cards in envelopes for additional protection.