Domestic Blend Creative LLC is creating Graphics, Illustration, and Writing
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patrons

$53
per month
My name is Victoria Ratcliffe, and I'm a bit of an odd bird. I am a dreamer, and I tend to "zone".  All my life, I have hovered on the outskirts of every type of group of people.  I wasn't a jock, or emo, or a pot-head, or a brain, nor did I even fit in with "the wierdos". I would flutter from group to group, enjoying them all, but never staying put for very long.

My childhood was spent traveling with my parents around the world, and so from an early age I learned that "it's a small world", "goodbye doesn't mean forever", and "attachments are painful". While others cried at goodbyes, I was excited to see new things, and besides, I would always see them again eventually - we always ran into people in our travels, hugged and smiled and said, "Well, look at this!  It's a small world!"

It really never occurred to me that there were people I was never going to see, ever again. In all honesty, it still hasn't occurred to me.  Even when people leave this earth, I feel that sometime, someway, we will meet again.  People find me callus and odd because of this, but the fact is, in my heart, I know we will meet again someday if it's meant to happen.

I've taken medication for bi-polar since I was 26 years old.  I've actually had it all my life, but in my generation, there was no such thing as chemical imbalance - you were just a weird, gawky, geeky, over-emotional kid. 

I tried to deal with it myself. I studied different religions, practiced meditation and yoga, read self-help books, tried to figure out triggers to avoid... do you know when you have an actual chemical imbalance, there ARE no triggers?  It just *BOOP!* happens.  You're perfectly fine, and then suddenly you're making a scene because you will NOT go in there, or you are suddenly so completely depressed, you start to cry in great ugly sobs, or suddenly something strikes you so funny that you start to laugh hysterically and can't stop.  

So at 26, I started taking medication, and it totally and completely changed my life for the better. Unfortunately, life still has it's series of checks and balances, and there are several things I had to give up in order to become emotionally stable. I intend to write more about these things in my blog posts.

My first love is that of creation, all forms of it. My second love is animals, all aspects of them. My third love is the occult; anything odd and unusual.  And my fourth love is pure ridiculousness.  

I intend to use this space to display what I have done, and what I can do, with graphics, writing, and video. Hopefully, someday, animation. I also intend to use this space to help people like myself realize that they have a lot to offer and are worth something in this world that excels at making people - especially people who don't quite fit in - feel worthless.

It seems to be a proven fact that with weirdness goes creativity. If you are in need of graphics, raster or vector based, for icons, symbols, mobile apps, clothing design, illustrations, infographics, drawings, line art, graphs, diagrams, typography, compositing or refurbishing of photographs, murals, or anything of an organic, graphic nature, I'd be more than happy to make you customized art designed specifically for your purposes. (For very structured forms of artwork, such as blueprints and CAD design, you should probably look elsewhere.) 

If you are in need of writing services, I'm capable of that as well.  I'd love to collaborate on a comic or illustrate a book, but I have also created a story or two generated simply from my life experience and strange and inexplicable imagination. I write detailed descriptions for products sold online and maintain a couple of online stores.  

I also work in transcription, which right now is my meat and potatoes.  But to be honest, I would much rather dream as my profession.  It's what I was made to do.  Do what you are best at, they say!  I'd love to - and do it in such a way that it becomes useful and benefits everyone around me.

I am really in need of help right now, to make this happen.  So please, throw some coins in my hat, and I'll tell you some tales... 


Tiers
Random Ramblings
$1 or more per month 1 patron
This Tier will allow access to: Random Ramblings: The Universe, and Everything In It! 


This tier will allow you to randomly ramble through my blogs and obtain samples of free art I've made available to public domain. The blogs will have short stories, philosophy, politics, religion, scary things, fantasy things, and fun things, and it will fill you in on all the various ways my art and writings have been used in the past. I hope to stimulate you with ideas and motivate you to develop your own designs and products.  I intend to offer tutorials for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and reveal some of the methods I have come up with for using the tools in these programs over the past 20 years. 

WEIRD Ramblings
$5 or more per month 1 patron
This Tier is dedicated to GISH and Random Acts of Kindness, who helped me embrace my own brand of weirdness. 


Along with the Random Ramblings, this Tier will offer my support to folks who need to learn how to celebrate their own brand of weird within the world. I'd like to be someone you can talk to, and perhaps help lighten life's everyday burdens by creating fun or inspiring artworks that reflect the various feelings and issues that are unique to us weird people.  A picture can say a thousand words.  


So, in addition to Random Ramblings, we can discuss anything you need a sounding board for; any issue you may be trying to work through in your day-to-day life.  I'd like to take these things and create a digital artwork to reflect what it is you are thinking or feeling and offer up some clever, fun way you can share it with the rest of the world.


In other words, I will create memes that will have special meaning for you that you can share with the world.  These memes will be available exclusively  for all the weird folks who join this tier, as many of us who feel alone will find they have the same feelings and fears of failure as the rest of us. 


You are not alone!


I will also offer a monthly blog that reflects my personal experiences with mental and emotional issues and ways to cope with depression and anxiety. 


This tier is for those who need a little inspiration and a little validation for all they do, the silent fights and unknown burdens they bear, things that go unnoticed every day.  I'll offer (at least) one new meme a month for all tier members to use, but if I get to the point where I can do this full time, I will probably do lots more.  

Includes Discord rewards
Simple Graphics Tier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Everyone who joins gets access to Random Ramblings.  


This Simple Graphics Tier will offer you the development of 1 custom icon or image design a month: line art, logos, simple graphics.  


This tier offers idea development to final design, which includes (and requires!) collaboration with the customer and 3 revisions. This usually is at least a 3 hour process for me - so this averages out to less than $10 an hour.


For this Tier, I will dedicate 3 hours of my time to you monthly.


Need to give your brand a symbol of recognition?  Infographics for a blog post?  Attention getting signs or symbols for web pages? 


This tier will get you 12 custom designed images for $300 a year.  


Specialized Business Tier
$25 or more per month 0 of 16 patrons
This Specialized Business Tier offers the same amount of work as my Simple Graphics Tier, however, this one will be flexible as it is for Businesses that require repeat artwork, and often need more than one piece a month. This tier will be $25 a month for 1 simple art piece per month, and will roll over to include 12 simple art pieces per year.  Additional work will be discussed and invoiced separately.  This will be worked out with each client, whether they want to pay an hourly price, ($10 and hour.) or pay by the piece; see other tiers above.


For this Tier, I will dedicate 3 hours of my time to your project. For larger projects, we will negotiate a price either by the hour or by the piece, as you prefer.

Mobile App Tier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
The Mobile App Tier will offer you the monthly development of 1 set (up to 10) simple mobile app icons.


This tier offers idea development to final design, which includes (and requires!) collaboration with the customer and 3 revisions.  The client will also be required to provide specific direction. This type of design work is at least a 3 hour process for me - so this averages out to less than $10 an hour. 


For this Tier, I will dedicate 3 hours of my time to you monthly.


Tired of the basic app icons everyone else uses in their mobile apps?  Want to give yours some style and flair?  


This tier offers 12 sets of mobile application graphics (menu buttons  and icons) custom designed, for $300 a year. 

Custom Illustration, Photo Compositing
$50 or more per month 1 patron
The Custom Illustration and Photo Compositing Tier will offer you the development of 1 detailed custom illustration or photo composite a month.


This tier offers idea development to final design, which includes (and requires!) collaboration with the customer and 3 revisions.  Photographs will be provided by the client, or selected from the ones available from public domain. This usually is at least a 5 hour process for me - so this averages out to only $10 an hour. 


However, if you sign up for this Tier, I will dedicate 6 hours of my time to you monthly.


If you need illustrations for a story, new graphics designed to refresh your website, pet portraits, old photos cleaned up and refreshed, this is the one for you!


This tier offers 12 quality custom designed graphics for $600 a year.

Art Series, Clothing Patterns, Designs
$100 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
The Art Series, Clothing Patterns, and Specialized Design Tier will offer you the monthly development of 1 detailed custom pattern or illustration, matched to whatever specific clothing template you provide. 


This tier offers idea development to final design, which includes (and requires!) collaboration with the customer and 3 revisions.  The client will also be required to provide (or direct me to) the templates for specific articles of clothing. This type of design work is at least a 10 hour process for me - so this averages out to only $10 an hour.  


However, if you sign up for this Tier, I will dedicate 12 hours of my time to you monthly. 


If you want to offer a new, exclusive design in your web store every month, for leggings, shoes, all-over print T - Shirts, and other clothing, this is the tier for you! 


This tier offers 12 custom designed patterns or graphics that can be used over and over again for merchandise sales, for $1200 a year.  These custom made designs will be yours to sell forever.

Goals
$53 of $500 per month
If I can reach $500 a month, I will be able to start working at this full time.  That means I'll be able to turn all my time and attention entirely to you and will be able to laser focus exclusively on creative art and writing. I will be able to keep up on all the latest software and training; who knows what we will accomplish together?  The possibilities are endless!
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My name is Victoria Ratcliffe, and I'm a bit of an odd bird. I am a dreamer, and I tend to "zone".  All my life, I have hovered on the outskirts of every type of group of people.  I wasn't a jock, or emo, or a pot-head, or a brain, nor did I even fit in with "the wierdos". I would flutter from group to group, enjoying them all, but never staying put for very long.

My childhood was spent traveling with my parents around the world, and so from an early age I learned that "it's a small world", "goodbye doesn't mean forever", and "attachments are painful". While others cried at goodbyes, I was excited to see new things, and besides, I would always see them again eventually - we always ran into people in our travels, hugged and smiled and said, "Well, look at this!  It's a small world!"

It really never occurred to me that there were people I was never going to see, ever again. In all honesty, it still hasn't occurred to me.  Even when people leave this earth, I feel that sometime, someway, we will meet again.  People find me callus and odd because of this, but the fact is, in my heart, I know we will meet again someday if it's meant to happen.

I've taken medication for bi-polar since I was 26 years old.  I've actually had it all my life, but in my generation, there was no such thing as chemical imbalance - you were just a weird, gawky, geeky, over-emotional kid. 

I tried to deal with it myself. I studied different religions, practiced meditation and yoga, read self-help books, tried to figure out triggers to avoid... do you know when you have an actual chemical imbalance, there ARE no triggers?  It just *BOOP!* happens.  You're perfectly fine, and then suddenly you're making a scene because you will NOT go in there, or you are suddenly so completely depressed, you start to cry in great ugly sobs, or suddenly something strikes you so funny that you start to laugh hysterically and can't stop.  

So at 26, I started taking medication, and it totally and completely changed my life for the better. Unfortunately, life still has it's series of checks and balances, and there are several things I had to give up in order to become emotionally stable. I intend to write more about these things in my blog posts.

My first love is that of creation, all forms of it. My second love is animals, all aspects of them. My third love is the occult; anything odd and unusual.  And my fourth love is pure ridiculousness.  

I intend to use this space to display what I have done, and what I can do, with graphics, writing, and video. Hopefully, someday, animation. I also intend to use this space to help people like myself realize that they have a lot to offer and are worth something in this world that excels at making people - especially people who don't quite fit in - feel worthless.

It seems to be a proven fact that with weirdness goes creativity. If you are in need of graphics, raster or vector based, for icons, symbols, mobile apps, clothing design, illustrations, infographics, drawings, line art, graphs, diagrams, typography, compositing or refurbishing of photographs, murals, or anything of an organic, graphic nature, I'd be more than happy to make you customized art designed specifically for your purposes. (For very structured forms of artwork, such as blueprints and CAD design, you should probably look elsewhere.) 

If you are in need of writing services, I'm capable of that as well.  I'd love to collaborate on a comic or illustrate a book, but I have also created a story or two generated simply from my life experience and strange and inexplicable imagination. I write detailed descriptions for products sold online and maintain a couple of online stores.  

I also work in transcription, which right now is my meat and potatoes.  But to be honest, I would much rather dream as my profession.  It's what I was made to do.  Do what you are best at, they say!  I'd love to - and do it in such a way that it becomes useful and benefits everyone around me.

I am really in need of help right now, to make this happen.  So please, throw some coins in my hat, and I'll tell you some tales... 


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Tiers
Random Ramblings
$1 or more per month 1 patron
This Tier will allow access to: Random Ramblings: The Universe, and Everything In It! 


This tier will allow you to randomly ramble through my blogs and obtain samples of free art I've made available to public domain. The blogs will have short stories, philosophy, politics, religion, scary things, fantasy things, and fun things, and it will fill you in on all the various ways my art and writings have been used in the past. I hope to stimulate you with ideas and motivate you to develop your own designs and products.  I intend to offer tutorials for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and reveal some of the methods I have come up with for using the tools in these programs over the past 20 years. 

WEIRD Ramblings
$5 or more per month 1 patron
This Tier is dedicated to GISH and Random Acts of Kindness, who helped me embrace my own brand of weirdness. 


Along with the Random Ramblings, this Tier will offer my support to folks who need to learn how to celebrate their own brand of weird within the world. I'd like to be someone you can talk to, and perhaps help lighten life's everyday burdens by creating fun or inspiring artworks that reflect the various feelings and issues that are unique to us weird people.  A picture can say a thousand words.  


So, in addition to Random Ramblings, we can discuss anything you need a sounding board for; any issue you may be trying to work through in your day-to-day life.  I'd like to take these things and create a digital artwork to reflect what it is you are thinking or feeling and offer up some clever, fun way you can share it with the rest of the world.


In other words, I will create memes that will have special meaning for you that you can share with the world.  These memes will be available exclusively  for all the weird folks who join this tier, as many of us who feel alone will find they have the same feelings and fears of failure as the rest of us. 


You are not alone!


I will also offer a monthly blog that reflects my personal experiences with mental and emotional issues and ways to cope with depression and anxiety. 


This tier is for those who need a little inspiration and a little validation for all they do, the silent fights and unknown burdens they bear, things that go unnoticed every day.  I'll offer (at least) one new meme a month for all tier members to use, but if I get to the point where I can do this full time, I will probably do lots more.  

Includes Discord rewards
Simple Graphics Tier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Everyone who joins gets access to Random Ramblings.  


This Simple Graphics Tier will offer you the development of 1 custom icon or image design a month: line art, logos, simple graphics.  


This tier offers idea development to final design, which includes (and requires!) collaboration with the customer and 3 revisions. This usually is at least a 3 hour process for me - so this averages out to less than $10 an hour.


For this Tier, I will dedicate 3 hours of my time to you monthly.


Need to give your brand a symbol of recognition?  Infographics for a blog post?  Attention getting signs or symbols for web pages? 


This tier will get you 12 custom designed images for $300 a year.  


Specialized Business Tier
$25 or more per month 0 of 16 patrons
This Specialized Business Tier offers the same amount of work as my Simple Graphics Tier, however, this one will be flexible as it is for Businesses that require repeat artwork, and often need more than one piece a month. This tier will be $25 a month for 1 simple art piece per month, and will roll over to include 12 simple art pieces per year.  Additional work will be discussed and invoiced separately.  This will be worked out with each client, whether they want to pay an hourly price, ($10 and hour.) or pay by the piece; see other tiers above.


For this Tier, I will dedicate 3 hours of my time to your project. For larger projects, we will negotiate a price either by the hour or by the piece, as you prefer.

Mobile App Tier
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
The Mobile App Tier will offer you the monthly development of 1 set (up to 10) simple mobile app icons.


This tier offers idea development to final design, which includes (and requires!) collaboration with the customer and 3 revisions.  The client will also be required to provide specific direction. This type of design work is at least a 3 hour process for me - so this averages out to less than $10 an hour. 


For this Tier, I will dedicate 3 hours of my time to you monthly.


Tired of the basic app icons everyone else uses in their mobile apps?  Want to give yours some style and flair?  


This tier offers 12 sets of mobile application graphics (menu buttons  and icons) custom designed, for $300 a year. 

Custom Illustration, Photo Compositing
$50 or more per month 1 patron
The Custom Illustration and Photo Compositing Tier will offer you the development of 1 detailed custom illustration or photo composite a month.


This tier offers idea development to final design, which includes (and requires!) collaboration with the customer and 3 revisions.  Photographs will be provided by the client, or selected from the ones available from public domain. This usually is at least a 5 hour process for me - so this averages out to only $10 an hour. 


However, if you sign up for this Tier, I will dedicate 6 hours of my time to you monthly.


If you need illustrations for a story, new graphics designed to refresh your website, pet portraits, old photos cleaned up and refreshed, this is the one for you!


This tier offers 12 quality custom designed graphics for $600 a year.

Art Series, Clothing Patterns, Designs
$100 or more per month 0 of 4 patrons
The Art Series, Clothing Patterns, and Specialized Design Tier will offer you the monthly development of 1 detailed custom pattern or illustration, matched to whatever specific clothing template you provide. 


This tier offers idea development to final design, which includes (and requires!) collaboration with the customer and 3 revisions.  The client will also be required to provide (or direct me to) the templates for specific articles of clothing. This type of design work is at least a 10 hour process for me - so this averages out to only $10 an hour.  


However, if you sign up for this Tier, I will dedicate 12 hours of my time to you monthly. 


If you want to offer a new, exclusive design in your web store every month, for leggings, shoes, all-over print T - Shirts, and other clothing, this is the tier for you! 


This tier offers 12 custom designed patterns or graphics that can be used over and over again for merchandise sales, for $1200 a year.  These custom made designs will be yours to sell forever.