Dorothy Littell Greco is creating Books, photographs, and articles
17

patrons

$374
per month
For the past 30 years I’ve become an accomplished multi-tasker by working as a photographer, writer, speaker, and counselor. And those are only my paying jobs. I was able to make this work in my thirties and forties but something happened when I turned fifty.

I started wanting to channel those divergent streams into one river: writing. This felt simultaneously exciting and daunting. For a while, the daunting won out and I tried to dismiss the endless parade of words and ideas which marched through my head. Why would I choose to pursue such a competitive career which offered no real hope of adequate compensation? (Hadn't I already been there, done that with photography?)

In 2013, I felt a surge of confidence. I knew I had both wisdom and a unique perspective, so I began blogging in earnest and submitted a few articles to Relevant Magazine and Her.meneutics, (Christianity Today’s site for women writers which was recently rebranded as CTWomen). Crazy thing, they said yes. And they’ve continued to say yes (as have other publications). Now, seven years later, I get out of bed, commute 20 steps to my lovely, little office and write for most of my days.

I sit at this solitary desk week after week in the hope of offering wisdom and encouragement. I write about how my faith intersects with culture and everyday life. I write about how to have whole and healthy relationships, how to lead and parent well, and sometimes, how to make outrageous GF/DF desserts and other goodies. My first book, Making Marriage Beautiful, (by David C. Cook), was released in January of 2017. God willing, I will keep making photographs until the day I die.

I feel engaged and love what I’m doing. I've gotten terrific feedback from editors and readers. It's all good–with one exception. Few of these publications pay and when they do, it tends to be in the order of $75 per piece (at my current pace, this translates to less than minimum wage).

My husband is a teacher and a pastor, we live in an expensive part of the country, and in a few short months, we'll have two sons in college. I don’t need to earn lots of money, but I do need to earn some. And that’s where you come in.

If you have any desire to partner with me in my creative endeavors, you can become one of my patrons. Patreon is a crowd funding organization much like Kickstarter but rather than money going to one big project like a movie or recording, it’s an ongoing system of support which allows artists and creators to devote our time and energy to creating content.

The way Patreon works is that you commit to support me on a monthly basis. You decide how much you would like to give and simply enter that amount in the box at the top left. You can set a cap on your monthly tips and you can opt out at any time. 

If you are interested but not familiar with my work, I suggest you visit my site (www.dorothygreco.com) and read a few articles, browse my photography work, and make sure you can sign off on what I’m doing.

As a tangible thanks, I’ll offer free photo downloads (check out some samples here) and a signed copy of my book. You can read more about specific rewards in the boxes below. Thanks so much. Your generosity will make a huge difference for our entire family.
Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
If you commit to $5 a month, I will offer you one photo downloads per year (screensaver dimensions or for handheld devices) and access to my Patreon sponsor page.
Pledge $10 or more per month
5 patrons
If you sponsor me for $10 a month, I will offer you a choice of two images per year (sized to print 8X10, approximately $200 in value), access to my Patreon sponsor page.
Pledge $25 or more per month
4 patrons
If you sponsor me for $25 per month I will offer you a choice of three images per year (approximately $300 in value), access to my Patreon sponsor page, and a signed copy of my book. I will also list you as a sponsor in the acknowledgment section of my books.
Pledge $50 or more per month
6 patrons
If you sponsor me for $50-100 a month, I will offer you a choice of four images per year (sizes at 11X14, approximately $800 in value), access to my Patreon sponsor page, and give you a copy of my signed book. I will also list you as a sponsor in the acknowledgment section of my books.
Goals
$374 of $1,000 per month
I'd love to raise between $750-800 a month. 
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For the past 30 years I’ve become an accomplished multi-tasker by working as a photographer, writer, speaker, and counselor. And those are only my paying jobs. I was able to make this work in my thirties and forties but something happened when I turned fifty.

I started wanting to channel those divergent streams into one river: writing. This felt simultaneously exciting and daunting. For a while, the daunting won out and I tried to dismiss the endless parade of words and ideas which marched through my head. Why would I choose to pursue such a competitive career which offered no real hope of adequate compensation? (Hadn't I already been there, done that with photography?)

In 2013, I felt a surge of confidence. I knew I had both wisdom and a unique perspective, so I began blogging in earnest and submitted a few articles to Relevant Magazine and Her.meneutics, (Christianity Today’s site for women writers which was recently rebranded as CTWomen). Crazy thing, they said yes. And they’ve continued to say yes (as have other publications). Now, seven years later, I get out of bed, commute 20 steps to my lovely, little office and write for most of my days.

I sit at this solitary desk week after week in the hope of offering wisdom and encouragement. I write about how my faith intersects with culture and everyday life. I write about how to have whole and healthy relationships, how to lead and parent well, and sometimes, how to make outrageous GF/DF desserts and other goodies. My first book, Making Marriage Beautiful, (by David C. Cook), was released in January of 2017. God willing, I will keep making photographs until the day I die.

I feel engaged and love what I’m doing. I've gotten terrific feedback from editors and readers. It's all good–with one exception. Few of these publications pay and when they do, it tends to be in the order of $75 per piece (at my current pace, this translates to less than minimum wage).

My husband is a teacher and a pastor, we live in an expensive part of the country, and in a few short months, we'll have two sons in college. I don’t need to earn lots of money, but I do need to earn some. And that’s where you come in.

If you have any desire to partner with me in my creative endeavors, you can become one of my patrons. Patreon is a crowd funding organization much like Kickstarter but rather than money going to one big project like a movie or recording, it’s an ongoing system of support which allows artists and creators to devote our time and energy to creating content.

The way Patreon works is that you commit to support me on a monthly basis. You decide how much you would like to give and simply enter that amount in the box at the top left. You can set a cap on your monthly tips and you can opt out at any time. 

If you are interested but not familiar with my work, I suggest you visit my site (www.dorothygreco.com) and read a few articles, browse my photography work, and make sure you can sign off on what I’m doing.

As a tangible thanks, I’ll offer free photo downloads (check out some samples here) and a signed copy of my book. You can read more about specific rewards in the boxes below. Thanks so much. Your generosity will make a huge difference for our entire family.

Recent posts by Dorothy Littell Greco

Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
If you commit to $5 a month, I will offer you one photo downloads per year (screensaver dimensions or for handheld devices) and access to my Patreon sponsor page.
Pledge $10 or more per month
5 patrons
If you sponsor me for $10 a month, I will offer you a choice of two images per year (sized to print 8X10, approximately $200 in value), access to my Patreon sponsor page.
Pledge $25 or more per month
4 patrons
If you sponsor me for $25 per month I will offer you a choice of three images per year (approximately $300 in value), access to my Patreon sponsor page, and a signed copy of my book. I will also list you as a sponsor in the acknowledgment section of my books.
Pledge $50 or more per month
6 patrons
If you sponsor me for $50-100 a month, I will offer you a choice of four images per year (sizes at 11X14, approximately $800 in value), access to my Patreon sponsor page, and give you a copy of my signed book. I will also list you as a sponsor in the acknowledgment section of my books.