Halaylah

is creating paintings and digital artwork (and working on a book!)

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White Rabbit

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$5
per month
White Rabbits will have access to:

- Creativity prompts
- My in-studio playlist
- Work in progress photos
- Sketchbook photos

Hatter

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$10
per month
Hatters will have access to:

- Creativity prompts
- My in-studio playlist
- Work in progress photos
- Sketchbook photos
- Exclusive access to photos from my Sketchbook Project book
- A quarterly 4x6 collectible card featuring my artwork
- Random surprises throughout the year

Caterpillar

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$25
per month
Caterpillars will have access to:
 
- Creativity prompts
- My in-studio playlist
- Work in progress photos
- Sketchbook photos
- Exclusive access to photos from my Sketchbook Project book
- A personalized digital portrait
- A monthly 4x6 collectible card or notecard.
- A quarterly 8x10 print
- Random surprises throughout the year
- Occasional Q&A sessions.

AND the opportunity to submit requests for future paintings or drawings.

6

patrons

$27

per month

About Halaylah

Hi, my name is Stephanie Brown of Halaylah Studios. My official title is Artist, Artisan, and Dilettante Extraordinaire!

Even with my years of experience, there is still a lot that I need to learn, and I want to use this space as a place where my community can learn along with me and be part of my educational journey. I've recently become comfortable using a stylus and the ibisPaint app on my phone. Since I don't have space or time in my current living situation for traditional art, I've been exploring the app and practicing drawing & painting techniques in this new medium, and it is FUN! I'm finally learning to draw faces!!

I have been drawing and painting my whole life.  I wish I could do everything - I long for eternal youth, just so I could have time to learn all the things I want to learn. Since I can't do that in this life, I have chosen to put my time and energy toward painting, doodling, and some textile arts. For now.

I've never really had much to say with my art - even as I have become more active politically, I've only ever wanted to paint pretty things. I like to take ordinary things and make them look abstract, and lately I've found myself diving into fantasy worlds and pure imagination for my subjects. I love swirls and spirals, and am heavily influenced by Steampunk, Graffiti, and Mehndi line work.

As for textiles, I do a bit of it all - I spin, dye, knit, crochet, sew, stitch, even the occasional weaving.

I'm working on an idea to put a lot of my work together into a larger project.

As a patron, your support will help me buy art supplies and storage, so that I can keep exploring and keep making things. Really, it's about that simple. This is a great way for people to support me as an artist, without feeling like they need to spend more than they can afford. 

In addition to brushes and canvases and artsy things, I do also have some larger goals:
1. I would like to be able to rent a storage unit, so that I can get some of my lesser-used supplies out of my bedroom and all the closets.
2. I would like to be able to purchase health insurance, something that is sadly out of the reach of many artists in the United States.
3. I would like to eventually generate enough income to allow me to work on my art full-time.
4. I would like to be able to rent studio space outside of my small apartment, where a corner of my bedroom currently functions as my studio.
5. I would ultimately like to invest in my own business by teaching painting classes.

In exchange for your support, I will publish semi-regular creativity prompts,  as well as sneak peeks at things that I'm working on, some work-in-progress shots, and occasionally just random thoughts. Various levels of support will include custom artwork or prints from time to time, and even commissioned pieces, if you wish.
Goals
$26.81 of $50 per month
This will allow me to continue to purchase supplies, including:
canvases, brushes, new paints, sketchbooks, pencils & erasers, fabric and sewing notions, as well as storage for all these supplies!
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