Ximon Dunedain is creating Art
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patrons

$59
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I am a divinatory artist. What do I mean by that? I create art in a variety of media, and that art is informed by divinatory methods such as tarot reading, casting runes, scrying, timing creations with lunar cycles and astrological alignments, and channeling, to name a few. I am a modern-day mystic in an age when it is fashionable to scorn such things, but I offer my creations without attachment to any particular dogma or need for my audience to share my faith - in the end, all I wish to do is make the world a more beautiful and meaningful place, one creation at a time. To that end, you will find here drawings, paintings, photos, digital art, and the occasional video, as well as documentation of my other creative activities, such as fiber arts, dancing, and brewing.

Since there isn’t much call for mysticism in the professional world, I’ve done lots of things over the years to earn a living, including having been a co-founder of and the Creative Director/Logistician for the TempleCon retro-futurist gaming convention and the co-owner of The Temple Games. Due to my stepmother's terminal illness, I have recently moved across country to the Puget Sound area in order to tend to the administrative side of her care, necessitating handing over those enterprises to other people.  Since my own health has been problematic - including a bout with cancer in 2017 - and living on an island tends to limit one's career opportunities, I'm using this time to slow down a bit and focus on building my own business as an astrologer, tarot reader, and divinatory artist.  

This is where Patreon comes in.  It is my hope that with your kind support, I can give free reign to the flood of art and spirit whose flow has in the past been too-frequently halted by the very real need to earn a living and the incredibly time-consuming ways I attempted to do that.  Your financial support will allow me to purchase the equipment to start making videos and live-streaming my process, as well as getting new art supplies (divinatory drawings go through a lot of paper and micron pens!), replacing my cranky scanner that likes to insert random squiggles in my work, getting materials for three-dimensional work, and replacing my thoroughly-destroyed Prismacolour set so I can do more colour work.  Eventually, it would also help me to upgrade my astrological software so that I can start doing more predictive work as well as a research project in astrological analysis of group dynamics, with accompanying artwork, of course!  The pledges from 2016 got me Micron pens and paper, and the pledges from 2017 got me the camera that I now use to generate source material for my digital alterations and will be using to photograph my three-dimensional work, so Patreon has already made a big difference in what I can do creatively.  With your help, I can further align my creative talents and skills with divination and the cycles of nature in a process that results in more art for you to enjoy.
Tiers
Stargazers
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • My deep gratitute for your support!  Thinking about ways to create more on behalf of my Patreon supporters is a regular source of inspiration and gratitude for me, even if I'm still working out the details of a project or new creative direction and therefore quiet for a while.  You are what keeps me going!
  • Patreon supporters get first access to all of my divinatory art images and any videos - they will be posted here before they are posted anywhere else, and for the first 24 hours of art image posting Patreon supporters will have priority on purchasing originals.
  • Random updates about my divinatory and creative efforts, including but not limited to my spiritual mead-brewing process, Tarot and astrology musings, events I attend and host, and the occasional random clothing creation (because making the same things all the time is boring!).
  • Patreon-only Shop Access (for Patreon exclusives)
You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine...
$5 or more per month 3 of 48 patrons
In addition to the $1 per month rewards, one other annual reward:

  • A hand-drawn birthday card of artwork based on your solar return chart for that year (This requires that you provide me with accurate birth time/date/location information at the beginning of your patronage, at least one month prior to your birthday.)  This artwork will be included in a public post on Patreon (and subsequently on my social media) with a shout out thanking you for your support.  
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night (Well, Maybe Gloom of Night...)
$15 or more per month 0 of 36 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another monthly reward:

  • A 2-postcard pack with postcards of that month’s featured first-of-the-month artwork - one for the patron with a personal note and one to mail.
Keeping Equinoxes in Their Places...
$25 or more per month 0 of 24 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another annual reward:

  • A wall calendar of the featured 1st-of-the-month artwork from the prior year. Sent out in November for patrons of 5 months or longer.
It's All About You!
$35 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another monthly reward:

  • An ACEO (collectible card-sized original artwork) based on a luminary/planetary/house placement in your natal astrological chart, with a brief explanation written on the back.  (This requires that you provide me with accurate birth time/date/location information at the beginning of your patronage.)   This artwork will be included in a public post on Patreon (and subsequently on my social media) with a shout out thanking you for your support.   
You and Your Little Dog Too!
$45 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another monthly reward:

  • An ACEO (collectible card-sized original artwork) based on a transiting planet/luminary’s action on your natal astrological chart during the upcoming month, with a brief explanation written on the back. (This requires that you provide me with accurate birth time/date/location information at the beginning of your patronage.)
One Book To Hold Them All...
$75 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another monthly reward:

  • A hand-bound album for holding astrological ACEOs, complete with your natal astrological chart and a written summary of that chart’s interpretation. (This requires that you provide me with accurate birth time/date/location information at the beginning of your patronage.)
Goals
$59 of $100 per month
When we reach $100 a month in patronage, I will purchase the equipment to start a Twitch channel, which I will link to here, to open up my creative/divinatory process to viewers, with streams going out at least three times a week. This will include streaming the creation of my daily divinatory drawings based on the astrological aspects of the day, as well as discussion of basic astrology concepts and insights during the creation of whatever art projects I am working on.
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I am a divinatory artist. What do I mean by that? I create art in a variety of media, and that art is informed by divinatory methods such as tarot reading, casting runes, scrying, timing creations with lunar cycles and astrological alignments, and channeling, to name a few. I am a modern-day mystic in an age when it is fashionable to scorn such things, but I offer my creations without attachment to any particular dogma or need for my audience to share my faith - in the end, all I wish to do is make the world a more beautiful and meaningful place, one creation at a time. To that end, you will find here drawings, paintings, photos, digital art, and the occasional video, as well as documentation of my other creative activities, such as fiber arts, dancing, and brewing.

Since there isn’t much call for mysticism in the professional world, I’ve done lots of things over the years to earn a living, including having been a co-founder of and the Creative Director/Logistician for the TempleCon retro-futurist gaming convention and the co-owner of The Temple Games. Due to my stepmother's terminal illness, I have recently moved across country to the Puget Sound area in order to tend to the administrative side of her care, necessitating handing over those enterprises to other people.  Since my own health has been problematic - including a bout with cancer in 2017 - and living on an island tends to limit one's career opportunities, I'm using this time to slow down a bit and focus on building my own business as an astrologer, tarot reader, and divinatory artist.  

This is where Patreon comes in.  It is my hope that with your kind support, I can give free reign to the flood of art and spirit whose flow has in the past been too-frequently halted by the very real need to earn a living and the incredibly time-consuming ways I attempted to do that.  Your financial support will allow me to purchase the equipment to start making videos and live-streaming my process, as well as getting new art supplies (divinatory drawings go through a lot of paper and micron pens!), replacing my cranky scanner that likes to insert random squiggles in my work, getting materials for three-dimensional work, and replacing my thoroughly-destroyed Prismacolour set so I can do more colour work.  Eventually, it would also help me to upgrade my astrological software so that I can start doing more predictive work as well as a research project in astrological analysis of group dynamics, with accompanying artwork, of course!  The pledges from 2016 got me Micron pens and paper, and the pledges from 2017 got me the camera that I now use to generate source material for my digital alterations and will be using to photograph my three-dimensional work, so Patreon has already made a big difference in what I can do creatively.  With your help, I can further align my creative talents and skills with divination and the cycles of nature in a process that results in more art for you to enjoy.

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Tiers
Stargazers
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • My deep gratitute for your support!  Thinking about ways to create more on behalf of my Patreon supporters is a regular source of inspiration and gratitude for me, even if I'm still working out the details of a project or new creative direction and therefore quiet for a while.  You are what keeps me going!
  • Patreon supporters get first access to all of my divinatory art images and any videos - they will be posted here before they are posted anywhere else, and for the first 24 hours of art image posting Patreon supporters will have priority on purchasing originals.
  • Random updates about my divinatory and creative efforts, including but not limited to my spiritual mead-brewing process, Tarot and astrology musings, events I attend and host, and the occasional random clothing creation (because making the same things all the time is boring!).
  • Patreon-only Shop Access (for Patreon exclusives)
You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine...
$5 or more per month 3 of 48 patrons
In addition to the $1 per month rewards, one other annual reward:

  • A hand-drawn birthday card of artwork based on your solar return chart for that year (This requires that you provide me with accurate birth time/date/location information at the beginning of your patronage, at least one month prior to your birthday.)  This artwork will be included in a public post on Patreon (and subsequently on my social media) with a shout out thanking you for your support.  
Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night (Well, Maybe Gloom of Night...)
$15 or more per month 0 of 36 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another monthly reward:

  • A 2-postcard pack with postcards of that month’s featured first-of-the-month artwork - one for the patron with a personal note and one to mail.
Keeping Equinoxes in Their Places...
$25 or more per month 0 of 24 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another annual reward:

  • A wall calendar of the featured 1st-of-the-month artwork from the prior year. Sent out in November for patrons of 5 months or longer.
It's All About You!
$35 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another monthly reward:

  • An ACEO (collectible card-sized original artwork) based on a luminary/planetary/house placement in your natal astrological chart, with a brief explanation written on the back.  (This requires that you provide me with accurate birth time/date/location information at the beginning of your patronage.)   This artwork will be included in a public post on Patreon (and subsequently on my social media) with a shout out thanking you for your support.   
You and Your Little Dog Too!
$45 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another monthly reward:

  • An ACEO (collectible card-sized original artwork) based on a transiting planet/luminary’s action on your natal astrological chart during the upcoming month, with a brief explanation written on the back. (This requires that you provide me with accurate birth time/date/location information at the beginning of your patronage.)
One Book To Hold Them All...
$75 or more per month 0 of 12 patrons
In addition to the rewards from the previous levels, another monthly reward:

  • A hand-bound album for holding astrological ACEOs, complete with your natal astrological chart and a written summary of that chart’s interpretation. (This requires that you provide me with accurate birth time/date/location information at the beginning of your patronage.)