Renmeleon is creating new rabbit holes full of fiction and patterns and zines, oh my!
13
patrons
$43
per month
My creative life has been such an adventure. I love sharing what I'm making and how I'm making it with other people. Excited at all the possibilities here on Patreon, I'm taking a leap forward and diving in head first to drag you down the rabbit hole with me! ::insert maniacal laughter here::
My overall goal is to foster creativity - mine, my family's, and yours.

So what the heck is this Patreon thing?

Patreon is a way you can subscribe to my creative force to give me the freedom to do more.

Focusing my skills in one direction, I have been randomly publishing a magazine called Kraft Paper Muse. Financial need tends to pull me in other directions away from my joys, though, so some of my goals for 2018 depend on being able to alleviate the constant drive to raise money for personal and household expenses in order to free up time for more creative adventures. Click here to see my biggest goals!

So What Do I Do?

I'm an illustrator, author, and designer specializing in surface pattern, self-publishing, and mentoring others. I create paper goods, fabric, card decks, children's books, a magazine, and books of both fiction and non-fiction. 

I love learning new things or new perspectives on things I already know and am constantly taking workshops, listening to podcasts, reading voraciously, and talking to other creatives. It took me a long time to go from being a frustrated multi-tasker to making my projects multitask for me. My Etsy shop and books are the result. My love of writing and surface pattern design are at the heart of most of what I do. Paper goods (greeting cards, small prints), painting, designing fabric, writing fiction and nonfiction pieces, and publishing a magazine are my current mainstay - all of which overlap.

What Would I Like to Do?

Money cannot buy happiness. Money can, however, buy the freedom to create happiness.

My goal is to put my skills to good use and bring in enough money each month to cover our expenses so that we can do more as a family - write more, draw more, paint more, travel more - and take YOU along on the journey. I want to produce more lovely things to send out into the world as well as hire and mentor other creatives to help.

For the past year I have begun to focus more on Surface Pattern Design, creating just one pattern whose individual elements can be turned into several different products. It makes one design multitask, forcing me to delve deeper into themes and often inspiring other projects in both art and the written word.

You being here helps me, thank you!

Whether you pledge or not, you 

If you would like to do more, please share my Patreon with your friends and family.

If you would like to do a lot more, take a moment and donate. Even a dollar makes you part of my process. Every little bit helps take the pressure off and allows me the ability to take my work to the next level, making bigger and better things that I can share with you! I will be posting freebies for everyone, but the really cool stuff will go to my patrons first.

Thank you again for being here, you make a tremendous difference in my world! xo 



Tiers
Color Me Happy
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Snag a coloring page and force me to design more! 


Instant
Snag my Patreon-exclusive "Hello Moon Rabbit" coloring zine from my grateful heart with information about me and all the places you can find my work and get involved.


Monthly

Sometimes a whole page, sometimes two per page so you can color with a friend, sometimes four-per page minis for your a group, or even a coloring zine!


Annually

Help me design my own coloring books! Help me pick which topics or designs should be compiled into a book and you’ll get a copy.


———
After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward. 

The NEW Educated Zinester
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Learn as you play!

Each month you will get to snag one of my “educational” mini zines - something fun, sometimes useful, sometimes interactive.


Layout and folding instructions will be included with your zine as well as the information you will need to share what you create on my site.


And don't forget, you also get the "Hello Moon Rabbit" Patreon-exclusive welcome zine and coloring pages as well from the previous level!

 

———

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.  

Three Dollar Squirrel
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Three Dollar Squirrel is a zine by writers for writers on the act, art, and process of writing.

We even have squirrel mascots named Diggory and Grigio! You were warned, silliness will ensue. You can actually follow them at @cheapsquirrel on Instagram.


Instant
Get a digital download of one of our favorite issues - Vol 1 Issue 1 - and see how it's done, plus get some excellent writing advice from writers from a variety of skill levels.

Monthly

  • Grigio, our resident editor, will post a question about some aspect of writing on the 15th of each month.
  • Answer the question based on your experience. There is no right or wrong answer and you aren't obligated to submit one.
  • You get a copy of the zine on the first of the next month.
  • Contributors will have the opportunity to include one URL to their site, blog or a social account in their signature.


Bonus

  • Watch me create Three Dollar Squirrel in a live stream writing session.
  • Access to squirrely swag and random mailings. Again, you were warned.


———

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for participating.

Snail Food
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Snails love mail. Real mail with the yucky tasting envelopes and room for goodies inside. Snails, however, don't like salt.

Instant

My "Snail Mail Day!" poster as a digital download. Rumor has it that it's interactive...

Monthly
Make sure your mailing address is listed so I can include you in my monthly mailout. I design greeting cards, zines, paper toys, postcards, and artistamps amongst a zillion other things so there's no telling what you will get! I'll drop something in the mail to you by the 10th of the month each month you are subscribed at this level.

*No snails were harmed in the making of this tier.

Inch-By-Inch
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Inchies are literally one (1) inch square collage.

Instant
  • Inchie collage print, then another one each month, all delivered digitally.
  • Tutorial PDF you can use to follow along with me for the workshop (monthly reward).


  • Monthly
    Inchie collage workshop. I'll teach you the fastest, most fun way to make inchies, share resources with you and show you all the ways you can use them to add little artistic touches to your life. We will do a new one each month and pick themes if you want.
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


Random Extras

Digital copies of collage prints from my Etsy shop or inchie art pieces.

Annually

Books! As I compile my inchies, I’ll be publishing books. You’ll get a special digital copy as a patron.


*Rewards for this level are more than one time, but less than monthly. They will be sent out as books are produced.

———

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.

All Hands on Deck
$15 or more per month 1 patron
I’m designing card decks! Concentration / Pairs playing card game decks, Oracle Decks, and Writing and Storytelling Prompt decks.

AS PRODUCED
(more than once, less than monthly)
  • A deck of my choice out of the stock on hand if there is one available when you pledge. If not, I'll pull from the next one being made. 
  • Decks will be launched via Kickstarter and, once they’re funded and produced, I’ll snail mail you one.
  • Some card designs lend themselves well to coloring pages, so those will be scanned prior to adding color and sent out as digital color books.
  •  Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


PLEASE NOTE: Coloring books will be sent out with or without each coordinating deck whether the deck gets funded on Kickstarter or not.


**Coloring book and deck rewards for this level are more than one time, but less than monthly.
They will be sent out as decks are produced.**


———  

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for receiving your reward.

"Playlist" Zine Voyeur
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Watch me write a zine for you to your music choices! Seriously. 


Instant
Access to my playlists and recommended music to write to.

Monthly

  • Pick a song ahead of time (non-explicit, max 3 minutes long) from my Spotify, then tune in to watch a live stream of me writing to it. I'll do 6-7 songs per session that you can follow along with. Be present for my train of thought as the writing unfolds during a 30-minute live stream.
  • You’ll see me write, you'll hear my thought process on laying out the zine, some possibly turning into complete stories.
  • Your songs will become a zine called "Playlist" that you will get a digital copy of.
  • The last few minutes will be a live Q&A chat about my process. 
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


Annually

At the end of the year, I'll compile all of them into an honest to goodness book on Amazon. You'll get credit for your contribution and questions. I'll sign and send a copy! Digital or printed depending on postage costs.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to copyright and not wanting to have issues on YouTube, you will not be able to hear the music in my video. I'll have a headset on with the music playing while I write, but I'll announce the song so you can play it and follow along.

*Copies of published works will be rewarded by project publish date, not monthly or annually.

———

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for collecting your reward.  

The Inner Sanctum
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Meet up with me on Zoom for a monthly writing workshop!


  • Once a month, I will run you through creative writing exercises and brainstorming one-on-one to help you finish your projects.
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


———  

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.

Improve Your Voca-bilary
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
One of my favorite old movies is the Katherine Hepburn version of "Little Women". I loved that her Jo was a writer. During one scene, her younger sister used the word "voca-bilary"; years later it still makes me laugh. So this is a play on words if you will...


Instant

Your very own "voca-bilary" zine! I'll send you a little zine you can print out and take with you to record cool words you run across.


Monthly

  • Creative writing exercises! Once a month, I will run you through some creative exercises to help you improve your writing and have fun. 
  • You will contribute one or more of your "found" words to a list that we will all use to write a short story with.
  • Live Zoom Q&A on writing.
  • One (1) 4” x 6” Voca-bilary series print of your choice from work available for retail via snail mail per month.
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers!


Annually

I'll publish our collective stories. You will get a signed copy via snail mail and we will pick a charity to donate 100% of the book sale proceeds to!


———  

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.

Patr(e)on Saint of Muses
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
My undying gratitude and a plethora of goodies including: 


  • Subscription via snail mail of my bimonthly Kraft Paper Muse publication.
  • One half page ad for a charity of your choice.* The charity will be contacted and provided with the specs needed to create and send in an ad. If the organization you chose does not agree to it, you will be asked to choose another.
  • One (1) 4” x 6” print of your choice from work available for retail via snail mail per month.
  • A set of 12 blank A2/invitation-sized note cards for any occasion.
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


*PLEASE NOTE: Please apply for approval BEFORE pledging at this level. I will not approve anything that goes against my beliefs or mission and I reserve the right of refusal for any advertising or corporate representation. Thank you for your understanding.


*Refunds will not be available once ads have been accepted.


———  

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.

Goals
$43 of $100 per month
Thanks to my patrons, the edge is off and there is more time to create with my family. Good things are happening!

1 of 8
My creative life has been such an adventure. I love sharing what I'm making and how I'm making it with other people. Excited at all the possibilities here on Patreon, I'm taking a leap forward and diving in head first to drag you down the rabbit hole with me! ::insert maniacal laughter here::
My overall goal is to foster creativity - mine, my family's, and yours.

So what the heck is this Patreon thing?

Patreon is a way you can subscribe to my creative force to give me the freedom to do more.

Focusing my skills in one direction, I have been randomly publishing a magazine called Kraft Paper Muse. Financial need tends to pull me in other directions away from my joys, though, so some of my goals for 2018 depend on being able to alleviate the constant drive to raise money for personal and household expenses in order to free up time for more creative adventures. Click here to see my biggest goals!

So What Do I Do?

I'm an illustrator, author, and designer specializing in surface pattern, self-publishing, and mentoring others. I create paper goods, fabric, card decks, children's books, a magazine, and books of both fiction and non-fiction. 

I love learning new things or new perspectives on things I already know and am constantly taking workshops, listening to podcasts, reading voraciously, and talking to other creatives. It took me a long time to go from being a frustrated multi-tasker to making my projects multitask for me. My Etsy shop and books are the result. My love of writing and surface pattern design are at the heart of most of what I do. Paper goods (greeting cards, small prints), painting, designing fabric, writing fiction and nonfiction pieces, and publishing a magazine are my current mainstay - all of which overlap.

What Would I Like to Do?

Money cannot buy happiness. Money can, however, buy the freedom to create happiness.

My goal is to put my skills to good use and bring in enough money each month to cover our expenses so that we can do more as a family - write more, draw more, paint more, travel more - and take YOU along on the journey. I want to produce more lovely things to send out into the world as well as hire and mentor other creatives to help.

For the past year I have begun to focus more on Surface Pattern Design, creating just one pattern whose individual elements can be turned into several different products. It makes one design multitask, forcing me to delve deeper into themes and often inspiring other projects in both art and the written word.

You being here helps me, thank you!

Whether you pledge or not, you 

If you would like to do more, please share my Patreon with your friends and family.

If you would like to do a lot more, take a moment and donate. Even a dollar makes you part of my process. Every little bit helps take the pressure off and allows me the ability to take my work to the next level, making bigger and better things that I can share with you! I will be posting freebies for everyone, but the really cool stuff will go to my patrons first.

Thank you again for being here, you make a tremendous difference in my world! xo 



Recent posts by Renmeleon

Tiers
Color Me Happy
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
Snag a coloring page and force me to design more! 


Instant
Snag my Patreon-exclusive "Hello Moon Rabbit" coloring zine from my grateful heart with information about me and all the places you can find my work and get involved.


Monthly

Sometimes a whole page, sometimes two per page so you can color with a friend, sometimes four-per page minis for your a group, or even a coloring zine!


Annually

Help me design my own coloring books! Help me pick which topics or designs should be compiled into a book and you’ll get a copy.


———
After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward. 

The NEW Educated Zinester
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
Learn as you play!

Each month you will get to snag one of my “educational” mini zines - something fun, sometimes useful, sometimes interactive.


Layout and folding instructions will be included with your zine as well as the information you will need to share what you create on my site.


And don't forget, you also get the "Hello Moon Rabbit" Patreon-exclusive welcome zine and coloring pages as well from the previous level!

 

———

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.  

Three Dollar Squirrel
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
Three Dollar Squirrel is a zine by writers for writers on the act, art, and process of writing.

We even have squirrel mascots named Diggory and Grigio! You were warned, silliness will ensue. You can actually follow them at @cheapsquirrel on Instagram.


Instant
Get a digital download of one of our favorite issues - Vol 1 Issue 1 - and see how it's done, plus get some excellent writing advice from writers from a variety of skill levels.

Monthly

  • Grigio, our resident editor, will post a question about some aspect of writing on the 15th of each month.
  • Answer the question based on your experience. There is no right or wrong answer and you aren't obligated to submit one.
  • You get a copy of the zine on the first of the next month.
  • Contributors will have the opportunity to include one URL to their site, blog or a social account in their signature.


Bonus

  • Watch me create Three Dollar Squirrel in a live stream writing session.
  • Access to squirrely swag and random mailings. Again, you were warned.


———

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for participating.

Snail Food
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Snails love mail. Real mail with the yucky tasting envelopes and room for goodies inside. Snails, however, don't like salt.

Instant

My "Snail Mail Day!" poster as a digital download. Rumor has it that it's interactive...

Monthly
Make sure your mailing address is listed so I can include you in my monthly mailout. I design greeting cards, zines, paper toys, postcards, and artistamps amongst a zillion other things so there's no telling what you will get! I'll drop something in the mail to you by the 10th of the month each month you are subscribed at this level.

*No snails were harmed in the making of this tier.

Inch-By-Inch
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Inchies are literally one (1) inch square collage.

Instant
  • Inchie collage print, then another one each month, all delivered digitally.
  • Tutorial PDF you can use to follow along with me for the workshop (monthly reward).


  • Monthly
    Inchie collage workshop. I'll teach you the fastest, most fun way to make inchies, share resources with you and show you all the ways you can use them to add little artistic touches to your life. We will do a new one each month and pick themes if you want.
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


Random Extras

Digital copies of collage prints from my Etsy shop or inchie art pieces.

Annually

Books! As I compile my inchies, I’ll be publishing books. You’ll get a special digital copy as a patron.


*Rewards for this level are more than one time, but less than monthly. They will be sent out as books are produced.

———

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.

All Hands on Deck
$15 or more per month 1 patron
I’m designing card decks! Concentration / Pairs playing card game decks, Oracle Decks, and Writing and Storytelling Prompt decks.

AS PRODUCED
(more than once, less than monthly)
  • A deck of my choice out of the stock on hand if there is one available when you pledge. If not, I'll pull from the next one being made. 
  • Decks will be launched via Kickstarter and, once they’re funded and produced, I’ll snail mail you one.
  • Some card designs lend themselves well to coloring pages, so those will be scanned prior to adding color and sent out as digital color books.
  •  Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


PLEASE NOTE: Coloring books will be sent out with or without each coordinating deck whether the deck gets funded on Kickstarter or not.


**Coloring book and deck rewards for this level are more than one time, but less than monthly.
They will be sent out as decks are produced.**


———  

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for receiving your reward.

"Playlist" Zine Voyeur
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Watch me write a zine for you to your music choices! Seriously. 


Instant
Access to my playlists and recommended music to write to.

Monthly

  • Pick a song ahead of time (non-explicit, max 3 minutes long) from my Spotify, then tune in to watch a live stream of me writing to it. I'll do 6-7 songs per session that you can follow along with. Be present for my train of thought as the writing unfolds during a 30-minute live stream.
  • You’ll see me write, you'll hear my thought process on laying out the zine, some possibly turning into complete stories.
  • Your songs will become a zine called "Playlist" that you will get a digital copy of.
  • The last few minutes will be a live Q&A chat about my process. 
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


Annually

At the end of the year, I'll compile all of them into an honest to goodness book on Amazon. You'll get credit for your contribution and questions. I'll sign and send a copy! Digital or printed depending on postage costs.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to copyright and not wanting to have issues on YouTube, you will not be able to hear the music in my video. I'll have a headset on with the music playing while I write, but I'll announce the song so you can play it and follow along.

*Copies of published works will be rewarded by project publish date, not monthly or annually.

———

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for collecting your reward.  

The Inner Sanctum
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Meet up with me on Zoom for a monthly writing workshop!


  • Once a month, I will run you through creative writing exercises and brainstorming one-on-one to help you finish your projects.
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


———  

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.

Improve Your Voca-bilary
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
One of my favorite old movies is the Katherine Hepburn version of "Little Women". I loved that her Jo was a writer. During one scene, her younger sister used the word "voca-bilary"; years later it still makes me laugh. So this is a play on words if you will...


Instant

Your very own "voca-bilary" zine! I'll send you a little zine you can print out and take with you to record cool words you run across.


Monthly

  • Creative writing exercises! Once a month, I will run you through some creative exercises to help you improve your writing and have fun. 
  • You will contribute one or more of your "found" words to a list that we will all use to write a short story with.
  • Live Zoom Q&A on writing.
  • One (1) 4” x 6” Voca-bilary series print of your choice from work available for retail via snail mail per month.
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers!


Annually

I'll publish our collective stories. You will get a signed copy via snail mail and we will pick a charity to donate 100% of the book sale proceeds to!


———  

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.

Patr(e)on Saint of Muses
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
My undying gratitude and a plethora of goodies including: 


  • Subscription via snail mail of my bimonthly Kraft Paper Muse publication.
  • One half page ad for a charity of your choice.* The charity will be contacted and provided with the specs needed to create and send in an ad. If the organization you chose does not agree to it, you will be asked to choose another.
  • One (1) 4” x 6” print of your choice from work available for retail via snail mail per month.
  • A set of 12 blank A2/invitation-sized note cards for any occasion.
  • Everything from all of the previous tiers! 


*PLEASE NOTE: Please apply for approval BEFORE pledging at this level. I will not approve anything that goes against my beliefs or mission and I reserve the right of refusal for any advertising or corporate representation. Thank you for your understanding.


*Refunds will not be available once ads have been accepted.


———  

After Patreon processes your monthly pledge, I'll email you instructions for downloading your reward.