Abranda Icle Flaminio is creating Romantic and Spiritual Fantasy Art
1

patron

$2
per month
Hello!

So glad you have found my Patreon page! Now that your here, let me introduce myself. My name is Abranda and you can find more information about me and my work at www.abrandaicle.com.  I am an artist, painter, sculpture, and crafter specializing in the romantic and spiritual fantasy genre.

Or at least I used to be. 

From 2004 to 2009 I realized my dream as an artist and quit my full time job to do nothing but art. While I did have to work part time occasionally to help support myself and my daughter, it was an amazing adventure and one that truly brought me joy despite how tight finances could be. Eventually the economy took a turn for the worse and insurance and rent got harder and harder to afford.  I met my now husband in 2009 and he got me a job that started out as just a temporary position, but quickly evolved into a full time salaried role that I somehow was successful at. I don't work for a soul sucking corporation that I hate, but rather have become successful in a role that I can't just walk away from. One that supports my family's needs and affords the stability that working in the corporate world can. I'm not wealthy by any means, but I'm no longer a starving artist either. I have simply stopped being an artist altogether.  

So why am I on Patreon?

I wake up every day and feel like I am missing something in my life. I have 3 wonderful children that I love with all my heart, a husband who is the light of my life, and a job that I am very good at that has given me an incredibly flexible schedule. But I am missing the part of me that separates me from everyone else. And as I stare at the empty sketch book on my desk, it is driving me insane.

I knew from an early age that being an artist was what would define and distinguish me from everyone else. And while I love my family and would doing anything for them, having given up this part of myself has left a huge void in my identity. With Patreon support I'm hoping to get word out and prove to myself and my family that I can make a living as an artist while still being a mom and wife and not only just get by, but be incredibly successful. 

What is my goal? 

I want to be an artist and make a career out of it! If I can prove that there is enough of a fan base out there to support me quitting my full time job and that I can keep up with the demand while still taking care of my family, then I can get back into the market and be the artist I know I was born to be. My hope is that with your support I will gain more inspiration to create more art consistently and push myself to new skills levels while increasing my fan base and networking community. 

What do I do?

I have previously painted a variety of fairies and angels in watercolor and graphite, specializing in a fairytale fantasy theme while showing my work across the US at Fantasy/Sci Fi conventions and hosting my own website.  I currently manufacture my own prints using a fine art print reproduction technology with archival inks and papers. I am also an adept crafter and have been able to produce custom professional merchandise featuring my work. Over the last year I have explored digital art creation and am working to take my art to a whole new level of story telling while branching out into this new medium, focusing on a more spiritual and romantic style that defines how I feel about my life and my art. Spiritually of all types will likely become the front line of my portfolio with a strong mix of other themes in mythology, including Arthurian Legend, Shakespearian themes, and possibly some Steam Punk just for fun. I also intend to explore some more abstract techniques and even some wildlife work. 

What am I currently working on?

I’m winging it. Too be truthful honest, until this is no longer a ‘I’ll do it when the kids (or hubby) aren’t screaming for my attention” venture, I’m not really in a place to make a plan. So whatever I have the time to work on is what I am working on. 

What do I not want from Patreon?

If you are low on funds, please, do not feel obligated to pledge. My goal is to build a fan base and gain confidence in that support. All of my reward tiers are focused on benefiting both me and my Patrons by encouraging new creations and rewarding continued support. But I will continue to create no matter my Patron contributions. It just might take me longer to release work. If you cannot Pledge but still want to show your support, you can also keep up with me on Instagram @abrandaicle and on Facebook.


Thank you for taking the time to read and for your support! I look forward to taking you with me on my journey!
Tiers
Kindly Sprite
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Get patron-only access to my behind the scenes content and discount codes:
  • Exclusive first looks at Works in Progress. (Comments, critiques, and suggestions welcome and appreciated.) 
  • Discount coupon codes for my other sites including Etsy, Ebay, and AbrandaIcle.com.
  • Access to all Patreon Only content including works in progress, sneak peaks, early purchase offers, raffles, and more. 
  • My heartfelt thanks and gratitude!
  • After 12 Months of Pledges, I will send you 1 signed 8x10 open edition print of your choosing. You must maintain 12 complete months of patronage to qualify for this portion of the reward. ($12 value)
Charitable Pixie
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Original Art
  • Previous Tier Rewards minus 12 Months of Pledges reward. 
  • 12 Months  of Pledges - 5x7 original ink or watercolor sketch. You pick the Theme. - This is not a commission. You name a theme, (example: fresh water mermaid) and I will then create one piece of art with my interpretation of that subject matter and you will then get the completed work of art. I will still retain all printing and copyrights. You must maintain 12 complete months of patronage to qualify for this portion of the reward. ($40Value)
Giving Fairy
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get BiggerArt!
  • All previous Tier Reward minus 12 Months of Pledges Reward. 
  • 12 Months of Pledges Reward - 8x10 original watercolor. You pick the Theme. - This is not a commission. You name a theme, (example: rainbow fairy) and I will then create one piece of art with my interpretation of that subject matter and you will then get the completed work of art. I will still retain all printing and copyrights. You must maintain 12 complete months of patronage to qualify for this portion of the reward. ($75 - $250Value)
Generous Elf
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Prints and Originals. 
  • All previous Tier Rewards including The Giving Fairy 12 month pledge rewards. 
  • 1 signed 5x7 print or Greeting Card of choice each month. ($135 - $310 Value). 
Bountiful Cherubim
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Bigger Prints, Faster Original Art Rewards. 
  • All previous Tier Rewards minus 12 Months of Pledges.
  • Options -You may choose an 8x10 signed open or limited edition instead of a 5x7 signed print or Greeting Card. 
  • 6 Months of Pledges - 1 Original 8 x 10 watercolor painting or 1st edition 16x20 embellished print of a digital painting.  You pick the theme. - This is not a commission. You name a theme, (example: Zodiac Dragon) and I will then create one piece of art with my interpretation of that subject matter and you will then get the completed work of art. I will still retain all printing and copyrights. You must maintain 6 complete months of patronage to qualify for this portion of the reward. ($177 - $352) 
Benevolent Angel
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Monthly Original Art!
  • All previous tier rewards minus 6 and 12 month pledge rewards. 
  • 1 - 5x7 original drawing or watercolor sketch every month. You pick the theme. - This is not a commission. You name a theme, (example: Summer Angel) and I will then create one piece of art with my interpretation of that subject matter and you will then get the completed work of art. I will still retain all printing and copyrights. ($62 Value)
Arch Angel
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
I'll draw something just for you every month. 
  • All previous Tier Rewards.
  • Options - Upgrade your drawing, watercolor painting, or digital 1st edition embellished print to 16x20. You pick the subject and name the piece. ($267 - $? Value)


Goals
1 of 10 patrons
When I reach 10 Patrons, I will be so excited! I will send every patron a 5x7 signed print of their choosing. 
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Hello!

So glad you have found my Patreon page! Now that your here, let me introduce myself. My name is Abranda and you can find more information about me and my work at www.abrandaicle.com.  I am an artist, painter, sculpture, and crafter specializing in the romantic and spiritual fantasy genre.

Or at least I used to be. 

From 2004 to 2009 I realized my dream as an artist and quit my full time job to do nothing but art. While I did have to work part time occasionally to help support myself and my daughter, it was an amazing adventure and one that truly brought me joy despite how tight finances could be. Eventually the economy took a turn for the worse and insurance and rent got harder and harder to afford.  I met my now husband in 2009 and he got me a job that started out as just a temporary position, but quickly evolved into a full time salaried role that I somehow was successful at. I don't work for a soul sucking corporation that I hate, but rather have become successful in a role that I can't just walk away from. One that supports my family's needs and affords the stability that working in the corporate world can. I'm not wealthy by any means, but I'm no longer a starving artist either. I have simply stopped being an artist altogether.  

So why am I on Patreon?

I wake up every day and feel like I am missing something in my life. I have 3 wonderful children that I love with all my heart, a husband who is the light of my life, and a job that I am very good at that has given me an incredibly flexible schedule. But I am missing the part of me that separates me from everyone else. And as I stare at the empty sketch book on my desk, it is driving me insane.

I knew from an early age that being an artist was what would define and distinguish me from everyone else. And while I love my family and would doing anything for them, having given up this part of myself has left a huge void in my identity. With Patreon support I'm hoping to get word out and prove to myself and my family that I can make a living as an artist while still being a mom and wife and not only just get by, but be incredibly successful. 

What is my goal? 

I want to be an artist and make a career out of it! If I can prove that there is enough of a fan base out there to support me quitting my full time job and that I can keep up with the demand while still taking care of my family, then I can get back into the market and be the artist I know I was born to be. My hope is that with your support I will gain more inspiration to create more art consistently and push myself to new skills levels while increasing my fan base and networking community. 

What do I do?

I have previously painted a variety of fairies and angels in watercolor and graphite, specializing in a fairytale fantasy theme while showing my work across the US at Fantasy/Sci Fi conventions and hosting my own website.  I currently manufacture my own prints using a fine art print reproduction technology with archival inks and papers. I am also an adept crafter and have been able to produce custom professional merchandise featuring my work. Over the last year I have explored digital art creation and am working to take my art to a whole new level of story telling while branching out into this new medium, focusing on a more spiritual and romantic style that defines how I feel about my life and my art. Spiritually of all types will likely become the front line of my portfolio with a strong mix of other themes in mythology, including Arthurian Legend, Shakespearian themes, and possibly some Steam Punk just for fun. I also intend to explore some more abstract techniques and even some wildlife work. 

What am I currently working on?

I’m winging it. Too be truthful honest, until this is no longer a ‘I’ll do it when the kids (or hubby) aren’t screaming for my attention” venture, I’m not really in a place to make a plan. So whatever I have the time to work on is what I am working on. 

What do I not want from Patreon?

If you are low on funds, please, do not feel obligated to pledge. My goal is to build a fan base and gain confidence in that support. All of my reward tiers are focused on benefiting both me and my Patrons by encouraging new creations and rewarding continued support. But I will continue to create no matter my Patron contributions. It just might take me longer to release work. If you cannot Pledge but still want to show your support, you can also keep up with me on Instagram @abrandaicle and on Facebook.


Thank you for taking the time to read and for your support! I look forward to taking you with me on my journey!

Recent posts by Abranda Icle Flaminio

Tiers
Kindly Sprite
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Get patron-only access to my behind the scenes content and discount codes:
  • Exclusive first looks at Works in Progress. (Comments, critiques, and suggestions welcome and appreciated.) 
  • Discount coupon codes for my other sites including Etsy, Ebay, and AbrandaIcle.com.
  • Access to all Patreon Only content including works in progress, sneak peaks, early purchase offers, raffles, and more. 
  • My heartfelt thanks and gratitude!
  • After 12 Months of Pledges, I will send you 1 signed 8x10 open edition print of your choosing. You must maintain 12 complete months of patronage to qualify for this portion of the reward. ($12 value)
Charitable Pixie
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Original Art
  • Previous Tier Rewards minus 12 Months of Pledges reward. 
  • 12 Months  of Pledges - 5x7 original ink or watercolor sketch. You pick the Theme. - This is not a commission. You name a theme, (example: fresh water mermaid) and I will then create one piece of art with my interpretation of that subject matter and you will then get the completed work of art. I will still retain all printing and copyrights. You must maintain 12 complete months of patronage to qualify for this portion of the reward. ($40Value)
Giving Fairy
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get BiggerArt!
  • All previous Tier Reward minus 12 Months of Pledges Reward. 
  • 12 Months of Pledges Reward - 8x10 original watercolor. You pick the Theme. - This is not a commission. You name a theme, (example: rainbow fairy) and I will then create one piece of art with my interpretation of that subject matter and you will then get the completed work of art. I will still retain all printing and copyrights. You must maintain 12 complete months of patronage to qualify for this portion of the reward. ($75 - $250Value)
Generous Elf
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Prints and Originals. 
  • All previous Tier Rewards including The Giving Fairy 12 month pledge rewards. 
  • 1 signed 5x7 print or Greeting Card of choice each month. ($135 - $310 Value). 
Bountiful Cherubim
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Bigger Prints, Faster Original Art Rewards. 
  • All previous Tier Rewards minus 12 Months of Pledges.
  • Options -You may choose an 8x10 signed open or limited edition instead of a 5x7 signed print or Greeting Card. 
  • 6 Months of Pledges - 1 Original 8 x 10 watercolor painting or 1st edition 16x20 embellished print of a digital painting.  You pick the theme. - This is not a commission. You name a theme, (example: Zodiac Dragon) and I will then create one piece of art with my interpretation of that subject matter and you will then get the completed work of art. I will still retain all printing and copyrights. You must maintain 6 complete months of patronage to qualify for this portion of the reward. ($177 - $352) 
Benevolent Angel
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Monthly Original Art!
  • All previous tier rewards minus 6 and 12 month pledge rewards. 
  • 1 - 5x7 original drawing or watercolor sketch every month. You pick the theme. - This is not a commission. You name a theme, (example: Summer Angel) and I will then create one piece of art with my interpretation of that subject matter and you will then get the completed work of art. I will still retain all printing and copyrights. ($62 Value)
Arch Angel
$200 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
I'll draw something just for you every month. 
  • All previous Tier Rewards.
  • Options - Upgrade your drawing, watercolor painting, or digital 1st edition embellished print to 16x20. You pick the subject and name the piece. ($267 - $? Value)