The Long Version: My name is Angie Marie and I'm primarily known for being naked on the internet. When I'm not running around naked, I take pictures of awesome people and make short films about communities obsessed with roosters, among other things.
This Patreon is the result of a two-and-a-half year journey of self-discovery propelled forward by my art modeling. I fell into art modeling following a nervous breakdown and a suicide attempt (read more about that here). At first, the modeling was a distraction from my sadness that quickly evolved into the only thing in my deteriorating life that brought me joy. As I delved deeper into the art modeling world – meeting creative people, making art, and living for myself – I stopped regretting that I was alive. I was waking up excited after a lifetime of waking up every morning disappointed I hadn’t died in my sleep. Silly as my creative endeavors may have seemed to some, they made me want to live for the first time in my life.
This is why maintaining a creative life has become so essential to me, it keeps me alive. However, it’s not particularly great at paying my bills.
Yes, photoshoots occasionally result in payment, but not enough to maintain the basic necessities. I work two jobs and do some freelance writing in addition to modeling. This can be quite exhausting and significantly limits how much time I can devote to art.
Ideally, I’d like to be able to devote more time and energy to my photography, writing, and filmmaking. I know a lot of people have an ideal life that they rather live than their realistic one and it seems a bit presumptuous of me that I, out of all people, should get to live my ideal on another’s dime. Yet, that is not the goal of this Patreon.
The goal of this Patreon is to make my passion self-sufficient. I do not see your contribution as charity, but an exchange of goods; you give me money, I give you some art/porn/crafts. Inevitably, as time goes on, I hope to use your support to improve my skills and find my place in the creative world. At that point, I look forward to ending this Patreon with the announcement I’ve found myself stably within a career that fulfills me both emotionally and financially.
I thank you for considering contributing to my creative undertakings. I hope you enjoy participating in them as much as I enjoy creating them!