Christine Lee Smith is creating art
3

patrons

$58
per month
"I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life," -Elise de Wolfe


Well, hello there! Thanks for coming over to say hello. My name is Christine. I'm an artist making art primarily with photography exploring narratives of identity and embodiment. My goal with this Patreon page is to create even more art ... with you. 

As you're able, would you partner with me in this adventure? You'll be supporting me to make work that tells powerful stories about what it means to become today, and to facilitate safe and sacred conversations about learning to become more fully ourselves.

What's Patreon?
Patreon is a platform that helps artists generate sustainable income so we can keep creating. Making art takes time. To keep generating new work is an often unpaid job. To help keep artists from burning out, Patreon created a place for us to share our work and our needs with the people (like you!) who want to make sure we keep up the making! (This is all based on the classical idea of arts patronage).

What do you want to make?
OH MY GOSH! I have so many ideas. Right now I'm in a generative place of new concepts and series' it's hard to keep up with. First off, I'd like to continue my Rose Portrait series. It's a powerful look at female identity in contemporary culture. I'm also beginning to pursue making a series of photographs from women's rodeo events. It's an intense look at the prelude and aftermath for the women performing in a traditionally thought of man's sport. In addition, I'd like to begin work on a series of images around female skate boarders, exploring the interpersonal connections around this very close knit community.

What makes this so important?
Well, I'm glad you asked! Art is a powerfully transformative medium. It's life changing not only for me, the maker, but you the viewer. It brings us together, undoes us, and lays us bare. It asks us questions, and gives space to consider complicated answers. It helps us hold on to hope in the midst of the realities around us. This posture is ripe for healing the hidden places of pain or unmet longing that reside in all of us. It's potent stuff! And your support would mean the world to me!

What would my patronage support?
Your donations each month would go towards helping me make and produce the work. This includes travel costs, equipment repairs, printing the work, framing the work, sharing the work. It would also cover some of the time needed away from my day job to go make the work. You can also check out the "goals" section to see what else I'm dreaming of doing with your help.

What's up with the shoes?
Converse have been a big part of my journey as an artist. I started wearing them in the 5th grade, and scarcely went a year without a pair in my closet. They traveled the terrain of figuring out who I am and walking into the realm of living into who I am created to become. I've recently been enjoying the feel of Vans Old Skool on my feet. So, with that personal connection to my own becoming, I've incorporated the spirit of these shoes to help illustrate the tiers of support you can subscribe to. 

So here's the deal: I need your help ... to continue creating meaningful art work I need support from people like you who believe in the power of art. You get to decide how much you're comfortable contributing each month, from $1 to $1,000. Every dollar helps!

If you can't contribute financially, you can spread the word! The more the merrier. Patreon works best when a larger number of people give a little support, every month.
Will you be my patron? Click "Become a Patron" to join me!
Tiers
First Converse
$3 or more per month 1 patron
  • My undying love and appreciation!
  • Access to the Patron Only Activity Feed
  • Your name in lights! (A shoutout on Facebook!)
Favorite Converse
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • All of the above!
  • Access to premium content on the Patreon Only Feed (including behind the scenes content, in progress previews, and more!) 
Fancy Converse
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • All of the above!
  • Super cute photos of my adorable dog.
Next Conver ... I mean Vans
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • All of the above!
  • Feedback on your artwork! Email me your work and I'll reply with my questions, thoughts, suggestions, and responses (up to once per month).


Dream Converse
$125 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
  • All of the above!
  • Let's chat! We'll live group chat with other patrons at this level for up to an hour per month to talk through your ideas, questions, existential blocks ... if it relates to art, faith, or you becoming your truest self it's welcome!


Goals
$58 of $500 per month
When I reach $500/mo in patron pledges I will get to take my film camera in for a long overdue tune up. It needs a new viewfinder switch, and a few other tweaks. Also, my digital camera will get to go in for a checkup, and my 24-70mm (main lens) will get a repair on its auto-focus. These are the tools I use everyday to do my artwork.
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"I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life," -Elise de Wolfe


Well, hello there! Thanks for coming over to say hello. My name is Christine. I'm an artist making art primarily with photography exploring narratives of identity and embodiment. My goal with this Patreon page is to create even more art ... with you. 

As you're able, would you partner with me in this adventure? You'll be supporting me to make work that tells powerful stories about what it means to become today, and to facilitate safe and sacred conversations about learning to become more fully ourselves.

What's Patreon?
Patreon is a platform that helps artists generate sustainable income so we can keep creating. Making art takes time. To keep generating new work is an often unpaid job. To help keep artists from burning out, Patreon created a place for us to share our work and our needs with the people (like you!) who want to make sure we keep up the making! (This is all based on the classical idea of arts patronage).

What do you want to make?
OH MY GOSH! I have so many ideas. Right now I'm in a generative place of new concepts and series' it's hard to keep up with. First off, I'd like to continue my Rose Portrait series. It's a powerful look at female identity in contemporary culture. I'm also beginning to pursue making a series of photographs from women's rodeo events. It's an intense look at the prelude and aftermath for the women performing in a traditionally thought of man's sport. In addition, I'd like to begin work on a series of images around female skate boarders, exploring the interpersonal connections around this very close knit community.

What makes this so important?
Well, I'm glad you asked! Art is a powerfully transformative medium. It's life changing not only for me, the maker, but you the viewer. It brings us together, undoes us, and lays us bare. It asks us questions, and gives space to consider complicated answers. It helps us hold on to hope in the midst of the realities around us. This posture is ripe for healing the hidden places of pain or unmet longing that reside in all of us. It's potent stuff! And your support would mean the world to me!

What would my patronage support?
Your donations each month would go towards helping me make and produce the work. This includes travel costs, equipment repairs, printing the work, framing the work, sharing the work. It would also cover some of the time needed away from my day job to go make the work. You can also check out the "goals" section to see what else I'm dreaming of doing with your help.

What's up with the shoes?
Converse have been a big part of my journey as an artist. I started wearing them in the 5th grade, and scarcely went a year without a pair in my closet. They traveled the terrain of figuring out who I am and walking into the realm of living into who I am created to become. I've recently been enjoying the feel of Vans Old Skool on my feet. So, with that personal connection to my own becoming, I've incorporated the spirit of these shoes to help illustrate the tiers of support you can subscribe to. 

So here's the deal: I need your help ... to continue creating meaningful art work I need support from people like you who believe in the power of art. You get to decide how much you're comfortable contributing each month, from $1 to $1,000. Every dollar helps!

If you can't contribute financially, you can spread the word! The more the merrier. Patreon works best when a larger number of people give a little support, every month.
Will you be my patron? Click "Become a Patron" to join me!

Recent posts by Christine Lee Smith

Tiers
First Converse
$3 or more per month 1 patron
  • My undying love and appreciation!
  • Access to the Patron Only Activity Feed
  • Your name in lights! (A shoutout on Facebook!)
Favorite Converse
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • All of the above!
  • Access to premium content on the Patreon Only Feed (including behind the scenes content, in progress previews, and more!) 
Fancy Converse
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • All of the above!
  • Super cute photos of my adorable dog.
Next Conver ... I mean Vans
$50 or more per month 1 patron
  • All of the above!
  • Feedback on your artwork! Email me your work and I'll reply with my questions, thoughts, suggestions, and responses (up to once per month).


Dream Converse
$125 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
  • All of the above!
  • Let's chat! We'll live group chat with other patrons at this level for up to an hour per month to talk through your ideas, questions, existential blocks ... if it relates to art, faith, or you becoming your truest self it's welcome!