Corey Marie is creating Recycled Art Journals + comics about Music, Self-Care & Recovery
1

patron

$11
per month

Hi there! I'm Corey Marie!

I’m a nerdy, music-obsessed illustrator, artist + web/print designer from Lansing, Michigan. I also write in a blog sometimes.



I’m a creative overachiever who has made art and making things the focus of my daily life since 1999 when I started self-publishing comics. I’ve dyed my hair blue for nearly as long. I currently work out of my home studio: a small apartment in downtown Lansing that I share with my boyfriend, my son (whom I affectionately refer to as “the Thunder Lizard”) and our two cats.

I am the artist/maker behind PAPERCUTS handmade (est. 2007.) I make one-of-a-kind Recycled Art Journals from rescued vintage books, as well as screen-printed notebooks, mosaic picture frames, recycled magnets and other unique gifts! I am committed to the eco-friendly aspect of my work, and enjoy giving books that would otherwise be destined for the garbage a brand-new life. It's so thrilling to to connect with other creative people and book lovers that I meet at art shows, pop-up markets, zine fairs and comic book conventions.



Not only do I love making Art Journals, but I believe in Art Journaling as a movement, as a rebellion, and especially as an important part of self-care.

I have used Art Journals as a part of my own growth/development as an artist and creative individual, and with my recovery and healing process, after a toxic relationship and divorce. I believe in Art Journaling because I’ve seen it change my own life. I’m passionate about it!




As an artist/maker, one of my biggest challenges is maintaining a consistent income -- "feast or famine" is the freelance way of life... You never know when you'll have opportunities and when you won't. Sometimes you have to work on stuff hoping it will turn into a paid gig later. Learning to find the balance and save enough from the fat times to get you through the lean is a skill that every self-employed artist must develop; My aim is to use Patreon to connect directly with the people who WANT TO HELP fund what I am doing. I am not looking for "hand-outs" or a one time donation to help me pay for something specific... I am not going to give you a sob story about why I deserve to have your donations. That's not really my style and you don't want to read it anyway. I'm looking for people who are willing to make a commitment to throw me a tip -- a couple bucks -- once a month because they like what I do and they want me to keep doing it.

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
1 patron
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
  • FREE DOWNLOAD! Art Journal Basics by Corey Marie (e-Book) a hand-lettered How-To zine with a simple approach to Art Journaling -- great for beginners and seasoned artists. 
  • Access to Patron-Only Posts including exclusive and never-before-seen art, comics, sketchbook pages, behind-the-scenes peeks and more! 
  • My sincere gratitude and appreciation for your support and encouragement! Seriously. Thank you!


Pledge $4 or more per month
0 patrons
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
  • 10% OFF any purchase at PAPERCUTShandmade.com
  • Patron-Exclusive! Monthly Video Update / Q & A with CM
  • Exclusive Access to CM's comic archives, including Life's So Rad and Scene Language (available June 2016)


Pledge $6 or more per month
0 patrons
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
  • Join other Patrons & CM for a monthly Patron-Only Live Chat (Google Hangouts)
  • Download Photoshop Brushes and other Digital Resources

Pledge $12 or more per month
1 patron
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
  • Join me while I draw, paint, cut and paste in MY Art Journal! (via Livestream)
  • 20% OFF any purchase at PAPERCUTShandmade.com

Pledge $15 or more per month
0 of 24 patrons
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
the PAPER PACK PARCEL! (U.S. ONLY)
Each month, you'll receive the Paper Pack of the Month, Journal Cards and other bits and pieces of papercraft joy!! ($10 Retail Value)


Pledge $30 or more per month
0 of 24 patrons
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
the PAPERCRAFT CRATE (U.S. ONLY)
Each month, you'll receive the Paper Pack of the Month, Journal Cards and other bits and pieces of papercraft joy!! ($25 Retail Value)

Goals
$11 of $30 per month
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Hi there! I'm Corey Marie!

I’m a nerdy, music-obsessed illustrator, artist + web/print designer from Lansing, Michigan. I also write in a blog sometimes.



I’m a creative overachiever who has made art and making things the focus of my daily life since 1999 when I started self-publishing comics. I’ve dyed my hair blue for nearly as long. I currently work out of my home studio: a small apartment in downtown Lansing that I share with my boyfriend, my son (whom I affectionately refer to as “the Thunder Lizard”) and our two cats.

I am the artist/maker behind PAPERCUTS handmade (est. 2007.) I make one-of-a-kind Recycled Art Journals from rescued vintage books, as well as screen-printed notebooks, mosaic picture frames, recycled magnets and other unique gifts! I am committed to the eco-friendly aspect of my work, and enjoy giving books that would otherwise be destined for the garbage a brand-new life. It's so thrilling to to connect with other creative people and book lovers that I meet at art shows, pop-up markets, zine fairs and comic book conventions.



Not only do I love making Art Journals, but I believe in Art Journaling as a movement, as a rebellion, and especially as an important part of self-care.

I have used Art Journals as a part of my own growth/development as an artist and creative individual, and with my recovery and healing process, after a toxic relationship and divorce. I believe in Art Journaling because I’ve seen it change my own life. I’m passionate about it!




As an artist/maker, one of my biggest challenges is maintaining a consistent income -- "feast or famine" is the freelance way of life... You never know when you'll have opportunities and when you won't. Sometimes you have to work on stuff hoping it will turn into a paid gig later. Learning to find the balance and save enough from the fat times to get you through the lean is a skill that every self-employed artist must develop; My aim is to use Patreon to connect directly with the people who WANT TO HELP fund what I am doing. I am not looking for "hand-outs" or a one time donation to help me pay for something specific... I am not going to give you a sob story about why I deserve to have your donations. That's not really my style and you don't want to read it anyway. I'm looking for people who are willing to make a commitment to throw me a tip -- a couple bucks -- once a month because they like what I do and they want me to keep doing it.

Recent posts by Corey Marie

Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
1 patron
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
  • FREE DOWNLOAD! Art Journal Basics by Corey Marie (e-Book) a hand-lettered How-To zine with a simple approach to Art Journaling -- great for beginners and seasoned artists. 
  • Access to Patron-Only Posts including exclusive and never-before-seen art, comics, sketchbook pages, behind-the-scenes peeks and more! 
  • My sincere gratitude and appreciation for your support and encouragement! Seriously. Thank you!


Pledge $4 or more per month
0 patrons
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
  • 10% OFF any purchase at PAPERCUTShandmade.com
  • Patron-Exclusive! Monthly Video Update / Q & A with CM
  • Exclusive Access to CM's comic archives, including Life's So Rad and Scene Language (available June 2016)


Pledge $6 or more per month
0 patrons
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
  • Join other Patrons & CM for a monthly Patron-Only Live Chat (Google Hangouts)
  • Download Photoshop Brushes and other Digital Resources

Pledge $12 or more per month
1 patron
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
  • Join me while I draw, paint, cut and paste in MY Art Journal! (via Livestream)
  • 20% OFF any purchase at PAPERCUTShandmade.com

Pledge $15 or more per month
0 of 24 patrons
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
the PAPER PACK PARCEL! (U.S. ONLY)
Each month, you'll receive the Paper Pack of the Month, Journal Cards and other bits and pieces of papercraft joy!! ($10 Retail Value)


Pledge $30 or more per month
0 of 24 patrons
YOU'LL RECEIVE:
...everything listed above, PLUS:
the PAPERCRAFT CRATE (U.S. ONLY)
Each month, you'll receive the Paper Pack of the Month, Journal Cards and other bits and pieces of papercraft joy!! ($25 Retail Value)