Dana is creating Art
12

patrons

$94
per creation
Hello,
   My name is Dana, I'm the artist and owner behind DangerPri.me. I'm also an out-loud and proud queer trans woman who recently quit her job to chase her dreams of making art full-time. I had this zany idea for a Patreon campaign and I'd like you to read on and give it a chance.

My Patreon is my chance to get my work out to the hands of admirers and make a modest living.

*******BIG UPDATE!*******
This Patreon is on indefinite hold while I focus on the #Artsplosion and other public works.  Please visit
defrank.dangepri.me for more information on #Artsplosion

Why I am asking for money
   As an artist I am always looking for ways to make my art my life. My old job did not leave me with the time or energy necessary to follow my passion, so I made the necessary decision to find my dreams elsewhere.
   Living in the Bay Area like I do is not cheap, and I would really like to give my art a chance before I pursue part-time work on the side, so I would like this Patreon to cover my basic medical insurance and rent. I live in a stable environment with my girlfriend, but I need to do my duty and contribute to the family.

What kind of prints I do
   The print you will receive will be made using the cyanotype process. Cyanotype is a process developed in 1842 by John Herschel and used for decades thereafter. In fact, blueprints are blue because they were originally done as cyanotype prints! The chemicals involved are much safer and require less special handling than other printmaking techniques, so this is a perfect process to do while I'm working from home.
   The process creates a beautiful, stunning Prussian blue, but can also be toned in a variety of techniques to create luscious browns, purples, and blacks. My favorite thing to do is make prints of pressed flowers, but I've also accumulated a collection of objects with gorgeous silhouettes, and I have the ability to print photographs as negatives and make photographic reproductions.
  There is no limit to the creativity of cyanotype!


An example from January's post cards ($5 a month pledge level)

What your pledge gets you
   Your monthly pledge will get you 1 brand-new original print per month. Think of them like little treats you will receive every month as a thank you for your interest in my work. How much you pledge determines the size of print you will receive. Smaller donations will get you a postcard size print, and larger donations will scale up to 11x14 inches in size. Larger prints will be sent in a rigid mailer with enough time to get to your home by the end of the month. (larger prints are on hiatus, see August update)

Postcards will be sent only after payment is processed.  I have heard instances of fraud in these sorts of campaigns so I need to protect myself from dishonesty.

A large print (Pressed flowers)

If you don't want to support me monthly but you are still interested in purchasing my art I have an assortment of original art pieces for sale on Society6.com/DangerPrime
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
0 patrons
A dollar a month tells me you believe in me and you are doing what you can to help me succeed. Unfortunately I can't offer original art shipped free at $1 a month, but maybe in the future I will!  Every little bit helps though, and I really value your patronage!
Pledge $5 or more per creation
8 patrons
EARLY BACKER BONUS!  For an unspecified time you will receive a bonus postcard!  That's 2 postcard-sized prints in your mailbox every month! A postcard-size print, hand made and delivered to your mailbox every month.
Goals
$94 of $300 per creation
With more money comes more ability to make prints bigger and better.  The sad fact about art, especially printmaking, is that it takes time and money to do well.  With each funding milestone I can devote more time, energy, and materials to making better and better prints.  This may mean multi-layer prints, hand-painted details, you name it!
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Hello,
   My name is Dana, I'm the artist and owner behind DangerPri.me. I'm also an out-loud and proud queer trans woman who recently quit her job to chase her dreams of making art full-time. I had this zany idea for a Patreon campaign and I'd like you to read on and give it a chance.

My Patreon is my chance to get my work out to the hands of admirers and make a modest living.

*******BIG UPDATE!*******
This Patreon is on indefinite hold while I focus on the #Artsplosion and other public works.  Please visit
defrank.dangepri.me for more information on #Artsplosion

Why I am asking for money
   As an artist I am always looking for ways to make my art my life. My old job did not leave me with the time or energy necessary to follow my passion, so I made the necessary decision to find my dreams elsewhere.
   Living in the Bay Area like I do is not cheap, and I would really like to give my art a chance before I pursue part-time work on the side, so I would like this Patreon to cover my basic medical insurance and rent. I live in a stable environment with my girlfriend, but I need to do my duty and contribute to the family.

What kind of prints I do
   The print you will receive will be made using the cyanotype process. Cyanotype is a process developed in 1842 by John Herschel and used for decades thereafter. In fact, blueprints are blue because they were originally done as cyanotype prints! The chemicals involved are much safer and require less special handling than other printmaking techniques, so this is a perfect process to do while I'm working from home.
   The process creates a beautiful, stunning Prussian blue, but can also be toned in a variety of techniques to create luscious browns, purples, and blacks. My favorite thing to do is make prints of pressed flowers, but I've also accumulated a collection of objects with gorgeous silhouettes, and I have the ability to print photographs as negatives and make photographic reproductions.
  There is no limit to the creativity of cyanotype!


An example from January's post cards ($5 a month pledge level)

What your pledge gets you
   Your monthly pledge will get you 1 brand-new original print per month. Think of them like little treats you will receive every month as a thank you for your interest in my work. How much you pledge determines the size of print you will receive. Smaller donations will get you a postcard size print, and larger donations will scale up to 11x14 inches in size. Larger prints will be sent in a rigid mailer with enough time to get to your home by the end of the month. (larger prints are on hiatus, see August update)

Postcards will be sent only after payment is processed.  I have heard instances of fraud in these sorts of campaigns so I need to protect myself from dishonesty.

A large print (Pressed flowers)

If you don't want to support me monthly but you are still interested in purchasing my art I have an assortment of original art pieces for sale on Society6.com/DangerPrime

Recent posts by Dana

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per creation
0 patrons
A dollar a month tells me you believe in me and you are doing what you can to help me succeed. Unfortunately I can't offer original art shipped free at $1 a month, but maybe in the future I will!  Every little bit helps though, and I really value your patronage!
Pledge $5 or more per creation
8 patrons
EARLY BACKER BONUS!  For an unspecified time you will receive a bonus postcard!  That's 2 postcard-sized prints in your mailbox every month! A postcard-size print, hand made and delivered to your mailbox every month.