Elisabete Fernandes

is creating watercolour paintings and more!
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New Moon
$1
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I will tweet and make an instagram story to thank you for your support.

Crescent Moon
$5
per month

> Same benefits as New Moon.

> Early access to my new content.

> Q&A. I'll answer questions you might have about me or my work.

First Quarter
$13
per month

> Same benefits as previous tiers.

> 5 min. video showing me working (new one every month).

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About Elisabete Fernandes

I decided to create a Patreon because I need to make money to survive through my art.
I'm going to tell you a bit about me so you know what brought me to this point in my life.
I started to study arts in 2010 when I was 19 years old. I finally embraced my talent and was happier than ever before. I was finally good at something. I finally had value and something to give.
I worked hard and graduated with great grades. I was young and hopeful. Full of life.
I knew I had to get a random job to save money to invest in my art work. I got a job as Cake Designer and was great at it. I don't know if you know this but working in a bakery is hard work, and I was giving my best working extra hours, etc. I worked there for 2 and half years, while also working on building my art career, until something happened. Because of the hard work and my genetics, I became really sick. I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on both hands and it was on an advanced stage, and two Herniated Cervical Disks that were also on a stage that needed surgery. I was in so much pain and had to deal with the struggles of the portuguese health care system. I could barely exist.
Right now I already had surgery to deal with the Herniated Cervical Disks. They removed them and inserted prosthesis. Still hurts though. 
I take a lot of pills (etc.) for my chronic pain. They're expensive but I can't function without them. I'm still in pain even taking the pills and I can't have a "normal" job because of it. I can't cook, clean, etc. I had to stop making comics... But what I can do is paint. Keep making art. Unfortunately I'm not making any money out of it and I'm depending on my parents who also have to deal with their own sickness.

I'm a full-time freelance artist.
I also work as part of the organization of the Lisbon's Feminist Festival and I founded the first support group in Lisbon for people with invisible diseases, called “Not Invisibles”.

I want to build a community around my work. I think patreon would make me closer to the few people who support me and maybe find new supporters. 

I am a creature of the night. Witch. Nerd. Queer. Feminist. Activist.

Come say hi! :)
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$0 of $100 per month
This would help me cover my medical bills and art supplies. Such a great help already.
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