Elise Matthesen (also known as Lioness)

is creating art jewelry, writing prompts, and benevolent acts of the muse.

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Shared Writing Prompts from the Lioness

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Writing prompts! Each month, I will post a dozen titles or phrases. A few might be titles from shinies made many years ago; most will be newly made up wisps of thought that probably won't ever be used as titles of shinies. Everybody who donates a dollar or more will have access to this monthly bundle of prompts. Do whatever you like with them, write stories or make other art or just enjoy the thoughts they may spark in your mind. May inspiration bring you joy!

Hey, That Thing You Do? Do More, Please!

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Encouragement! This basically says "I like what you do and I think you should do more of it!" I promise to take these contributions and spend them on stuff that encourages me and makes my art better. Some months that might be a trip to a local museum; other months it might be supporting one or more benevolent conspiracies and encouraging other artists. 

You'll also get access to the shared writing prompts each month.

Prompts from the Lioness Just for You!

Limited (14 remaining)
per month
Personal Writing Prompts! Each month, I will send you a dozen titles or phrases made up especially for you. If you want to specify a genre or theme, I can work with that. If you want to be surprised, I can definitely work with that. Note: if you want to get this reward and then share it with whoever you like, that's fine by me. Heck, if a writing group wants to sign up at this level, I think that would be a great use of the prompts. You'll also have access to the shared writing prompts from the $1 level. Yay!



About Elise Matthesen (also known as Lioness)

Hi! I'm Elise. I make art jewelry: shiny wearable sculpture with names that sometimes makes people want to write things or create other art. Sometimes people want a name or two without the jewelry attached. This Patreon is a way to put a dollar (or nine dollars) in and get a set of shared prompts (the $1 option) or personal prompts (the $9 route).

I was nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2009 "for setting out to inspire and for serving as inspiration for works of poetry, fantasy, and SF over the last decade through her jewelry-making and her 'artist's challenges'". I won a Best Fan Artist Hugo Award in 2020. What I love even more, though, is the stuff people do with the prompts and titles. Big thanks to everyone who has played with the inspiration, made art, encouraged others, and made all of this possible. You are the bestest!

 Watch this space for upcoming changes due to health and pandemic logistics. Beads of the Month is on hiatus; please do not sign up for it at this time. Once the wholesale bead and gem shows come back, I hope to reactivate it.

If you're looking for other Lioness-related fun, you can also find me in other places, including on Etsy and Twitter. I'm LionessElise there too.

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When I hit $200 (could that really even happen? wow!) I will ask someone who's written something inspired or sparked by one of my pieces to talk a little about that process. It might be someone who's done haiku for earrings at the Haiku Earring Party, or it might be someone who's written something longer. 
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