Ellen Million is creating Fantasy and sci fi stories, artwork (coloring pages) and more!
17

patrons

$56
per month
I'm pretty much an unstoppable creative force.  Even as full-time mother of a two-year-old, I manage to blog nearly daily with fun stories about being a mom in Alaska, building my own house, camping and creating. In any given month, I might share a few short stories and poems, sketches, and a finished piece of artwork - whether a simple character study, a complex coloring book page, or a big painting. I write non-fiction for other artists and writers, I manage fun projects like Torn World (a shared science fantasy world), Sketch Fest (a monthly creative jam for visual artists), and Portrait Adoption (an artwork service for people seeking character portraits). I share photographs most days - usually of my (incredibly adorable) daughter, but also of the beautiful places where I live and travel to.  


As a patron of my work, you're helping me spend more time on these things.  Funds will allow me to hire a babysitter for dedicated (non-child-distracted) time.  You're giving me gas money to take trips up into the mountains for photographs, and art supplies to keep creating.  Given the choice between (uncreative) paid freelance projects and things I want to create - I'll be able to pick the latter, without feeling like I'm taking away from my household input. 

It's hard to express how deeply I appreciate that kind of patronage.  

Most of what I do, I release freely - blog posts, fiction, non-fiction. As a patron, you're assuring that more of that gets made... and you'll get a few extra perks!    

I'll also deliver every patron ($1+) something patron-only every calendar month - a poem or story that is otherwise restricted to supporters, a sketch that no one else gets to see, a desktop or wallpaper, a digital stamp to print and color or make cards out of, a walk-through of a piece of artwork, a highly-detailed coloring page, the opportunity to request a piece of artwork - or something else entirely! You can ogle at a complete list of previous perks here

Several of the reward tiers also include a discount on all physical publications and original artwork. Shipping is additional, and not subject to the discount. Please contact me to redeem this discount.  

In March and September, I will send patrons at $5 a month or more special surprise packages! These packages could have anything - ACEO prints, loose coloring pages, full coloring books, original artwork, cards, bookmarks, magnets, art supplies, stickers... your package will include random gifts and selected goodies. International supporters will receive one package with twice the goodies in September, in order to accommodate the difference in shipping cost. 

It's a fun way to get a wonderful surprise in your mailbox periodically! 

I'll also give everyone who follows a monthly round-up of everything else I've been doing, with links to my public work and notable blog entries.

There are lots of other ways to support my work - even if you don't feel compelled to be a patron, feel free to use the follow button (in the upper right above the title graphic next to the social media buttons) to add my public activity to your feed and keep tabs on what I'm doing!
Tiers
A Random Digital Thank You
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
You are eligible for digital patron goodies! Every month you'll receive something digitally - a coloring page, a digital stamp, a wallpaper, a story or poem, a reserved photograph, sneak previews... something awesome and creative and artistic to thank you for letting me be awesome and creative and artistic.
Coloring Addict
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive a coloring design from my archives each month, in addition to all the previous rewards. 
A Random Physical Thank You
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
At this level, you will receive all previous levels, plus a 10% discount on any publication or original artwork purchase (not including shipping - please contact me to redeem this). Every six months at this level, in March and in September, you will receive a surprise in your mailbox! It might be a postcard, a print, a coloring book, a bookmark, an original sketch... a selection of items, or something else entirely! (International patrons at this level will receive their items only in September, in order to accommodate the difference in shipping costs.) 
Dirty Deeds
$10 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to the previous rewards, at this level of support, you'll get electronic copies of EVERYTHING I write and publish. I moonlight as a spicy romance writer, so you're likely to get several short paranormal romance novels each year (in advance of publication!), as well as all my short stories reserved for Torn World supporters (sometimes spicy, sometimes not!), and a sprinkling of other short stories ranging from science fiction to epic fantasy. These are sent to you as they are published (or when I receive appropriate rights), not monthly, so this reward is irregular but relatively steady. Any trigger warnings will be clearly spelled out with a link to download a PDF and epub copy of the story. Links will only remain up for one month. 
A Portrait For You
$20 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
In addition to the previous rewards, you'll get a character portrait (or sexy pin-up sketch) in pencil or ink every year and receive the original in the mail.  
A Custom Coloring Page
$30 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you'll also receive a highly-detailed custom coloring page, drawn and inked especially for you, once per year.  You'll receive the original, too! (I reserve all copyright)
Goals
$56 of $175 per month
I have a lot of sketchbooks, all stuffed with artwork, but I'd like to organize them better - and many of them have artwork that I've never shared! At this goal, I will scan one each month (not the whole thing, but definitely a dozen or so key pieces), update my webpage with some of the major missing pieces, and start a spreadsheet to keep tabs one which piece of artwork is where. When we get to this goal, I will also give every patron paying $5+/month an ACEO print of any page of their choice from that month's sketchbook.
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I'm pretty much an unstoppable creative force.  Even as full-time mother of a two-year-old, I manage to blog nearly daily with fun stories about being a mom in Alaska, building my own house, camping and creating. In any given month, I might share a few short stories and poems, sketches, and a finished piece of artwork - whether a simple character study, a complex coloring book page, or a big painting. I write non-fiction for other artists and writers, I manage fun projects like Torn World (a shared science fantasy world), Sketch Fest (a monthly creative jam for visual artists), and Portrait Adoption (an artwork service for people seeking character portraits). I share photographs most days - usually of my (incredibly adorable) daughter, but also of the beautiful places where I live and travel to.  


As a patron of my work, you're helping me spend more time on these things.  Funds will allow me to hire a babysitter for dedicated (non-child-distracted) time.  You're giving me gas money to take trips up into the mountains for photographs, and art supplies to keep creating.  Given the choice between (uncreative) paid freelance projects and things I want to create - I'll be able to pick the latter, without feeling like I'm taking away from my household input. 

It's hard to express how deeply I appreciate that kind of patronage.  

Most of what I do, I release freely - blog posts, fiction, non-fiction. As a patron, you're assuring that more of that gets made... and you'll get a few extra perks!    

I'll also deliver every patron ($1+) something patron-only every calendar month - a poem or story that is otherwise restricted to supporters, a sketch that no one else gets to see, a desktop or wallpaper, a digital stamp to print and color or make cards out of, a walk-through of a piece of artwork, a highly-detailed coloring page, the opportunity to request a piece of artwork - or something else entirely! You can ogle at a complete list of previous perks here

Several of the reward tiers also include a discount on all physical publications and original artwork. Shipping is additional, and not subject to the discount. Please contact me to redeem this discount.  

In March and September, I will send patrons at $5 a month or more special surprise packages! These packages could have anything - ACEO prints, loose coloring pages, full coloring books, original artwork, cards, bookmarks, magnets, art supplies, stickers... your package will include random gifts and selected goodies. International supporters will receive one package with twice the goodies in September, in order to accommodate the difference in shipping cost. 

It's a fun way to get a wonderful surprise in your mailbox periodically! 

I'll also give everyone who follows a monthly round-up of everything else I've been doing, with links to my public work and notable blog entries.

There are lots of other ways to support my work - even if you don't feel compelled to be a patron, feel free to use the follow button (in the upper right above the title graphic next to the social media buttons) to add my public activity to your feed and keep tabs on what I'm doing!

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Tiers
A Random Digital Thank You
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
You are eligible for digital patron goodies! Every month you'll receive something digitally - a coloring page, a digital stamp, a wallpaper, a story or poem, a reserved photograph, sneak previews... something awesome and creative and artistic to thank you for letting me be awesome and creative and artistic.
Coloring Addict
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll receive a coloring design from my archives each month, in addition to all the previous rewards. 
A Random Physical Thank You
$5 or more per month 5 patrons
At this level, you will receive all previous levels, plus a 10% discount on any publication or original artwork purchase (not including shipping - please contact me to redeem this). Every six months at this level, in March and in September, you will receive a surprise in your mailbox! It might be a postcard, a print, a coloring book, a bookmark, an original sketch... a selection of items, or something else entirely! (International patrons at this level will receive their items only in September, in order to accommodate the difference in shipping costs.) 
Dirty Deeds
$10 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to the previous rewards, at this level of support, you'll get electronic copies of EVERYTHING I write and publish. I moonlight as a spicy romance writer, so you're likely to get several short paranormal romance novels each year (in advance of publication!), as well as all my short stories reserved for Torn World supporters (sometimes spicy, sometimes not!), and a sprinkling of other short stories ranging from science fiction to epic fantasy. These are sent to you as they are published (or when I receive appropriate rights), not monthly, so this reward is irregular but relatively steady. Any trigger warnings will be clearly spelled out with a link to download a PDF and epub copy of the story. Links will only remain up for one month. 
A Portrait For You
$20 or more per month 1 of 3 patrons
In addition to the previous rewards, you'll get a character portrait (or sexy pin-up sketch) in pencil or ink every year and receive the original in the mail.  
A Custom Coloring Page
$30 or more per month 0 of 2 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you'll also receive a highly-detailed custom coloring page, drawn and inked especially for you, once per year.  You'll receive the original, too! (I reserve all copyright)