Emerald Barkley is creating a language from old bones and flowers
3
patrons
$8
per month
Hi! My name is Emerald Barkley and I am a watercolor artist working in California. I paint as much as I can around my full time job, which can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Thanks for checking out my patreon page!

About My Work
I am endlessly fascinated by human behavior and emotion and how our what happens in our childhood establishes our lens and informs our worldview. I am in the process of creating a language to be able to talk about these things through the images that I am drawn to again and again; namely bones, animals, flowers, and miscellaneous viscera. These symbols carry a great deal of meaning for me, and I like to weave them together to create a narrative in such a way that is very similar to a tarot reading.

Supporting This Patreon
I’m still learning! Supporting this page will act as a membership to give you behind the scenes access to my journey to become a better artist and the metaphorical worldbuilding that I am doing. I’ll be using this as a blog to document my process, talk about inspirations, books I am reading, how I make creative decisions, as well as lessons learned from things I have found that do not work. I’d like for this to be a space where we can all elevate our creative work together. There is always room to learn, and I enjoy the company.

Additionally, your support will allow me to continue my education by taking classes, workshops, residencies, and other programs.

Thanks for being here!



Other ways to support my work:
Check out my website
Follow me on instagram

And kindly remember:
You can edit your membership to suit your budget or cancel it at any time.
Tiers are subject to change as this page evolves.
Tiers
oh you sweet kitten
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
You are here, and you are supporting me, and that's amazing.  it means a lot to me.  

At this tier you will receive:


  •  Access to my patreon feed, as well as early access to sales and other cool things, as other cool things happen. 


you're a real bobcat
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You have upped your level of support, and I truly appreciate it. 


Bobcats receive all previous tiers: 


  • Access to my patreon feed, as well as early access to sales and other cool things, as other cool things happen. 

Along with:


  • Access to my art journal.  This is where I post what I am doing, how I am doing it, and why I am driven to do it.  I break down technical process and also my ideation process.  This is deeply personal to me, and I want to build a community of people that share their creative process together so that we can all learn and enjoy.  


  • 10% off in my online store



sweet squigly tentacles
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow, you are really helping me along here. Thank you. It means so much to me.


Tentacles receive all previous tiers:


  • access to patreon only feed
  • art journal creative community
  • 10% off of online store 


As well as:


  • a post card or other some such mailed to you every month


International patrons, kindly add $2/month to your pledge for shipping


Goals
3 of 100 patrons
At 100 patrons start purchasing equipment to make videos!
1 of 1
Hi! My name is Emerald Barkley and I am a watercolor artist working in California. I paint as much as I can around my full time job, which can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. Thanks for checking out my patreon page!

About My Work
I am endlessly fascinated by human behavior and emotion and how our what happens in our childhood establishes our lens and informs our worldview. I am in the process of creating a language to be able to talk about these things through the images that I am drawn to again and again; namely bones, animals, flowers, and miscellaneous viscera. These symbols carry a great deal of meaning for me, and I like to weave them together to create a narrative in such a way that is very similar to a tarot reading.

Supporting This Patreon
I’m still learning! Supporting this page will act as a membership to give you behind the scenes access to my journey to become a better artist and the metaphorical worldbuilding that I am doing. I’ll be using this as a blog to document my process, talk about inspirations, books I am reading, how I make creative decisions, as well as lessons learned from things I have found that do not work. I’d like for this to be a space where we can all elevate our creative work together. There is always room to learn, and I enjoy the company.

Additionally, your support will allow me to continue my education by taking classes, workshops, residencies, and other programs.

Thanks for being here!



Other ways to support my work:
Check out my website
Follow me on instagram

And kindly remember:
You can edit your membership to suit your budget or cancel it at any time.
Tiers are subject to change as this page evolves.

Recent posts by Emerald Barkley

Tiers
oh you sweet kitten
$2 or more per month 2 patrons
You are here, and you are supporting me, and that's amazing.  it means a lot to me.  

At this tier you will receive:


  •  Access to my patreon feed, as well as early access to sales and other cool things, as other cool things happen. 


you're a real bobcat
$5 or more per month 1 patron
You have upped your level of support, and I truly appreciate it. 


Bobcats receive all previous tiers: 


  • Access to my patreon feed, as well as early access to sales and other cool things, as other cool things happen. 

Along with:


  • Access to my art journal.  This is where I post what I am doing, how I am doing it, and why I am driven to do it.  I break down technical process and also my ideation process.  This is deeply personal to me, and I want to build a community of people that share their creative process together so that we can all learn and enjoy.  


  • 10% off in my online store



sweet squigly tentacles
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Wow, you are really helping me along here. Thank you. It means so much to me.


Tentacles receive all previous tiers:


  • access to patreon only feed
  • art journal creative community
  • 10% off of online store 


As well as:


  • a post card or other some such mailed to you every month


International patrons, kindly add $2/month to your pledge for shipping