Emerald Barkley

Emerald Barkley

is creating Rituals: An Oracle Deck

7

patrons

$40

per month
Hi! My name is Emerald Barkley and I am a watercolor and ink artist working in northern California. Thanks for checking out my Patreon page!





Rituals is an ongoing exploration of meaning and voice in my work.

A Language of Bones and Flowers

Art is a way that I communicate and explore ideas and life experiences. I am in the process of fully unfolding into a style and voice that is my own, and along with that I am creating an intentional language with 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 feels similar to a tarot reading.

This project will take time, but will culminate in an oracle deck once it is finished.

Joining This Patreon Membership

Supporting this page will act as a membership to give you behind the scenes to the metaphorical worldbuilding that I am doing, as well as my exploration of style, voice, and technique. I’ll be using this as a space to document my process and behind the scenes projects, talk about the places I find inspiration, how I make creative decisions with my art, as well as lessons learned from things I have found that do not work. There is always room to learn, and I enjoy the company.

Full transparency: I have a full time job that pays my bills. Supporting this page allows me to continue my education by taking classes, workshops, residencies, and hopefully one day allow for me to transition into doing art full time.

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
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
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
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
7 of 20 patrons
At 20 patrons I'd like to start having little art contests amongst ourselves! 
1 of 1
Hi! My name is Emerald Barkley and I am a watercolor and ink artist working in northern California. Thanks for checking out my Patreon page!





Rituals is an ongoing exploration of meaning and voice in my work.

A Language of Bones and Flowers

Art is a way that I communicate and explore ideas and life experiences. I am in the process of fully unfolding into a style and voice that is my own, and along with that I am creating an intentional language with 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 feels similar to a tarot reading.

This project will take time, but will culminate in an oracle deck once it is finished.

Joining This Patreon Membership

Supporting this page will act as a membership to give you behind the scenes to the metaphorical worldbuilding that I am doing, as well as my exploration of style, voice, and technique. I’ll be using this as a space to document my process and behind the scenes projects, talk about the places I find inspiration, how I make creative decisions with my art, as well as lessons learned from things I have found that do not work. There is always room to learn, and I enjoy the company.

Full transparency: I have a full time job that pays my bills. Supporting this page allows me to continue my education by taking classes, workshops, residencies, and hopefully one day allow for me to transition into doing art full time.

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
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
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
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