Jane Lee McCracken is creating a collection of art and design inspired by cities
2

patrons

$10
per month

PATREON PAGE LAUNCHED AUGUST 2018
Hello! Thanks so much for visiting my Patreon page. I am Jane Lee McCracken, a multi-disciplinary artist. I create intricate layered ballpoint pen drawings, sculptures and installations and design products.

Since I can remember I've held a pen in my hand and made drawings.  To this day, drawing forms the foundation of my art.  So I'm putting my heart and soul into a new commercial drawing project I Love this City | Collection and with patrons by my side, I hope this exciting project will finance future art projects!

Here is some more about this project, what it means to become my patron and gain exclusive rewards ...



PROJECT INSPIRATION
Being dual hearted, I'm both a townie and a country girl with an appreciation for metropoles and wildernesses! Having lived in and explored many cities taking in the good, the bad and the awe-inspiring, I forever find myself throwing back my arms in my mind (or in an empty street - I'm shy!) and saying "I love this city!". I got a job in London several years back as a Guard / Emergency Tube (subway) Driver to fund my art practice. More specifically, I chose to be a tube driver because I wanted to experience being at the beating heart of London. In my mind London is an entity. I saw life at its best and at its most desperate. I was in awe of London, its history, its community, its beauty and its innovation and I was proud to be a small cog in its wheel. Likewise with great pride I love my hometown Edinburgh and my new home city, Newcastle.   


THE PROJECT
I Love this City | Collection celebrates individual cities across the globe.  The collection features my ballpoint pen drawings of cities and includes a range of high quality eco-friendly t-shirts as well as posters, limited edition prints.  Ceramic designs are also on the horizon.

Every city I visit, no matter how small or big has beauty, accomplishment and always spirit in abundance. I extract personal and empathetic perspectives from my city experiences, which are inclusive to both citizens and visitors, and create artworks that represent each city's individual spirit.



My city drawings are often inspired by heraldic coats of arms and are woven with imagery depicting treasured landmarks, references to major football or sports clubs where appropriate, associated animal mascots, as well as references to heritage industries and exciting facts I uncover. Making each artwork involves weeks of research and several months to create each drawing. Using ballpoint pen as a medium is painstaking as there is no room for error!

Staying true to my art practice which explores loss generated by human destruction, I Love this City |  Collection also communicates, through the inclusion of related animal imagery, that humanity is entwined with the animal kingdom. With the growing global realisation that we need our wildlife, I hope this project will also raise environmental awareness at a local and global level.



Newcastle Women's Organic Cotton T-shirt


THE POSSIBILITIES WITH YOUR SUPPORT
The first steps have been taken...after eight months of working my socks off I have completed two artworks for two cities, sourced some of the best manufacturers in UK, managed to have a small amount of stock manufactured and opened my first pop-up shop in an art gallery. However I am no different from many creators. We often need financial support to fund projects and help them grow.  I was telling a friend how I wanted to move the project forward and explained that funding it wasn't easy.  My friend suggested Patreon.
  
By becoming my Patron, the project can take off and travel to city dwellers and visitors across the globe.  Patrons are the first to hear about exciting developments through PATRON ONLY emails and posts as well as receiving rewards for their patronage.  Exclusive offers will also be available.

I'm so thrilled to have this opportunity and if you like the sound of this project and want would like to support me through Patreon (see how to become a Patron at the end of post), it's a pleasure to have you onboard and thank you!
 

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT
There's so much more I want to achieve.  By producing city artworks that celebrate the positive achievements of humanity, as well as highlighting the importance of the environment, through the project I aim to support community and environmental organisations associated with each city, region or country. 


With the wolves of the Wolf Conservation Center, NY 2018

                                              NEXT PORT OF CALL
Kick-starting the project in my adopted backyard of North East England, I have produced original drawings which celebrate the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland. Edinburgh is my next port of call, then London, New York, Rome and beyond! But it's not just about the big guys - with so much to celebrate in any city, no city is exempt.

 
                                        MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
Products are available from my online shop and for retail.  I hope by year-end to have created artwork for another city to add to the collection. Plans are also afoot to visit schools in the North East to introduce the project and its environmental aspects to students.

Over the next few years I propose to add more cities to the collection annually and hope to take the project to cities that have experienced arduous challenges.

So this project is many-folded - it's art, it's local, it's global, it's historical, it's educational, it's about humanity and it's about our environment.

                           BECOMING A PATRON AND REWARDS
Here's how becoming a Patron works:
  1. If you would like to become a Patron and support my art check out the right side of this page and you will see PLEDGE LEVELS with monthly pledge suggestions and rewards received from each pledge
  2. Click on the PLEDGE LEVEL that best works for you and you will be taken to a confirmation page where payment details can be securely made by card or via Paypal. 
  3. Then click 'Confirm and Pledge' and with kind thanks you've just become my Patron! Click here for more information
  4. As a Patron you will receive Patron Only emails/posts every month with updates about my project and how your patronage is supporting it.
  5. If you decide you'd rather stay home and not travel to new cities you can delete your pledge at anytime - although I do hope you remain by my side for the journey!

Patreon is a US company and currency is set in dollars so if you would like to be a Patron and live outside the USA, your payment will automatically be converted to dollars hassle-free. 

For Patrons who live in EU countries please note VAT is added to your pledge because of EU regulations.  You will see that I have added approximate GBP conversions including VAT in each PLEDGE LEVEL.   Click here to find out more about VAT from Patreon.


THANK YOU
With the greatest of THANKS for your patronage I hope you too will enjoy this exciting journey!





Tiers
PLEDGE 1 - Welcome!
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
It's wonderful to have you by my side and thank you for pledging to support my art and this project!


For $3*  pledge per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive


* A one off 10% discount on any product from my online shop (discount code will be sent after registration)

* PATRON ONLY updates


*approx £3 per month including EU VAT


PLEDGE 2 - Shop Discount
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Pledging $10* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive 


* Unlimited 10% discount on any products from my online shop including prints and fine china (discount code will be sent to Patron upon registration)

* Unlock PATRON ONLY updates


*approx £9 per month including EU VAT




PLEDGE 3 - 'I Love this City' Poster
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Pledging $15* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive 


* A signed 'I Love this City' poster of your choice after each year of support

* Plus all the rewards in PLEDGE 2


*approx £13 per month including EU VAT



PLEDGE 4 - T-shirt
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Pledging $25* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive


* A t-shirt of your choice from 'I Love this City' collection after each year of support

* Plus all the rewards in PLEDGES 2 - 3


*approx £21 per month including EU VAT

PLEDGE 5 - Limited Edition Print
$45 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
Pledging $45* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive


* An 'I Love this City' limited edition signed print after each year of support

* Plus all the rewards in PLEDGES 2 - 4



*approx £35 per month including EU VAT

EDIT


PLEDGE 6 - Personalised ceramic product
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Pledging $100* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive


* A personalised ceramic product after one year of support

* Plus all the rewards in PLEDGES 2 - 5


*approx £85 per month including EU VAT



Goals
$10 of $100 per month
With the greatest of thanks, reaching this goal means taking the project to the next level with more marketing opportunities, woohoo! Thank you
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PATREON PAGE LAUNCHED AUGUST 2018
Hello! Thanks so much for visiting my Patreon page. I am Jane Lee McCracken, a multi-disciplinary artist. I create intricate layered ballpoint pen drawings, sculptures and installations and design products.

Since I can remember I've held a pen in my hand and made drawings.  To this day, drawing forms the foundation of my art.  So I'm putting my heart and soul into a new commercial drawing project I Love this City | Collection and with patrons by my side, I hope this exciting project will finance future art projects!

Here is some more about this project, what it means to become my patron and gain exclusive rewards ...



PROJECT INSPIRATION
Being dual hearted, I'm both a townie and a country girl with an appreciation for metropoles and wildernesses! Having lived in and explored many cities taking in the good, the bad and the awe-inspiring, I forever find myself throwing back my arms in my mind (or in an empty street - I'm shy!) and saying "I love this city!". I got a job in London several years back as a Guard / Emergency Tube (subway) Driver to fund my art practice. More specifically, I chose to be a tube driver because I wanted to experience being at the beating heart of London. In my mind London is an entity. I saw life at its best and at its most desperate. I was in awe of London, its history, its community, its beauty and its innovation and I was proud to be a small cog in its wheel. Likewise with great pride I love my hometown Edinburgh and my new home city, Newcastle.   


THE PROJECT
I Love this City | Collection celebrates individual cities across the globe.  The collection features my ballpoint pen drawings of cities and includes a range of high quality eco-friendly t-shirts as well as posters, limited edition prints.  Ceramic designs are also on the horizon.

Every city I visit, no matter how small or big has beauty, accomplishment and always spirit in abundance. I extract personal and empathetic perspectives from my city experiences, which are inclusive to both citizens and visitors, and create artworks that represent each city's individual spirit.



My city drawings are often inspired by heraldic coats of arms and are woven with imagery depicting treasured landmarks, references to major football or sports clubs where appropriate, associated animal mascots, as well as references to heritage industries and exciting facts I uncover. Making each artwork involves weeks of research and several months to create each drawing. Using ballpoint pen as a medium is painstaking as there is no room for error!

Staying true to my art practice which explores loss generated by human destruction, I Love this City |  Collection also communicates, through the inclusion of related animal imagery, that humanity is entwined with the animal kingdom. With the growing global realisation that we need our wildlife, I hope this project will also raise environmental awareness at a local and global level.



Newcastle Women's Organic Cotton T-shirt


THE POSSIBILITIES WITH YOUR SUPPORT
The first steps have been taken...after eight months of working my socks off I have completed two artworks for two cities, sourced some of the best manufacturers in UK, managed to have a small amount of stock manufactured and opened my first pop-up shop in an art gallery. However I am no different from many creators. We often need financial support to fund projects and help them grow.  I was telling a friend how I wanted to move the project forward and explained that funding it wasn't easy.  My friend suggested Patreon.
  
By becoming my Patron, the project can take off and travel to city dwellers and visitors across the globe.  Patrons are the first to hear about exciting developments through PATRON ONLY emails and posts as well as receiving rewards for their patronage.  Exclusive offers will also be available.

I'm so thrilled to have this opportunity and if you like the sound of this project and want would like to support me through Patreon (see how to become a Patron at the end of post), it's a pleasure to have you onboard and thank you!
 

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT
There's so much more I want to achieve.  By producing city artworks that celebrate the positive achievements of humanity, as well as highlighting the importance of the environment, through the project I aim to support community and environmental organisations associated with each city, region or country. 


With the wolves of the Wolf Conservation Center, NY 2018

                                              NEXT PORT OF CALL
Kick-starting the project in my adopted backyard of North East England, I have produced original drawings which celebrate the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland. Edinburgh is my next port of call, then London, New York, Rome and beyond! But it's not just about the big guys - with so much to celebrate in any city, no city is exempt.

 
                                        MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT
Products are available from my online shop and for retail.  I hope by year-end to have created artwork for another city to add to the collection. Plans are also afoot to visit schools in the North East to introduce the project and its environmental aspects to students.

Over the next few years I propose to add more cities to the collection annually and hope to take the project to cities that have experienced arduous challenges.

So this project is many-folded - it's art, it's local, it's global, it's historical, it's educational, it's about humanity and it's about our environment.

                           BECOMING A PATRON AND REWARDS
Here's how becoming a Patron works:
  1. If you would like to become a Patron and support my art check out the right side of this page and you will see PLEDGE LEVELS with monthly pledge suggestions and rewards received from each pledge
  2. Click on the PLEDGE LEVEL that best works for you and you will be taken to a confirmation page where payment details can be securely made by card or via Paypal. 
  3. Then click 'Confirm and Pledge' and with kind thanks you've just become my Patron! Click here for more information
  4. As a Patron you will receive Patron Only emails/posts every month with updates about my project and how your patronage is supporting it.
  5. If you decide you'd rather stay home and not travel to new cities you can delete your pledge at anytime - although I do hope you remain by my side for the journey!

Patreon is a US company and currency is set in dollars so if you would like to be a Patron and live outside the USA, your payment will automatically be converted to dollars hassle-free. 

For Patrons who live in EU countries please note VAT is added to your pledge because of EU regulations.  You will see that I have added approximate GBP conversions including VAT in each PLEDGE LEVEL.   Click here to find out more about VAT from Patreon.


THANK YOU
With the greatest of THANKS for your patronage I hope you too will enjoy this exciting journey!





Recent posts by Jane Lee McCracken

Tiers
PLEDGE 1 - Welcome!
$3 or more per month 2 patrons
It's wonderful to have you by my side and thank you for pledging to support my art and this project!


For $3*  pledge per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive


* A one off 10% discount on any product from my online shop (discount code will be sent after registration)

* PATRON ONLY updates


*approx £3 per month including EU VAT


PLEDGE 2 - Shop Discount
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Pledging $10* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive 


* Unlimited 10% discount on any products from my online shop including prints and fine china (discount code will be sent to Patron upon registration)

* Unlock PATRON ONLY updates


*approx £9 per month including EU VAT




PLEDGE 3 - 'I Love this City' Poster
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
Pledging $15* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive 


* A signed 'I Love this City' poster of your choice after each year of support

* Plus all the rewards in PLEDGE 2


*approx £13 per month including EU VAT



PLEDGE 4 - T-shirt
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Pledging $25* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive


* A t-shirt of your choice from 'I Love this City' collection after each year of support

* Plus all the rewards in PLEDGES 2 - 3


*approx £21 per month including EU VAT

PLEDGE 5 - Limited Edition Print
$45 or more per month 0 of 8 patrons
Pledging $45* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive


* An 'I Love this City' limited edition signed print after each year of support

* Plus all the rewards in PLEDGES 2 - 4



*approx £35 per month including EU VAT

EDIT


PLEDGE 6 - Personalised ceramic product
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Pledging $100* per month or more (plus VAT in the EU) you will receive


* A personalised ceramic product after one year of support

* Plus all the rewards in PLEDGES 2 - 5


*approx £85 per month including EU VAT