Jani is creating writing and making art in the intertidal zone
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I’m Jani - artist, flamekeeper, writer, drummer, dancer and nonbinary threshold-walker playing with liminality, uncertainty and change through art, community and ritual.

Here on Patreon I write about quite a range of things as they come into my head, I've tried having a sensible focus but that doesn't seem to be how my brain works - so expect creative tips, art, poems, journal prompts, stories, ritual ideas and reactions to current events, especially LGBTQ+ issues and environmental subjects. This page is a little peek into my thought processes as well as the finished work I make. 

I'm creating new rewards at the moment so do bear with me, but please do join the first tier and see my Patreon-only posts :) 

About me:

I am one of the founding directors of The Art House gallery café in Southampton (come for tea sometime!) and have been creating online resourses for people who want to reconnect with their natural creativity, since 2012, leading workshops in art since 2005 and making art since I could pick up an implement.

What I will use the money for and how much I need

My project at the moment is the final stages of creating a deck of oracle/inspiration cards inspired by the Goddess Brighid, using abstract spiral symbols to ignite creative ideas and support artists. The cards all have images, accompanying poems, journal prompts and I am now working on writing up the meaning of each card so that they can be ready to print.

Here's what I will spend the money on:

Web hosting and online services: 
My website and domain name, plus other online services, cost £165 (about $240 per year, with a few paid plugins to make the site run safely and smoothly.   I also use some automated online services like Hootsuite and Mailchimp to reduce admin and spend more time creating!

The rainbow workspace:  my time to spend on creating online goodies is limited to about 10 hours per week due to running The Art House, so when I do work I need to focus. In February 2016 I found a workspace in an old chapel in the middle of a cemetery (!) and since moving in I’ve found my ability to create has exploded. Yay! The rent on this space is just over £230 so this fund makes sure I can continue to pay this.

Print costs for the cards: 
the first run of cards will cost around £1200 to produce, and I need to raise the funds to do this.

Tech equipment:
My old revamped laptop, older smartphone and clunky PC do the job, but as I get more funds I would love to upgrade these to simplify the process of getting things created. It’s all about maximising my creative time and minimising how long I spend grumbling in front of a screen!

Thanks so much for being able to offer any support you are able to, and thanks for popping over and reading this page!


Yours with glitter and creative beams of sparkleness,

Jani
x

My pronouns are they/them


Tiers
Patreon only posts & gratitude!
$1.50 or more per month 3 patrons
See my Patreon-only posts which include sharing on all sorts of topics, and be part of Jani's Inner Spiral Facebook group. This level may seem small but if all my followers joined here, I'd reach my goal and have some to spare - so don't be shy!
Creative ideas playshop
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
* A 'Creative First Aid Kit' including a video playshop, downloadable book & map back to creative flow
* What can you do to make a difference? Playbook and video playshop - to help you focus your creative activism
* A free one-hour online class on how to get Creative Ideas, with a video tutorial, guided visualisation and printable JourneyBook

JourneySpiral cards
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
* A set of the JourneySpiral cards when they are ready, plus membership of the private Facebook group so you can learn more about the cards 
Goals
$81 of $345 per month
My time to spend on creating online goodies is limited to about 10 hours per week, so when I do work I need to focus. In February 2016 I found a workspace in an old chapel in the middle of a cemetery (!) and since moving in I’ve found my ability to create has exploded. Yay! The rent on this space is just over £230 (about $335) a month, so this fund makes sure I can continue to pay this.
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I’m Jani - artist, flamekeeper, writer, drummer, dancer and nonbinary threshold-walker playing with liminality, uncertainty and change through art, community and ritual.

Here on Patreon I write about quite a range of things as they come into my head, I've tried having a sensible focus but that doesn't seem to be how my brain works - so expect creative tips, art, poems, journal prompts, stories, ritual ideas and reactions to current events, especially LGBTQ+ issues and environmental subjects. This page is a little peek into my thought processes as well as the finished work I make. 

I'm creating new rewards at the moment so do bear with me, but please do join the first tier and see my Patreon-only posts :) 

About me:

I am one of the founding directors of The Art House gallery café in Southampton (come for tea sometime!) and have been creating online resourses for people who want to reconnect with their natural creativity, since 2012, leading workshops in art since 2005 and making art since I could pick up an implement.

What I will use the money for and how much I need

My project at the moment is the final stages of creating a deck of oracle/inspiration cards inspired by the Goddess Brighid, using abstract spiral symbols to ignite creative ideas and support artists. The cards all have images, accompanying poems, journal prompts and I am now working on writing up the meaning of each card so that they can be ready to print.

Here's what I will spend the money on:

Web hosting and online services: 
My website and domain name, plus other online services, cost £165 (about $240 per year, with a few paid plugins to make the site run safely and smoothly.   I also use some automated online services like Hootsuite and Mailchimp to reduce admin and spend more time creating!

The rainbow workspace:  my time to spend on creating online goodies is limited to about 10 hours per week due to running The Art House, so when I do work I need to focus. In February 2016 I found a workspace in an old chapel in the middle of a cemetery (!) and since moving in I’ve found my ability to create has exploded. Yay! The rent on this space is just over £230 so this fund makes sure I can continue to pay this.

Print costs for the cards: 
the first run of cards will cost around £1200 to produce, and I need to raise the funds to do this.

Tech equipment:
My old revamped laptop, older smartphone and clunky PC do the job, but as I get more funds I would love to upgrade these to simplify the process of getting things created. It’s all about maximising my creative time and minimising how long I spend grumbling in front of a screen!

Thanks so much for being able to offer any support you are able to, and thanks for popping over and reading this page!


Yours with glitter and creative beams of sparkleness,

Jani
x

My pronouns are they/them


Recent posts by Jani

Tiers
Patreon only posts & gratitude!
$1.50 or more per month 3 patrons
See my Patreon-only posts which include sharing on all sorts of topics, and be part of Jani's Inner Spiral Facebook group. This level may seem small but if all my followers joined here, I'd reach my goal and have some to spare - so don't be shy!
Creative ideas playshop
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
* A 'Creative First Aid Kit' including a video playshop, downloadable book & map back to creative flow
* What can you do to make a difference? Playbook and video playshop - to help you focus your creative activism
* A free one-hour online class on how to get Creative Ideas, with a video tutorial, guided visualisation and printable JourneyBook

JourneySpiral cards
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
* A set of the JourneySpiral cards when they are ready, plus membership of the private Facebook group so you can learn more about the cards