Julie Gibbons is creating culture in new/old ways by CIRCLES + CYCLES from SOIL to SOUL
18
patrons
$353
per month
Greetings!

My name is Julie Gibbons and I’m a Scottish artist and teacher of creative practice, including the mandala. With an interest in the indigenous rituals + mythology of Scotland, I find myself exploring circles and cycles and our human experience of them, from soil to soul.

Thank you for checking me out here on Patreon :)

Patreon is a platform that offers a way for creators to offer their work to supporters, like you, in whole new ways.

How it works is that supporters like you pledge a small amount each month and as a thank you, the creator - that’s me! - offers you benefits in return. The benefits you receive vary according to the tier you subscribe to.

I’ve called my different tiers, Clans, after the ancient Scottish system of kinship and you can check those out here on the page. Will you join Clan Salmon, Adder, Deer or Beastie?

I used to only offer my workshops by means of a yearly membership and for many years, this worked well, but I’ve been wanting to switch things up for a while and Patreon offers me the opportunity to do that.

Here’s the thing, Patreon offers flexibility to both myself as an artist and you as a supporter. You’re not tied in to a yearly membership and can move in/out and up/down as befits your circumstances.

Becoming a patron means that you’ll always have access to the content I share, without relying on the mercy of the social media algorithms - and your regular support means I can vary my output to incorporate my creative ideas as they flow.

Specifically, I offer exclusive content here on Patreon, including behind-the-scenes video diaries, live events I’m calling ceilidhs and for Clan Deer and above, ongoing access to my non-hosted workshops and tutorials in perpetuity. Clan Beastie get free access to my more in-depth, hosted workshops as well!

We get to engage more intimately here and that’s so valuable in a world that relies on fast connections. And, you don’t have to engage or take part in everything you see here - there’s no pressure to perform, be seen or do anything at all if you don’t want to.

Even the smallest of contributions here allows me to continue to create meaningful art, workshops + events. In this way, we’re creating culture in new/old ways.

Your support allows me to research and develop a variety of content that is culturally relevant, (hopefully) inspirational, rooted and responsive. Including (but not limited to;)

  • Creative tutorials + workshops
  • Virtual live gatherings + events - the ceilidh!
  • In person community creative workshops
  • Alignment : a new online art program working with symbols of the solar year.
  • Behind-the-scenes of a creative business : how I do it
  • Meaningful personal art
  • Multi-media art exhibition + performance
  • Reviews on products, tools, resources + events
  • Interview series with leading artists, writers, scholars + activists about how (and why) we (should) create culture relevant to our times.

In return, you will be invited to forge community and deepen your relationships, contribute to your culture, create meaningful art, and receive guidance and tutorials for art-making in new + interesting ways, by paying attention to circles + cycles, the soil + your soul.

You will always be encouraged to develop your curious and creative mind, to think new + radical thoughts, ask difficult questions + receive mindful answers.

So much gratitude for your support. It makes a real difference.

Big love + deep, deep thanks
Julie xo


p.s. Recently, support from patrons allowed me to secure captions for my online videos, making it easier to engage with the work I offer - just one example of how your support helps!

p.p.s The text extract at the beginning of each clan description is from Pagan Symbols of the Picts by my Geomythography of Scotland tutor, Stuart McHardy. The drawings for the clan badges are also based on the line drawings within the same book.

Tiers
Clan Salmon
$6 or more per month

"The salmon appears in itself to be a symbol of knowledge and an important insight and is also associated with the past."

Your importance here can never be underestimated - thank you.

In gratitude, you receive:

  • access to exclusive Patreon content, including reviews, essays/musings + creative biz insights.
  • exclusive behind-the-scenes (BTS) content, including vlogs + Patreon Lens posts sharing the everyday experience of a creative business.
  • access to themed music playlists.
  • voting rights for polls where we decide on future content, including topics for live events, workshops + tutorials.
Clan Adder
$12 or more per month

"We know that what we see on the Pictish stones is an adder, the only true snake known in Scotland."

Your contribution here is tremendously valued - thank you.

In gratitude, you will receive access to all previously mentioned benefits AND:

  • Clan Adder will also be eligible to attend virtual CEILIDHS - community events, including ceremonial gatherings, Q+A sessions + art/creative tutorials.

    The next community event will be the Salt Circle of Tears : a creative exercise to tend grief on June 2nd @ 6pm BST.
Clan Deer
$20 or more per month

"In Scotland, the deer is often associated with the various figures of the Cailleach - the ancient dual Mother Goddess in her winter aspect."

Your membership here is a VITAL part of a new/old way of creating culture - thank you.

In gratitude, you will receive access to all previously mentioned benefits AND:


  • Clan Deer are also eligible to receive recordings of virtual ceilidh events (see Clan Adder for explanation), for participation in their own time.


  • You are also provided with ONGOING access to ALL non-hosted/self-directed creative/art workshops + tutorials.

    The first of these self-hosted tutorials will be available in June 2019.
Clan Beastie
$42 or more per month

"Because the Beastie is the only one of the [Pictish] animal forms that is not recognisable, its form must have some kind of significance that perhaps does not apply to the others."

Your commitment here is an ESSENTIAL contribution towards a new/old way of creating culture - thank you.


In gratitude, you will receive access to all previously mentioned benefits AND:

  • Clan Beastie are eligible to attend hosted and scheduled creative programs.

    These hosted programs will be offered throughout the year. The first program release is scheduled for July 2019.
Goals
$353 of $500 per month
When I reach this goal, I'll place the first order for Patreon exclusive merch - fun + useful items you can use in your creative practice! These will be distributed amongst each tier as a benefit included in your pledge.
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Greetings!

My name is Julie Gibbons and I’m a Scottish artist and teacher of creative practice, including the mandala. With an interest in the indigenous rituals + mythology of Scotland, I find myself exploring circles and cycles and our human experience of them, from soil to soul.

Thank you for checking me out here on Patreon :)

Patreon is a platform that offers a way for creators to offer their work to supporters, like you, in whole new ways.

How it works is that supporters like you pledge a small amount each month and as a thank you, the creator - that’s me! - offers you benefits in return. The benefits you receive vary according to the tier you subscribe to.

I’ve called my different tiers, Clans, after the ancient Scottish system of kinship and you can check those out here on the page. Will you join Clan Salmon, Adder, Deer or Beastie?

I used to only offer my workshops by means of a yearly membership and for many years, this worked well, but I’ve been wanting to switch things up for a while and Patreon offers me the opportunity to do that.

Here’s the thing, Patreon offers flexibility to both myself as an artist and you as a supporter. You’re not tied in to a yearly membership and can move in/out and up/down as befits your circumstances.

Becoming a patron means that you’ll always have access to the content I share, without relying on the mercy of the social media algorithms - and your regular support means I can vary my output to incorporate my creative ideas as they flow.

Specifically, I offer exclusive content here on Patreon, including behind-the-scenes video diaries, live events I’m calling ceilidhs and for Clan Deer and above, ongoing access to my non-hosted workshops and tutorials in perpetuity. Clan Beastie get free access to my more in-depth, hosted workshops as well!

We get to engage more intimately here and that’s so valuable in a world that relies on fast connections. And, you don’t have to engage or take part in everything you see here - there’s no pressure to perform, be seen or do anything at all if you don’t want to.

Even the smallest of contributions here allows me to continue to create meaningful art, workshops + events. In this way, we’re creating culture in new/old ways.

Your support allows me to research and develop a variety of content that is culturally relevant, (hopefully) inspirational, rooted and responsive. Including (but not limited to;)

  • Creative tutorials + workshops
  • Virtual live gatherings + events - the ceilidh!
  • In person community creative workshops
  • Alignment : a new online art program working with symbols of the solar year.
  • Behind-the-scenes of a creative business : how I do it
  • Meaningful personal art
  • Multi-media art exhibition + performance
  • Reviews on products, tools, resources + events
  • Interview series with leading artists, writers, scholars + activists about how (and why) we (should) create culture relevant to our times.

In return, you will be invited to forge community and deepen your relationships, contribute to your culture, create meaningful art, and receive guidance and tutorials for art-making in new + interesting ways, by paying attention to circles + cycles, the soil + your soul.

You will always be encouraged to develop your curious and creative mind, to think new + radical thoughts, ask difficult questions + receive mindful answers.

So much gratitude for your support. It makes a real difference.

Big love + deep, deep thanks
Julie xo


p.s. Recently, support from patrons allowed me to secure captions for my online videos, making it easier to engage with the work I offer - just one example of how your support helps!

p.p.s The text extract at the beginning of each clan description is from Pagan Symbols of the Picts by my Geomythography of Scotland tutor, Stuart McHardy. The drawings for the clan badges are also based on the line drawings within the same book.

Recent posts by Julie Gibbons

Tiers
Clan Salmon
$6 or more per month

"The salmon appears in itself to be a symbol of knowledge and an important insight and is also associated with the past."

Your importance here can never be underestimated - thank you.

In gratitude, you receive:

  • access to exclusive Patreon content, including reviews, essays/musings + creative biz insights.
  • exclusive behind-the-scenes (BTS) content, including vlogs + Patreon Lens posts sharing the everyday experience of a creative business.
  • access to themed music playlists.
  • voting rights for polls where we decide on future content, including topics for live events, workshops + tutorials.
Clan Adder
$12 or more per month

"We know that what we see on the Pictish stones is an adder, the only true snake known in Scotland."

Your contribution here is tremendously valued - thank you.

In gratitude, you will receive access to all previously mentioned benefits AND:

  • Clan Adder will also be eligible to attend virtual CEILIDHS - community events, including ceremonial gatherings, Q+A sessions + art/creative tutorials.

    The next community event will be the Salt Circle of Tears : a creative exercise to tend grief on June 2nd @ 6pm BST.
Clan Deer
$20 or more per month

"In Scotland, the deer is often associated with the various figures of the Cailleach - the ancient dual Mother Goddess in her winter aspect."

Your membership here is a VITAL part of a new/old way of creating culture - thank you.

In gratitude, you will receive access to all previously mentioned benefits AND:


  • Clan Deer are also eligible to receive recordings of virtual ceilidh events (see Clan Adder for explanation), for participation in their own time.


  • You are also provided with ONGOING access to ALL non-hosted/self-directed creative/art workshops + tutorials.

    The first of these self-hosted tutorials will be available in June 2019.
Clan Beastie
$42 or more per month

"Because the Beastie is the only one of the [Pictish] animal forms that is not recognisable, its form must have some kind of significance that perhaps does not apply to the others."

Your commitment here is an ESSENTIAL contribution towards a new/old way of creating culture - thank you.


In gratitude, you will receive access to all previously mentioned benefits AND:

  • Clan Beastie are eligible to attend hosted and scheduled creative programs.

    These hosted programs will be offered throughout the year. The first program release is scheduled for July 2019.