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My name is Lennie Gray Mowris and I’m a magically disgruntled manifestor and the founder of lenspeace, a social impact strategy and letterpress studio. I’m also co-author of the Path to Impact, a 5-step methodology for sustainable and socially responsible design, and a founding design partner at Impactologie. I’m called many other names: Stabby Lennie, DeLennieate, Monster, Elle, Queer, Non-Binary, Androgynous, Opinionated, Boss, Activist, Raging Feminist, and Insufferably Self-Aware–just to name a few. But it doesn’t really matter what people call me, because I know who I am. I made myself this way. My life experience has led me on all sorts of adventures. I’ve been an arborist and climber, model, yogi, activist, speaker, writer, world traveler, and more. I’ve been married over 20 years and I’m not yet 40. My community holds relationships spanning over 25 years of collaborative friendship. Building healthy relationships to self and other is in everything I do. 

Between trauma and the dark jubies of socialized bias, an auto-immune condition that nearly killed me twice before I was 30, and my work in spaces of self-actualization for nearly 20 years, I’ve refined a process of helping individuals find their center of power, heal patterns of pain, and work for collective good. I believe the world was poorly designed and I’m tired of life being screwed over in favor of apathy and selfishness. In my heart of hearts, I’m a visionary design strategist, people watcher, maker of mischief, femme badass with a lot to say, and lover of humans being
When I created lenspeace, it was with the desire to communicate on behalf of the human heart and to build a brand that fostered empathy. I started my career designing for NPO's (non-profit organizations), sustainable small businesses, and purpose-driven ideas. During my design career development, I touched my first letterpress and fell in love with the medium, so I expanded my studio to include custom communications and brain babies that told a story of what it means to be human.

My studio has become a revolving door of collaborative creativity and community support; and this Patreon is to connect all the dots of my strategic practices and humanity with anyone who wants to explore our growth process together,  so we have the collective capacity to create positive impact in every moment of our lives. I'll combine my lived practices of self-care, impact design, and the ethics that I’ve employed to create myself, build lenspeace, and serve a national creative community. My goal is to inspire fellow designers, independent creatives, change-makers, and entrepreneurs to expand their field of vision, get their questions answered, and inform their practice with the strategies and philosophies that have the power to make the world a better place for humans to be human. 

I dream of becoming a center of opportunity for independent creatives to do what they love. I dream of inspiring others to manifest their own dreams and to make the world a better place as they do. I grow the most when I do it with others, but here’s the deal… I need your support to make these dreams come true.

If you help me grow to better serve my national community, I’ll tell you everything I know about creating life and love from nothing but 100% heart, mind, body, and soul. 

Let me introduce you to some of the offerings. 

Art & Cards

I have always wanted the studio to be a space where people can access affordable and inspirational art, either to keep, to remix it into a design, or to engage in gifting culture and give it away. Ranging from our digital art library, blank letterpress cards and small prints, or even a custom commissioned piece based on your chosen theme and color scheme, the art of lenspeace wants to be shared. 




Collaborations
I’m fortunate to know so many amazing and creative humans–from artists and fellow designers to CBD chocolatiers, artisan perfumers, and candle makers. Our top two tiers highlight and celebrate our community partnerships and offer you a monthly shipment of whatever we’ve got cooking in the lenspeace community fire. 





Ask Lennie Anything 

I’m super candid, y’all. I don’t have the patience for pretense. Literally anything. Personal. Professional. Advice. Critique on a social issue, design, or project. Relationship building. Reframing a bad situation. Here’s the deal though, this is a consent-based space where I will use profanity and everything is shared with everyone. I don’t profess to be anything other than a human me with my perspective. Lots of people find that insight really effing helps in resolving negative patterns in their lives, so ask me anything and do with it what you will. 


2019 Themes for Live Webinars, Blog & Recorded Presentations

Sir Lady Gray & Lenspeace

Identity, empathy, community, and branding being
How developing your personal brand helps you discover and own who you are in every moment, build community, and support your dreams. This talk is not just the Lennie Gray Mowris & Lenspeace origin story, but also the design life strategy that I employed to recover from trauma, rebuild my identity, and manifest a design studio to create and serve community.



Identity Minus Bias = Diversity & Inclusion
In honor of Black History Month, I’m going to explore the common microaggressions in language which signal socialized bias and some communication techniques to help reframe how we see marginalized humans in order to become bridge builders and allies with stronger empathy in an effort to make all feel welcome and safe to live, contribute, collaborate, and support stronger communities.




Tips For Breaking Sexist Bias
Do you know when you are being gaslit? Have you ever had your idea stolen and credited to a man instead of you? Do you feel respected? Are you confident to ask for your worth? Are you tired of emotional reactivity and verbal violence when you express yourself or ask for a boundary to be respected?

Women are exhausted, men are confused, and we all need to figure it out. This talk is designed primarily for women to know how to find the confidence to get their needs met, while men find empathy for what women are up against. It provides some coping strategies, ways to take power back in the moment, and how to frame your worth in a playful tone intended to lighten the mood of a tense reality.


Self-Care
Relying on your creativity is hard. It’s a lifestyle of nearly constant receptivity and output. Burnout, depression, anxiety, and health concerns are inevitable without proper care. This is a session about picking battles, saying no, setting boundaries and sticking to them, letting go of what no longer serves us, embracing the opportunities that present themselves, and loving ourselves more.




Fabulous Failure
Society has been telling a story of failure as if it’s associated with shame, unworthiness, incompetence, or stupidity when it’s actually one of our most valuable teachers. Failure exposes what values or habits we don’t truly align with, shines a light on our weakness, and frames opportunities for growth. When we invite failure in as an inevitable part of the process, we learn to change the emotions associated with it–replacing the toxicity of self-doubt for the optimism of creative confidence. Learn to laugh at yourself and even hear about some of my most magnificent failures to positate the negative.


Creative Compassion
Once we get a handle on ourselves, it’s a natural instinct to want to care for others. Much like flying on a plane, you put your own oxygen mask on before you help the people around you. Now that we’ve taken the last few sessions to get a grip on our own identity, internal dialogue, and personal goals, we can look around our world and see where we want to apply them. This session covers some of society's most pressing concerns and how we can make them better. No matter where we live, humans need creative love and bold action to create the world we want to live in.


Working With and For Community
It is a tendency of white people to assume that they have the answer everyone else seems to be missing, when in fact it’s usually the other way around. Marginalized people have been coming together for collective benefit with fewer assets for generations, as a way of surviving oppressive patriarchy and social structures designed to inhibit their path to success. As we explore new ways to work with what we already have, consume less, and invest more, we need to reframe what it means to serve. When working to solve socio-enviro-economic problems, it’s important to remember that this is for actual people who have opinions about how they want their lives to be. Explore the different considerations and techniques necessary for working with community that other creative processes often omit. 


Strategic Partnerships
It is what you know, but it’s mostly who you know and how you build and invest in those relationships. Lots of people know lots of things, but it’s our connections that create strength within any practice. Whether it’s business-to-business, peer-to-peer, or mentor-to-student, every person you ever meet is a potential connection to exactly what you need to succeed. We never know when an in-kind donation, collaboration, investor, partner, or opportunity is right in front of us if we don’t get to know our community. The impression you make, the story you’ve told with your personal brand, and your intentions for your community are all you need to build a reciprocal connection to benefit your growth and everyone around you.


When to Walk Away Or Dig Deeper
Know your limits. Know when to back off of them. Know when to push them. This is about assessing the dynamics of a situation and knowing when you’ve done all you are willing to, not all that you can. We can always find more to give to a toxic relationship as we justify its existence to make ourselves feel better. Set those boundaries before you start and hold yourself to them when they show up for you in life. Use past experiences, not as situations to dwell on, but as teaching moments of what to avoid in the future. Make it known to others where you stand. Learn when to respect yourself enough to stay true to your goals or even pivot. Respect others as you make decisions that may permanently end relationships without harboring resentment.

Unfuck the Planet
We have so many unsustainable materials in circulation. How do we balance convenience and ease of access against sustainable creation? It’s a mixture of using what you have and finding better options. This session breaks down all the various areas of implementation so we can ask ourselves if there is anywhere in the creation chain where we’re empowered to make a more informed decision.




Cultural Context
Culture is where our human stories and self-expression live. It’s where our colors take on meaning, our songs and poems carry our hearts, dancers express our form, and visionaries imagine our world. Sometimes these stories have been passed down to omit perspectives, erase dark truths, and even oppress others with a false narrative. As we grow in our awareness of what it means to connect to our own story and the shared stories of humanity, it’s important to listen to every point of view and let everyone tell their own story. Learn how to hold safe space for separate narratives, how to facilitate or amplify the voices of those who need to be heard, and how to pivot conversations towards love and away from divisiveness. 


Measure + Pivot
How did we do this year? Did we achieve what we set out to achieve? Did we grow in ways we can be proud of? What grief did we experience this year? Where did we fail to meet our goals? In what ways were we kind to ourselves? This session covers the metrics we can use to evaluate our growth process personally, creatively, and professionally. It will also cover the art of the pivot, or as I like to call them, an informed leap of faith.
Tiers
Ripple
$3 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

Flow
$5 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Exhale
$10 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Viva
$15 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Pre-recorded presentation from the previous month's webinar

Sol
$25 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Pre-recorded presentation from the previous month's webinar

Access to monthly live webinar series

Ember
$50 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Pre-recorded presentation from the previous month's webinar

Access to monthly live webinar series

Merch from monthly creative collaborations

Flame
$100 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Pre-recorded presentation from the previous month's webinar

Access to monthly live webinar series

Merch from monthly creative collaborations

1 commissioned custom art piece per year

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My name is Lennie Gray Mowris and I’m a magically disgruntled manifestor and the founder of lenspeace, a social impact strategy and letterpress studio. I’m also co-author of the Path to Impact, a 5-step methodology for sustainable and socially responsible design, and a founding design partner at Impactologie. I’m called many other names: Stabby Lennie, DeLennieate, Monster, Elle, Queer, Non-Binary, Androgynous, Opinionated, Boss, Activist, Raging Feminist, and Insufferably Self-Aware–just to name a few. But it doesn’t really matter what people call me, because I know who I am. I made myself this way. My life experience has led me on all sorts of adventures. I’ve been an arborist and climber, model, yogi, activist, speaker, writer, world traveler, and more. I’ve been married over 20 years and I’m not yet 40. My community holds relationships spanning over 25 years of collaborative friendship. Building healthy relationships to self and other is in everything I do. 

Between trauma and the dark jubies of socialized bias, an auto-immune condition that nearly killed me twice before I was 30, and my work in spaces of self-actualization for nearly 20 years, I’ve refined a process of helping individuals find their center of power, heal patterns of pain, and work for collective good. I believe the world was poorly designed and I’m tired of life being screwed over in favor of apathy and selfishness. In my heart of hearts, I’m a visionary design strategist, people watcher, maker of mischief, femme badass with a lot to say, and lover of humans being
When I created lenspeace, it was with the desire to communicate on behalf of the human heart and to build a brand that fostered empathy. I started my career designing for NPO's (non-profit organizations), sustainable small businesses, and purpose-driven ideas. During my design career development, I touched my first letterpress and fell in love with the medium, so I expanded my studio to include custom communications and brain babies that told a story of what it means to be human.

My studio has become a revolving door of collaborative creativity and community support; and this Patreon is to connect all the dots of my strategic practices and humanity with anyone who wants to explore our growth process together,  so we have the collective capacity to create positive impact in every moment of our lives. I'll combine my lived practices of self-care, impact design, and the ethics that I’ve employed to create myself, build lenspeace, and serve a national creative community. My goal is to inspire fellow designers, independent creatives, change-makers, and entrepreneurs to expand their field of vision, get their questions answered, and inform their practice with the strategies and philosophies that have the power to make the world a better place for humans to be human. 

I dream of becoming a center of opportunity for independent creatives to do what they love. I dream of inspiring others to manifest their own dreams and to make the world a better place as they do. I grow the most when I do it with others, but here’s the deal… I need your support to make these dreams come true.

If you help me grow to better serve my national community, I’ll tell you everything I know about creating life and love from nothing but 100% heart, mind, body, and soul. 

Let me introduce you to some of the offerings. 

Art & Cards

I have always wanted the studio to be a space where people can access affordable and inspirational art, either to keep, to remix it into a design, or to engage in gifting culture and give it away. Ranging from our digital art library, blank letterpress cards and small prints, or even a custom commissioned piece based on your chosen theme and color scheme, the art of lenspeace wants to be shared. 




Collaborations
I’m fortunate to know so many amazing and creative humans–from artists and fellow designers to CBD chocolatiers, artisan perfumers, and candle makers. Our top two tiers highlight and celebrate our community partnerships and offer you a monthly shipment of whatever we’ve got cooking in the lenspeace community fire. 





Ask Lennie Anything 

I’m super candid, y’all. I don’t have the patience for pretense. Literally anything. Personal. Professional. Advice. Critique on a social issue, design, or project. Relationship building. Reframing a bad situation. Here’s the deal though, this is a consent-based space where I will use profanity and everything is shared with everyone. I don’t profess to be anything other than a human me with my perspective. Lots of people find that insight really effing helps in resolving negative patterns in their lives, so ask me anything and do with it what you will. 


2019 Themes for Live Webinars, Blog & Recorded Presentations

Sir Lady Gray & Lenspeace

Identity, empathy, community, and branding being
How developing your personal brand helps you discover and own who you are in every moment, build community, and support your dreams. This talk is not just the Lennie Gray Mowris & Lenspeace origin story, but also the design life strategy that I employed to recover from trauma, rebuild my identity, and manifest a design studio to create and serve community.



Identity Minus Bias = Diversity & Inclusion
In honor of Black History Month, I’m going to explore the common microaggressions in language which signal socialized bias and some communication techniques to help reframe how we see marginalized humans in order to become bridge builders and allies with stronger empathy in an effort to make all feel welcome and safe to live, contribute, collaborate, and support stronger communities.




Tips For Breaking Sexist Bias
Do you know when you are being gaslit? Have you ever had your idea stolen and credited to a man instead of you? Do you feel respected? Are you confident to ask for your worth? Are you tired of emotional reactivity and verbal violence when you express yourself or ask for a boundary to be respected?

Women are exhausted, men are confused, and we all need to figure it out. This talk is designed primarily for women to know how to find the confidence to get their needs met, while men find empathy for what women are up against. It provides some coping strategies, ways to take power back in the moment, and how to frame your worth in a playful tone intended to lighten the mood of a tense reality.


Self-Care
Relying on your creativity is hard. It’s a lifestyle of nearly constant receptivity and output. Burnout, depression, anxiety, and health concerns are inevitable without proper care. This is a session about picking battles, saying no, setting boundaries and sticking to them, letting go of what no longer serves us, embracing the opportunities that present themselves, and loving ourselves more.




Fabulous Failure
Society has been telling a story of failure as if it’s associated with shame, unworthiness, incompetence, or stupidity when it’s actually one of our most valuable teachers. Failure exposes what values or habits we don’t truly align with, shines a light on our weakness, and frames opportunities for growth. When we invite failure in as an inevitable part of the process, we learn to change the emotions associated with it–replacing the toxicity of self-doubt for the optimism of creative confidence. Learn to laugh at yourself and even hear about some of my most magnificent failures to positate the negative.


Creative Compassion
Once we get a handle on ourselves, it’s a natural instinct to want to care for others. Much like flying on a plane, you put your own oxygen mask on before you help the people around you. Now that we’ve taken the last few sessions to get a grip on our own identity, internal dialogue, and personal goals, we can look around our world and see where we want to apply them. This session covers some of society's most pressing concerns and how we can make them better. No matter where we live, humans need creative love and bold action to create the world we want to live in.


Working With and For Community
It is a tendency of white people to assume that they have the answer everyone else seems to be missing, when in fact it’s usually the other way around. Marginalized people have been coming together for collective benefit with fewer assets for generations, as a way of surviving oppressive patriarchy and social structures designed to inhibit their path to success. As we explore new ways to work with what we already have, consume less, and invest more, we need to reframe what it means to serve. When working to solve socio-enviro-economic problems, it’s important to remember that this is for actual people who have opinions about how they want their lives to be. Explore the different considerations and techniques necessary for working with community that other creative processes often omit. 


Strategic Partnerships
It is what you know, but it’s mostly who you know and how you build and invest in those relationships. Lots of people know lots of things, but it’s our connections that create strength within any practice. Whether it’s business-to-business, peer-to-peer, or mentor-to-student, every person you ever meet is a potential connection to exactly what you need to succeed. We never know when an in-kind donation, collaboration, investor, partner, or opportunity is right in front of us if we don’t get to know our community. The impression you make, the story you’ve told with your personal brand, and your intentions for your community are all you need to build a reciprocal connection to benefit your growth and everyone around you.


When to Walk Away Or Dig Deeper
Know your limits. Know when to back off of them. Know when to push them. This is about assessing the dynamics of a situation and knowing when you’ve done all you are willing to, not all that you can. We can always find more to give to a toxic relationship as we justify its existence to make ourselves feel better. Set those boundaries before you start and hold yourself to them when they show up for you in life. Use past experiences, not as situations to dwell on, but as teaching moments of what to avoid in the future. Make it known to others where you stand. Learn when to respect yourself enough to stay true to your goals or even pivot. Respect others as you make decisions that may permanently end relationships without harboring resentment.

Unfuck the Planet
We have so many unsustainable materials in circulation. How do we balance convenience and ease of access against sustainable creation? It’s a mixture of using what you have and finding better options. This session breaks down all the various areas of implementation so we can ask ourselves if there is anywhere in the creation chain where we’re empowered to make a more informed decision.




Cultural Context
Culture is where our human stories and self-expression live. It’s where our colors take on meaning, our songs and poems carry our hearts, dancers express our form, and visionaries imagine our world. Sometimes these stories have been passed down to omit perspectives, erase dark truths, and even oppress others with a false narrative. As we grow in our awareness of what it means to connect to our own story and the shared stories of humanity, it’s important to listen to every point of view and let everyone tell their own story. Learn how to hold safe space for separate narratives, how to facilitate or amplify the voices of those who need to be heard, and how to pivot conversations towards love and away from divisiveness. 


Measure + Pivot
How did we do this year? Did we achieve what we set out to achieve? Did we grow in ways we can be proud of? What grief did we experience this year? Where did we fail to meet our goals? In what ways were we kind to ourselves? This session covers the metrics we can use to evaluate our growth process personally, creatively, and professionally. It will also cover the art of the pivot, or as I like to call them, an informed leap of faith.

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Tiers
Ripple
$3 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

Flow
$5 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Exhale
$10 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Viva
$15 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Pre-recorded presentation from the previous month's webinar

Sol
$25 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Pre-recorded presentation from the previous month's webinar

Access to monthly live webinar series

Ember
$50 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Pre-recorded presentation from the previous month's webinar

Access to monthly live webinar series

Merch from monthly creative collaborations

Flame
$100 or more per month

1 custom digital stock art each month

1 blank card each month

Access to monthly Ask Lennie Anything

Pre-recorded presentation from the previous month's webinar

Access to monthly live webinar series

Merch from monthly creative collaborations

1 commissioned custom art piece per year