I love creating art and making things. I think everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy art in all its forms. Art is good for the soul, and if I can help make someone’s day a little brighter with my creative fire, then I am happy to share it with others. My hope is that I can invoke emotion and inspire others with my creations.
I love things that sparkle, shine, and glow. I tend to see jewelry as a wearable form of artwork. I find my inspiration in the natural world around me, from animals to leaves and branches and rocks and gemstones. I love to incorporate these things into my work, using gemstones, crystals, bone, feathers, leather, and wood just to name a few.
I am an animal lover, a tree hugger, and all around open minded person. A lot of these things are reflected in my artistic endeavors. I enjoy spending time with my animal companions, reading, writing, and photography. I also enjoy outdoors and wilderness activities when I am able to.
I have studied in biology/zoological sciences and behavioral psychology, and enjoy training animals. Over the years I have done a lot of volunteer work with domestic animal and wildlife rehabilitation. I donate portions of my sales to these causes and help spread awareness through education.
I have Ehlers-Danlos, and have dealt with chronic pain, fatigue and a host of other medical issues and complications as a result. Wanting to gain some semblance of independence and financial freedom, I create various forms of artwork, train animals, and provide educational information as a small source of income.
By becoming a patron, your support gives me the opportunity to be an artist and to create freely. I value your donation in more ways than words can adequately describe. Your support inspires me to believe in myself and my dreams.
Just a small pledge on your part can change my life and help my dreams come true.
I have so many amazing ideas floating around in my mind, waiting to be given form. Sadly many have never come to be simply because I lack the funds to invest in the supplies or materials I would need to experiment or to justify spending my time or materials creating these things when I should be working on productive projects that are more likely to help me pay my bills. While I don’t create art just for the money, the financial reality is that I must make ends meet if I wish to continue making art as a career.
That’s where you come in. When I am supported by generous people like you, it gives me the ability to create freely and to invest in those things.
By purchasing my creations, you are enabling me to afford my medications and treatments, as well as afford essentials for myself and my support animals, including my service dog.
Many people would like to support me, but they may not be able to afford the price of a commission or finished item. I figured Patreon was a great way to offer an alternative, where people who are interested could offer their support and still get something in return.
Your support as a patron means that I can purchase new art and craft supplies, and related materials and equipment as I need them. You would be amazed how fast it all adds up, between brushes and paints, clays, special tools to work with the materials, to all the little sparkling odds and ends in stones and findings that go into my jewelry. Your valuable donations mean I can keep creating wonderful things to share with everyone!
So what exactly will you get in return? All sorts of awesome! For starters, you will have my undying love and gratitude. Get a warm fuzzy feeling as you imagine me dancing happily around throwing paint at a canvas or smooshing clay, marveling at new work as it is produced, knowing you helped make that possible. ( Maybe there will even be videos of such silly activities so you don’t have to imagine - who knows! )
All patrons will be able to participate in special discussions and offer suggestions on things they would like to see. I love talking with people and having creative brainstorms, and would love to know what you think! Comments and creative feedback are always appreciated.
You’ll be among the first to know about and see new designs and new products, before they are even made! While I do share some WIPs and sneak peeks on places like Facebook they are very limited, and nothing like what I share here. Donating patrons will know about everything I am doing before anyone else does, and certain tiers have the unique opportunity to vote to influence my work.
But wait, there’s more! You will also have a chance to receive art and creative things from me, depending on your donation tiers. Some might be digital in nature, but the majority of things will be real tangible objects I will mail to you! Sometimes I'll be giving out prints, other times - original artwork and sculptures! Why? Why not? I share the love you share with me! Knowing these things will go to homes where people will truly appreciate them is what means the most to me.
I am an artist trying to make a living with my work. I dream of beautiful things. I make art. I love what I do. It has taken me many years, with a lot of trial and error, to be confident enough to try to make a career with it.
I want to share my dreams with the world, hoping to make it a better place through inspiring others. I am always very grateful for your interest and beyond thankful to you for considering to support me and my artistic endeavors. The bigger this thing becomes over time, the better the rewards will be. There is really no limit to how far it can go in the future.
It is thanks to amazing people like you that I have come this far over the years, and look forward to seeing where else creativity takes us!
See more of my work at:
LeopardWolf - DeviantArt
LeopardWolf - Etsy
LeopardWolf - Tumblr