LeopardWolf - Brittney Steptoe is creating ∞∞ Art ∞ Paintings ∞ Sculptures ∞ Jewelry ∞∞ ∞ Inspiration ∞
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patron

$18
per month
Hello! My name is Brittney, though online and in the artistic community I am more commonly known as LeopardWolf or Lhunpaurwen ( Lhunie ). I am a New Orleans native who was displaced by Hurricane Katrina. I ended up shuffling around New York and Minnesota, and have since returned to New Orleans.

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

www.leopardwolf.com


Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
One Raindrop Raises The Sea
No amount is too small. Every $1 helps and adds up. I greatly appreciate and thank you for your support!


  • Access to patron-only content. You’ll see and hear about everything before everyone else. You’ll have a unique chance to offer feedback and suggestions on what you’d like to see me create.  Receive special early access to information about new designs and projects, sketches and Works In Progress (WIPs), behind the scenes sneak peeks ( with photographs and video ). There will also be guest appearances by my animals, including Wasabi the talking cat! Get notified about upcoming sales, promotions, and holiday specials. Get first dibs on finished art before it is available for sale to the general public.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Voting Rights
Thank you for your contribution to help me make more art! I greatly appreciate and thank you for your support!


  • You will have voting privileges to directly influence my work!  While I always listen and consider suggestions people have about my work, this is different than what is mentioned above.  Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me. Should I buy this glaze or that glaze?  Should I use this stone or that stone?  What creature do I sculpt next?  You decide!
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.
Pledge $8 or more per month
0 patrons
Snail Mail Special
Thank you for your contribution to help me make more art! I greatly appreciate and thank you for your support!


  • Receive a card sent to your address through regular snail mail monthly or bi-monthly.  I always love getting snail mail, and enjoy sending it to other people as a way to brighten their day so they aren’t just getting bills and junk mail.
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.


*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
Art Starter Package
Thank you for helping make it possible for me to keep making art! Your support means a lot to me and I am thankful for it.


  • You will receive some sort of small traditional media original monthly or bi-monthly!  How cool is that? It might be a simple doodle or sketch, an inked design, a watercolor mini, maybe even acrylic. Whatever it is, it will be small enough to be mailed with a card or via similar method.
    You still also get:
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.


*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Surprise Gift Of The Mysterious
Thank you for your generosity and support of my artistic endeavors! I am thrilled you are as excited to help as I am to create things for you!
            
  • You will get a little care package in the mail monthly or bi-monthly. Something special. Something mysterious. Something artsy and inspiring. Various elements of my work and things that inspire me. Crafty bits and pieces from my workspace, experiments, natural wonders, random found objects, treasures, sparklies, things from my travels, the possibilities are endless. I hope they inspire you as much as they have me. You're free to do anything you wish with what arrives, including passing it on to others who may appreciate it. Along with this, you will also get:
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.

*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***

Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Something Else, Also Mysterious
I am truly honored and thankful you value my work this much. You have my deepest gratitude for your generosity and support of my artistic endeavors!


  • You’ll get the mysterious care package I mentioned above, and a little something extra, monthly or bi-monthly. A special limited edition print, a coffee/tea/cocoa mug, jewelry, a sculpture, pyrography, something that sparkles or glows, an original painting, art supplies, some other special art thing - just a few examples of what you might find. You still also get:
  • The mystery package mentioned above.
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.


*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***

Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Collector’s Discount
Your generosity knows no bounds. Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for your sponsorship and support of me and my artistic endeavors. Thank you for believing in me and helping to make dreams a reality!


  • You get 25% off any item I sell or a commission from me. Anytime, anywhere, for as long as your account is current. Whenever you want something special, the commission fee is waived. If you're considering this sponsorship tier, you already know its value without even reading the rest. But along with that, you also get:
  • The something extra mystery art thing.
  • The mystery package mentioned above.
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.


*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***
Goals
$18 of $25 per month
This amount allows me to continue purchasing basic creative supplies monthly to experiment with. It could be spent to buy several lower cost items or one higher cost item.

Examples include but are not limited to: jewelry supplies, painting mediums, several small bottles of ceramics glaze, a larger bottle of ceramics glaze, a box of ceramics clay, ceramics tools

You get to help me choose what to invest in if you pledge $5 or more.

Once we reach this goal, I will raffle off an art original equal to $25. ALL pledge tiers will be eligible to win (as low as $1 pledge ) ! Winner will pay shipping for raffle item.
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Hello! My name is Brittney, though online and in the artistic community I am more commonly known as LeopardWolf or Lhunpaurwen ( Lhunie ). I am a New Orleans native who was displaced by Hurricane Katrina. I ended up shuffling around New York and Minnesota, and have since returned to New Orleans.

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

www.leopardwolf.com


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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
0 patrons
One Raindrop Raises The Sea
No amount is too small. Every $1 helps and adds up. I greatly appreciate and thank you for your support!


  • Access to patron-only content. You’ll see and hear about everything before everyone else. You’ll have a unique chance to offer feedback and suggestions on what you’d like to see me create.  Receive special early access to information about new designs and projects, sketches and Works In Progress (WIPs), behind the scenes sneak peeks ( with photographs and video ). There will also be guest appearances by my animals, including Wasabi the talking cat! Get notified about upcoming sales, promotions, and holiday specials. Get first dibs on finished art before it is available for sale to the general public.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Voting Rights
Thank you for your contribution to help me make more art! I greatly appreciate and thank you for your support!


  • You will have voting privileges to directly influence my work!  While I always listen and consider suggestions people have about my work, this is different than what is mentioned above.  Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me. Should I buy this glaze or that glaze?  Should I use this stone or that stone?  What creature do I sculpt next?  You decide!
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.
Pledge $8 or more per month
0 patrons
Snail Mail Special
Thank you for your contribution to help me make more art! I greatly appreciate and thank you for your support!


  • Receive a card sent to your address through regular snail mail monthly or bi-monthly.  I always love getting snail mail, and enjoy sending it to other people as a way to brighten their day so they aren’t just getting bills and junk mail.
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.


*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
Art Starter Package
Thank you for helping make it possible for me to keep making art! Your support means a lot to me and I am thankful for it.


  • You will receive some sort of small traditional media original monthly or bi-monthly!  How cool is that? It might be a simple doodle or sketch, an inked design, a watercolor mini, maybe even acrylic. Whatever it is, it will be small enough to be mailed with a card or via similar method.
    You still also get:
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.


*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Surprise Gift Of The Mysterious
Thank you for your generosity and support of my artistic endeavors! I am thrilled you are as excited to help as I am to create things for you!
            
  • You will get a little care package in the mail monthly or bi-monthly. Something special. Something mysterious. Something artsy and inspiring. Various elements of my work and things that inspire me. Crafty bits and pieces from my workspace, experiments, natural wonders, random found objects, treasures, sparklies, things from my travels, the possibilities are endless. I hope they inspire you as much as they have me. You're free to do anything you wish with what arrives, including passing it on to others who may appreciate it. Along with this, you will also get:
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.

*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***

Pledge $50 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
Something Else, Also Mysterious
I am truly honored and thankful you value my work this much. You have my deepest gratitude for your generosity and support of my artistic endeavors!


  • You’ll get the mysterious care package I mentioned above, and a little something extra, monthly or bi-monthly. A special limited edition print, a coffee/tea/cocoa mug, jewelry, a sculpture, pyrography, something that sparkles or glows, an original painting, art supplies, some other special art thing - just a few examples of what you might find. You still also get:
  • The mystery package mentioned above.
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.


*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***

Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Collector’s Discount
Your generosity knows no bounds. Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for your sponsorship and support of me and my artistic endeavors. Thank you for believing in me and helping to make dreams a reality!


  • You get 25% off any item I sell or a commission from me. Anytime, anywhere, for as long as your account is current. Whenever you want something special, the commission fee is waived. If you're considering this sponsorship tier, you already know its value without even reading the rest. But along with that, you also get:
  • The something extra mystery art thing.
  • The mystery package mentioned above.
  • You are automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win random free art stuff! Prints, sketches, ACEOs, bookmarks, mixed media, keychains, jewelry, trinkets. Prizes will vary, but they will be artsy in nature! There will be no less than one drawing per month!
  • Patrons pledging $5 and above will be granted the right to vote in different situations that will directly influence things I make and how I make them, or what supplies I buy using the money you all have invested in me.
  • Access to patron-only content. Special early access to new projects, WIPs, promotions, and artwork before it is available to the general public.


*** If you wish to receive cards, random art, or surprise packages less frequently than once per month, just let me know! ***