Lauren Faulkenberry

is creating illustrations and tiny wonders

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Slate Junco
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per month
Slate Juncos receive:
  • Exclusive patrons-only blog posts about birds, my current art projects, and the wacky ways they intersect
  • A handwritten thank you note mailed to you on one of my illustrated greeting cards, plus one greeting card + envelope for you to send to a friend. 

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Goldfinches receive the Junco perks, plus:
  • Fun digital downloads like coloring pages and wallpapers for your mobile devices. 
  • Sneak peeks into my fiction writing, which includes excerpts from novels in progress.
  • An eBook of my short story collection BENEATH OUR SKIN in mobi, epub, or pdf format. 
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Nuthatches receive all of the Goldfinch perks, plus:
  • 3x a year mailing of printed goodies. (It might be postcards, a set of letterpress-printed greeting cards, an illustrated broadside poster, or a miniature book)




I’m Lauren. Thanks for visiting my page!

Each month, I'm making art and writing. I'm making downloadable art, but you can join a higher tier to receive prints and paintings mailed to your door. 

I’m a writer, an artist, and a nature lover. If you recognize the name Firebrand Press, you've probably seen my artist books. I do letterpress printing, make handmade books, and write novels, too. (So far I've published 5 books in the Bayou Sabine series, and am working on the next novel.) I’m here because I love to do all of those things, and what makes me happiest is to see other people enjoy something I’ve made. Making art makes my days brighter, more playful, and more fun—so I hope that my pieces do that for you, too.

I’m delighted to be here on Patreon because it means I get to share my works in progress--and some finished pieces just for patrons! By joining my exclusive team, you’ll get access to special blog posts, peeks at my novels-in-progress, writing tips, and more. Depending on the tier you select, you'll get some downloadable art and maybe some printed pieces in the mail, too. Letterpress printing was one of my first loves, and I'll take any opportunity to print something special for my friends.

My work's always been inspired by nature, and birds in particular. They show up in my novels, in my artist books, and in paintings like the one below. So each month, I'll share some bird stories and photos of my works in progress here, and each month patrons will get some art to download–or, depending on the tier you choose–delivered straight to your mailbox. 

So what will I send you when you join me?

Depending on the tier you select, you’ll receive:
  • Printed greeting cards or postcards that you can send to your friends (or put on your fridge)
  • Exclusive patrons-only access to my blog posts that feature tips, illustration and printing tutorials, and Q & A
  • Blog posts about birds—from the funny to the lovely and the wildly weird
  • Behind-the-scenes peeks at sketches, works in progress, and my studio
  • Sneak peeks of my novels-in-progress 
  • an eBook of my short story collection, BENEATH OUR SKIN in either mobi, pub, or PDF 
  • letterpress printed cards and miniature books
  • wall calendars that feature my original illustrations
  • original paintings made by me

And how exactly does Patreon work? 

Members of my team have a monthly subscription. Pledges start at $1, and you can pledge any amount you like. You can cancel any time. You can contact me any time. You can even suggest an animal for me to feature in an upcoming project. Fans always inspire me! If you pledge at the $3 or higher level, I'll ask for your shipping address so I can mail your printed goodies to you. That's it. Pretty easy, right? Every patron receives a handwritten thank you card that features one of my illustrations.

I like making people smile. Join my team, and every month I’ll send you some art that brightens your day—and is something you can share to brighten someone else's, too.

Thanks for visiting, and thank you for joining my team! Your support means the world to me, because it means I get to spend more of my time making art. 



P.S. Don't forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram: @firebrandpress to see works in progress from my studio.


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When I reach 50 patrons per month, I'll start uploading a coloring page twice a month so you relax and de-stress while you color your own critters. You can send me pics when you've filled them in, and I'll share my favorites here on the blog!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 65 exclusive posts

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