Leah Oviedo is creating Healing Through Words and Art
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patrons

Thank you for visiting my page! My vision is to share the power of using creativity to heal and inspire people to seek help for depression and mental health issues. 

Early in 2017, I launched a free e-course designed to help people heal their depression. You can access that on my blog at ImpowerYou.org
I want to offer this free forever and that's why I'm using Patreon. With your support, we can keep this resource free and create more healing projects.

I also publish a monthly creative arts zine called Radical. The focus is on healing through art  and features work by independent artists, writers and healers. The zine is free, but the heart-work from each contributor takes time and money. With enough patrons, I will be able to pay contributors for their work. Check out my 
Posts page for current and past issues.

Here are some of my other projects:
  • Coloring books with affirmations that are free to print from my website: Click here to see.
  • An e-book collaboration of healers, artists and writers on the topic of radical self-care, available for free: Grab your copy today.
  • Journal prompts and mindfulness practices: See recent posts

Want to join me?

 In exchange for becoming a supporting patron, you receive exclusive rewards:
  • Free copies of my e-books
  • Sneak peaks at writing and covers before anyone else
  • Acknowledgements in published work
  • Art & Poetry mailed to you each month

Thank you to all my patrons and fans who are supporting free access to healing art and writing projects! Be sure to claim your rewards when you sign up!

Patreon is an opportunity for me to receive financial support from fans of my work (like you) on a monthly basis so I can continue creating art and writing with a focus on healing. You can choose from several monthly rewards like art and poetry (
click here to see rewards).


Who am I? I'm an adventurer with an endless curiosity about our world and compassion for others, but I haven't always felt this way. For seventeen years my life was filled with a dark depression based on trauma in my early years. That period was filled with fear and doubt which caused me to become sick with a variety of problems. My healing journey has been both painful and beautiful over the years. I have a new wonder for life that was missing for so long. 
 


What is Patreon?
Patreon is a sustainable way for artists to earn an income in the digital age of free downloads. It also allows you to get a more intimate, inside look at your favorite artists. By joining this community, you will help me continue offering e-courses, art, books that help people on their unique healing journey. As a patron your reward will be tangible items including art, writing and exclusive perks.

What will we be creating?
Empowering and creative art and writing projects. Some of what we create will be exclusively for patrons like you. Other things will be for the general public. The more patrons who join us, the more we can create!

Why do you have a goal of 200 Patrons? Once we reach 200 patrons you will receive my newest book collaboration about radical self love! So please consider sharing this page with friends and family. Patronage starts at just $1 a month.


Where does the money go?
The first 10% goes to Patreon/processing fees. The other 90% goes to funding cool art and writing projects and outreach to help others find their unique healing path:
  • Art projects like my book collaboration about radical self-love
  • Outreach to share the free e-course
  • Coloring pages with positive affirmations
  • Weekly meditations
  • Weekly journal prompts


More FAQ's: Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I have to pay in US Dollars? No. You can pay in other currencies and the site will convert it into US Dollars.

How many creations will you create each month? It really depends. Some months will be juicier than others, but I have been creating new pieces of art or writing something new every week. I've been creating weekly meditations and journal prompts already!

I don't have much to give, can I still join? Absolutely! You can give as little as $1 a month or make occasional payments. 

Can I stop payments? Yes, you can stop payments anytime by logging in to your account. Patreon only charges cards on the first of the month so you can cancel before or after that date.

Do you already make a lot of money selling books and art? I work diligently to promote my work, but my sales are not that high. What little I earn doesn't come close to paying for the time and energy I use. Plus, since my art can be easily shared, people download and use my art without paying. I also want to keep things like my e-course free for those who really need the help.

I have a question that isn't here! Please visit the Support Page,  or send me a message!
Rewards
Heartfelt Healer
$1 or more per month
Heartfelt Healers want to help, but may not have that much to give. 

As a Heartfelt Healer, you will directly support my free art and healing projects. Thank you!

Butterfly Change Leader
$3 or more per month
Butterfly Change Leaders are supporting the continuation of the free e-course. 

As a Butterfly you will receive my e-books free AND you can be listed in the acknowledgement section of my upcoming book of poetry and art.  Even though you are giving a small amount, when a hundred people pledge $3, that allows me to share the e-course to a larger audience. 

Compassionate Crane
$12 or more per month
Cranes are beautiful birds that are a symbol of serenity and independence, which is highly important when we are healing from mental illness. 

As a Compassionate Crane, you will receive a free art postcard mailed to you each month. You can either keep and frame the postcard or send it to anyone who needs  a little love.

You also receive the lower tier rewards.

I'm so grateful for your support and excited to share my art with you!

Poetic Peacock
$23 or more per month
Poetic Peacocks have learned that words are as important to our hearts as beauty is to our minds. Healing requires changing our words and patterns so we can create healthy messages for ourselves and others.

As a Poetic Peacock, you will receive a new poem or from me each month. It will be delivered directly to your email, so please make sure you are comfortable with sharing your email address with me. I promise not to sell or share your email with anyone.

 You also receive the lower tier rewards including a fine art postcard.

Fine Art Lovin' Foxes
$32 or more per month
 Fine art lovin' foxes are all about what they see and feel through the creative arts. Using our creativity makes us smarter because it gives our brains a chance to work in a different way. Our brains have a lot of control over how we feel so it's good to exercise and flex those muscles.

As a fox, you will receive a unique print of my newest art or illustration each month. You can frame it, give it away, sell it even. Just think how fun it will be to get art in the mail every month! FYI: Prints will vary in size from 5x7 to 8x10.

Bookish Birds
$50 or more per month
Bookish Birds love to read. They spend most of their free time cuddled up in their nests. 

As a Bookish Bird you will receive a signed, paperback copy of my newest book. *Books are not produced monthly, so each month you will also receive a signed print of my art and a fine art postcard!  You also receive the lower tier rewards. 

Co-Publisher
$75 or more per month
 As a Co-Publisher, you will be featured in my upcoming book of poetry and art with the following: your business logo, a 200 word description & three social media links in my book.

- This is a one time donation.-  You only need to pay the $75 once to be a Co-Publisher. 

 My book will be published in October, 2018. The book will be available in e-book and paperback form.

Goals
13 of 400 patrons
Pay contributors for collaborations!

Once I reach 400 patrons, I will be able to pay contributors for their heart-work in the book collaboration of "Cultivating Radical Self-Love".

Creating art and writing takes time and effort. Then creating the book takes about a month to complete. With your patronage, independent artists will be rewarded for their heart-work and hard work.
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Thank you for visiting my page! My vision is to share the power of using creativity to heal and inspire people to seek help for depression and mental health issues. 

Early in 2017, I launched a free e-course designed to help people heal their depression. You can access that on my blog at ImpowerYou.org
I want to offer this free forever and that's why I'm using Patreon. With your support, we can keep this resource free and create more healing projects.

I also publish a monthly creative arts zine called Radical. The focus is on healing through art  and features work by independent artists, writers and healers. The zine is free, but the heart-work from each contributor takes time and money. With enough patrons, I will be able to pay contributors for their work. Check out my 
Posts page for current and past issues.

Here are some of my other projects:
  • Coloring books with affirmations that are free to print from my website: Click here to see.
  • An e-book collaboration of healers, artists and writers on the topic of radical self-care, available for free: Grab your copy today.
  • Journal prompts and mindfulness practices: See recent posts

Want to join me?

 In exchange for becoming a supporting patron, you receive exclusive rewards:
  • Free copies of my e-books
  • Sneak peaks at writing and covers before anyone else
  • Acknowledgements in published work
  • Art & Poetry mailed to you each month

Thank you to all my patrons and fans who are supporting free access to healing art and writing projects! Be sure to claim your rewards when you sign up!

Patreon is an opportunity for me to receive financial support from fans of my work (like you) on a monthly basis so I can continue creating art and writing with a focus on healing. You can choose from several monthly rewards like art and poetry (
click here to see rewards).


Who am I? I'm an adventurer with an endless curiosity about our world and compassion for others, but I haven't always felt this way. For seventeen years my life was filled with a dark depression based on trauma in my early years. That period was filled with fear and doubt which caused me to become sick with a variety of problems. My healing journey has been both painful and beautiful over the years. I have a new wonder for life that was missing for so long. 
 


What is Patreon?
Patreon is a sustainable way for artists to earn an income in the digital age of free downloads. It also allows you to get a more intimate, inside look at your favorite artists. By joining this community, you will help me continue offering e-courses, art, books that help people on their unique healing journey. As a patron your reward will be tangible items including art, writing and exclusive perks.

What will we be creating?
Empowering and creative art and writing projects. Some of what we create will be exclusively for patrons like you. Other things will be for the general public. The more patrons who join us, the more we can create!

Why do you have a goal of 200 Patrons? Once we reach 200 patrons you will receive my newest book collaboration about radical self love! So please consider sharing this page with friends and family. Patronage starts at just $1 a month.


Where does the money go?
The first 10% goes to Patreon/processing fees. The other 90% goes to funding cool art and writing projects and outreach to help others find their unique healing path:
  • Art projects like my book collaboration about radical self-love
  • Outreach to share the free e-course
  • Coloring pages with positive affirmations
  • Weekly meditations
  • Weekly journal prompts


More FAQ's: Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I have to pay in US Dollars? No. You can pay in other currencies and the site will convert it into US Dollars.

How many creations will you create each month? It really depends. Some months will be juicier than others, but I have been creating new pieces of art or writing something new every week. I've been creating weekly meditations and journal prompts already!

I don't have much to give, can I still join? Absolutely! You can give as little as $1 a month or make occasional payments. 

Can I stop payments? Yes, you can stop payments anytime by logging in to your account. Patreon only charges cards on the first of the month so you can cancel before or after that date.

Do you already make a lot of money selling books and art? I work diligently to promote my work, but my sales are not that high. What little I earn doesn't come close to paying for the time and energy I use. Plus, since my art can be easily shared, people download and use my art without paying. I also want to keep things like my e-course free for those who really need the help.

I have a question that isn't here! Please visit the Support Page,  or send me a message!

Recent posts by Leah Oviedo

Rewards
Heartfelt Healer
$1 or more per month
Heartfelt Healers want to help, but may not have that much to give. 

As a Heartfelt Healer, you will directly support my free art and healing projects. Thank you!

Butterfly Change Leader
$3 or more per month
Butterfly Change Leaders are supporting the continuation of the free e-course. 

As a Butterfly you will receive my e-books free AND you can be listed in the acknowledgement section of my upcoming book of poetry and art.  Even though you are giving a small amount, when a hundred people pledge $3, that allows me to share the e-course to a larger audience. 

Compassionate Crane
$12 or more per month
Cranes are beautiful birds that are a symbol of serenity and independence, which is highly important when we are healing from mental illness. 

As a Compassionate Crane, you will receive a free art postcard mailed to you each month. You can either keep and frame the postcard or send it to anyone who needs  a little love.

You also receive the lower tier rewards.

I'm so grateful for your support and excited to share my art with you!

Poetic Peacock
$23 or more per month
Poetic Peacocks have learned that words are as important to our hearts as beauty is to our minds. Healing requires changing our words and patterns so we can create healthy messages for ourselves and others.

As a Poetic Peacock, you will receive a new poem or from me each month. It will be delivered directly to your email, so please make sure you are comfortable with sharing your email address with me. I promise not to sell or share your email with anyone.

 You also receive the lower tier rewards including a fine art postcard.

Fine Art Lovin' Foxes
$32 or more per month
 Fine art lovin' foxes are all about what they see and feel through the creative arts. Using our creativity makes us smarter because it gives our brains a chance to work in a different way. Our brains have a lot of control over how we feel so it's good to exercise and flex those muscles.

As a fox, you will receive a unique print of my newest art or illustration each month. You can frame it, give it away, sell it even. Just think how fun it will be to get art in the mail every month! FYI: Prints will vary in size from 5x7 to 8x10.

Bookish Birds
$50 or more per month
Bookish Birds love to read. They spend most of their free time cuddled up in their nests. 

As a Bookish Bird you will receive a signed, paperback copy of my newest book. *Books are not produced monthly, so each month you will also receive a signed print of my art and a fine art postcard!  You also receive the lower tier rewards. 

Co-Publisher
$75 or more per month
 As a Co-Publisher, you will be featured in my upcoming book of poetry and art with the following: your business logo, a 200 word description & three social media links in my book.

- This is a one time donation.-  You only need to pay the $75 once to be a Co-Publisher. 

 My book will be published in October, 2018. The book will be available in e-book and paperback form.