My name is Luz. I was born in Costa Rica and I make things in Felton, California between a forest and a river. By supporting me on Patreon you are helping me make all kinds of things for my friends (that's you!).
I initially started out with watercolor painting, but quickly discovered that art for me is more fun when it's not confined.
This page is about allowing each project to take the form it wants. It's about making things together to treasure and to share. It's about the joy of getting special care packages in the mail just because.
What sorts of things?
- illustrated books
- personal letters
- coloring books
- decorated mirrors
- herb mixes
- homemade teas
- custom stationary
- maybe even sea glass from my beach walks
There's one thing I can promise: every project will be different :)
New projects will be announced and posted in the "goals" section. I'll only post projects that are sure to be completed. BUT! I will share all the ideas I have floating in my head in Patron-Only posts, and allow patrons to vote on what I make. Besides everything listed above, I also have dreams of making art videos and painting tutorials. With your help I can make that happen!
What happens with the money?
By supporting initial runs, you give me buying power.
For example, when I make books, if I have your help, I can buy several books at a time. Although you get everything at heavy discounts, your involvement gives me the ability to buy more books at a lower cost in bulk. In other words, you are helping me make my projects available at retail stores, but you get them first and with the best discount.
Your pledge is per completed project. You'll know ahead of time where projects are in terms of completion. I'll post progress reports and stories around each of them to Patreon. You'll also get details on my ideas for creating, and all patrons get a voice on which projects happen next. I love to make your ideas happen whenever I can! My hope for this page is that it will become a community effort in creating joy for each other.
You'll also have the chance to buy additional items at a significant discount. When new projects are completed or art pieces are made available patrons have first right of refusal. Commissions for Patrons will also be prioritized.
Every little bit counts. Even a dollar makes a huge difference, because it's not really about the money. When you donate just a dollar, you're telling my illogical, emotional brain parts that this work is worth doing. They really need to hear that because every maker doubts that a lot.
- Pledges are per project
- I make about 1 thing every 1-2 months
- You can cap your pledge per month at whatever amount you want (and still get the rewards)
- I am what I am because of YOU. I like me. <3 Thank you!