Zee

is creating Stories, art & zines

3

patrons

$6

per month
"I really feel like what you give as rewards as a supported artist goes WAY beyond the value of the contributions I make. Its really appreciated but I really do feel overwhelmed by how generous you are." - Patron feedback

Thank you for taking the time to consider becoming my patron.

I'm Zee, a book artist & author/illustrator living in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I love exploring through creative play and expression, particularly with collage and found materials, but also through words. Being an ex-teacher, teaching and encouraging others is also a huge part of my work. 

I'm re-igniting my art career, and seeking support to pursue my creative work. 

My hope is that we will grow into a friendly, interactive community of creatives, populated by people who find joy, solace, inspiration, or beauty in my work. I quite happily have a part-time day job, but I am an artist at heart, and the more time I spend in my studio - or out in the world soaking up inspiration - the happier I am & the more I can do in the world.

More time will also allow me to do more in the community, especially with youth: giving back is an important part of being an artist.  Some of the community & pro bono work I have done:
  • Author visits to schools to inspire children in their writing, illustrating and publishing.
  • A snail mail Facebook community to encourage creative expression and connection.
  • Free colouring pages for local events and organisations, including Artweek Auckland, Auckland Arts Festival, The Happiness Idea/Wellington Botanic Gardens & Auckland Heritage Festival.
  • Writing, publishing, and zine workshops for community groups and schools.
  • Educating new writers and encouraging them in their journey to publication.
  • Publishing stories and poems written by children, emerging writers, and non-writers.
  • Zines that share and promote other creatives.

What to expect from the patron-only feed:

You'll get a unique behind-the-scenes look at my process, inspiration, and work; I see this patreon community as an intimate group of creatives. I'll also share any community work I do. If it's something my patrons want, I'm open to creating Q&A or process videos, too.
Tiers
Paper
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your pledge. You'll be listed as a sponsor on my website, and get access to my patron-only feed. 

Canvas
$5 or more per month

Thank you! You'll get your name inside any books printed during your patronage (including reprints), and a digital gift (usually a story, piece of art, or eBook) plus the Paper benefits.

Silk
$12 or more per month only 12 left

You're a star. You'll get a real-life postcard every month, plus all the Canvas benefits. 


Gold Foil
$20 or more per month only 3 left

Wow - thank you! As well as all the Silk benefits, you'll get your name listed as a sponsor on the back cover of every book I publish, and a real-life goody bag every month. Spaces are very limited for this one.

"I really feel like what you give as rewards as a supported artist goes WAY beyond the value of the contributions I make. Its really appreciated but I really do feel overwhelmed by how generous you are." - Patron feedback

Thank you for taking the time to consider becoming my patron.

I'm Zee, a book artist & author/illustrator living in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. I love exploring through creative play and expression, particularly with collage and found materials, but also through words. Being an ex-teacher, teaching and encouraging others is also a huge part of my work. 

I'm re-igniting my art career, and seeking support to pursue my creative work. 

My hope is that we will grow into a friendly, interactive community of creatives, populated by people who find joy, solace, inspiration, or beauty in my work. I quite happily have a part-time day job, but I am an artist at heart, and the more time I spend in my studio - or out in the world soaking up inspiration - the happier I am & the more I can do in the world.

More time will also allow me to do more in the community, especially with youth: giving back is an important part of being an artist.  Some of the community & pro bono work I have done:
  • Author visits to schools to inspire children in their writing, illustrating and publishing.
  • A snail mail Facebook community to encourage creative expression and connection.
  • Free colouring pages for local events and organisations, including Artweek Auckland, Auckland Arts Festival, The Happiness Idea/Wellington Botanic Gardens & Auckland Heritage Festival.
  • Writing, publishing, and zine workshops for community groups and schools.
  • Educating new writers and encouraging them in their journey to publication.
  • Publishing stories and poems written by children, emerging writers, and non-writers.
  • Zines that share and promote other creatives.

What to expect from the patron-only feed:

You'll get a unique behind-the-scenes look at my process, inspiration, and work; I see this patreon community as an intimate group of creatives. I'll also share any community work I do. If it's something my patrons want, I'm open to creating Q&A or process videos, too.

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Tiers
Paper
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your pledge. You'll be listed as a sponsor on my website, and get access to my patron-only feed. 

Canvas
$5 or more per month

Thank you! You'll get your name inside any books printed during your patronage (including reprints), and a digital gift (usually a story, piece of art, or eBook) plus the Paper benefits.

Silk
$12 or more per month only 12 left

You're a star. You'll get a real-life postcard every month, plus all the Canvas benefits. 


Gold Foil
$20 or more per month only 3 left

Wow - thank you! As well as all the Silk benefits, you'll get your name listed as a sponsor on the back cover of every book I publish, and a real-life goody bag every month. Spaces are very limited for this one.