I'm your run of the mill purple haired creative lady just wanting to inspire others to follow their dreams. I currently work in the video game industry as a Global Community Manager on a franchise that I love dearly (was awesome to finally check that off the bucket list) and now that I'm finally settled I'm wanting to get back to my creative roots.
Creative outlets; like livestreaming, youtube, art, crafts, blogging, etc have at one point or another been either a source of income or a means of escapism from the daily grind of adulthood. I'm looking to jump back into doing creative things, engaging with and inspiring people, and just continuing to check off my bucket list of dreams.
What your pledge goes towards:
- Purchasing art supplies
- Paints, thread, fabric, paper, etc.
- Maintaining my setup
- Computer upgrades and stream supplies
- Everyday expenses and paying off debt
- Website costs, bills, student loans, etc.
- Stress relief
- Knowing that I won't have to really think about money is going to be weight off my shoulders
You've probably got a lot of questions before you decide to become my patron, so let's get cracking!
Why yes I do! I have been working on some ideas for side projects for a while and your patronage would help to make those a reality. Here are just a few:
- Stitch the Pokedex - I am looking to complete cross stitch charms of all 873 Pokemon (includes all pokedex entries, megaevolutions, all unowns, and alternate versions of original dex pokemon found in Sun/Moon).
- Fairy Tale Characters- I would love to do a complete watercolor / digital art set of all the Fairy Tale characters from around the globe, starting with the Hans Christen Anderson set.
- Open my own online shop - One of my biggest dreams is to have shop to sell original work, including enamel pins, apparel, notebooks, and prints.
- TheStartScreen - This is a project that my best friend and I have been wanting to do for a while where we highlight really amazing creators we come across.
I want to show that you don't have to limit yourself to one dream. There are many things I hope to accomplish and I don't believe that you have to only focus on one thing at a time to be "successful". To be clear: I have zero intentions of quitting my day job, I am very happy with what I am doing there and with the people I work with. This particular page / initiative is simply to reach out for a little help to balance things out financially so I don't affect my primary source of income AND it will help to offset the additional costs for supplies for these side projects.
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