Mary Pines is creating Art, Inspiration, Education & Community
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patron

$2
per month
Welcome to my shiny new Patreon page - thank you for being here! 

My name is Mary and I'm a visual artist, scientist and passionate community member. My mission is to create art, experiences and supportive connections that make people feel good, inspire creativity and build community.

I have some really big plans for the future and I am asking you to be a part of them...



Much of my energy is going into beautiful projects for the 'greater good' but which don't support me financially. I would love your help to bring them to you and to the world!

What I'm up to:

- Creating a collection of digital, science-based art called "Cellular Landscapes" based the stunning microscope images I collected through 10 years as a scientific researcher. This project aims to foster awareness of the miracle that is every cell in the body and in all creatures, and to garner respect for how we treat them and our environment;

- Collaborating with the production and presentation of the incredible "Revival Project", which aims to foster a new, healthier societal paradigm through community, science, art, education and social connection;

- Co-creating a educational, immersive audio-visual journey called "Chiasma" to bring to public gatherings, schools and festivals (collaboration with an astrophysicist in the UK). "Chiasma criss-crosses between analytical and intuitive ways of knowing through a kaleidoscope of interactive visual art, algorithms, sound, microscopy and traditional artwork. We weave stories from the heart of science and draw parallels between perceived polarities to open the portals of perception. We also share imaginative perspectives and scientific evidence on how we can use ‘flow’ to resource ourselves from our creative subconscious." (Website coming soon!)

- Volunteering with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic studies (MAPS) Canada. We're working hard on a crowdfunding campaign that will run through the month of May to fund Phase 3 clinical trials to treat PTSD with MDMA-assisted psychotherapy! (PTSD affects a tremendous number of people in chronic, devastating ways, yet a single session of MDMA therapy can reverse this damage!) I have donated 14 artworks for silent auction at the launch party and am the featured artist. :) 

- Co-creating women's creative empowerment retreats with Jennifer Field, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, certified lomi lomi, breathwork and reiki practitioner and owner/operator of Halfmoon Haven Retreat & Spa. We already have 3 dates booked this year! Stay tuned for details.

- Learning and sharing, obsessively! I take in a lot of information on science, health and wellness and I want to share this knowledge with you in a way that's fun, relevant and fascinating! I've starting posting some of these thoughts and articles on my blog, but it's very time-consuming and I can't afford to spend much time on it. I'd love to be supported to do this - it's one of my greatest passions! (Eventually, I want to start a webcast, and bring in guests too!)

- Writing a book...!! Admittedly, a lofty goal, but one I've begun nonetheless. The book will be a unique blend of science, art, story, 'life hacks' and spirit, woven together into one very entertaining tale!




Why Patreon?

Patreon provides an easy way for my fans (you!) to show support, helping me to keep bringing art, science and inspiration to the world on a regular basis!

I don't open up too much about my thoughts and processes on outlets like Facebook and Instagram, but Patreon will be different. I'll be showing a lot more behind-the-scenes photos from my life and art space, insight into my processes, progress pictures and general musings. Please help me give back to you!


My goal with Patreon is not only to create an income stream to support myself but to support our community by sharing knowledge and techniques that empower people to: 
1. enhance their creativity in new ways,
2. learn about ground-breaking science
3. improve their health through deeper understanding of the body and what's out there in the media (and debunk the myths as they spread),
4. live happier, more balanced lives through simple, reliable methods that foster connection and growth.

By becoming a patron, you give me the opportunity to do all of this. It really is that simple! I value your donation with the utmost gratitude, and...

Your support inspires me to succeed! 

Just a small pledge on your part can change my life. :) 
(Important note: you can cancel your support at any time! You're under NO obligation once you sign up!)

My portfolio and other information about me can be viewed here.


Thank you!!

I am very grateful to have fans like you - people who are willing to help me build this dream, and be a part of who I am and what I do. Your generosity will not only support me, but give my patrons and others the opportunity learn and grow. A win on all accounts! 


Tiers
$1+/month
$1 or more per month 1 patron
No reward, I just want to support Mary Pines.


THANK YOU!  You will receive one very thankful (real or virtual) hug!

Supporter
$2 or more per month 1 patron
THANK YOU! You will receive one very thankful (real or virtual) hug.

You'll also gain access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and photo updates along the way.
Team member
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
For the price of a coffee, you'll be supporting me (THANK YOU!!), and I will be forever grateful! You'll get:


  • Access to Patron Only posts + 
  • I give away art without warning all the time! Make sure you're getting my Patreon notifications @ your email address.
Champion!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Sooooo many HUGE thank yous!! You'll get:


  • All of the above +
  • A high-res Wallpaper upload every two months
Rock star!
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
You are awesome. Thank you SO very much! Your contribution is so valuable to me! You'll receive:


  • All of the above +
  • Access to Patreon-only content
  • Email me an idea and I'll schedule it in as one of my drawings for the month and publish it here.


$25 helps with art supplies; wood panels, canvases, paints and print costs (especially) add up fast!

Hero!
$50 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
  • Access to Patreon only content +


  • A beautiful, original drawing every 3 months (minimum 3 month subscription)


  • Second option to buy. You earn priority purchasing power. No original paintings are released to the public before going through you! 


$50 keeps us connected: it helps cover the cost of my internet connection, newsletter production and some of the overhead (like gas costs) for exhibiting my work in shows. This is the window into my life and studio. 

SUPER hero!
$100 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
You're a VIP!  You'll get VIP Perks including:


  • Access to Patreon-only content


  • A beautiful, original drawing every 3 months


  • First option to buy! Purchase a painting outright before it's available to others. Bypass the competition and save yourself the auction stress! (First come, first serve.)


  • One paper or canvas print of your choosing every 6 months. (Minimum subscription of 3 months.)


$100 helps me to travel more broadly for art shows and to present "Chiasma" and my other science-art-community crossover projects. Please help me get the word out and share the love!  

Master of Generosity!
$300 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You're a super VIP!  You'll get VIP Perks including:
  • Access to Patreon-only content
  • One paper or canvas print of your choosing every 6 months.
  • One original 8x10 painting every year, designed specially for you. (Minimum subscription three months.)


$300 provides me the opportunity to do more writing, publishing, broadcasting and speaking events. Keeps me well-rounded! Tremendous thank yous to you!!

PhD, Philanthropy!
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are an ANGEL!! I'm honoured and humbled by your generosity! Deep, deep bows of gratitude!

You'll receive: 


  • Patreon only content 


  • One paper or canvas print every 6 months


  • One original, full-sized commissioned work of art (your choice of medium) per year, designed just for you


This level of support allows me to take continue my educationI! I'll take courses to improve on my skills and learn new ones! I LOVE learning and I love you for supporting me in this way.  <3

Guru!
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
WOW.


I'm so touched and honoured... 


This level of support earns rewards I can't even think of! I invite you to make your own reward requests!


I will also write you a personal poem as a expression of my deep gratitude (one of the other things i love to do)!


Thank you SO much, from the bottom of my heart...Your generosity is truly changing my life! This will afford me a dedicated studio space, which I really need in order to fulfil my dharma, to make the EPIC art I know I can make and dream even bigger! So so SO GRATEFUL for your support!!  <3

Goals
$2 of $500 per month
YAY, my first goal! Please help me reach it!

The first $500 will also help me with printing costs, which are astronomical. Right now, I can't afford to keep backstock so I lose out on sales "in the moment" at events.

I'll also be able buy that special broad-spectrum lamp I've been eyeing for painting at night. I'll be able to work longer and produce much more art for your enjoyment!

I'll also create a monthly newsletter with lots of goodies, behind-the-scenes shots and insider info that will be available only to my Patreon subscribers.

Please help me reach my first goal!
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Welcome to my shiny new Patreon page - thank you for being here! 

My name is Mary and I'm a visual artist, scientist and passionate community member. My mission is to create art, experiences and supportive connections that make people feel good, inspire creativity and build community.

I have some really big plans for the future and I am asking you to be a part of them...



Much of my energy is going into beautiful projects for the 'greater good' but which don't support me financially. I would love your help to bring them to you and to the world!

What I'm up to:

- Creating a collection of digital, science-based art called "Cellular Landscapes" based the stunning microscope images I collected through 10 years as a scientific researcher. This project aims to foster awareness of the miracle that is every cell in the body and in all creatures, and to garner respect for how we treat them and our environment;

- Collaborating with the production and presentation of the incredible "Revival Project", which aims to foster a new, healthier societal paradigm through community, science, art, education and social connection;

- Co-creating a educational, immersive audio-visual journey called "Chiasma" to bring to public gatherings, schools and festivals (collaboration with an astrophysicist in the UK). "Chiasma criss-crosses between analytical and intuitive ways of knowing through a kaleidoscope of interactive visual art, algorithms, sound, microscopy and traditional artwork. We weave stories from the heart of science and draw parallels between perceived polarities to open the portals of perception. We also share imaginative perspectives and scientific evidence on how we can use ‘flow’ to resource ourselves from our creative subconscious." (Website coming soon!)

- Volunteering with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic studies (MAPS) Canada. We're working hard on a crowdfunding campaign that will run through the month of May to fund Phase 3 clinical trials to treat PTSD with MDMA-assisted psychotherapy! (PTSD affects a tremendous number of people in chronic, devastating ways, yet a single session of MDMA therapy can reverse this damage!) I have donated 14 artworks for silent auction at the launch party and am the featured artist. :) 

- Co-creating women's creative empowerment retreats with Jennifer Field, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, certified lomi lomi, breathwork and reiki practitioner and owner/operator of Halfmoon Haven Retreat & Spa. We already have 3 dates booked this year! Stay tuned for details.

- Learning and sharing, obsessively! I take in a lot of information on science, health and wellness and I want to share this knowledge with you in a way that's fun, relevant and fascinating! I've starting posting some of these thoughts and articles on my blog, but it's very time-consuming and I can't afford to spend much time on it. I'd love to be supported to do this - it's one of my greatest passions! (Eventually, I want to start a webcast, and bring in guests too!)

- Writing a book...!! Admittedly, a lofty goal, but one I've begun nonetheless. The book will be a unique blend of science, art, story, 'life hacks' and spirit, woven together into one very entertaining tale!




Why Patreon?

Patreon provides an easy way for my fans (you!) to show support, helping me to keep bringing art, science and inspiration to the world on a regular basis!

I don't open up too much about my thoughts and processes on outlets like Facebook and Instagram, but Patreon will be different. I'll be showing a lot more behind-the-scenes photos from my life and art space, insight into my processes, progress pictures and general musings. Please help me give back to you!


My goal with Patreon is not only to create an income stream to support myself but to support our community by sharing knowledge and techniques that empower people to: 
1. enhance their creativity in new ways,
2. learn about ground-breaking science
3. improve their health through deeper understanding of the body and what's out there in the media (and debunk the myths as they spread),
4. live happier, more balanced lives through simple, reliable methods that foster connection and growth.

By becoming a patron, you give me the opportunity to do all of this. It really is that simple! I value your donation with the utmost gratitude, and...

Your support inspires me to succeed! 

Just a small pledge on your part can change my life. :) 
(Important note: you can cancel your support at any time! You're under NO obligation once you sign up!)

My portfolio and other information about me can be viewed here.


Thank you!!

I am very grateful to have fans like you - people who are willing to help me build this dream, and be a part of who I am and what I do. Your generosity will not only support me, but give my patrons and others the opportunity learn and grow. A win on all accounts! 


Recent posts by Mary Pines

Tiers
$1+/month
$1 or more per month 1 patron
No reward, I just want to support Mary Pines.


THANK YOU!  You will receive one very thankful (real or virtual) hug!

Supporter
$2 or more per month 1 patron
THANK YOU! You will receive one very thankful (real or virtual) hug.

You'll also gain access to my patron-only feed for blog posts and photo updates along the way.
Team member
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
For the price of a coffee, you'll be supporting me (THANK YOU!!), and I will be forever grateful! You'll get:


  • Access to Patron Only posts + 
  • I give away art without warning all the time! Make sure you're getting my Patreon notifications @ your email address.
Champion!
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Sooooo many HUGE thank yous!! You'll get:


  • All of the above +
  • A high-res Wallpaper upload every two months
Rock star!
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
You are awesome. Thank you SO very much! Your contribution is so valuable to me! You'll receive:


  • All of the above +
  • Access to Patreon-only content
  • Email me an idea and I'll schedule it in as one of my drawings for the month and publish it here.


$25 helps with art supplies; wood panels, canvases, paints and print costs (especially) add up fast!

Hero!
$50 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
  • Access to Patreon only content +


  • A beautiful, original drawing every 3 months (minimum 3 month subscription)


  • Second option to buy. You earn priority purchasing power. No original paintings are released to the public before going through you! 


$50 keeps us connected: it helps cover the cost of my internet connection, newsletter production and some of the overhead (like gas costs) for exhibiting my work in shows. This is the window into my life and studio. 

SUPER hero!
$100 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
You're a VIP!  You'll get VIP Perks including:


  • Access to Patreon-only content


  • A beautiful, original drawing every 3 months


  • First option to buy! Purchase a painting outright before it's available to others. Bypass the competition and save yourself the auction stress! (First come, first serve.)


  • One paper or canvas print of your choosing every 6 months. (Minimum subscription of 3 months.)


$100 helps me to travel more broadly for art shows and to present "Chiasma" and my other science-art-community crossover projects. Please help me get the word out and share the love!  

Master of Generosity!
$300 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
You're a super VIP!  You'll get VIP Perks including:
  • Access to Patreon-only content
  • One paper or canvas print of your choosing every 6 months.
  • One original 8x10 painting every year, designed specially for you. (Minimum subscription three months.)


$300 provides me the opportunity to do more writing, publishing, broadcasting and speaking events. Keeps me well-rounded! Tremendous thank yous to you!!

PhD, Philanthropy!
$500 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
You are an ANGEL!! I'm honoured and humbled by your generosity! Deep, deep bows of gratitude!

You'll receive: 


  • Patreon only content 


  • One paper or canvas print every 6 months


  • One original, full-sized commissioned work of art (your choice of medium) per year, designed just for you


This level of support allows me to take continue my educationI! I'll take courses to improve on my skills and learn new ones! I LOVE learning and I love you for supporting me in this way.  <3

Guru!
$1,000 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
WOW.


I'm so touched and honoured... 


This level of support earns rewards I can't even think of! I invite you to make your own reward requests!


I will also write you a personal poem as a expression of my deep gratitude (one of the other things i love to do)!


Thank you SO much, from the bottom of my heart...Your generosity is truly changing my life! This will afford me a dedicated studio space, which I really need in order to fulfil my dharma, to make the EPIC art I know I can make and dream even bigger! So so SO GRATEFUL for your support!!  <3