Monique is creating fine art visual, literary & performance pieces.
19

patrons

$514
per month
"One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling
that we are essential in relationship to the world."
-Jean-Paul Sartre

who:
I'm Monique, or Mona. I'm a Jersey Shore native with a culturally diverse heritage. I am a full time, traveling fine art model with 13 years of both modeling and acting experience. I hold degrees in philosophy and linguistics, and will soon be pursuing my phd. I am perpetually inspired by nature; both its humble subtleties and its drama. I am driven by an instinctual desire to create and express through every aspect of my being. I currently make my living as a visual muse, but I am also a passionate writer and performer, who enjoys learning to take and make her own imagery. 

where: America. I live everywhere and nowhere. On the open road, in the forest, in the vastness of the desert, or along the coast. I do travel abroad once or twice a year. My 'real world' consists of a vast variety of landscapes and a full experience of the elements, as well as an excessive amount of music. I suppose the only difference is that in the real world, I am not the subject in another's narrative. Rather, I am the introspective narrator of my own subjective experience. I look forward to sharing both sides of my experience with you.

why: It is in our nature, as humans, to strive to become, or create, something meaningful. I am never completely satiated in this want. While I find fulfillment and success in my career as a model, this lifestyle comes with a good deal of sacrifice. Thusly, it is exceedingly difficult to expend effort on other creative endeavors without any outside funding. I am immensely grateful to have contributed to countless incredible projects and pieces of art, and I am excited for this transition into a more direct and executive artistic role.

Patron contributions will help me to:
  • Maintain my already low maintenance lifestyle, as I will be focusing less on paid photoshoots and more on projects inspired by & supported by you. 
  • Purchase material/services (prints, polaroid film, book binding) to bring these projects to physical fruition. 

what: I am currently focusing much on several themed book projects which include my writing (poetic and/or philosophical pieces) paired with my own images, and/or images in which I am the muse of another photographer: 

  •  'Monique - Poet & Muse.' A collaborative work containing four years worth of images photographed during my time in Woodstock, by the inimitable Photosensualis, paired with my poetry.
  •  'Hour of the Martyr.'  A fine art, free verse, existential editorial of the female experience. Religious satire. My images of the wonderful Cwen, and some of their images of me. 
  • 'Tuolumne Nudes; Musings of a Muse'. A collaborative work containing fine art landscape nude photographs by Allyn Saroyan, paired with my poetry. 
  • Also, simmering on the back burner, 'Morning Fix.' A theme entirely my own that I am chipping away at as I find time, funds, & collaborators. 

when: As these projects realize themselves, my short-term focus will be to share shorter visual and literary pieces/prints as well as performance pieces (musical and otherwise). Through these little tidings, you will come to know me a little better through my creative process. With your support, I will be glad and proud to share the inner weavings of my soul via various media. 

Donors receive access to my blog whereby I share my experience and a little bit of my process. Following my blog will keep you up to date with what I've got cooking.

Please respect that all work is copyrighted, and should not be used/copied for commercial use. Each goal I meet facilitates the space and affords me the time and funds to share new projects with you.

Thank you, whole heartedly,
for affirming and validating this mission so that
we may share in the many marvels
of our collective experience.
Tiers
Pledge $1 (or more) per month.
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
If you would like to be supportive but are not able to commit to making more substantial contribution to my proposed projects, do know that I sincerely appreciate the sentiment just the same! 

You will receive a 5% discount on future purchases. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, and books.


I will also occasionally post limited blog content here on Patreon.

Thank you for your support!!

Pledge $5 (or more) per month.
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
This pledge gives you access to my patreon feed as well as a private Tumblr account specific to your pledge.  There I will be blogging tidbits from the road, and sharing some insight into whatever projects I am working on at the time.


More importantly, the Tumblr blog showcases exclusive looks at images and poetry.

You also receive 10% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.


Every 6 months, you will receive a box set, which could include any variety of goodies such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.


Thank you for believing in the process!

Pledge $25 (or more) per month.
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
Those who make this pledge will receive:


  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to the patron exclusive Tumblr feed. 
  • 15% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.


So much gratitude to you.

Pledge $75 (or more) per month.
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Those who make this pledge will receive:
Thank you for your support!
  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to a private Tumblr exclusive to your tier.
  • 20% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.
Pledge $100 (or more) per month.
$100 or more per month 1 patron
Those who make this pledge will receive:
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to a private Tumblr exclusive to your tier. Your account also will have access to occasional short films.
  • 20% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 complimentary signed print or polaroid (one time only, not recurring)
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.
Pledge $150 (or more) per month.
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
Those who make this pledge will receive:
Thanks, from the depths of my soul :)
  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to a private Tumblr exclusive to your tier. Your account also will have access to occasional short films.
  • 20% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.
Pledge $200 (or more) per month.
$200 or more per month 1 patron
Those who make this pledge will receive:
You are helping make my vision a practical lifestyle. THANK YOU.


  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to a private Tumblr exclusive to your tier. Your account also will have access to occasional short films.
  • 20% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.
Goals
$514 of $1,200 per month
This goal will afford me the time and space to focus 100% of my work-dedicated time on my projects.

The last year, I still did a fair amount of touring. Because I have to pay my bills, I focused my attention on being hired for projects. 

Given my current transition, I will be touring only a very SELECTIVE few times of the year, and only pursuing collaborative projects that are 100% inspiring to me as an artist. 

The rest of the time I will dedicate to cultivating my own functional creative space, wherein I can direct my energy to my own solo and collaborative projects, that I can then share with you.

Patrons of course get a discount on their purchase of each finished project. 
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"One of the chief motives of artistic creation is certainly the need of feeling
that we are essential in relationship to the world."
-Jean-Paul Sartre

who:
I'm Monique, or Mona. I'm a Jersey Shore native with a culturally diverse heritage. I am a full time, traveling fine art model with 13 years of both modeling and acting experience. I hold degrees in philosophy and linguistics, and will soon be pursuing my phd. I am perpetually inspired by nature; both its humble subtleties and its drama. I am driven by an instinctual desire to create and express through every aspect of my being. I currently make my living as a visual muse, but I am also a passionate writer and performer, who enjoys learning to take and make her own imagery. 

where: America. I live everywhere and nowhere. On the open road, in the forest, in the vastness of the desert, or along the coast. I do travel abroad once or twice a year. My 'real world' consists of a vast variety of landscapes and a full experience of the elements, as well as an excessive amount of music. I suppose the only difference is that in the real world, I am not the subject in another's narrative. Rather, I am the introspective narrator of my own subjective experience. I look forward to sharing both sides of my experience with you.

why: It is in our nature, as humans, to strive to become, or create, something meaningful. I am never completely satiated in this want. While I find fulfillment and success in my career as a model, this lifestyle comes with a good deal of sacrifice. Thusly, it is exceedingly difficult to expend effort on other creative endeavors without any outside funding. I am immensely grateful to have contributed to countless incredible projects and pieces of art, and I am excited for this transition into a more direct and executive artistic role.

Patron contributions will help me to:
  • Maintain my already low maintenance lifestyle, as I will be focusing less on paid photoshoots and more on projects inspired by & supported by you. 
  • Purchase material/services (prints, polaroid film, book binding) to bring these projects to physical fruition. 

what: I am currently focusing much on several themed book projects which include my writing (poetic and/or philosophical pieces) paired with my own images, and/or images in which I am the muse of another photographer: 

  •  'Monique - Poet & Muse.' A collaborative work containing four years worth of images photographed during my time in Woodstock, by the inimitable Photosensualis, paired with my poetry.
  •  'Hour of the Martyr.'  A fine art, free verse, existential editorial of the female experience. Religious satire. My images of the wonderful Cwen, and some of their images of me. 
  • 'Tuolumne Nudes; Musings of a Muse'. A collaborative work containing fine art landscape nude photographs by Allyn Saroyan, paired with my poetry. 
  • Also, simmering on the back burner, 'Morning Fix.' A theme entirely my own that I am chipping away at as I find time, funds, & collaborators. 

when: As these projects realize themselves, my short-term focus will be to share shorter visual and literary pieces/prints as well as performance pieces (musical and otherwise). Through these little tidings, you will come to know me a little better through my creative process. With your support, I will be glad and proud to share the inner weavings of my soul via various media. 

Donors receive access to my blog whereby I share my experience and a little bit of my process. Following my blog will keep you up to date with what I've got cooking.

Please respect that all work is copyrighted, and should not be used/copied for commercial use. Each goal I meet facilitates the space and affords me the time and funds to share new projects with you.

Thank you, whole heartedly,
for affirming and validating this mission so that
we may share in the many marvels
of our collective experience.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 (or more) per month.
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
If you would like to be supportive but are not able to commit to making more substantial contribution to my proposed projects, do know that I sincerely appreciate the sentiment just the same! 

You will receive a 5% discount on future purchases. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, and books.


I will also occasionally post limited blog content here on Patreon.

Thank you for your support!!

Pledge $5 (or more) per month.
$5 or more per month 12 patrons
This pledge gives you access to my patreon feed as well as a private Tumblr account specific to your pledge.  There I will be blogging tidbits from the road, and sharing some insight into whatever projects I am working on at the time.


More importantly, the Tumblr blog showcases exclusive looks at images and poetry.

You also receive 10% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.


Every 6 months, you will receive a box set, which could include any variety of goodies such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.


Thank you for believing in the process!

Pledge $25 (or more) per month.
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
Those who make this pledge will receive:


  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to the patron exclusive Tumblr feed. 
  • 15% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.


So much gratitude to you.

Pledge $75 (or more) per month.
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
Those who make this pledge will receive:
Thank you for your support!
  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to a private Tumblr exclusive to your tier.
  • 20% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.
Pledge $100 (or more) per month.
$100 or more per month 1 patron
Those who make this pledge will receive:
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to a private Tumblr exclusive to your tier. Your account also will have access to occasional short films.
  • 20% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 complimentary signed print or polaroid (one time only, not recurring)
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.
Pledge $150 (or more) per month.
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
Those who make this pledge will receive:
Thanks, from the depths of my soul :)
  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to a private Tumblr exclusive to your tier. Your account also will have access to occasional short films.
  • 20% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.
Pledge $200 (or more) per month.
$200 or more per month 1 patron
Those who make this pledge will receive:
You are helping make my vision a practical lifestyle. THANK YOU.


  • Access to my patron-only feed.
  • Access to a private Tumblr exclusive to your tier. Your account also will have access to occasional short films.
  • 20% off any future purchases you make. This includes, but is not limited to, prints/polaroids, books, etc.
  • 1 box set with your pledge, and one every 6 months with content respective to your pledge.
  • Box sets include any variety of goodies (amount respective to your tier) such as prints/polaroids, original writing, sketch, or drawing, and/or souvenir from where I am on the road.