Morning Altars is creating Impermanent Earth Art
20

patrons

$125
per month


Hello. I'm Day Schildkret -- artist, author, and teacher of Morning Altars.

I have quite an unusual mission: To make impermanent earth art every day. Ever since I was five years old, I have been creating art with the flowers, leaves, berries, and bark right outside my front door. This has always been a way for me to feel connected, both to my imagination and the whole earth. About five years ago, after a big break-up with my partner, I started this as a daily mindfulness practice to heal my heart, help me feel gratitude, connect with the earth and make meaning in my life. However, this art wanted to have a life of its own. Over the last decade, I have created over a thousand small and large earth installations that have inspired an international movement of people to get outside and make earth art. I even have a book coming out this October! And, here's the unique thing: Every single piece of art I have made no longer exists and that is its power: Learning how ephemeral life truly is and to love what is here right now.





The upwelling of interest and support in Morning Altars comes about in large part, I believe, as a response to the hopelessness and anxiety that is currently permeating our society. Our modern life is a busy and distracted one, bereft of daily rituals and ways to create meaning. Our culture has never before been so hungry to reconnect with the fundamentals of what makes us human and healthy - this is my mission with Morning Altars.




For centuries, art was always a communally supported endeavor. The community realized how vital the art was for the health of the whole. Patreon works in the same way. Because all of my art goes back to the earth and therefore, can't be sold, it is through your contribution and support that allows me to continue to bring you the magic and wonder of Morning Altars. I am SO honored that you believe that my work is needed in the world, especially during such troubling times when we need more beauty, ritual and earth connection than ever before.




My process from forage to photograph is extensive. Every small altar I make takes about 12-15 hours to complete. That is time spent wandering and collecting, building the art, photographing it, editing the photo, writing and teaching about the experience. What was once a passion project is now a full-time job. But, it is just not possible for me to continue to devote my days and life to making more earth art without your support. That's a hard fact.

Frankly, my art doesn't fit nice and neatly into the commodities market. It's a gift to the earth and relies on your generosity to keep the gift alive! Imagine -- if every Patron follower donated just $1 per month, I would be able to put down my financial anxiety and focus solely on creating, teaching and sharing about earth art with the world. I'm like the Lorax, and my life's purpose is to speak for the earth with art. You are the reason I am able to do this. 




The gifts continue to flow! Every tier of support offers you not only more gifts from me but a way for us to be more connected. On the right-hand column, you can see the different levels of patron support and I'm super jazzed about giving you these rewards and you being a part of this magi. Please be mindful of your capacity and only give what you're able to. Know that your financial support is the main nourishment that keeps this art alive. My most profound gratitude for whatever way your generosity flows.






Tiers
Flower Petal Patron
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You're divine! 


Become a Flower Petal Patron to join the circle of Morning Altars and get an exclusive unpublished Morning Altar digital photo as well as 25% off postcards on my online shop. 


Includes:

  • Access to the hush-hush, patron-only activity feed! 
  • Private video content through a new Snapchatlike feature on the Patreon app, Patreon Lens
  • Exclusive access to an unpublished Morning Altar digital photo
  • Patreon only 25% off morningaltars.com postcards
Magnolia Leaf Patrons
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
You beauties! 


Become a Magnolia Leaf Patron and get all the previous awards PLUS I'll give you a shout out on my Instagram/ Facebook Stories.


Includes:

  • All the reward ABOVE
  • Shout out to you to my 75k followers on Instagram/ FB Stories
River Rock Patreon
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
You're a magic maker! 


In addition to the previous rewards, this one is special! You will get a snail mail poetic birthday card from me to you, and access to a monthly 30 min Google Group Hangout Q&A session where I will answer questions about mindfulness, earth art and the creative process. 

*Minimum of two full months patronage  


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • A handwritten, poetic birthday card mailed especially for you
  • Access to a private 30 minute Q&A Google Group Hangout session
Pinecone Patreon
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You dazzle me! 


In addition to everything above, drum roll please... you will receive the pre-release of the 2019 Morning Altars calendar with a personal message just for you. *Minimum of three full months patronage  


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • A pre-released 2019 Morning Altars calendar 
Acorn Patreon
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Phenomenal! 


This one's superb. In addition to all the gifts above, I will sign and send you an advanced copy of my book, "Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit Through Nature, Art and Ritual" which will be published October 2nd! 

*Minimum of three full months patronage


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • Autographed advanced copy of my book
Mushroom Patrons
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
Holy moly! This is wondrous. 


Your generosity is boundless. In addition to all the goodies above, I will handcraft one altar especially for you, (this could make a great wedding, birthday or personal gift). I will photograph this altar, edit it and send you the high res image so you have the option to print it. PLUS, I will add your name to the acknowledgement section of my next book! 

*Minimum of six full months patronage


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • One handmade altar especially for you plus the high res digital image 
  • Your name in the acknowledgement section of my next book!
Buckeye Patreon
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
The BIG enchilada! 


This reward is maybe my favorite. For the past 7 years, I have been a Creative Purpose Coach and have coached hundreds of people on their life's purpose. Well, this reward gives you three 1 hour one-on-one sessions with me on the phone to talk about YOUR creative life's purpose! 

*Minimum of six full month patronage


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • THREE one-on-one 1 hour creative life purpose coaching sessions
Redwood Tree Patron
$750 or more per month 0 patrons
THE OSCARS of REWARDS! 


So for your wonderful, crazy people who want to support my work this much, here's your chance! On October 18th, you will get an exclusive invite to my book launch party in the Bay Area, California, including a domestic round-trip plane ticket, ride to and from the airport and 3 day, 2 night stay in Berkeley. And, of course, I will publicly thank you during the book launch party for being an amazing patron! 

*Minimum of three full month patronage


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • An all expense paid trip to the Bay Area to attend my exclusive book launch party on October 18th
  • A domestic round trip plane ticket 
  • Ride to and from the airport
  • Fabulous place to stay during your trip


Hello. I'm Day Schildkret -- artist, author, and teacher of Morning Altars.

I have quite an unusual mission: To make impermanent earth art every day. Ever since I was five years old, I have been creating art with the flowers, leaves, berries, and bark right outside my front door. This has always been a way for me to feel connected, both to my imagination and the whole earth. About five years ago, after a big break-up with my partner, I started this as a daily mindfulness practice to heal my heart, help me feel gratitude, connect with the earth and make meaning in my life. However, this art wanted to have a life of its own. Over the last decade, I have created over a thousand small and large earth installations that have inspired an international movement of people to get outside and make earth art. I even have a book coming out this October! And, here's the unique thing: Every single piece of art I have made no longer exists and that is its power: Learning how ephemeral life truly is and to love what is here right now.





The upwelling of interest and support in Morning Altars comes about in large part, I believe, as a response to the hopelessness and anxiety that is currently permeating our society. Our modern life is a busy and distracted one, bereft of daily rituals and ways to create meaning. Our culture has never before been so hungry to reconnect with the fundamentals of what makes us human and healthy - this is my mission with Morning Altars.




For centuries, art was always a communally supported endeavor. The community realized how vital the art was for the health of the whole. Patreon works in the same way. Because all of my art goes back to the earth and therefore, can't be sold, it is through your contribution and support that allows me to continue to bring you the magic and wonder of Morning Altars. I am SO honored that you believe that my work is needed in the world, especially during such troubling times when we need more beauty, ritual and earth connection than ever before.




My process from forage to photograph is extensive. Every small altar I make takes about 12-15 hours to complete. That is time spent wandering and collecting, building the art, photographing it, editing the photo, writing and teaching about the experience. What was once a passion project is now a full-time job. But, it is just not possible for me to continue to devote my days and life to making more earth art without your support. That's a hard fact.

Frankly, my art doesn't fit nice and neatly into the commodities market. It's a gift to the earth and relies on your generosity to keep the gift alive! Imagine -- if every Patron follower donated just $1 per month, I would be able to put down my financial anxiety and focus solely on creating, teaching and sharing about earth art with the world. I'm like the Lorax, and my life's purpose is to speak for the earth with art. You are the reason I am able to do this. 




The gifts continue to flow! Every tier of support offers you not only more gifts from me but a way for us to be more connected. On the right-hand column, you can see the different levels of patron support and I'm super jazzed about giving you these rewards and you being a part of this magi. Please be mindful of your capacity and only give what you're able to. Know that your financial support is the main nourishment that keeps this art alive. My most profound gratitude for whatever way your generosity flows.






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Tiers
Flower Petal Patron
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
You're divine! 


Become a Flower Petal Patron to join the circle of Morning Altars and get an exclusive unpublished Morning Altar digital photo as well as 25% off postcards on my online shop. 


Includes:

  • Access to the hush-hush, patron-only activity feed! 
  • Private video content through a new Snapchatlike feature on the Patreon app, Patreon Lens
  • Exclusive access to an unpublished Morning Altar digital photo
  • Patreon only 25% off morningaltars.com postcards
Magnolia Leaf Patrons
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
You beauties! 


Become a Magnolia Leaf Patron and get all the previous awards PLUS I'll give you a shout out on my Instagram/ Facebook Stories.


Includes:

  • All the reward ABOVE
  • Shout out to you to my 75k followers on Instagram/ FB Stories
River Rock Patreon
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
You're a magic maker! 


In addition to the previous rewards, this one is special! You will get a snail mail poetic birthday card from me to you, and access to a monthly 30 min Google Group Hangout Q&A session where I will answer questions about mindfulness, earth art and the creative process. 

*Minimum of two full months patronage  


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • A handwritten, poetic birthday card mailed especially for you
  • Access to a private 30 minute Q&A Google Group Hangout session
Pinecone Patreon
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You dazzle me! 


In addition to everything above, drum roll please... you will receive the pre-release of the 2019 Morning Altars calendar with a personal message just for you. *Minimum of three full months patronage  


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • A pre-released 2019 Morning Altars calendar 
Acorn Patreon
$50 or more per month 1 patron
Phenomenal! 


This one's superb. In addition to all the gifts above, I will sign and send you an advanced copy of my book, "Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit Through Nature, Art and Ritual" which will be published October 2nd! 

*Minimum of three full months patronage


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • Autographed advanced copy of my book
Mushroom Patrons
$150 or more per month 0 patrons
Holy moly! This is wondrous. 


Your generosity is boundless. In addition to all the goodies above, I will handcraft one altar especially for you, (this could make a great wedding, birthday or personal gift). I will photograph this altar, edit it and send you the high res image so you have the option to print it. PLUS, I will add your name to the acknowledgement section of my next book! 

*Minimum of six full months patronage


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • One handmade altar especially for you plus the high res digital image 
  • Your name in the acknowledgement section of my next book!
Buckeye Patreon
$300 or more per month 0 patrons
The BIG enchilada! 


This reward is maybe my favorite. For the past 7 years, I have been a Creative Purpose Coach and have coached hundreds of people on their life's purpose. Well, this reward gives you three 1 hour one-on-one sessions with me on the phone to talk about YOUR creative life's purpose! 

*Minimum of six full month patronage


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • THREE one-on-one 1 hour creative life purpose coaching sessions
Redwood Tree Patron
$750 or more per month 0 patrons
THE OSCARS of REWARDS! 


So for your wonderful, crazy people who want to support my work this much, here's your chance! On October 18th, you will get an exclusive invite to my book launch party in the Bay Area, California, including a domestic round-trip plane ticket, ride to and from the airport and 3 day, 2 night stay in Berkeley. And, of course, I will publicly thank you during the book launch party for being an amazing patron! 

*Minimum of three full month patronage


Includes:

  • All the rewards above this
  • An all expense paid trip to the Bay Area to attend my exclusive book launch party on October 18th
  • A domestic round trip plane ticket 
  • Ride to and from the airport
  • Fabulous place to stay during your trip