Neelybat Chestnut is creating zines, books, essays. photography collections, healing.
9

patrons

$66
per month
I am a zine maker, photographer, and book publisher. My work focuses on survivors, lesbian/queer narratives and healing.  I've been writing my personal zine, Mend My Dress since 2005 and taught workshops on zine making and writing to heal from trauma. With Mend My Dress Press I publish and distribute works by other artists of different marginalized identities. I believe in the healing powers of shared experiences and solidarity. I also have been studying magic and spell crafting for over 20 years, with a focus on protective and healing magic. I work with plants and stones along with other natural elements. Color therapy, candle magic, and in the last three years the tarot have all been supportive tools for me. I draw my upbringing in a neo-pagan home, and research I have done on the historical magical practices of the cultures I have descended from. I look forward to sharing my art, creative process and knowledge with you. Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support! I will send out rewards to those who pledge once a month.✨


Tiers
Thank you!
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
This will give you access to my monthly video diaries, essay previews and updates on my current projects.
Healing from nature.
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Along my walks I often find little bits of nature, flowers, shells, crystals. I pick them up and carry them in my pocket or place them on an altar in my home. At this tier, I'll send you a photo print of my monthly finds, and a description of the magical qualities that these items historically have been associated with. I'll also include the personal meanings they have to me. 
Mail call!
$15 or more per month 3 patrons
Once a monthI will send you something I have created, either the newest zine I’ve made, a seasonal photo print, or a 11x17 poster of a current collage. Spell kits and magical oils are a possibility as well. 
Mail call + a tarot reading.
$35 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I will send you something I have created, either the newest zine I’ve made, a seasonal photo print, or a 11x17 poster of a current collage. Spell kits and magical oils are a possibility as well. 

I’ll also give you a tarot reading, with the theme of ‘the month ahead’. I’ll uncover an obstacle  tools to use in overcoming said obstacle. I will record myself giving the reading, along with my interpretation of the cards. I will either provide with a link to the recording, or email it to you, depending on your request.

Tarot reading/mix tape
$45 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I'll give you a tarot reading, with the theme of "the month ahead". I'll uncover an obstacle for you to look out for, and tools to use in overcoming said obstacle. I'll record myself giving the reading, and my interpretations of the cards. The other side of the cassette will be a mix of my current favorite songs, and songs that I feel are connected to the current season. 
I am a zine maker, photographer, and book publisher. My work focuses on survivors, lesbian/queer narratives and healing.  I've been writing my personal zine, Mend My Dress since 2005 and taught workshops on zine making and writing to heal from trauma. With Mend My Dress Press I publish and distribute works by other artists of different marginalized identities. I believe in the healing powers of shared experiences and solidarity. I also have been studying magic and spell crafting for over 20 years, with a focus on protective and healing magic. I work with plants and stones along with other natural elements. Color therapy, candle magic, and in the last three years the tarot have all been supportive tools for me. I draw my upbringing in a neo-pagan home, and research I have done on the historical magical practices of the cultures I have descended from. I look forward to sharing my art, creative process and knowledge with you. Thank you for reading, and thank you for your support! I will send out rewards to those who pledge once a month.✨


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Tiers
Thank you!
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
This will give you access to my monthly video diaries, essay previews and updates on my current projects.
Healing from nature.
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Along my walks I often find little bits of nature, flowers, shells, crystals. I pick them up and carry them in my pocket or place them on an altar in my home. At this tier, I'll send you a photo print of my monthly finds, and a description of the magical qualities that these items historically have been associated with. I'll also include the personal meanings they have to me. 
Mail call!
$15 or more per month 3 patrons
Once a monthI will send you something I have created, either the newest zine I’ve made, a seasonal photo print, or a 11x17 poster of a current collage. Spell kits and magical oils are a possibility as well. 
Mail call + a tarot reading.
$35 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I will send you something I have created, either the newest zine I’ve made, a seasonal photo print, or a 11x17 poster of a current collage. Spell kits and magical oils are a possibility as well. 

I’ll also give you a tarot reading, with the theme of ‘the month ahead’. I’ll uncover an obstacle  tools to use in overcoming said obstacle. I will record myself giving the reading, along with my interpretation of the cards. I will either provide with a link to the recording, or email it to you, depending on your request.

Tarot reading/mix tape
$45 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
I'll give you a tarot reading, with the theme of "the month ahead". I'll uncover an obstacle for you to look out for, and tools to use in overcoming said obstacle. I'll record myself giving the reading, and my interpretations of the cards. The other side of the cassette will be a mix of my current favorite songs, and songs that I feel are connected to the current season.