Kristin Link is creating art, sketchbooks, and research about natural history in Alaska
5

patrons

$337
per month
I am a science illustrator and natural history artist working in Alaska. I want to share the beauty and stories of the natural world with you here. You can travel along with me as I explore the forests, rivers, tundra, and glaciers around my home. I started this Patreon page to connect with supporters in new ways and to connect you with the places that I love. I will share field sketches, illustrations, as well as stories and discoveries as I research and learn about the natural world. 

Any level of support makes a big difference to me. I live off a modest income from my art, illustration, and teaching in an off-the-grid cabin on the Nizina River, outside McCarthy, Alaska. Your support enables me to spend time embracing and learning about this place and to make work to share with you. At lower levels, I will create digital content - blog posts, tutorials, and downloads. At higher levels, I will send you things in the mail. 

Thank you so much for being here and for your support! I have some fun projects planned coming up. I'm looking forward to spending time on the Nizina River, putting in a garden, harvesting wild plants, and exploring the forest around my home. I am also hiking the Chilkoot Trail for two weeks in July as an Artist in Residence and working as a faculty member for the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP). I'm excited to take you along with me on those adventures. 
Tiers
Online Patron
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Receive access to online content and join my community of patrons. Every bit makes a big difference. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
All Digital Content
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get access to all of the digital content, including PDFs of my sketchbook zines, tutorials, and herbal recipes. Each month I'll share a recipe or recipe template for using the herbs and wild plants. The recipes will include a printable PDF and use herbs and wild Alaskan plants that I find growing near my home in McCarthy.
Postcard Patron
$10 or more per month 1 patron
This is a wonderful way to support my work and get something in the mail from me once a month. In addition to the content above, I'll send you a postcard of recent work. 
Cyanotype Print
$20 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to a postcard and access to online content, I'll send you a cyanotype print of one of my drawings. Prints from July and August will be from my artist residencies on the Chilkoot Trail and with JIRP. 
Print Publications
$35 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
In addition to monthly mail and online updates, you will receive a zine or publication of my sketches and artwork. Each publication will deal with the following themes:


June - Nizina Sketchbook Zine

July - Chilkoot Trail Sketchbook Zine

August - Juneau Icefield Sketchbook Zine

September - Copper River Sketchbook Zine


Note, after September, the zine is going to be bi-monthly but I will send you artwork or other print publications in between.


October - 2019 Calendar

November - Sketches from my Root Cellar Zine

December - TBD, 8.5 x 11" Art Print?

January - Winter Zine


Illustrated Maps
$55 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Currently this tier is available through August 2018. At this level, you will receive an 11 x 17" print of an illustrated map each month that you subscribe:


June - The Goat Trail in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

July - The Chilkoot Trail

August - The Juneau Icefield


Thank you so much!

All Out Patron
$300 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting me at this level! You will receive everything above, an original work of art, and my sincere gratitude. I look forward to working with you and creating custom artwork. If you pledge at this level for multiple months we can work out a series of works, or combine months to commission a larger work. This level includes:
  • An original work of art (8.5 x 11") commission of a natural history subject (plant, animal, mineral, map) of your choice
  • An illustrated map
  • A zine of my sketchbook
  • A cyanotype print
  • A postcard of my recent work
  • All online content


Goals
5 of 10 patrons
Every patron makes a big difference to me and allows me to spend more time creating art and content for this community. When I get 10 patrons a month I will be able to add more posts and tutorials each month. Let me know what content you would like the most! Field sketching tutorials, more herbal recipes, more of my own sketches and artwork, other art tutorials...?
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I am a science illustrator and natural history artist working in Alaska. I want to share the beauty and stories of the natural world with you here. You can travel along with me as I explore the forests, rivers, tundra, and glaciers around my home. I started this Patreon page to connect with supporters in new ways and to connect you with the places that I love. I will share field sketches, illustrations, as well as stories and discoveries as I research and learn about the natural world. 

Any level of support makes a big difference to me. I live off a modest income from my art, illustration, and teaching in an off-the-grid cabin on the Nizina River, outside McCarthy, Alaska. Your support enables me to spend time embracing and learning about this place and to make work to share with you. At lower levels, I will create digital content - blog posts, tutorials, and downloads. At higher levels, I will send you things in the mail. 

Thank you so much for being here and for your support! I have some fun projects planned coming up. I'm looking forward to spending time on the Nizina River, putting in a garden, harvesting wild plants, and exploring the forest around my home. I am also hiking the Chilkoot Trail for two weeks in July as an Artist in Residence and working as a faculty member for the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP). I'm excited to take you along with me on those adventures. 

Recent posts by Kristin Link

Tiers
Online Patron
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Receive access to online content and join my community of patrons. Every bit makes a big difference. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
All Digital Content
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Get access to all of the digital content, including PDFs of my sketchbook zines, tutorials, and herbal recipes. Each month I'll share a recipe or recipe template for using the herbs and wild plants. The recipes will include a printable PDF and use herbs and wild Alaskan plants that I find growing near my home in McCarthy.
Postcard Patron
$10 or more per month 1 patron
This is a wonderful way to support my work and get something in the mail from me once a month. In addition to the content above, I'll send you a postcard of recent work. 
Cyanotype Print
$20 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to a postcard and access to online content, I'll send you a cyanotype print of one of my drawings. Prints from July and August will be from my artist residencies on the Chilkoot Trail and with JIRP. 
Print Publications
$35 or more per month 2 of 20 patrons
In addition to monthly mail and online updates, you will receive a zine or publication of my sketches and artwork. Each publication will deal with the following themes:


June - Nizina Sketchbook Zine

July - Chilkoot Trail Sketchbook Zine

August - Juneau Icefield Sketchbook Zine

September - Copper River Sketchbook Zine


Note, after September, the zine is going to be bi-monthly but I will send you artwork or other print publications in between.


October - 2019 Calendar

November - Sketches from my Root Cellar Zine

December - TBD, 8.5 x 11" Art Print?

January - Winter Zine


Illustrated Maps
$55 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Currently this tier is available through August 2018. At this level, you will receive an 11 x 17" print of an illustrated map each month that you subscribe:


June - The Goat Trail in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

July - The Chilkoot Trail

August - The Juneau Icefield


Thank you so much!

All Out Patron
$300 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
Thank you so much for supporting me at this level! You will receive everything above, an original work of art, and my sincere gratitude. I look forward to working with you and creating custom artwork. If you pledge at this level for multiple months we can work out a series of works, or combine months to commission a larger work. This level includes:
  • An original work of art (8.5 x 11") commission of a natural history subject (plant, animal, mineral, map) of your choice
  • An illustrated map
  • A zine of my sketchbook
  • A cyanotype print
  • A postcard of my recent work
  • All online content