Laura Tempest Zakroff is creating Visual Alchemy
91

patrons

$546
per month
2018 marks my 6th year as working full time as an artist!

Some background: From 2007-2012, I worked as a designer in the fashion jewelry industry, where my designs were distributed throughout North America (from small boutiques to big box stores, roadside stops to giant amusement parks), via overseas mass-production on established brand labels. It definitely paid the bills and got my work seen and worn by millions. Yet it meant having to sacrifice great design and innovative aesthetic to make something more cheaply and with broader appeal to satisfy corporate commands. It wasn't something I could believe in. I wanted to create sustainable, original, long-lasting work that the end-user would be able to cherish for their lifetime and beyond. That whether it was a piece of jewelry or a painting, it would have meaning for the person, and not be something disposable.

In May 2012, I left my corporate job to move across the country and start a new life in Seattle - and I haven't looked back. Since then, I have been making a living doing design, making more and more fine art, wax casting bronze talismans, crafting a line of sigil-related products, and most recently, becoming a published author! I also continue to create and teach dance, and partner with my husband Nathaniel Johnstone to make music and ritual experiences. 

Patreon has been extremely helpful in helping me devote time to making (painting, sculpting, writing, drawing, designing), as well as promoting my work. Every bit helps and is appreciated. It keeps me in brushes and paint - as well as helps to cover important things like health insurance. I can't tell you how much of a relief it is to know that if something happens while we're touring, we're covered - or at home!  Also, your support is vital for aiding me to work on projects like books - which require a LOT of time invested with quite the delay in (eventual) financial return.

2017 saw the release of my first book, "The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels" and at the tail end of it, "Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols" got released a few weeks ahead of schedule.  I also worked on two more book projects that will be released in late 2018 and early 2019.  But for 2018 now, my focus is ART.  Making new series of art, focusing on crafting an oracle and/or Tarot deck (finally), and other things I've been putting on the backburner due to book projects.  

My patrons get first peeks at much of what I do, seeing process photos available only here + video too! 

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
32 patrons
At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress + good karma!
Pledge $5 or more per month
36 patrons
At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress and first access to special sales and offers.  You have the opportunity to request a custom sigil. 

Includes
  • custom sigil (1 per year of patronage)
Pledge $10 or more per month
15 patrons
At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress and access to special sales and offers, invitations to special opportunities, and at least one signed limited edition print (8x10 or larger) with every year of patronage.

Includes
  • custom sigil (1 per year of patronage)
  • limited edition signed print (8x10 or larger)
Pledge $20 or more per month
7 patrons
At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress and access to special sales, invitations to special opportunities, limited edition signed prints, sigil requests (up to 2 per year), eligible to win drawings for original artwork (every month of patronage gets you another entry in the raffle). 

Includes
  • limited edition signed print (8x10 or larger)
  • Entered into raffle for original art
  • custom sigil (up to 2 per year)
Pledge $50 or more per month
2 of 10 patrons
This level has all of the benefits of the $20 level + you may request a custom tiny spell painting or custom ink drawing (1 per year) + additional surprise mailings of art! 

Includes
  • limited edition signed print (8x10 or larger)
  • Entered into raffle for original art
  • custom sigil (up to 2 per year)
  • Request Custom Tiny Spell Painting or Ink Drawing
Goals
$500 – reached! per month
When I hit $500 a month, I'd like to start doing quarterly mailings of limited edition art postcards + regular downloads of screensavers/backgrounds for everyone!
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2018 marks my 6th year as working full time as an artist!

Some background: From 2007-2012, I worked as a designer in the fashion jewelry industry, where my designs were distributed throughout North America (from small boutiques to big box stores, roadside stops to giant amusement parks), via overseas mass-production on established brand labels. It definitely paid the bills and got my work seen and worn by millions. Yet it meant having to sacrifice great design and innovative aesthetic to make something more cheaply and with broader appeal to satisfy corporate commands. It wasn't something I could believe in. I wanted to create sustainable, original, long-lasting work that the end-user would be able to cherish for their lifetime and beyond. That whether it was a piece of jewelry or a painting, it would have meaning for the person, and not be something disposable.

In May 2012, I left my corporate job to move across the country and start a new life in Seattle - and I haven't looked back. Since then, I have been making a living doing design, making more and more fine art, wax casting bronze talismans, crafting a line of sigil-related products, and most recently, becoming a published author! I also continue to create and teach dance, and partner with my husband Nathaniel Johnstone to make music and ritual experiences. 

Patreon has been extremely helpful in helping me devote time to making (painting, sculpting, writing, drawing, designing), as well as promoting my work. Every bit helps and is appreciated. It keeps me in brushes and paint - as well as helps to cover important things like health insurance. I can't tell you how much of a relief it is to know that if something happens while we're touring, we're covered - or at home!  Also, your support is vital for aiding me to work on projects like books - which require a LOT of time invested with quite the delay in (eventual) financial return.

2017 saw the release of my first book, "The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels" and at the tail end of it, "Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols" got released a few weeks ahead of schedule.  I also worked on two more book projects that will be released in late 2018 and early 2019.  But for 2018 now, my focus is ART.  Making new series of art, focusing on crafting an oracle and/or Tarot deck (finally), and other things I've been putting on the backburner due to book projects.  

My patrons get first peeks at much of what I do, seeing process photos available only here + video too! 

Recent posts by Laura Tempest Zakroff

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
32 patrons
At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress + good karma!
Pledge $5 or more per month
36 patrons
At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress and first access to special sales and offers.  You have the opportunity to request a custom sigil. 

Includes
  • custom sigil (1 per year of patronage)
Pledge $10 or more per month
15 patrons
At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress and access to special sales and offers, invitations to special opportunities, and at least one signed limited edition print (8x10 or larger) with every year of patronage.

Includes
  • custom sigil (1 per year of patronage)
  • limited edition signed print (8x10 or larger)
Pledge $20 or more per month
7 patrons
At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress and access to special sales, invitations to special opportunities, limited edition signed prints, sigil requests (up to 2 per year), eligible to win drawings for original artwork (every month of patronage gets you another entry in the raffle). 

Includes
  • limited edition signed print (8x10 or larger)
  • Entered into raffle for original art
  • custom sigil (up to 2 per year)
Pledge $50 or more per month
2 of 10 patrons
This level has all of the benefits of the $20 level + you may request a custom tiny spell painting or custom ink drawing (1 per year) + additional surprise mailings of art! 

Includes
  • limited edition signed print (8x10 or larger)
  • Entered into raffle for original art
  • custom sigil (up to 2 per year)
  • Request Custom Tiny Spell Painting or Ink Drawing