Laura Tempest Zakroff

is creating Visual Alchemy

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At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress, join in on our weekly Zoom experience, and first access to special sales and offers.  You have the opportunity to request a custom sigil (request at or near 1 year of support). 

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At this level, you'll have access to patron-only content including photos and videos about works in progress, join in on our weekly Zoom experience, and first access to special sales and offers. You have the opportunity to request a custom sigil (request at or near 1 year of support), collect least one signed limited edition print (8x10 or larger) with every year of patronage (near your 1 year anniversary you will receive a code to the shop to select a print to be sent to you.) 

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  • limited edition signed print (8x10 or larger)

160

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About

2020 marks my 8th 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 started a new life in Seattle. Over the next 7 years, my partner Nathaniel (https://www.patreon.com/nathanieljohnstone) and I built a new life together, deeply immersed in our respective and collaborative arts.  During that time my art has grown tremendously and I authored 4 books (The Witch's Cauldron, Sigil Witchery, The Witch's Altar - with Jason Mankey, and Weave the Liminal), plus edited the New Aradia anthology, and created my first deck for publication - the Liminal Spirits Oracle. Nathan and I have traveled extensively teaching and performing throughout the US. 

As we reached the end of 2018 - we saw our careers continuing to grow and thrive - but the cost of living in the Pacific Northwest was no longer conducive to our long-term goals. Taking a huge leap of faith (and with a whole lot of help), in the late spring of 2019 we relocated to New England and managed to purchase our own home.  This lowered our cost of living, gave us more security, and multiplied our regional touring opportunities. 

What Patreon Support Does:
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 and decks - which require a LOT of time invested with quite the delay in (eventual) financial return. The less time that I have to worry about making ends meet and getting supplies, the more time I can spend bringing new art and other projects into the world. 

2020 Plans: 
2020 is already off and running, as I'm working on my next book manuscript. I'm extremely excited about this project as I believe it makes magic even more accessible and explores Witchcraft through a new lens. If it develops the way I hope with my publisher, this book will merge art and text beautifully - and also lay the groundwork for a related oracle project as well.  I'm also looking to expand my technical expertise when it comes to making videos and exploring new artistic media to channel my ideas through. 

What to Expect:
My Patreon supporters will be the first to see all of the art as it happens!  You'll also get exclusive videos, special downloads and offers, and much more. No matter what level you join in on, I appreciate that you're here and interested in my work. THANK YOU! 



Goals
$854 of $1,000 per month
When I hit $1000 a month, I'd like to add a monthly online experience that is an extended lecture, workshop, ritual, etc - that is longer than our weekly zoom. Ideally recorded as well so that everyone can enjoy if they can't make it on that date/time. 
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Videos

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