Christa Paolucci is creating whimsical plant & animal illustrations
11

patrons

$95
per month

etsy | instagram | facebook | planner


welcome!
my name is Christa, and I'm an artist based in the Pacific Northwest. I have a strong love for ecology, animals, tea, baking, and illustration. I've been doodling in margins I'm not supposed to, mashing things together with staples, and writing stories in my head for as long as I can remember. through many hardships and lulls, the drive to create has pulled me in a way that nothing else has. much of my inspiration is derived from nature, and I especially love to portray plants & creatures in creative new ways. some common intended themes in my artwork are magic, botany, growth, spirituality, comfort, and an overall sense of adventure. as a kid, I absorbed a huge variety of children's books with detailed scenery as well as fables with unique characters. I look to many story-writers, creatives, and the natural world as my muse.

so where do I want to go in life with this inspiration? I would love to create illustrations for stories, worlds, games -  various kinds of imaginative adventures that people can become immersed in. along the way, I aim to connect with local non-profits and businesses that have like-minded mission statements (involving themes like volunteerism, human + animal welfare, environment, sustainability, etc.) I want to create wholesome artwork that can calm, teach, and decorate. each day, I'm working on the skills to make it possible so I can reach out just a little bit more.

if you are interested in following along on this journey, you can read more about Patreon beneath the updates below.



💐🐝
Spring 2019 Updates

• the Exploration tier now contains two digital illustrations each month - one botanical theme and one animal theme.

• the Foraging tier now contains access to monthly stickers! each month, receive 2 - 4 copies (depending on the size) of my Patreon-exclusive sticker in the mail. Patrons will be polled monthly for ideas.

• the Gathering tier has arrived and will contain two mini fine art prints of the Exploration tier's digital illustrations. these are shipped with sketch mail rewards.

• all tiers will witness the progress for my very first art-book: The Whimsical Beasts of Fernwood. this will be one of a multi-part series for a collection of informative, illustrated books that explore a unique world I'm crafting. these books are intended as "picture books" with accompanying text descriptions, accessibility intended for young & old readers alike. this world focuses heavily on cultivation, ecosystems (as well as the importance of protecting them), unique cultures between animal species.. and some magical elements sprinkled in.



🌿 why Patreon?
I would love to get to know my supporters more and share a variety of experiences with you. when you pledge, you're joining a small community where questions, answers, and ideas don't get lost in the quick flow of social media. in return for your support, I can provide you with crafted perks as well as more intimate, behind-the-scenes details of projects, ideas, and realistic experiences while I grow as an artist.

🌿 how does it work? Patreon allows me to set up a variety of tiers for different budgets, interests, and comfort levels. when you choose a tier, you can either pledge the selected amount or customize your monthly payment. your payment is not processed until the beginning of the following month, and there are no contracts. you are free to modify or retract your pledge at any time for any reason you deem necessary.

🌿 what does my pledge support? any support you provide me with by pledging will go toward costs for: fine art paper, printer ink, art supplies, packaging supplies, shipping fees, food for the cat, keeping the lights on, and more... essentially, you really are helping me be able to create & share my artwork with others, which is my ultimate goal to pursue in life. thank you!


(do you have other questions? message me directly through Patreon or e-mail me.)




a note about Mail Perks

mail is shipped only after pledges are processed. this means that if you pledge in the middle of a month, you will not receive any mail perks you pledged for until the following month after pledges have been confirmed (usually by the 2nd of the month.) I aim to have all mail shipped by the 12th of each month, but this may be earlier/later depending on circumstances. you can always check my planner to see if your mail has shipped, and I will update if there are ever any delays!

if you send me a message at the beginning of the month with some interests of yours, I can incorporate some of those things into your sketch mail. otherwise, sketch mail is completely unique & artistic freedom each month.



thank you for your support.

Christa


Tiers
cultivation
$1 or more per month

access..


• lens posts

(studio! plants! cat! progress shots! packaging! nature!)


•  10% Etsy shop discount


•  doodle drop posted each weekend 🖍️


•  Fernwood! explore doodles, writing, and concepts for my world.

exploration
$4 or more per month

 receive all above rewards, plus

mail perk: a handwritten welcome letter & doodle the first time you pledge.


digital perk: a monthly flora-themed illustration for a botanical species that Patrons can view, learn about, download &/or print for personal use.


digital perk: a monthly fauna-themed illustration of an animal that Patrons can view, learn about, download &/or print for personal use. 

foraging
$6 or more per month only 14 left

receive all above rewards, plus


mail perk: a handwritten welcome letter & doodle the first time you pledge.


•  mail perk: 2 - 4 copies, depending on sticker's size, of my Patreon-exclusive sticker design in the mail each month (tier image is an example from February 2019)

discovery
$10 or more per month only 7 left

receive all above rewards, plus


•  mail perk: a handwritten welcome letter & doodle the first time you pledge.


•  mail perk: an original sketch delivered to your door, shipped via USPS first-class by the 12th of each month. sketches may be pencil, ink, or a combination - they will be unique each month.

gathering
$12 or more per month only 7 left

 receive all above rewards, plus


•  mail perk: a handwritten welcome letter & doodle the first time you pledge.


•  mail perk: two mini fine art prints of the monthly illustrations from the Exploration tier. these will be included with your sketch mail.

Goals
11 of 20 patrons
- I will ship a special seasonal reward 4x per year to select tiers pledging for physical rewards ($6 & up.) This may be a special pin, sticker pack, or an illustrated zine.
1 of 1

etsy | instagram | facebook | planner


welcome!
my name is Christa, and I'm an artist based in the Pacific Northwest. I have a strong love for ecology, animals, tea, baking, and illustration. I've been doodling in margins I'm not supposed to, mashing things together with staples, and writing stories in my head for as long as I can remember. through many hardships and lulls, the drive to create has pulled me in a way that nothing else has. much of my inspiration is derived from nature, and I especially love to portray plants & creatures in creative new ways. some common intended themes in my artwork are magic, botany, growth, spirituality, comfort, and an overall sense of adventure. as a kid, I absorbed a huge variety of children's books with detailed scenery as well as fables with unique characters. I look to many story-writers, creatives, and the natural world as my muse.

so where do I want to go in life with this inspiration? I would love to create illustrations for stories, worlds, games -  various kinds of imaginative adventures that people can become immersed in. along the way, I aim to connect with local non-profits and businesses that have like-minded mission statements (involving themes like volunteerism, human + animal welfare, environment, sustainability, etc.) I want to create wholesome artwork that can calm, teach, and decorate. each day, I'm working on the skills to make it possible so I can reach out just a little bit more.

if you are interested in following along on this journey, you can read more about Patreon beneath the updates below.



💐🐝
Spring 2019 Updates

• the Exploration tier now contains two digital illustrations each month - one botanical theme and one animal theme.

• the Foraging tier now contains access to monthly stickers! each month, receive 2 - 4 copies (depending on the size) of my Patreon-exclusive sticker in the mail. Patrons will be polled monthly for ideas.

• the Gathering tier has arrived and will contain two mini fine art prints of the Exploration tier's digital illustrations. these are shipped with sketch mail rewards.

• all tiers will witness the progress for my very first art-book: The Whimsical Beasts of Fernwood. this will be one of a multi-part series for a collection of informative, illustrated books that explore a unique world I'm crafting. these books are intended as "picture books" with accompanying text descriptions, accessibility intended for young & old readers alike. this world focuses heavily on cultivation, ecosystems (as well as the importance of protecting them), unique cultures between animal species.. and some magical elements sprinkled in.



🌿 why Patreon?
I would love to get to know my supporters more and share a variety of experiences with you. when you pledge, you're joining a small community where questions, answers, and ideas don't get lost in the quick flow of social media. in return for your support, I can provide you with crafted perks as well as more intimate, behind-the-scenes details of projects, ideas, and realistic experiences while I grow as an artist.

🌿 how does it work? Patreon allows me to set up a variety of tiers for different budgets, interests, and comfort levels. when you choose a tier, you can either pledge the selected amount or customize your monthly payment. your payment is not processed until the beginning of the following month, and there are no contracts. you are free to modify or retract your pledge at any time for any reason you deem necessary.

🌿 what does my pledge support? any support you provide me with by pledging will go toward costs for: fine art paper, printer ink, art supplies, packaging supplies, shipping fees, food for the cat, keeping the lights on, and more... essentially, you really are helping me be able to create & share my artwork with others, which is my ultimate goal to pursue in life. thank you!


(do you have other questions? message me directly through Patreon or e-mail me.)




a note about Mail Perks

mail is shipped only after pledges are processed. this means that if you pledge in the middle of a month, you will not receive any mail perks you pledged for until the following month after pledges have been confirmed (usually by the 2nd of the month.) I aim to have all mail shipped by the 12th of each month, but this may be earlier/later depending on circumstances. you can always check my planner to see if your mail has shipped, and I will update if there are ever any delays!

if you send me a message at the beginning of the month with some interests of yours, I can incorporate some of those things into your sketch mail. otherwise, sketch mail is completely unique & artistic freedom each month.



thank you for your support.

Christa


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Exclusive
Tiers
cultivation
$1 or more per month

access..


• lens posts

(studio! plants! cat! progress shots! packaging! nature!)


•  10% Etsy shop discount


•  doodle drop posted each weekend 🖍️


•  Fernwood! explore doodles, writing, and concepts for my world.

exploration
$4 or more per month

 receive all above rewards, plus

mail perk: a handwritten welcome letter & doodle the first time you pledge.


digital perk: a monthly flora-themed illustration for a botanical species that Patrons can view, learn about, download &/or print for personal use.


digital perk: a monthly fauna-themed illustration of an animal that Patrons can view, learn about, download &/or print for personal use. 

foraging
$6 or more per month only 14 left

receive all above rewards, plus


mail perk: a handwritten welcome letter & doodle the first time you pledge.


•  mail perk: 2 - 4 copies, depending on sticker's size, of my Patreon-exclusive sticker design in the mail each month (tier image is an example from February 2019)

discovery
$10 or more per month only 7 left

receive all above rewards, plus


•  mail perk: a handwritten welcome letter & doodle the first time you pledge.


•  mail perk: an original sketch delivered to your door, shipped via USPS first-class by the 12th of each month. sketches may be pencil, ink, or a combination - they will be unique each month.

gathering
$12 or more per month only 7 left

 receive all above rewards, plus


•  mail perk: a handwritten welcome letter & doodle the first time you pledge.


•  mail perk: two mini fine art prints of the monthly illustrations from the Exploration tier. these will be included with your sketch mail.