Eliza Gauger is creating Problem Glyphs
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Problem Glyphs are an ongoing project in which I create symbolic illustrations in response to problems sent in by the public. 

This Patreon focuses on collective rewards, in order to continue the Problem Glyphs project's goal of horizontal counsel and assistance.  

I started  Problem Glyphs in November of 2013, and have created over 150 glyphs since then.  These symbolic illustrations draw on my background in esoteric occultism, aesthetic symbolism, mythology, psychology, and hedge "magic" to encourage, support, and counsel the people who seek them out.  Here is an example problem, and its glyph:



[WITH A PADDLE] 


I currently have over 400 glyph requests sitting undrawn in my Tumblr inbox.  Before starting this Patron, finding the time and resources to spend on the project without neglecting others, or myself, was difficult, since the entire system of asking for glyphs is necessarily unpaid, and completely open.  I will never accept money to create an individual problem glyph.

Why am I taking per-glyph pledges, instead of per-month?  Because my work schedule sometimes prevents me from producing glyphs regularly, or quickly, and I do not want to put patrons in a position where they are paying monthly for uneven results, or for a month where there are no glyphs at all.

If you want to become a Problem Glyph patron but aren't sure if you can afford it, remember that you can set a payment limit per month and never go over it.  Make your pledges with total confidence that you will never be charged more than you choose to spend.  

You can view your pledges in your account settings by selecting the View Outbound Pledges button in the top right.

You can set a maximum monthly amount for your pledges. You can do this by logging in, going to the creator’s Patreon page, and clicking the blue “Edit Patronage” button. If your pledges reach this cap you will not be charged for more patron-supported content from that creator for the rest of the month.

Glyphs are made with a free drawing program called Alchemy.

Being an artist used to be a lot more straightforward.  Put most of us in an attic with enough peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a jumpsuit to wear, and a steady supply of paint, and we'll Make Things. That was the purpose of "art patrons", to feed and clothe an artist with enough frequency to allow them to keep eating and breathing while doing their thing--and we're bringing it back.

Vladimir had Vera, and I have you: my patrons, my supporters, my muses and friends.


Tiers
Bog Buddy
$1 or more per glyph
All Bog Buddies receive a link to a constantly-updated ZIP file of every single Problem Glyph in its native resolution.
Peaty Patron
$2 or more per glyph
Peaty Patrons will receive a link to a constantly-updated ZIP file of every single Problem Glyph in its native resolution, plus access to a private Dropbox where I put unflattened PSD files, high-res scans, and other raw or finished materials to do with as you please: home printing, remixing, or tutorials would all be possible from these files. 


NOTE: NO commercial use of the glyphs is permitted or authorized. These files are for your personal use only, not to be sold in any form, or altered and then sold.

Strong Frog
$5 or more per glyph
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the Bog Buddy and Peaty Patron tiers, plus the ability to make simple drawing requests, which I will fulfill and post when I have breaks! Strong Frogs will also have access to the vector versions of the glyphs, when they become available (during projects we often convert glyphs to vectors for merchandizing etc)
Patron of the Dark Arts
$8 or more per glyph
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the preceding tiers, plus one canvas Problem Glyph patch.
Coveted Covenite
$10 or more per glyph
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the preceding tiers, three 3 x 5" printed glyphs of your choice, signed by the artist.
Pledge $15 or more per glyph
Fluffy Familiar
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the preceding tiers, plus an original 3.5x4" Instax 210 instant photo with a thank you note, signed by the artist.


Thank you!
Pledge $50 or more per glyph
Delightful Daemon
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the preceding tiers, plus an 8 x 10" giclee print of a personal glyph designed to your specifications. This is not a problem glyph, but rather a personal sigil that represents you, your life, where you're going and where you've been. When you sign up for this support level, please message us to let us know what you'd like to see in a glyph about yourself! Please pick a few things that are very important to you, or give the artist a variety of things to choose from so that the best combination of design elements can be reached.
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Problem Glyphs are an ongoing project in which I create symbolic illustrations in response to problems sent in by the public. 

This Patreon focuses on collective rewards, in order to continue the Problem Glyphs project's goal of horizontal counsel and assistance.  

I started  Problem Glyphs in November of 2013, and have created over 150 glyphs since then.  These symbolic illustrations draw on my background in esoteric occultism, aesthetic symbolism, mythology, psychology, and hedge "magic" to encourage, support, and counsel the people who seek them out.  Here is an example problem, and its glyph:



[WITH A PADDLE] 


I currently have over 400 glyph requests sitting undrawn in my Tumblr inbox.  Before starting this Patron, finding the time and resources to spend on the project without neglecting others, or myself, was difficult, since the entire system of asking for glyphs is necessarily unpaid, and completely open.  I will never accept money to create an individual problem glyph.

Why am I taking per-glyph pledges, instead of per-month?  Because my work schedule sometimes prevents me from producing glyphs regularly, or quickly, and I do not want to put patrons in a position where they are paying monthly for uneven results, or for a month where there are no glyphs at all.

If you want to become a Problem Glyph patron but aren't sure if you can afford it, remember that you can set a payment limit per month and never go over it.  Make your pledges with total confidence that you will never be charged more than you choose to spend.  

You can view your pledges in your account settings by selecting the View Outbound Pledges button in the top right.

You can set a maximum monthly amount for your pledges. You can do this by logging in, going to the creator’s Patreon page, and clicking the blue “Edit Patronage” button. If your pledges reach this cap you will not be charged for more patron-supported content from that creator for the rest of the month.

Glyphs are made with a free drawing program called Alchemy.

Being an artist used to be a lot more straightforward.  Put most of us in an attic with enough peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, a jumpsuit to wear, and a steady supply of paint, and we'll Make Things. That was the purpose of "art patrons", to feed and clothe an artist with enough frequency to allow them to keep eating and breathing while doing their thing--and we're bringing it back.

Vladimir had Vera, and I have you: my patrons, my supporters, my muses and friends.


Recent posts by Eliza Gauger

Tiers
Bog Buddy
$1 or more per glyph
All Bog Buddies receive a link to a constantly-updated ZIP file of every single Problem Glyph in its native resolution.
Peaty Patron
$2 or more per glyph
Peaty Patrons will receive a link to a constantly-updated ZIP file of every single Problem Glyph in its native resolution, plus access to a private Dropbox where I put unflattened PSD files, high-res scans, and other raw or finished materials to do with as you please: home printing, remixing, or tutorials would all be possible from these files. 


NOTE: NO commercial use of the glyphs is permitted or authorized. These files are for your personal use only, not to be sold in any form, or altered and then sold.

Strong Frog
$5 or more per glyph
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the Bog Buddy and Peaty Patron tiers, plus the ability to make simple drawing requests, which I will fulfill and post when I have breaks! Strong Frogs will also have access to the vector versions of the glyphs, when they become available (during projects we often convert glyphs to vectors for merchandizing etc)
Patron of the Dark Arts
$8 or more per glyph
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the preceding tiers, plus one canvas Problem Glyph patch.
Coveted Covenite
$10 or more per glyph
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the preceding tiers, three 3 x 5" printed glyphs of your choice, signed by the artist.
Pledge $15 or more per glyph
Fluffy Familiar
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the preceding tiers, plus an original 3.5x4" Instax 210 instant photo with a thank you note, signed by the artist.


Thank you!
Pledge $50 or more per glyph
Delightful Daemon
Patrons at this level of support receive everything in the preceding tiers, plus an 8 x 10" giclee print of a personal glyph designed to your specifications. This is not a problem glyph, but rather a personal sigil that represents you, your life, where you're going and where you've been. When you sign up for this support level, please message us to let us know what you'd like to see in a glyph about yourself! Please pick a few things that are very important to you, or give the artist a variety of things to choose from so that the best combination of design elements can be reached.