Sophia Naomi is creating Quiet Utterances
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There's a joke about anxiety that circulates often, but the basic premise is that God is bragging about the creation of mankind, and the angels point out to him that all he did was fuck up a perfectly good monkey. "Look at it!!" they said, "it's got anxiety!"

Well, having anxiety sounds like a bad thing, but wait till I tell you- sometimes it can create the most beautiful art. The monsters that live inside my head melt in oil on canvas, pen on paper, guitar in hand. They are defeated with deep study, analytical writing, and flinging glitter at sculpture. There is not a creative endeavor I have not found an outlet in, and now I am finally plucking up my courage to ask for my fans to trust me, while I trust them, and get the communal support I need to keep creating, and keep slaying the monsters. 

Come on this journey with me, it is such an amazing leap of faith, and realistically, I will be creating either way. This way, I will have the time to create much much more.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
This is a fantastic pledge, and so great for someone who is just starting out, thank you!! You'll get access to the patron only feed, and the Drunken Anthropologist vlog, as well as all of my posts every time a new piece of art is released!!
Pledge $3 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
This is an amazing pledge, thank you!! You'll get access to the patron only feed, the Drunken Anthropologist vlog, all my posts, as well as new information about projects that are coming up, direct emails with the things that are downloadable to keep, and my current reading list.
Pledge $5 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
This is a stupendous pledge, thank you!! You'll get access to the patron only feed, the Drunken Anthropologist vlog , all my posts, new information about projects that are coming up, direct emails with the things that are downloadable to keep, my current reading lists, and videos of me talking through my creative process. I will talk about where my inspiration comes from, how I try to hone my own unique techniques, whose work I admire, and so much more!!
Pledge $10 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
For this one I will have to quote Amanda Palmer, "This is a lot of money to spend on an artist, and you are really showing me some serious art-love here. THANK YOU." For this pledge you will get everything above, plus I will send along one private thing per month; something that is not and will not be released to the general public. It could be a blog about my personal life, a video of me singing (warbling, caterwauling) my current obsession song, or even photos of me with my family (as long as it doesn't get creepy. If it gets creepy we will have to revisit this.). It could be a very personal poem or story, it could be an essay I'm insecure about, it could be a NSFW short story. This one I will be playing by ear.
Pledge $100 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
only 30 left
You, my friend, are an angel. Thank you. For this pledge you will get everything above, plus personal post cards from me from wherever I happen to be when traveling, and live Q & A sessions with me on webcam once per month where I will answer your questions and we will talk about life, the universe, and everything!!
Pledge $1,000 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
only 3 left
Holy shit. This is some real, deep faith in me and the work that I do, and you are a rockstar in the mix. For this pledge you will get everything above, plus acknowledgments on my written works, including my thesis. And we'll do dinner when I'm in town, or drinks, or catch a movie, or hell, I'll just call you and we will hang out!! THANK YOU <3
Goals
$1 of $2,000 per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
So right now I have three jobs that pay me wages for work, and so my first goal is start creating exclusively while I work on my graduate degree (which I believe is it's own kind of creating; the creation of a thesis is challenging and takes years). All the paintings and poetry, blog posts and photos, short stories and essays, every creative endeavor I undertake has its own time and effort requirements, and sometimes I have the most beautiful paintings in my head and cannot put brush to canvas because I am so exhausted from trying to make ends meet. I am ready to focus on creating, and I think my supporters are ready to take that leap with me.
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There's a joke about anxiety that circulates often, but the basic premise is that God is bragging about the creation of mankind, and the angels point out to him that all he did was fuck up a perfectly good monkey. "Look at it!!" they said, "it's got anxiety!"

Well, having anxiety sounds like a bad thing, but wait till I tell you- sometimes it can create the most beautiful art. The monsters that live inside my head melt in oil on canvas, pen on paper, guitar in hand. They are defeated with deep study, analytical writing, and flinging glitter at sculpture. There is not a creative endeavor I have not found an outlet in, and now I am finally plucking up my courage to ask for my fans to trust me, while I trust them, and get the communal support I need to keep creating, and keep slaying the monsters. 

Come on this journey with me, it is such an amazing leap of faith, and realistically, I will be creating either way. This way, I will have the time to create much much more.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
This is a fantastic pledge, and so great for someone who is just starting out, thank you!! You'll get access to the patron only feed, and the Drunken Anthropologist vlog, as well as all of my posts every time a new piece of art is released!!
Pledge $3 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
This is an amazing pledge, thank you!! You'll get access to the patron only feed, the Drunken Anthropologist vlog, all my posts, as well as new information about projects that are coming up, direct emails with the things that are downloadable to keep, and my current reading list.
Pledge $5 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
This is a stupendous pledge, thank you!! You'll get access to the patron only feed, the Drunken Anthropologist vlog , all my posts, new information about projects that are coming up, direct emails with the things that are downloadable to keep, my current reading lists, and videos of me talking through my creative process. I will talk about where my inspiration comes from, how I try to hone my own unique techniques, whose work I admire, and so much more!!
Pledge $10 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
For this one I will have to quote Amanda Palmer, "This is a lot of money to spend on an artist, and you are really showing me some serious art-love here. THANK YOU." For this pledge you will get everything above, plus I will send along one private thing per month; something that is not and will not be released to the general public. It could be a blog about my personal life, a video of me singing (warbling, caterwauling) my current obsession song, or even photos of me with my family (as long as it doesn't get creepy. If it gets creepy we will have to revisit this.). It could be a very personal poem or story, it could be an essay I'm insecure about, it could be a NSFW short story. This one I will be playing by ear.
Pledge $100 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
only 30 left
You, my friend, are an angel. Thank you. For this pledge you will get everything above, plus personal post cards from me from wherever I happen to be when traveling, and live Q & A sessions with me on webcam once per month where I will answer your questions and we will talk about life, the universe, and everything!!
Pledge $1,000 or more per THING (essay, blog, short story, painting, photograph, etc)
only 3 left
Holy shit. This is some real, deep faith in me and the work that I do, and you are a rockstar in the mix. For this pledge you will get everything above, plus acknowledgments on my written works, including my thesis. And we'll do dinner when I'm in town, or drinks, or catch a movie, or hell, I'll just call you and we will hang out!! THANK YOU <3