Sans Souci Studios

is creating critter costumes in The Granite City of Vermont

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Come in, have a look around and get the lay of the land! Leaf peepers keep Vermont's economy humming!

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Did you know that not only is granola a breakfast food, it's also a term for a person who's moved from out of state to Vermont, usually of the earthy-crunchy type? We greatly appreciate that extra support and commitment!

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  • First notice of any sales or commission opportunities
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Not only is a woodchuck the largest member of of the squirrel family in New England, it can also be a Vermont resident whose family has lived in the state for generations. We appreciate you being here for us!

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  • Sans Souci Studios Logo T-Shirt
  • Full Access to Patreon Posts
  • Feline Assistant Department's Monthly Studio Updates
  • First notice of any sales or commission opportunities
  • Shout Out on our Website's Thank You Page
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End to Ender

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An End to Ender is someone who has hiked the entire rugged length of Vermont's 272 mile Long Trail. Whoa! We really appreciate you going the distance! After that you must be hungry so we'll give you all the merch!

(Please note- exclusive merch is shipped directly from Patreon after the third month of membership.)
  • Sans Souci Studios logo sticker
  • Sans Souci Studios logo mug
  • Sans Souci Studios Logo T-Shirt
  • Full Access to Patreon Posts
  • Feline Assistant Department's Monthly Studio Updates
  • First notice of any sales or commission opportunities
  • Shout Out on our Website's Thank You Page
Exclusive Merch
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Includes
  • Exclusive Mug - Sans Souci Studios Logo Mug!
  • Exclusive Sticker - Sans Souci Studios Logo Sticker!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Sans Souci Studios Logo T-Shirt!

Lake Monster

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Vermont's Lake Champlain has long been said to have its own legendary monster, the ever so creatively named "Champ". Looks like we have our own legends right here at Patreon too!! You will get all the merch and your own "sighting" here in Vermont as well!

(Please note- exclusive merch is shipped directly by Patreon after the third month of membership.)
  • Your Character Photo Edited into a Vermont Scene
  • Sans Souci Studios logo sticker
  • Sans Souci Studios logo mug
  • Sans Souci Studios Logo T-Shirt
  • Full Access to Patreon Posts
  • Feline Assistant Department's Monthly Studio Updates
  • First notice of any sales or commission opportunities
  • Shout Out on our Website's Thank You Page
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Sans Souci Studios Logo T-Shirt!
  • Exclusive Sticker - Sans Souci Studios Logo Sticker!
  • Exclusive Mug - Sans Souci Studios Logo Mug!

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About Sans Souci Studios

How’s this for a concept for a TV reality show! Watch in suspense as a middle aged woman tries to quit the workaday world and become the Grandma Moses of the Furry fandom, before her relatives disown her and her bank account runs dry, all against the historical and picturesque backdrop of Barre, Vermont, the Granite Capital of the World! You can watch it all unfold here, right here on Patreon! Starting at the super low price of $5 a month! What a bargain!

OK, I got that out of my system, lets start again! I’m Carrie Rouillard, Critter in Chief of Sans Souci Studios, a mask making and costuming shop located in Barre, VT. While I have been making masks all my life, I officially started Sans Souci Studios in 2000 and made paper mache masks for various kinds of performance. I then discovered the Furry fandom in 2014 and realized this was the kind of mask I’d wanted to make all along. Since then I’ve been trying to make up for lost time and become the Grandma Moses of the Furry world. This part is in fact true!

For most of those years, I've worked half time in my studio and half time as a residential counselor at homes for people with mental health challenges. My dream is to become a full time artist. My goal on Patreon is to make $750 a month, as this would allow me to replace half my income from my part time job, double the time I could spend in my studio, and serve as a bridge until studio sales and commissions can fill in the gap. I’ve had a lot of fun switching over from paper mache, learning the new skills I need for fursuit making, and sharing what I’ve learned with others. I hope it will be helpful and inspiring! And who knows, maybe I will make that bad reality TV show about Furry Grandma. And, what’s more, at higher tiers, perhaps patrons could be added to the story! At the very least, your character can be photo-edited into a picturesque Barre scene. (This is, in fact for realz!)
 
A postscript: Sans Souci Studios is located in Barre, Vermont, the self proclaimed “Granite Center of the World”. The quantity and quality of Barre Gray attracted the most highly skilled stone craftsmen from around the world throughout the 19th century, and an active stone trade thrives here still. Sans Souci Studios is surrounded by examples of their work, from the Hope Cemetery, where the granite workers often carved their own stones, given to them by their employers as part of their payment, to the World’s Biggest Zipper, a giant granite zipper among the many contemporary granite sculptures commissioned as part of a wealthy Barre businessman's bequest. Some geologists say Barre's granite deposits measure 4 miles long, two miles wide and ten miles deep. “Barre Gray” is famed for its fine grain, even texture, and superior weather resistance, and is used widely throughout the country for outdoor sculpture- a third of all tombstones in the US are said to be quarried in Barre. It is an inspiring place for an artist to work!



Goals
$45 of $750 per month
$750 per month will make up half of what I earn at my outside job, allowing me to double the amount of time I can spend in my studio!
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