Sara is creating Art and Illustrations
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Saul Bass, an amazing graphic designer/artist once said "I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares". I love this statement, but I want someone to care.

For as long as I can remember I have existed in the arts - from age 3 when my enthusiastic tap dancing accidentally flung my duck feet shoe covers into the audience to the tune of Rubber Ducky, to age 13 when I would sit on the front lawn obsessively drawing my house every weekend, to age 26 when I taught dance to pre-school kids while I got steadily more pregnant, to age 33 when I produced live artworks for a local arts festival, to now. 

Now that I've had all that practice, I'm still practicing. I love to experiment with creating visual textures, and integrating narrative across series of works. I obsessively draw faces, hands, bugs, and funny little cartoon characters. I paint with oils, ink, watercolours and I adore using coloured pencils, especially watercolour pencils.

Right now I'm in the middle of a couple of these series. One is about my irrational fear of insects - entomophobia. My dad used to wave cicada shells in my face as a kid, my mum once told me that she found a cockroach crawling on me as a baby - whatever the cause, when I see these little creatures, I freak out. But one day I started to draw a moth sitting on a flower that looked like something out of Dr Seuss, and I realised I wasn't looking at an insect, but a series of flat planes, complicated colours, and wonderful textures, and I was hooked! The satisfaction I got from producing a postcard sized rendering of something I feared was enormous! I realised that in crafting these images in an illustrative but lifelike way, I started to find the little beasts beautiful and fall in love with them. 

Other projects in my art blender/brain include illustrating a children's book about a character I've created called Tessie Tantrum and some of her friends (in collaboration with a writer - say hi if you're interested!), making a live art piece called "Art Wars" in which 2 artists battle it out in ever more elaborate art stunts against each other (looking for a producer/director/dramaturg), and designing and making a collection of Post Apocalyptic Wear outfits from recycled materials. Yes, I know. I am creatively promiscuous and aesthetically manic. And I don't care. I love it.

If you've read this far, maybe you care about what I'm making. And if you do, even just a little, I'm only asking for your help so that I can keep making more and more beautiful things and share them with the world. 
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All of the above content plus a postcard print of one of my original artworks.
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$2 of $500 per month
$500 would fund my art supplies and my time to create one original artwork. And to say thank you, all my patrons will receive a personalised postcard print of that work from me.
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Saul Bass, an amazing graphic designer/artist once said "I just want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares". I love this statement, but I want someone to care.

For as long as I can remember I have existed in the arts - from age 3 when my enthusiastic tap dancing accidentally flung my duck feet shoe covers into the audience to the tune of Rubber Ducky, to age 13 when I would sit on the front lawn obsessively drawing my house every weekend, to age 26 when I taught dance to pre-school kids while I got steadily more pregnant, to age 33 when I produced live artworks for a local arts festival, to now. 

Now that I've had all that practice, I'm still practicing. I love to experiment with creating visual textures, and integrating narrative across series of works. I obsessively draw faces, hands, bugs, and funny little cartoon characters. I paint with oils, ink, watercolours and I adore using coloured pencils, especially watercolour pencils.

Right now I'm in the middle of a couple of these series. One is about my irrational fear of insects - entomophobia. My dad used to wave cicada shells in my face as a kid, my mum once told me that she found a cockroach crawling on me as a baby - whatever the cause, when I see these little creatures, I freak out. But one day I started to draw a moth sitting on a flower that looked like something out of Dr Seuss, and I realised I wasn't looking at an insect, but a series of flat planes, complicated colours, and wonderful textures, and I was hooked! The satisfaction I got from producing a postcard sized rendering of something I feared was enormous! I realised that in crafting these images in an illustrative but lifelike way, I started to find the little beasts beautiful and fall in love with them. 

Other projects in my art blender/brain include illustrating a children's book about a character I've created called Tessie Tantrum and some of her friends (in collaboration with a writer - say hi if you're interested!), making a live art piece called "Art Wars" in which 2 artists battle it out in ever more elaborate art stunts against each other (looking for a producer/director/dramaturg), and designing and making a collection of Post Apocalyptic Wear outfits from recycled materials. Yes, I know. I am creatively promiscuous and aesthetically manic. And I don't care. I love it.

If you've read this far, maybe you care about what I'm making. And if you do, even just a little, I'm only asking for your help so that I can keep making more and more beautiful things and share them with the world. 

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Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Access to patron only content. A virtual hug. My gratitude.
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Access to patron only content. Monthly newsletter update. A virtual hug and my gratitude.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above content plus a postcard print of one of my original artworks.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
All of the above content, plus a hand drawn birthday card from me with a personalised greeting.