Sarita Doe is creating A Living Cosmology
13

patrons

$180
per month
Hi! I am Sarita Dougherty, creating a DIY PhD in Living Cosmologies, or worldviews that support sustainable co-existence with life-giving systems like water, soil and pollinators! I am an artist, cultural worker, ethnoecologist and scholar working alongside so many to move our paradigm away from being human-centered (anthropocentric) to earth-centered (ecological!)

This Patreon is a platform for me to share my Dissertation work with community;  including song, theoretical writing, paintings and stories of place, plant portraits, cosmological mapping guides and guided meditations. 

My primary tools for generating a living cosmology for myself, family and community are:

  • growing a sustainable home habitat  (greywater systems, composting systems, earth-based dwellings, native gardening, plant medicine and habitat growth for pollinators and other winged, scaled and furred neighbors)
  • mapping the cosmology I wish to live in and see reflected around me, including how we want to feel in relation to our selves <<self-love>>, how we want to decolonize our daily lives <<reincorporating ancestral knowledges and ways into the present urban-digitalized capitalistic realities>>, and how we want to engage with others <<coalition-building, conflict-resolution, loving accountability *gracias LA Rooted for your examples of this*
  • teaching these potentialities to others
  • painting the worlds we are finding and creating  as documentation, as proof, and as a source and reminder of bliss and
  • singing  with intention and content reflecting the medicina que encuentro

In 2013, my friend and fellow UCLA MFA grad David Whitaker and I began a DIY PhD for ourselves, desiring a rigorous educational program without limitations on what our fields of study are, and how we learn. This ideal program has nourished me for the past four years, and I want to share my processes with others, in exchange for sustainable and accessible economy!

WE ARE GENERATING LIVING COSMOLOGIES TOGETHER! 

This work is possible because of the thousands of years of work Indigenous communities have done and continue to do in stewarding habitat, soil and water, and created education networks to keep their biodiversity and plant communities thriving. Thank you to the Tongva for the incredibly gorgeous and exceedingly endangered living systems we see today.

In solidarity,

Sarita Dougherty
Rewards
Pollinators
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
Cross-Pollinating Our Dreams


 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon platform
Purple Sages
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
Fragrant Visions


  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon platform
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site by Patrons at this level and higher
Mugwort Medicina
$12 or more per month 4 patrons
Growing Intuition

  

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download  
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon at this level and higher
The Suns
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Igniting and Sustaining Growth

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download 
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
The Moons
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
Cycles of Learning:  

 

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download 
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
  • A Monthly Guided Meditation available as an audio download through Patreon 
Ecosystem Stewards
$99 or more per month 1 patron
Tending to the Whole

   

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site 
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
  • A Monthly Guided Meditation available as an audio download through Patreon
  • Original Commissioned Painting, 6" x 6", of a plant, place or vision to guide you, painted and mailed exclusively to you within 2 months of your pledge
Goals
$180 of $1,250 per month
Editing and Dissemination of my DIY PhD Dissertation!
It completes! It shines, reverberates, circulates!!!
All of my Patreon Supporters receive a byline in the book, thanking them graciously for their very necessary and very appreciated support.
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Hi! I am Sarita Dougherty, creating a DIY PhD in Living Cosmologies, or worldviews that support sustainable co-existence with life-giving systems like water, soil and pollinators! I am an artist, cultural worker, ethnoecologist and scholar working alongside so many to move our paradigm away from being human-centered (anthropocentric) to earth-centered (ecological!)

This Patreon is a platform for me to share my Dissertation work with community;  including song, theoretical writing, paintings and stories of place, plant portraits, cosmological mapping guides and guided meditations. 

My primary tools for generating a living cosmology for myself, family and community are:

  • growing a sustainable home habitat  (greywater systems, composting systems, earth-based dwellings, native gardening, plant medicine and habitat growth for pollinators and other winged, scaled and furred neighbors)
  • mapping the cosmology I wish to live in and see reflected around me, including how we want to feel in relation to our selves <<self-love>>, how we want to decolonize our daily lives <<reincorporating ancestral knowledges and ways into the present urban-digitalized capitalistic realities>>, and how we want to engage with others <<coalition-building, conflict-resolution, loving accountability *gracias LA Rooted for your examples of this*
  • teaching these potentialities to others
  • painting the worlds we are finding and creating  as documentation, as proof, and as a source and reminder of bliss and
  • singing  with intention and content reflecting the medicina que encuentro

In 2013, my friend and fellow UCLA MFA grad David Whitaker and I began a DIY PhD for ourselves, desiring a rigorous educational program without limitations on what our fields of study are, and how we learn. This ideal program has nourished me for the past four years, and I want to share my processes with others, in exchange for sustainable and accessible economy!

WE ARE GENERATING LIVING COSMOLOGIES TOGETHER! 

This work is possible because of the thousands of years of work Indigenous communities have done and continue to do in stewarding habitat, soil and water, and created education networks to keep their biodiversity and plant communities thriving. Thank you to the Tongva for the incredibly gorgeous and exceedingly endangered living systems we see today.

In solidarity,

Sarita Dougherty

Recent posts by Sarita Doe

Rewards
Pollinators
$2 or more per month 5 patrons
Cross-Pollinating Our Dreams


 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon platform
Purple Sages
$7 or more per month 2 patrons
Fragrant Visions


  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon platform
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site by Patrons at this level and higher
Mugwort Medicina
$12 or more per month 4 patrons
Growing Intuition

  

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download  
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon at this level and higher
The Suns
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Igniting and Sustaining Growth

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download 
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
The Moons
$45 or more per month 0 patrons
Cycles of Learning:  

 

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download 
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
  • A Monthly Guided Meditation available as an audio download through Patreon 
Ecosystem Stewards
$99 or more per month 1 patron
Tending to the Whole

   

 

  • BisBisBisBisAbuela Song Download
  • Dissertation Chispas: snippets from Living Cosmologies research, fieldwork, writing and paintings in the form of text and image shared through Patreon 
  • Habitat Videos exclusively seen through Patreon site 
  • How-to Ephemera: drawing exercises, visioning techniques, DIY habitat creation instructions shared through Patreon 
  • Cosmology Mapping: A downloadable PDF Guide to map your own pathways and visions for personal, familial, communal and paradigm healing 
  • A Monthly Guided Meditation available as an audio download through Patreon
  • Original Commissioned Painting, 6" x 6", of a plant, place or vision to guide you, painted and mailed exclusively to you within 2 months of your pledge