Raven Gemini is creating Vintage Glamour, photography, burlesque performance
7
patrons
$75
per month
Hello wonderful patrons!

If you've found me here, you're probably already a friend or fan of mine, in either case, welcome! (If you're a total stranger... also welcome! Glad you found me!) My name is Raven Gemini, and I am a full-time burlesque showgirl, model, artists' muse, photographer (and owner!) of Singing Raven Photography, and vintage fashion/lifestyle/sewing blogger at Revisionist Vintage. If that sounds like a lot, it is.  I thrive working on many different projects and creating art in many different media.





WHO AM I?

I am a premier burlesque performer, model, and artists' muse based Chicago, IL. I am a member of Vaudezilla Productions and have been performing burlesque on a weekly basis for 7+ years. I've appeared onstage in 9 states (including Alaska!) and in numerous national burlesque festivals. I gravitate toward projects and collaborations with artists who have a strong vintage aesthetic. Additionally, I am a very experienced artist's model, posing for 60+ art classes annually. I own and maintain an extensive collection of vintage clothing ranging from the 1920's-1970's, as well as a wardrobe of self-constructed reproduction vintage-style clothing. I have bachelors' degrees in both theatre and fashion design and use both skill sets to further my commitment to aesthetic.

WHAT DO I DO?

I make the majority of my costumes, and figure out the most innovative ways to take them off in front of an audience. I spent 2016-17 returning to school for a degree in fashion design, inspired by my need to make even cooler/more elaborate costumes for me and my fellow performers. I’m obsessed with quality and detail. I'm always trying out new techniques. In addition to creating and performing burlesque acts, I also use my skills and commitment to vintage aesthetics to collaborate with photographers in Chicago and beyond.  I have been published in various publications, as well as producing work for my own vintage lifestyle/fashion blog, Revisionist Vintage.


Credit withheld at the request of the Photographer

WHY ON EARTH DO I NEED YOUR HELP?

I work.  A lot.  I derive about 70% of my income solely from modeling for art classes.  But I would need to model for approximately 20 sessions a month to generate a consistent, livable income.  Spoiler alert:  Even if I could find 20 sessions to work over the course of a month, 60-80 hours of immobile stillness is *brutal*.  I balance this out with burlesque performance and costuming, but a completely freelance lifestyle can sometimes be unpredictable.  That's where you come in!  Creating a more stable situation for myself means having more time to concentrate on creating work, costuming new acts, and reaching out to new photographers and artists, and less time fretting over the rent. 


Photo (C) Michael Cabrera

WHAT DO YOU GET FROM BECOMING A PATRON?

Photos!  Some glamorous and cheesecake, and some NSFW and... "artsy".  I’ve been amassing a vast collection of photos since I started modeling in 2009. Many (if not most) have, until this point, been seen only by myself and the photographer.  Of course, your patronage will enable me to reach out to new photographers and other creatives (makeup artists, etc.) to create all new work to share with you as well! My rewards include prints, digital photosets, fun (and sometimes sexy) videos, exclusive behind-the-scenes selfies, and more!

WHAT DO I NOT DO?

You won’t find anything explicit here.  I have no problems with nudity (it’s basically an intrinsic part of most of my jobs) but explicit stuff just isn’t my thing, also, it's not allowed on this platform (Or anywhere else, thanks America!). Burlesque is about tease, and I really believe that most of the fun comes from leaving just a bit to the imagination.  I still won't send you adult-style content, but if you have an issue with the way nudity and sexuality are handled in America, you can contact your representatives here.

To get a better picture of what I do, here are some links!

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/raven.gemini
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/raven.gemini
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/ravenwcatz
SITE: www.ravengemini.com

SPECIAL NOTE: Though the majority of my work contains nudity, sexuality and honesty, I require my patrons to maintain a high level of respect for me and each other. Treat me with dignity; treat me like a lady and we can make this a fabulous relationship. The safer I feel, the more vulnerable and honest I can be. I reserve the right to discontinue the membership of anyone at any time for any reason. Thank you.

SPECIAL NOTE #2: It has come to my attention that some folks like to either pull their pledges before the end of the month, or use payment options that cannot be processed (for whatever reason.)  Because of this, I reserve the right to hold off on sending physical rewards until your pledge has been processed.  Additionally, if I discover you have attempted to defraud me and obtain my art and images for free, please note that I have your physical address, and you'll be receiving a delightful, artistically-rendered, lovingly edited and printed 8x10'' photo of my cat's asshole, on my own dime, to remind you that that is what you are.  You scratch my back, I scratch yours.  You sucker-punch me, I'll deal it right back to you. 


Finally, if you're not comfortable with such an *ahem* long-term commitment but you'd still like to support my art-making, perhaps you'd like to give me a little one-time gift from my wishlist? You won't get the continued benefits of being a patron here on Patreon, but I guarantee I'll show you my appreciation all the same!  Anyone (current Patron or not) who is kind enough to give me a gift from my wishlist will receive a special, just-for-you photoset of me wearing/otherwise enjoying that item!



I cannot believe I have to say this, but since we're getting flagged for "lingerie" in our public profiles... this is a bathing suit. 




Tiers
Nebula
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
For a dollar a month, (that comes out to three cents a day, people.) you've netted yourself my eternal gratitude, as well as access to my exclusive, patron-only feed which includes:

-A weekly update on my adventures

-SFW teaser photos

-Behind the scenes sneak peeks of upcoming projects and silly post-show selfies



Comet
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 -Exclusive access to a Patron-only Dropbox folder containing burlesque  performance images!  Most of these shots never make it to social media  (just a teaser each week), but you'll have the complete collection! 

-All previous tier rewards!

Nova
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
On top of all the previous-tier rewards, you've netted yourself:
-Exclusive access to a Dropbox folder containing a teaser-size selection of every SFW photoset I publish.  5 high-res images from each!
-Also my eternal gratitude.  It's priceless!
Sun
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Aside from all the cool stuff in the previous tiers, you also receive:

-Exclusive access to a Dropbox folder containing the full photoset of each model shoot I do!  This includes SFW and NSFW imagery.

-Your NAME.  As a SPONSOR.  On my WEBSITE.

Supernova
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
For those of you who are SUPER serious about your pin-ups, this level of support earns you:
-All the goodies from the previous tiers!
-One exclusive, signed (and lipstick-kissed!) 8x10'' print of my personal favorite pin-up images.
Constellation
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
This is getting serious.  You're in for a commitment at this juncture.  You will, of course, receive everything from the previous tiers, AND:

-An additional 8x10 print each month

-I'll even learn that fancy new live video technology, just for you.  You can request songs for me to dance to in future videos, ask me questions about why I'm such a weirdo... whatever you'd like!

Galaxy
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
This tier is incredibly exclusive!  There are only five slots available for my absolute most devoted fans.  In addition to ALL the goodies I've offered in the previous tiers, you will receive:
-A custom, monthly video, just for you!  Again, it might be silly, it might be sexy, but it's yours and yours alone. 

-two tickets to a Vaudezilla show within the calendar year.   (Some restrictions apply. All necessary travel and lodging is your responsibility) 

-Additional VIP goodies and exclusive surprises, as the mood strikes.

Goals
$75 of $100 per month
Once we reach $100, I'll be able to produce fun merch products, starting with T-shirts and possibly including stickers, magnets, you name it!  Additionally, patrons who have contributed a lifetime $50 or more will be receiving a Raven Gemini T-shirt from me for free!
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Hello wonderful patrons!

If you've found me here, you're probably already a friend or fan of mine, in either case, welcome! (If you're a total stranger... also welcome! Glad you found me!) My name is Raven Gemini, and I am a full-time burlesque showgirl, model, artists' muse, photographer (and owner!) of Singing Raven Photography, and vintage fashion/lifestyle/sewing blogger at Revisionist Vintage. If that sounds like a lot, it is.  I thrive working on many different projects and creating art in many different media.





WHO AM I?

I am a premier burlesque performer, model, and artists' muse based Chicago, IL. I am a member of Vaudezilla Productions and have been performing burlesque on a weekly basis for 7+ years. I've appeared onstage in 9 states (including Alaska!) and in numerous national burlesque festivals. I gravitate toward projects and collaborations with artists who have a strong vintage aesthetic. Additionally, I am a very experienced artist's model, posing for 60+ art classes annually. I own and maintain an extensive collection of vintage clothing ranging from the 1920's-1970's, as well as a wardrobe of self-constructed reproduction vintage-style clothing. I have bachelors' degrees in both theatre and fashion design and use both skill sets to further my commitment to aesthetic.

WHAT DO I DO?

I make the majority of my costumes, and figure out the most innovative ways to take them off in front of an audience. I spent 2016-17 returning to school for a degree in fashion design, inspired by my need to make even cooler/more elaborate costumes for me and my fellow performers. I’m obsessed with quality and detail. I'm always trying out new techniques. In addition to creating and performing burlesque acts, I also use my skills and commitment to vintage aesthetics to collaborate with photographers in Chicago and beyond.  I have been published in various publications, as well as producing work for my own vintage lifestyle/fashion blog, Revisionist Vintage.


Credit withheld at the request of the Photographer

WHY ON EARTH DO I NEED YOUR HELP?

I work.  A lot.  I derive about 70% of my income solely from modeling for art classes.  But I would need to model for approximately 20 sessions a month to generate a consistent, livable income.  Spoiler alert:  Even if I could find 20 sessions to work over the course of a month, 60-80 hours of immobile stillness is *brutal*.  I balance this out with burlesque performance and costuming, but a completely freelance lifestyle can sometimes be unpredictable.  That's where you come in!  Creating a more stable situation for myself means having more time to concentrate on creating work, costuming new acts, and reaching out to new photographers and artists, and less time fretting over the rent. 


Photo (C) Michael Cabrera

WHAT DO YOU GET FROM BECOMING A PATRON?

Photos!  Some glamorous and cheesecake, and some NSFW and... "artsy".  I’ve been amassing a vast collection of photos since I started modeling in 2009. Many (if not most) have, until this point, been seen only by myself and the photographer.  Of course, your patronage will enable me to reach out to new photographers and other creatives (makeup artists, etc.) to create all new work to share with you as well! My rewards include prints, digital photosets, fun (and sometimes sexy) videos, exclusive behind-the-scenes selfies, and more!

WHAT DO I NOT DO?

You won’t find anything explicit here.  I have no problems with nudity (it’s basically an intrinsic part of most of my jobs) but explicit stuff just isn’t my thing, also, it's not allowed on this platform (Or anywhere else, thanks America!). Burlesque is about tease, and I really believe that most of the fun comes from leaving just a bit to the imagination.  I still won't send you adult-style content, but if you have an issue with the way nudity and sexuality are handled in America, you can contact your representatives here.

To get a better picture of what I do, here are some links!

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/raven.gemini
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/raven.gemini
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/ravenwcatz
SITE: www.ravengemini.com

SPECIAL NOTE: Though the majority of my work contains nudity, sexuality and honesty, I require my patrons to maintain a high level of respect for me and each other. Treat me with dignity; treat me like a lady and we can make this a fabulous relationship. The safer I feel, the more vulnerable and honest I can be. I reserve the right to discontinue the membership of anyone at any time for any reason. Thank you.

SPECIAL NOTE #2: It has come to my attention that some folks like to either pull their pledges before the end of the month, or use payment options that cannot be processed (for whatever reason.)  Because of this, I reserve the right to hold off on sending physical rewards until your pledge has been processed.  Additionally, if I discover you have attempted to defraud me and obtain my art and images for free, please note that I have your physical address, and you'll be receiving a delightful, artistically-rendered, lovingly edited and printed 8x10'' photo of my cat's asshole, on my own dime, to remind you that that is what you are.  You scratch my back, I scratch yours.  You sucker-punch me, I'll deal it right back to you. 


Finally, if you're not comfortable with such an *ahem* long-term commitment but you'd still like to support my art-making, perhaps you'd like to give me a little one-time gift from my wishlist? You won't get the continued benefits of being a patron here on Patreon, but I guarantee I'll show you my appreciation all the same!  Anyone (current Patron or not) who is kind enough to give me a gift from my wishlist will receive a special, just-for-you photoset of me wearing/otherwise enjoying that item!



I cannot believe I have to say this, but since we're getting flagged for "lingerie" in our public profiles... this is a bathing suit. 




Recent posts by Raven Gemini

Tiers
Nebula
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
For a dollar a month, (that comes out to three cents a day, people.) you've netted yourself my eternal gratitude, as well as access to my exclusive, patron-only feed which includes:

-A weekly update on my adventures

-SFW teaser photos

-Behind the scenes sneak peeks of upcoming projects and silly post-show selfies



Comet
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
 -Exclusive access to a Patron-only Dropbox folder containing burlesque  performance images!  Most of these shots never make it to social media  (just a teaser each week), but you'll have the complete collection! 

-All previous tier rewards!

Nova
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
On top of all the previous-tier rewards, you've netted yourself:
-Exclusive access to a Dropbox folder containing a teaser-size selection of every SFW photoset I publish.  5 high-res images from each!
-Also my eternal gratitude.  It's priceless!
Sun
$10 or more per month 4 patrons
Aside from all the cool stuff in the previous tiers, you also receive:

-Exclusive access to a Dropbox folder containing the full photoset of each model shoot I do!  This includes SFW and NSFW imagery.

-Your NAME.  As a SPONSOR.  On my WEBSITE.

Supernova
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
For those of you who are SUPER serious about your pin-ups, this level of support earns you:
-All the goodies from the previous tiers!
-One exclusive, signed (and lipstick-kissed!) 8x10'' print of my personal favorite pin-up images.
Constellation
$50 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
This is getting serious.  You're in for a commitment at this juncture.  You will, of course, receive everything from the previous tiers, AND:

-An additional 8x10 print each month

-I'll even learn that fancy new live video technology, just for you.  You can request songs for me to dance to in future videos, ask me questions about why I'm such a weirdo... whatever you'd like!

Galaxy
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
This tier is incredibly exclusive!  There are only five slots available for my absolute most devoted fans.  In addition to ALL the goodies I've offered in the previous tiers, you will receive:
-A custom, monthly video, just for you!  Again, it might be silly, it might be sexy, but it's yours and yours alone. 

-two tickets to a Vaudezilla show within the calendar year.   (Some restrictions apply. All necessary travel and lodging is your responsibility) 

-Additional VIP goodies and exclusive surprises, as the mood strikes.