Starling Sage is creating cloth and images
4

patrons

$32
per month

My name is Esther Banks I am a Creative based in San Diego, CA.

Starling Sage is a comeback project for me. My background is in fashion and theatrical design and after working professional for a time I had to leave to take care of some personal stuff.

My current creative focus is on fibre arts and story telling through writing and illustration. Here you will find my process, what I'm learning along the way, and just weird stuff.

I originally made this Patreon campaign to focus on having consistent rent. This has evolved into a way to help me pay for supplies and cover the cost of having a website. I also love the potential for community input in my work!  I'm excited to see how this grows in the future.

Yes, Patreon is an open ended commitment. I am sensitive to peoples need to be financially responsible. I suggest that you commit to a year of funding at a level of your choosing. Then when the time has passed reassess if you want to continue.

This Year's Projects


And here we are the 2019 Projects!

Sewing: working through my backlog of sewing projects.

Weaving: Apprentice level!

Story telling: podcasting, making ziens, videos.


The Patreon Platform




The basics: Patreon is a platform that allows regular, ordinary (or even extraordinary) people become patrons of the arts. You can give patronage to an artist on a monthly or project basis. This depends on how the artist sets up their account. Either way you chose exactly how much money you want to give and the system automatically does the financial stuff and we can all run free and go dancing and have a good time. You will be supporting an artist, such as myself, and the artist won’t have to spend as much time fining funding they would be able to spend more time doing their awesome art thing.

The details: because my mom is old school and wants me to make sure you know all the things you could possibly need to know about before trying out this thing I will now tell you how I understand this thing.

Say you want to give me money. Awesome! You will start up a Patron page from which you can fund your artist. From that page you then can set your contributions. Each artist will have a different incentives program. I’ll explain mine below. Built into the incentive program is a way for you to check on what the artist is doing. Each month the sum of money you have given will be taken from your bank account and given to the artist. They will then have the money to do things like pay rent, buy supplies or enter triad shows whatever they have asked money for.

In my case you will mainly help me pay rent on studio space.

I know that giving me money for, “no apparent reason” is not the way we normal do things so to make it nicer for you there's an incentives program.  This is a list of things that will evolve over time but is generally meant to give you access to my work at a privileged level.

The other thing my mom wants me to point out is that Patreon takes a 5% commission on pledges. This means that for every dollar you give me I get $0.95. I’m OK with this because it’s better than a book royalty which, if I'm lucky, THEY take 40%. Also, I will have to pay taxes on this money because it will be business income. I don't know the percentage off the top of my head. So there's that too.

And of course you can cancel your contribution for any reason at any time.

Wheew, that was long winded.

How I thank you

Not only will you get good karma from helping me I have an awesome incentives program featured in the side bar. As a patron you will get direct access to me and be able to influence the projects I take on. Cool! I will always be grateful for your help and look forward to getting to know you better.

These incentives are a small way for me to express how awesome you are for committing to support me long term.

However....

I personally don't need more random stuff in my life so I extend this option to you:  IF YOU WOULD RATHER NOT RECEIVE A THANK YOU GIFT PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU SIGN UP

Accountability

I feel kind of weird about giving to people who aren’t accountable. So I don’t intend to be that person with this project. I will release an annual report that will include a summary of what I did and an outline of where the money came from and what I did with it. This will go to anyone who has given me any level of support throughout the year.

Of course I will also update my patron feed regularly so you shouldn’t be surprised by the report but I’m doing it so you can have all that kind of information in one place, and it will make taxes easier for me, and we ALL win!!
Tiers
Yarn
$1 or more per month

all tiers get early access to the podcast.

Warp
$5 or more per month

once a year you get a digital colouring page that you can print out as much as you want!

Weft
$12 or more per month

The digital colouring page and once a year a thing in the mail! The thing in the mail could be anything...OoOo, surprises are fun.

Selvege
$20 or more per month

You'll get a quarterly zine in the mail and the annual colouring page.

Goals
$32 of $100 per month
When I reach this goal I will produce a colouring book for you guys.
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My name is Esther Banks I am a Creative based in San Diego, CA.

Starling Sage is a comeback project for me. My background is in fashion and theatrical design and after working professional for a time I had to leave to take care of some personal stuff.

My current creative focus is on fibre arts and story telling through writing and illustration. Here you will find my process, what I'm learning along the way, and just weird stuff.

I originally made this Patreon campaign to focus on having consistent rent. This has evolved into a way to help me pay for supplies and cover the cost of having a website. I also love the potential for community input in my work!  I'm excited to see how this grows in the future.

Yes, Patreon is an open ended commitment. I am sensitive to peoples need to be financially responsible. I suggest that you commit to a year of funding at a level of your choosing. Then when the time has passed reassess if you want to continue.

This Year's Projects


And here we are the 2019 Projects!

Sewing: working through my backlog of sewing projects.

Weaving: Apprentice level!

Story telling: podcasting, making ziens, videos.


The Patreon Platform




The basics: Patreon is a platform that allows regular, ordinary (or even extraordinary) people become patrons of the arts. You can give patronage to an artist on a monthly or project basis. This depends on how the artist sets up their account. Either way you chose exactly how much money you want to give and the system automatically does the financial stuff and we can all run free and go dancing and have a good time. You will be supporting an artist, such as myself, and the artist won’t have to spend as much time fining funding they would be able to spend more time doing their awesome art thing.

The details: because my mom is old school and wants me to make sure you know all the things you could possibly need to know about before trying out this thing I will now tell you how I understand this thing.

Say you want to give me money. Awesome! You will start up a Patron page from which you can fund your artist. From that page you then can set your contributions. Each artist will have a different incentives program. I’ll explain mine below. Built into the incentive program is a way for you to check on what the artist is doing. Each month the sum of money you have given will be taken from your bank account and given to the artist. They will then have the money to do things like pay rent, buy supplies or enter triad shows whatever they have asked money for.

In my case you will mainly help me pay rent on studio space.

I know that giving me money for, “no apparent reason” is not the way we normal do things so to make it nicer for you there's an incentives program.  This is a list of things that will evolve over time but is generally meant to give you access to my work at a privileged level.

The other thing my mom wants me to point out is that Patreon takes a 5% commission on pledges. This means that for every dollar you give me I get $0.95. I’m OK with this because it’s better than a book royalty which, if I'm lucky, THEY take 40%. Also, I will have to pay taxes on this money because it will be business income. I don't know the percentage off the top of my head. So there's that too.

And of course you can cancel your contribution for any reason at any time.

Wheew, that was long winded.

How I thank you

Not only will you get good karma from helping me I have an awesome incentives program featured in the side bar. As a patron you will get direct access to me and be able to influence the projects I take on. Cool! I will always be grateful for your help and look forward to getting to know you better.

These incentives are a small way for me to express how awesome you are for committing to support me long term.

However....

I personally don't need more random stuff in my life so I extend this option to you:  IF YOU WOULD RATHER NOT RECEIVE A THANK YOU GIFT PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU SIGN UP

Accountability

I feel kind of weird about giving to people who aren’t accountable. So I don’t intend to be that person with this project. I will release an annual report that will include a summary of what I did and an outline of where the money came from and what I did with it. This will go to anyone who has given me any level of support throughout the year.

Of course I will also update my patron feed regularly so you shouldn’t be surprised by the report but I’m doing it so you can have all that kind of information in one place, and it will make taxes easier for me, and we ALL win!!

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Tiers
Yarn
$1 or more per month

all tiers get early access to the podcast.

Warp
$5 or more per month

once a year you get a digital colouring page that you can print out as much as you want!

Weft
$12 or more per month

The digital colouring page and once a year a thing in the mail! The thing in the mail could be anything...OoOo, surprises are fun.

Selvege
$20 or more per month

You'll get a quarterly zine in the mail and the annual colouring page.