Sundew Designs is creating art about food, feminism, diversity, & emotional sensitivity.
9
patrons
$133
per month

Welcome to my Patreon!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

My name is Valerie Lang, but you can call me Val. I graduated from Moore College of Art & Design in 2014, with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Art History. Since then, I have worked on freelance assignments ranging from logo designs to oil portraiture. As a patron of my work, you'll get to see the behind-the-scenes process of my commission work, as well as my personal work on food, feminism, diversity, and emotional sensitivity.

About My Personal Work

While food, feminism, diversity, and emotional sensitivity have been drawn into the national spotlight recently, many people are overlooking some very important underlying questions hidden beneath the surface of these “hot” topics. Until these questions are addressed, the hope for larger cultural change is unlikely:

In the United States, we often celebrate food in gluttonous manner, but does food also provide a type of cultural or spiritual sustenance, perhaps through the history it carries, or through the way we connect to others over it?

On the surface, feminism seeks fiscal equality in the workplace, and behavioral changes in the way we interact with each other, but what does feminism mean for the internality and psyche of a woman who fully embraces it?

Does an acceptance of diversity first necessitate an acceptance of one’s own flaws and one’s own self? And if so, how can we help people to find that self-acceptance?

How can we not only become sensitive to the emotions of others, but also to the emotions of our own selves?

My work resolves to explore these questions and others — while ultimately leading to one solution: a deeper sense of gratitude towards the subjects displayed. By centralizing my work around food, feminism, diversity, and emotional sensitivity, I am attempting to define the fuzzy emotions and thoughts beneath the surface of these topics. Through saturated colours, dramatic compositions, and dynamic value scales, I am shining a visual spotlight on the parts of our lives that are often unseen and overlooked. My hope is that each viewer will walk away from my work with a readiness to celebrate aspects of their own selves and lives that they had not noticed before, allowing themselves to grow and eventually change, in ways that can benefit our society as a whole.

A big, huge THANK YOU to my Patreon supporters, for making this work possible. 



FAQs

How Rewards Work
Take a look at the side-bar, and see which rewards appeal the most to you! Every dollar counts, and is a ginormous help. Your r
ewards will be mailed out the third Friday of the month, and your first reward will be mailed out the month after you sign up(your card will not be charged until the 1st of the month). Digital Prints and Physical Prints for each month will be the same - those that opt for the physical print are paying for labor, printing, and shipping costs. Paintings may or may not be the same as the print-of-the-month. You can change or cancel your pledge at any time you want. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me! 

Video Rewards
Right now, I am making every odd-numbered video available to the public. You can subscribe to any of my Patreon reward tiers to be granted full access to all even-numbered videos! I am just starting to produce video-content, and would love to continue making them. I can use all of the support I can get!

Tiers
Ramen Packet
$1 or more per month

A weekly treat!


• Access to all videos!

• Food & Femme Fridays!

• 10% off my Etsy Shop!


THANK YOU for your support, and for sustaining me as an artist (and a foodie).

Happy Hour (i.e. Sketching Time!)
$5 or more per month

Time for some artsy inspiration! 


• Behind-the-Scenes look into my art and videos!

• Weekly updates on Art, Sketches, & Commission Processes!

• All the Ramen Packet Rewards! 


THANK YOU for fueling my creative process, and my technical progression as an artist! 

Amuse-bouche
$10 or more per month
Let's share something appetizing! At this tier, you will receive:


• A special treat of the month, delivered every third friday!

• Could be stickers, magnets, postcards, mini prints, original sketches...anything!

• All of the Ramen Packet and Happy Hour Rewards!


THANK YOU for feeding my hunger to create more and more food paintings! I couldn't be more grateful to share this appetizing printable food art with you! 

Full Entree
$20 or more per month only 49 left
Let's share a meal! At this tier, you will receive:


• An 8"x10" Print, delivered monthly!

• All of the Ramen Packet, Happy Hour, & Appetizer Rewards! 


THANK YOU for feeding my hunger to create more and more food paintings!  I couldn't be more grateful to share this appetizing food print with you! 

Five-Course Meal
$100 or more per month only 2 left
This is the ultimate tier. At this level, you will receive:


• An Actual Painting in the mail! 

• The ability to make special requests for paintings

• The Ramen Packet, Happy Hour, Appetizer, and Full Entree rewards!


The typical painting size will be 8"x10" on canvas, but this is negotiable. Hanging parts and pieces included (just ask!). 


THANK YOU for feeding my hunger to create more and more  paintings!  I'm super excited to collaborate with you!

Goals
$133 of $400 per month
I'm just starting to get into making videos of my process, and would love to upgrade my equipment! Currently, I am using a point-and-shoot camera which can only record 15 minutes at a time. With $400 I could invest in an actual camcorder, and  some lighting equipment, as well as some extra memory-cards and camera batteries!
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Welcome to my Patreon!

Thank you so much for dropping by!

My name is Valerie Lang, but you can call me Val. I graduated from Moore College of Art & Design in 2014, with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Art History. Since then, I have worked on freelance assignments ranging from logo designs to oil portraiture. As a patron of my work, you'll get to see the behind-the-scenes process of my commission work, as well as my personal work on food, feminism, diversity, and emotional sensitivity.

About My Personal Work

While food, feminism, diversity, and emotional sensitivity have been drawn into the national spotlight recently, many people are overlooking some very important underlying questions hidden beneath the surface of these “hot” topics. Until these questions are addressed, the hope for larger cultural change is unlikely:

In the United States, we often celebrate food in gluttonous manner, but does food also provide a type of cultural or spiritual sustenance, perhaps through the history it carries, or through the way we connect to others over it?

On the surface, feminism seeks fiscal equality in the workplace, and behavioral changes in the way we interact with each other, but what does feminism mean for the internality and psyche of a woman who fully embraces it?

Does an acceptance of diversity first necessitate an acceptance of one’s own flaws and one’s own self? And if so, how can we help people to find that self-acceptance?

How can we not only become sensitive to the emotions of others, but also to the emotions of our own selves?

My work resolves to explore these questions and others — while ultimately leading to one solution: a deeper sense of gratitude towards the subjects displayed. By centralizing my work around food, feminism, diversity, and emotional sensitivity, I am attempting to define the fuzzy emotions and thoughts beneath the surface of these topics. Through saturated colours, dramatic compositions, and dynamic value scales, I am shining a visual spotlight on the parts of our lives that are often unseen and overlooked. My hope is that each viewer will walk away from my work with a readiness to celebrate aspects of their own selves and lives that they had not noticed before, allowing themselves to grow and eventually change, in ways that can benefit our society as a whole.

A big, huge THANK YOU to my Patreon supporters, for making this work possible. 



FAQs

How Rewards Work
Take a look at the side-bar, and see which rewards appeal the most to you! Every dollar counts, and is a ginormous help. Your r
ewards will be mailed out the third Friday of the month, and your first reward will be mailed out the month after you sign up(your card will not be charged until the 1st of the month). Digital Prints and Physical Prints for each month will be the same - those that opt for the physical print are paying for labor, printing, and shipping costs. Paintings may or may not be the same as the print-of-the-month. You can change or cancel your pledge at any time you want. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me! 

Video Rewards
Right now, I am making every odd-numbered video available to the public. You can subscribe to any of my Patreon reward tiers to be granted full access to all even-numbered videos! I am just starting to produce video-content, and would love to continue making them. I can use all of the support I can get!

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Tiers
Ramen Packet
$1 or more per month

A weekly treat!


• Access to all videos!

• Food & Femme Fridays!

• 10% off my Etsy Shop!


THANK YOU for your support, and for sustaining me as an artist (and a foodie).

Happy Hour (i.e. Sketching Time!)
$5 or more per month

Time for some artsy inspiration! 


• Behind-the-Scenes look into my art and videos!

• Weekly updates on Art, Sketches, & Commission Processes!

• All the Ramen Packet Rewards! 


THANK YOU for fueling my creative process, and my technical progression as an artist! 

Amuse-bouche
$10 or more per month
Let's share something appetizing! At this tier, you will receive:


• A special treat of the month, delivered every third friday!

• Could be stickers, magnets, postcards, mini prints, original sketches...anything!

• All of the Ramen Packet and Happy Hour Rewards!


THANK YOU for feeding my hunger to create more and more food paintings! I couldn't be more grateful to share this appetizing printable food art with you! 

Full Entree
$20 or more per month only 49 left
Let's share a meal! At this tier, you will receive:


• An 8"x10" Print, delivered monthly!

• All of the Ramen Packet, Happy Hour, & Appetizer Rewards! 


THANK YOU for feeding my hunger to create more and more food paintings!  I couldn't be more grateful to share this appetizing food print with you! 

Five-Course Meal
$100 or more per month only 2 left
This is the ultimate tier. At this level, you will receive:


• An Actual Painting in the mail! 

• The ability to make special requests for paintings

• The Ramen Packet, Happy Hour, Appetizer, and Full Entree rewards!


The typical painting size will be 8"x10" on canvas, but this is negotiable. Hanging parts and pieces included (just ask!). 


THANK YOU for feeding my hunger to create more and more  paintings!  I'm super excited to collaborate with you!