YardBird Studio [V7 Stick] is creating visual art through photography, modeling, and writing.
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patrons

  ~ Who am I, what I do, and why I'm here. ~ 
Hi there. Stick here.
If you don't already know me in real life or from social media, I'm this strange tiny cat-lady. I quite enjoy snapping images that catch my eye, and having fun with them in Photoshop. I'm also an aspiring author, and soon to be a stay-at-home Mother to a little pirate. 
YardBird Studio is the name of the photography studio that I run, with the help of my lovely husband. My favorite images to capture are of the beautiful and unique human form, but nature photography comes in at a close second. For the past fourteen of my thirty or so years on earth, I have been on this amazing journey in life through photography, modeling, writing, and creating that has led me to places and introduced me to people and events that I had never even dreamed of.
Photography and modeling not only boost my own self-confidence but also provide me with an outlet to show people that you can be weird and still be down to earth and awesome in your own way. Writing has been a passion of mine since childhood, and it only got stranger and stronger as I got older and my vocabulary expanded.

This page will mainly be focused on my photography and modeling. My writing will also be promoted on this page as well, and as a Patron you will get first looks at pieces of my novels and other books I may publish. However, the plan is to build this page up over time and continue to grow as an artist, ever expanding the amount and types of art I create each month.

 ~ Why Patreon? ~

That is where you, my wonderful Patrons come in. 
I could never do this without your help, and frankly, I wouldn't want to. Your feedback and support help drive me to bigger and better creative projects. The fire that you help to fuel is growing more each and every day.
Patreon is a really great way to help artists do just that - simply BE artists and focus on their art!
No more having to suffer a full time job and try to create art in what little time there is after that job and all of life's other normal responsibilities. With Patreon - THIS - is the job! Artists get to do what drives them and share it with you, the people that enjoy their art, the Patrons!
Patrons back in the day have helped fund some of the great artists of history. Now it is your chance to step up and help out artists that you deem worthy of your dollar. You can contribute as little as one dollar or as much as your favorite artist maxes out their rewards levels at. It is all up to you on how much you want to support.

 ~ What do you get out of all this? ~
It's so wonderful that a community like this exists so that we can share our work with people that want to support it. Of course, you aren't doing so in exchange for nothing! (Even if you're only contributing $1 a month, you still get blog updates and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping an artist whose work you enjoy. All of those $1 supports really do add up!)
There are many levels of support you can sign up for and all come with their own set of unique rewards.
If you sign up to support me, you'll be rewarded with things such as:
- photo prints of various sizes and content
- a first look at writing and photography projects
- personalized stories
- access to exclusive content (including cell phone pictures and complete photo sets)
- updates before they are posted on other social networks
- updates that aren't posted on other social networks at all
- and so much more (What do you want as a reward for your support? Let me know!)

 ~ Interested in going even farther? ~
Connect with me on social media: 
Facebook.com/V7Stick
Facebook.com/YardBirdStudio
Instagram.com/V7Stick
Instagram.com/YardBirdStudio
YouTube.com/user/V7Stick
FetLife.com/users/2527358

Interested in helping expand my wardrobe,
or gifting me a present on my birthday? (May 29th)

Check out my wishlists:
(Fun fact; any Patron buying wish list items gets exclusive photos with their gift, only for them!)
~ Wishes Under $25
~ Wishes Under $50
~ Wishes Under $100
~ Wishes Over $100

Rewards
Tip of the Iceberg
$1 or more per month
This support level really is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you want think you want to contribute, but don't quite want to jump in yet, just get your feet wet here.
Even if you stay at this reward level, you're still helping more than you may realize! If we have 100 supporters at the $1 pledge level, our lights get to stay on every month, and we keep right on creating!

Thank you!

Rewards:
~ Access to the basic Patreon feed where I post fun little update blogs, teasers, some behind the scenes and work in progress content, and "from the vault" photos from my photography and modeling work.
*Some modeling work may be shot by other photographers - always credited by their photography name. This also includes work shot by my husband or myself, which will be credited as YardBird Studio.*
The Magic Number
$3 or more per month
Hey there!
Want to contribute your support, but don't feel like $1 is enough, and can't bump your support to $5 right now?
Here's a reward level for you, that also helps me just that little bit more. This reward level will also get you access to just a little bit more - in the form of embarrassing poetry.
You, my friend, are much appreciated!   

Rewards:
~ Access to the basic Patreon feed where I post fun little update blogs, teasers, some behind the scenes and work in progress content, and "from the vault" photos from my photography and modeling work.  
~ Poetry "from the vault" plus newer work as well.  
~ My un-dying gratitude!
SFW
$5 or more per month
Want to help support my art, but don't have much extra to spend?
This is a good spot to be at.
You are some kind of wonderful person for supporting artists like me. <3

Rewards:
~ Access to the basic Patreon feed where I post fun little update blogs, teasers, some behind the scenes and work in progress content, and "from the vault" photos from my photography and modeling work.  
~ Extra updates, teasers, behind the scenes content, "from the vault" photos, and photo sets that include photography and modeling content with implied nudity.
(Who doesn't love a little side boob?)
~ Occasional peeks into my content containing nudity as well!

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards
NSFW
$10 or more per month
Hey you! Yes, you, reading this. You are just a lovely individ'al aren't ya?
I sure think so!
Here's some naked pictures!

Rewards:
~ Access to the basic Patreon feed where I post fun little update blogs, teasers, some behind the scenes and work in progress content, and "from the vault" photos from my photography and modeling work.  
~ Extra updates, teasers, behind the scenes and work in progress content, "from the vault" photos, and photo sets that include photography and modeling content with nudity.  

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards
Heart Strings
$20 or more per month
You must really love cats, or me, or, well, maybe both.
You surely are this cat's meow!
This reward tier is filled with all of my thanks, and some prints of your choice each month just to drive the message home. <3

Rewards:
~ Coupon code for two free 4x6 prints from my website each month.  (Coupon covers cost of prints, plus up to $5 in shipping. Code changes each month. When we hit $2000 a month in support this will change to an 8x10 print.)  
~ Access to a gallery on my website for my super secret cell phone photos! (Updated every two weeks.)

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards
Milk Money
$50 or more per month
You must be some type of awesome super human being. At least, this value of pledge makes me think you are anyway.
To contribute this sizeable amount to such a tiny artist like me every month, well, you deserve some extra special things.

Rewards:
~ Coupon code for two free 8x10 prints from my website each month. (Coupon covers cost of print, plus up to $5 in shipping. Code changes each month. When we hit $2000 a month in support this will change to a poster.)
~ A hand written thank you note and one-of-a-kind personal Instax mini print each month!
~ Access to all of the old fan fiction I've written over the years, and new smut as well!

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards
Pearsanta
$200 or more per month
"Pearsanta" is Irish/Gaelic for "Personal"

You're welcome to sign up for this tier for only one month, or more if you want a custom shoot each month.
Working on projects with fans is such a fun time, but this reward tier is limited to three Patrons a month. ;)

Rewards:
~ A photo set personalized just for you!
This could be with myself as the model, or you can request a model I have featured in the past.
You and I will collaborate on theme, location, outfit, accessories, and other specifics to create a unique set of photos (normally somewhere between 10 and 60 pictures) to be seen only in your email inbox and on this reward level. <3
(Specifics of set will depend on season, and current wardrobe, unless you wish to provide the outfit and accessories as well.)

Plus!
~ All lower rewards!
Ball of Yarn
$300 or more per month
So, because you are just so awesome, you get super special stuff that allllll of these other cool people don't get.
The way I see it, support of this size deserves a special reward.
So... Let's write a story!

Rewards:
~ A short story involving three criteria specified by you and spilled onto the page by me. Emailed to you. (You must message me with your chosen character name and ideas for your story. *Note; I do have the power to vito ideas that I deem rude or too inappropriate, but as I enjoy writing smut, likely won't do so.* This may take up to three month to write, but I will keep you updated the whole time. You are more than welcome to be a one-month Patron just to get this reward.)

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards (aside from "Pearsanta" tier.)
Patron Saint of Awesome
$500 or more per month
You must be either crazy rich, or crazy awesome.
Probably both.
Did I mention that you are personally buying all of our groceries this month? Thank you for keeping us healthy!

Rewards:
~ Specific rewards to be collaborated on and determined by the Patron and myself over either Google hangout sessions, text, or an actual phone call. (This is not code for 'sexy time', there are other services for that with people that don't giggle at the thought of it. They're probably cheaper too.)

Plus!
~ All lower rewards! 
Goals
20% complete
Overview:
This goal is the base amount I need to bring in each month to be able to pay the bills that I am responsible for in our household. (Not including food.) Reaching this goal means that you guys love my work enough to let me wander around -almost- every day with my camera, and stare at the computer screen for hours editing photos and talking to you all. <3 

What We Will Do:
- When we stay above this goal consistently for 3 months, I will give away a small prize package to one of my Patrons. I will make a post about the details, and those who comment on the post will be in the running to win.

- Hitting this goal will get me that much closer to being able to donate to charities such as Alley Cat Allies, Big Cat Rescue, Arbor Day Foundation, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. When we reach the next goal is when I can start to give back.
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  ~ Who am I, what I do, and why I'm here. ~ 
Hi there. Stick here.
If you don't already know me in real life or from social media, I'm this strange tiny cat-lady. I quite enjoy snapping images that catch my eye, and having fun with them in Photoshop. I'm also an aspiring author, and soon to be a stay-at-home Mother to a little pirate. 
YardBird Studio is the name of the photography studio that I run, with the help of my lovely husband. My favorite images to capture are of the beautiful and unique human form, but nature photography comes in at a close second. For the past fourteen of my thirty or so years on earth, I have been on this amazing journey in life through photography, modeling, writing, and creating that has led me to places and introduced me to people and events that I had never even dreamed of.
Photography and modeling not only boost my own self-confidence but also provide me with an outlet to show people that you can be weird and still be down to earth and awesome in your own way. Writing has been a passion of mine since childhood, and it only got stranger and stronger as I got older and my vocabulary expanded.

This page will mainly be focused on my photography and modeling. My writing will also be promoted on this page as well, and as a Patron you will get first looks at pieces of my novels and other books I may publish. However, the plan is to build this page up over time and continue to grow as an artist, ever expanding the amount and types of art I create each month.

 ~ Why Patreon? ~

That is where you, my wonderful Patrons come in. 
I could never do this without your help, and frankly, I wouldn't want to. Your feedback and support help drive me to bigger and better creative projects. The fire that you help to fuel is growing more each and every day.
Patreon is a really great way to help artists do just that - simply BE artists and focus on their art!
No more having to suffer a full time job and try to create art in what little time there is after that job and all of life's other normal responsibilities. With Patreon - THIS - is the job! Artists get to do what drives them and share it with you, the people that enjoy their art, the Patrons!
Patrons back in the day have helped fund some of the great artists of history. Now it is your chance to step up and help out artists that you deem worthy of your dollar. You can contribute as little as one dollar or as much as your favorite artist maxes out their rewards levels at. It is all up to you on how much you want to support.

 ~ What do you get out of all this? ~
It's so wonderful that a community like this exists so that we can share our work with people that want to support it. Of course, you aren't doing so in exchange for nothing! (Even if you're only contributing $1 a month, you still get blog updates and the satisfaction of knowing that you're helping an artist whose work you enjoy. All of those $1 supports really do add up!)
There are many levels of support you can sign up for and all come with their own set of unique rewards.
If you sign up to support me, you'll be rewarded with things such as:
- photo prints of various sizes and content
- a first look at writing and photography projects
- personalized stories
- access to exclusive content (including cell phone pictures and complete photo sets)
- updates before they are posted on other social networks
- updates that aren't posted on other social networks at all
- and so much more (What do you want as a reward for your support? Let me know!)

 ~ Interested in going even farther? ~
Connect with me on social media: 
Facebook.com/V7Stick
Facebook.com/YardBirdStudio
Instagram.com/V7Stick
Instagram.com/YardBirdStudio
YouTube.com/user/V7Stick
FetLife.com/users/2527358

Interested in helping expand my wardrobe,
or gifting me a present on my birthday? (May 29th)

Check out my wishlists:
(Fun fact; any Patron buying wish list items gets exclusive photos with their gift, only for them!)
~ Wishes Under $25
~ Wishes Under $50
~ Wishes Under $100
~ Wishes Over $100

Recent posts by YardBird Studio [V7 Stick]

Rewards
Tip of the Iceberg
$1 or more per month
This support level really is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you want think you want to contribute, but don't quite want to jump in yet, just get your feet wet here.
Even if you stay at this reward level, you're still helping more than you may realize! If we have 100 supporters at the $1 pledge level, our lights get to stay on every month, and we keep right on creating!

Thank you!

Rewards:
~ Access to the basic Patreon feed where I post fun little update blogs, teasers, some behind the scenes and work in progress content, and "from the vault" photos from my photography and modeling work.
*Some modeling work may be shot by other photographers - always credited by their photography name. This also includes work shot by my husband or myself, which will be credited as YardBird Studio.*
The Magic Number
$3 or more per month
Hey there!
Want to contribute your support, but don't feel like $1 is enough, and can't bump your support to $5 right now?
Here's a reward level for you, that also helps me just that little bit more. This reward level will also get you access to just a little bit more - in the form of embarrassing poetry.
You, my friend, are much appreciated!   

Rewards:
~ Access to the basic Patreon feed where I post fun little update blogs, teasers, some behind the scenes and work in progress content, and "from the vault" photos from my photography and modeling work.  
~ Poetry "from the vault" plus newer work as well.  
~ My un-dying gratitude!
SFW
$5 or more per month
Want to help support my art, but don't have much extra to spend?
This is a good spot to be at.
You are some kind of wonderful person for supporting artists like me. <3

Rewards:
~ Access to the basic Patreon feed where I post fun little update blogs, teasers, some behind the scenes and work in progress content, and "from the vault" photos from my photography and modeling work.  
~ Extra updates, teasers, behind the scenes content, "from the vault" photos, and photo sets that include photography and modeling content with implied nudity.
(Who doesn't love a little side boob?)
~ Occasional peeks into my content containing nudity as well!

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards
NSFW
$10 or more per month
Hey you! Yes, you, reading this. You are just a lovely individ'al aren't ya?
I sure think so!
Here's some naked pictures!

Rewards:
~ Access to the basic Patreon feed where I post fun little update blogs, teasers, some behind the scenes and work in progress content, and "from the vault" photos from my photography and modeling work.  
~ Extra updates, teasers, behind the scenes and work in progress content, "from the vault" photos, and photo sets that include photography and modeling content with nudity.  

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards
Heart Strings
$20 or more per month
You must really love cats, or me, or, well, maybe both.
You surely are this cat's meow!
This reward tier is filled with all of my thanks, and some prints of your choice each month just to drive the message home. <3

Rewards:
~ Coupon code for two free 4x6 prints from my website each month.  (Coupon covers cost of prints, plus up to $5 in shipping. Code changes each month. When we hit $2000 a month in support this will change to an 8x10 print.)  
~ Access to a gallery on my website for my super secret cell phone photos! (Updated every two weeks.)

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards
Milk Money
$50 or more per month
You must be some type of awesome super human being. At least, this value of pledge makes me think you are anyway.
To contribute this sizeable amount to such a tiny artist like me every month, well, you deserve some extra special things.

Rewards:
~ Coupon code for two free 8x10 prints from my website each month. (Coupon covers cost of print, plus up to $5 in shipping. Code changes each month. When we hit $2000 a month in support this will change to a poster.)
~ A hand written thank you note and one-of-a-kind personal Instax mini print each month!
~ Access to all of the old fan fiction I've written over the years, and new smut as well!

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards
Pearsanta
$200 or more per month
"Pearsanta" is Irish/Gaelic for "Personal"

You're welcome to sign up for this tier for only one month, or more if you want a custom shoot each month.
Working on projects with fans is such a fun time, but this reward tier is limited to three Patrons a month. ;)

Rewards:
~ A photo set personalized just for you!
This could be with myself as the model, or you can request a model I have featured in the past.
You and I will collaborate on theme, location, outfit, accessories, and other specifics to create a unique set of photos (normally somewhere between 10 and 60 pictures) to be seen only in your email inbox and on this reward level. <3
(Specifics of set will depend on season, and current wardrobe, unless you wish to provide the outfit and accessories as well.)

Plus!
~ All lower rewards!
Ball of Yarn
$300 or more per month
So, because you are just so awesome, you get super special stuff that allllll of these other cool people don't get.
The way I see it, support of this size deserves a special reward.
So... Let's write a story!

Rewards:
~ A short story involving three criteria specified by you and spilled onto the page by me. Emailed to you. (You must message me with your chosen character name and ideas for your story. *Note; I do have the power to vito ideas that I deem rude or too inappropriate, but as I enjoy writing smut, likely won't do so.* This may take up to three month to write, but I will keep you updated the whole time. You are more than welcome to be a one-month Patron just to get this reward.)

PLUS!
~ All lower Rewards (aside from "Pearsanta" tier.)
Patron Saint of Awesome
$500 or more per month
You must be either crazy rich, or crazy awesome.
Probably both.
Did I mention that you are personally buying all of our groceries this month? Thank you for keeping us healthy!

Rewards:
~ Specific rewards to be collaborated on and determined by the Patron and myself over either Google hangout sessions, text, or an actual phone call. (This is not code for 'sexy time', there are other services for that with people that don't giggle at the thought of it. They're probably cheaper too.)

Plus!
~ All lower rewards!