YesLex artwork by Alexis Castillo is creating artwork&illustrations
2

patrons

$37
per month
I’m so glad you're here!
If you don't already know me, I'm Lexie Castillo, painter, mother, wannabe gardener and prayer warrior. But as we're talking about the artwork here, I've been sharing and promoting my work online and around the world as YesLex since roughly 2008.

I’m a fulltime artist and mama living in south Louisiana, and I am made. to paint. for you.

Patreon is a new thing for meand I'm super excited to share and connect with you better, and far more consistently here. With this platform, I feel like I can invest the time it takes to make real connections with the people that are most interested, encouraged, and supportive of the work I'm making (and want to make more of). And the super-cool thing is that you guys are helping fund all these creative projects in such a tangible and lovely way.

Your pledges help me to buy art supplies, pay my bills, feed my children... you know, important things. But most importantly, your monthly support gives me the ability to focus on bigger and better projects that stretch me further and connect with more people better. And that's what this painting thing is all about. Thank you!!


How it works
If you like my work, and you want to join my team (yay, team!) just choose how much you want to pledge per month and select some cool exclusive lagniappe like digital downloads, inside the sketchbook-looks, or even surprise handmade items delivered to your door. 
And don’t worry! You can edit or cancel your pledge anytime you want.

I so appreciate your support of my work you’re willing to give (even $1 makes a difference!) so I can keep creating— and share good things with you.
You can connect with my work on Instagram and  Facebook as well as my website which is currently undergoing a bit of a facelift:) And I'd love if you say hi!
And THANK YOU! Your support pulls all the pieces together in wonderful, powerful ways, which means YOU are super-appreciated.
Tiers
Access to the SUPER-Secret Blog
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
A HUGE thank you for joining my team! I couldn't do it without you (at least I wouldn't want to).
You will have access to my super-secret patron-only feed  with insights to works in process, personal projects, and life in the studio.

To keep it quality I'm officially updating fortnightly with personal content that won't otherwise be seen on social media. 

Private Sketchbook Share
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get exclusive access to all the sketchbook work: witness trial and errors and watch the process as it unfolds. Scanned weekly as-is (the best and the worst of it) to witness with me what flies and what flops. 

--PLUS

  • access to the super-SECRET blog (ie, Patron-only feed),
  • AND my endless appreciation for joining my team.
First Look Digital Download
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Once a month I'll send you an original piece that you can digitally download

This might be a painting converted to use as desktop wallpaper/ screensaver, an ink line sketch that you can print and use as a greeting card, personal postcard, or coloring page.

--PLUS

  • weekly sketchbook views
  • access to the super -secret Patron-only feed
  • eternal gratitude for your love
  • AND 10% discount in the online shop* (as soon as applicable!)
Limited Edition Monthly Postcard Print
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Aren't you a lucky duck! 

Each month I'll send you a postcard in the mail (signed, numbered, and tucked in an envelope), exclusive to patrons and not available as prints for purchase elsewhere.


US-BASED PATRONS ONLY— Let me know if you live somewhere else and we can figure out something for you too!

*Note* I need a minimum of 8 people signed up for postcards before I can print and send them out.
Tell your friends!


--PLUS

  • first look digital download
  • weekly sketchbook views
  • exclusive shop discount (as soon as applicable)
  • access to the Patron-only blog feed
  • joyful showers of cupcakes and heartfelt devotion for your support
Collector's Goodie Bag
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll get a bag of treats each month. Picture small useful surprises: bookmarks, magnet, patron-only goods including stickers and rotating treats.


US-BASED PATRONS ONLY— Let me know if you live somewhere else and we can figure out something for you too!*
--PLUS

  • signed and numbered postcards*
  • first look digital download
  • weekly sketchbook views
  • exclusive shop discount (as soon as applicable)
  • access to the Patron-only blog feed
  • and THANKS


Note* I need a minimum of 8 people signed up for Collector's Goodie Bag and post cards before I can cover the cost to ship them out. Tell your friends!

Handmade Original Surprise
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I hope you like surprises, because along with all the previous goods I'll be sending you one handmade item —one surprise gift, per month.


Original work may be a small painting, pillow case, journal cover... or something yet to be determined. Always want to hear what you would like best and at this level am willing to accept special requests within the guidelines described. 


US-BASED PATRONS ONLY— Let me know if you live somewhere else and we can figure out something for you too!* --PLUS

  • collector's goodie bag*
  • signed and numbered postcards*
  • first look digital download
  • weekly sketchbook views
  • exclusive shop discount (as soon as applicable)
  • access to the Patron-only blog feed
  • and Ongoing, enthusiastic THANKS


Note* For the postcards and goodie bag I need a minimum of 8 people signed up for either to cover the cost to ship them out. There is no minimum signups for handmade originals, but if there are fewer than 8 people in the previous 2 tiers those items may not be included. 

However I know you will LOVE your personalized piece and I'll do my best to exceed your expectations!


Surprise piece will be small, unique, and one of a kind. 

A value that can only be offered here!

Goals
$37 of $575 per month
This might sound arbitrary— as a number, but WOW. This purposeful first milestone covers all of our current freelance family needs and gives space to continue to create. What a blessing! 
To celebrate, I'll paint a special thank-you inspired piece which I'll make sure you can download, print, and enjoy wherever you are. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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I’m so glad you're here!
If you don't already know me, I'm Lexie Castillo, painter, mother, wannabe gardener and prayer warrior. But as we're talking about the artwork here, I've been sharing and promoting my work online and around the world as YesLex since roughly 2008.

I’m a fulltime artist and mama living in south Louisiana, and I am made. to paint. for you.

Patreon is a new thing for meand I'm super excited to share and connect with you better, and far more consistently here. With this platform, I feel like I can invest the time it takes to make real connections with the people that are most interested, encouraged, and supportive of the work I'm making (and want to make more of). And the super-cool thing is that you guys are helping fund all these creative projects in such a tangible and lovely way.

Your pledges help me to buy art supplies, pay my bills, feed my children... you know, important things. But most importantly, your monthly support gives me the ability to focus on bigger and better projects that stretch me further and connect with more people better. And that's what this painting thing is all about. Thank you!!


How it works
If you like my work, and you want to join my team (yay, team!) just choose how much you want to pledge per month and select some cool exclusive lagniappe like digital downloads, inside the sketchbook-looks, or even surprise handmade items delivered to your door. 
And don’t worry! You can edit or cancel your pledge anytime you want.

I so appreciate your support of my work you’re willing to give (even $1 makes a difference!) so I can keep creating— and share good things with you.
You can connect with my work on Instagram and  Facebook as well as my website which is currently undergoing a bit of a facelift:) And I'd love if you say hi!
And THANK YOU! Your support pulls all the pieces together in wonderful, powerful ways, which means YOU are super-appreciated.

Recent posts by YesLex artwork by Alexis Castillo

Tiers
Access to the SUPER-Secret Blog
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
A HUGE thank you for joining my team! I couldn't do it without you (at least I wouldn't want to).
You will have access to my super-secret patron-only feed  with insights to works in process, personal projects, and life in the studio.

To keep it quality I'm officially updating fortnightly with personal content that won't otherwise be seen on social media. 

Private Sketchbook Share
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
You'll get exclusive access to all the sketchbook work: witness trial and errors and watch the process as it unfolds. Scanned weekly as-is (the best and the worst of it) to witness with me what flies and what flops. 

--PLUS

  • access to the super-SECRET blog (ie, Patron-only feed),
  • AND my endless appreciation for joining my team.
First Look Digital Download
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Once a month I'll send you an original piece that you can digitally download

This might be a painting converted to use as desktop wallpaper/ screensaver, an ink line sketch that you can print and use as a greeting card, personal postcard, or coloring page.

--PLUS

  • weekly sketchbook views
  • access to the super -secret Patron-only feed
  • eternal gratitude for your love
  • AND 10% discount in the online shop* (as soon as applicable!)
Limited Edition Monthly Postcard Print
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
Aren't you a lucky duck! 

Each month I'll send you a postcard in the mail (signed, numbered, and tucked in an envelope), exclusive to patrons and not available as prints for purchase elsewhere.


US-BASED PATRONS ONLY— Let me know if you live somewhere else and we can figure out something for you too!

*Note* I need a minimum of 8 people signed up for postcards before I can print and send them out.
Tell your friends!


--PLUS

  • first look digital download
  • weekly sketchbook views
  • exclusive shop discount (as soon as applicable)
  • access to the Patron-only blog feed
  • joyful showers of cupcakes and heartfelt devotion for your support
Collector's Goodie Bag
$35 or more per month 0 patrons
Swag is on the way! At this level, you'll get a bag of treats each month. Picture small useful surprises: bookmarks, magnet, patron-only goods including stickers and rotating treats.


US-BASED PATRONS ONLY— Let me know if you live somewhere else and we can figure out something for you too!*
--PLUS

  • signed and numbered postcards*
  • first look digital download
  • weekly sketchbook views
  • exclusive shop discount (as soon as applicable)
  • access to the Patron-only blog feed
  • and THANKS


Note* I need a minimum of 8 people signed up for Collector's Goodie Bag and post cards before I can cover the cost to ship them out. Tell your friends!

Handmade Original Surprise
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
I hope you like surprises, because along with all the previous goods I'll be sending you one handmade item —one surprise gift, per month.


Original work may be a small painting, pillow case, journal cover... or something yet to be determined. Always want to hear what you would like best and at this level am willing to accept special requests within the guidelines described. 


US-BASED PATRONS ONLY— Let me know if you live somewhere else and we can figure out something for you too!* --PLUS

  • collector's goodie bag*
  • signed and numbered postcards*
  • first look digital download
  • weekly sketchbook views
  • exclusive shop discount (as soon as applicable)
  • access to the Patron-only blog feed
  • and Ongoing, enthusiastic THANKS


Note* For the postcards and goodie bag I need a minimum of 8 people signed up for either to cover the cost to ship them out. There is no minimum signups for handmade originals, but if there are fewer than 8 people in the previous 2 tiers those items may not be included. 

However I know you will LOVE your personalized piece and I'll do my best to exceed your expectations!


Surprise piece will be small, unique, and one of a kind. 

A value that can only be offered here!