Aliens Read My Diary is creating A Diary
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Who am I?

I am a Diarist (say it like you say painter, author, sculptor, dancer, musician) named Sandra Haynes.

What is my thesis?

Diaries are an art form, often a mixed media form of writing, drawing, painting, and even sculpture. (I suggested mixed media as a Patreon category, but until they accept or reject that idea, I'm going with writing and thus a thesis.) Like all the other arts, the subject matter derives from the internal and external interests of the artist. (Which, if you become my patron, you will discover mine.) Unlike all the other arts, Diaries have an element no other art form has, privacy.  Diaries are an art form that thrive in the darkness, out of the public eye, hidden in drawers, closets, fire safes, and encrypted files.

What does it mean to go public with a diary?
What is the motive for exposure?

I my case, I want to prove my thesis because an art history professor I had (two of those interests of mine you will discover, art history and the professor) said "It's not art unless it's in the public discourse."  It's the first 5 minutes of class and I realized I'd spent most of my life actively disagreeing with him. I'll be damned if I'm going to let some eloquent, smart assed academic tell me it's not art when he's giving a lecture about Duchamp.

...and he said diaries are boring! (fuming, biting tongue, not risking my GPA, wanting to spit out biting retort "And what, critical theory isn't?")

I listened to him.  
I got my A.
Now it is my turn and this is my case.

Besides, I've had 35 years of privacy and I could keep it to myself, let my kids donate the 179+ volumes to some university library, have some future art history student, desperately looking for a Master's thesis that will pass her committee use my unpublished work as reference material, turning pages with white cotton gloves on or, as Ruth Brown sings (and the accountant in me heartily agrees with) "If I can't sell it, I'm gonna sit down on it. I ain't gonna give it away."

My privacy that is.
If you want it, then check out the patron levels and pick one.

"The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge"

AI George says I have to walk my talk so every patron dollar pledged above $1,012 per month I will consider to be greater than a basic income and will pledge away to other Creators here on Patreon also creating content in support of their own basic incomes by making the same pledge to limit their own final goals to $1,012/mo (plus ~$360/mo per kid for Creator parents) and pledging to give the rest to others making the same pledge. My (and George's) goal here is to create a community of content creators all working toward their own basic incomes with the same shared goal of achieving basic incomes for others.
Tiers
Teen Angst: The more I sit here and think the more complicated things become.
$1 or more per month
That really is the first sentence in my first volume.


My privacy is now partly in your hands, so if you want to see the crazy, you have to at least give me a buck a month.  This gives you access to the Patron only feed.


Also, you get my pledge that anything published on the Patron only feed will not be published on any other platform unless my patrons all agree it needs to be exposed like a flasher at a sporting event.

Over 21: So I am moving back to my parents...
$3 or more per month
Adulting is hard and no one teaches you the stuff you really need to know. 


All the Teen Angst but now they let you drink legally.  


Want to know more about an entry?  You get to ask me. I might actually remember (or finally admit) some unincluded detail and publish it to the patron only feed.  You will also get credit for being a curious (or prying) patron in the new post.

30 Something
$5 or more per month only 100 left
"Both kids went straight to bed when we got home.' 


You survived Teen Angst and know how to drink responsibly (I hope.) Now, you finally got a moment to yourself. Just let the dishes soak and veg out in front of the history channel for a while.


Pick a date some time between 12/28/1981 and a year ago.  If there is an entry for that date and it won't cause a libel suit or eternal internet infamy, I'll publish it in the parton only feed. If you want, I'll even let people know why you asked about that date.


Or you can request a transcription of a handwritten entry with corrected spellings and some attempt at decent English grammar.

Singing Satisfaction when I’m 45.
$20 or more per month only 100 left
"I hit the snooze alarm for an hour this morning."


 You managed to survive long enough to realize the teen angst is now your Karma.


All the previous levels are yours and you can save me from buying journaling prompt books.  I'll write a diary entry on a topic you suggest, and you get to decide if I publish it in the patron's only feed or keep it between you and me.



The Half Century Mark: Downhill is hard on the knees.
$50 or more per month only 12 left
Getting too old to waste my time.


I don't sell my handmade books, I use them.  However, I'm not opposed to giving them away to people I know will use them. If you just want a cool handmade journal check etsy. There are more than a few amazing bookmakers there.  This is not etsy.  Let me get to know you for 3 months and I'll make you a diary for you, probably with handwoven fabric and handpainted endpapers.

Goals
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Restored faith in the kindness of strangers and hope that this could really work.
Look, it seems like a small thing, but seriously how often have you not done something because you don't have the gas money?
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Who am I?

I am a Diarist (say it like you say painter, author, sculptor, dancer, musician) named Sandra Haynes.

What is my thesis?

Diaries are an art form, often a mixed media form of writing, drawing, painting, and even sculpture. (I suggested mixed media as a Patreon category, but until they accept or reject that idea, I'm going with writing and thus a thesis.) Like all the other arts, the subject matter derives from the internal and external interests of the artist. (Which, if you become my patron, you will discover mine.) Unlike all the other arts, Diaries have an element no other art form has, privacy.  Diaries are an art form that thrive in the darkness, out of the public eye, hidden in drawers, closets, fire safes, and encrypted files.

What does it mean to go public with a diary?
What is the motive for exposure?

I my case, I want to prove my thesis because an art history professor I had (two of those interests of mine you will discover, art history and the professor) said "It's not art unless it's in the public discourse."  It's the first 5 minutes of class and I realized I'd spent most of my life actively disagreeing with him. I'll be damned if I'm going to let some eloquent, smart assed academic tell me it's not art when he's giving a lecture about Duchamp.

...and he said diaries are boring! (fuming, biting tongue, not risking my GPA, wanting to spit out biting retort "And what, critical theory isn't?")

I listened to him.  
I got my A.
Now it is my turn and this is my case.

Besides, I've had 35 years of privacy and I could keep it to myself, let my kids donate the 179+ volumes to some university library, have some future art history student, desperately looking for a Master's thesis that will pass her committee use my unpublished work as reference material, turning pages with white cotton gloves on or, as Ruth Brown sings (and the accountant in me heartily agrees with) "If I can't sell it, I'm gonna sit down on it. I ain't gonna give it away."

My privacy that is.
If you want it, then check out the patron levels and pick one.

"The BIG Patreon Creator Pledge"

AI George says I have to walk my talk so every patron dollar pledged above $1,012 per month I will consider to be greater than a basic income and will pledge away to other Creators here on Patreon also creating content in support of their own basic incomes by making the same pledge to limit their own final goals to $1,012/mo (plus ~$360/mo per kid for Creator parents) and pledging to give the rest to others making the same pledge. My (and George's) goal here is to create a community of content creators all working toward their own basic incomes with the same shared goal of achieving basic incomes for others.

Recent posts by Aliens Read My Diary

Tiers
Teen Angst: The more I sit here and think the more complicated things become.
$1 or more per month
That really is the first sentence in my first volume.


My privacy is now partly in your hands, so if you want to see the crazy, you have to at least give me a buck a month.  This gives you access to the Patron only feed.


Also, you get my pledge that anything published on the Patron only feed will not be published on any other platform unless my patrons all agree it needs to be exposed like a flasher at a sporting event.

Over 21: So I am moving back to my parents...
$3 or more per month
Adulting is hard and no one teaches you the stuff you really need to know. 


All the Teen Angst but now they let you drink legally.  


Want to know more about an entry?  You get to ask me. I might actually remember (or finally admit) some unincluded detail and publish it to the patron only feed.  You will also get credit for being a curious (or prying) patron in the new post.

30 Something
$5 or more per month only 100 left
"Both kids went straight to bed when we got home.' 


You survived Teen Angst and know how to drink responsibly (I hope.) Now, you finally got a moment to yourself. Just let the dishes soak and veg out in front of the history channel for a while.


Pick a date some time between 12/28/1981 and a year ago.  If there is an entry for that date and it won't cause a libel suit or eternal internet infamy, I'll publish it in the parton only feed. If you want, I'll even let people know why you asked about that date.


Or you can request a transcription of a handwritten entry with corrected spellings and some attempt at decent English grammar.

Singing Satisfaction when I’m 45.
$20 or more per month only 100 left
"I hit the snooze alarm for an hour this morning."


 You managed to survive long enough to realize the teen angst is now your Karma.


All the previous levels are yours and you can save me from buying journaling prompt books.  I'll write a diary entry on a topic you suggest, and you get to decide if I publish it in the patron's only feed or keep it between you and me.



The Half Century Mark: Downhill is hard on the knees.
$50 or more per month only 12 left
Getting too old to waste my time.


I don't sell my handmade books, I use them.  However, I'm not opposed to giving them away to people I know will use them. If you just want a cool handmade journal check etsy. There are more than a few amazing bookmakers there.  This is not etsy.  Let me get to know you for 3 months and I'll make you a diary for you, probably with handwoven fabric and handpainted endpapers.