Bernadette Merikle

Bernadette Merikle

is creating Pro-Black Art Experiments

10

patrons

$60

per month
Black and blacker. Visualist. Experimentalist. Soul scribbler. Connecting you and me and them to our sensuality > creativity > change-making capacity. Join me for the wild ride. Always worth your while.
Tiers
Black
$3 or more per month

Just Black. Keep me in India ink and soul scribbles with your super low key but super supportive gift of $3 per month. 


For your Black patronage, here’s what‘s up:


* Monthly instalive chat and paint session

* Insta shoutout on Friendly Fridays

* First dibs at work available for Caretaking

* Access to my Patreon Reverse Auction


Once a month, usually on a Sunday night at 7:30pm Pacific, I’ll host an Instalive Groove session. You’ll get notice and an opportunity to submit questions, requests and responses to my aMuse me prompts ahead of time. 


1-2 times a month I’ll host Friendly Fridays on my Instagram account where I shout out all the best things my patrons are doing out in the world. 


Art Caretaking

Rather than purchasing one of my larger pieces, you can elect to caretake it. 


You pay for shipping one way and a small insurance fee per month. You get the art on loan to enjoy until I request it back. Could be days, but average right now is running 63 days. Essentially, I need space in my studio to create, not store art. I’d rather it be in your life than stacked against my wall.  Each time I announce art available for Caretaking, I’ll include details of the agreement. It’s a great way to enjoy art, live with a rotating collection of pieces and even try before you buy. 


The Patreon Reverse Auction is what you’re really here for. Once I post a piece to Instagram, if it lasts there a week, then I start a reverse auction on Patreon. Essentially, I start at the instaprice and then drop the price until the piece sells. Maybe I drop it $1 or $100; 1% or 90%. Maybe I drop it once, maybe five times. Maybe once a week or once an hour. Stay engaged because the first person to claim it at the newly listed patreon post price gets it. Only my patreon patrons have access to the reverse auction. Tier discounts DO APPLY on top of the final auction price which basically means higher tiered patrons get lower priced work. Because, thank you. 

Blacker
$10 or more per month

Blacker. ohhhh chile. Now I get carbon black paint to go with that India ink because you found $10 per month to spare. 


I‘m so grateful for your faith in my message.  


For your Blacker patronage, here’s what‘s up:


* All the goodies in the Black tier

* Patreon early notice of Reverse Auction

* 10% discount code off all purchases 

* Monthly postcard from the road


* Every two months, you’ll also receive an 8.5x11 original ink on paper Soul Scribble. 


Once a month, usually on a Sunday night at 7:30pm Pacific, I’ll host an Instalive Groove session. You’ll get notice and an opportunity to submit questions, requests and responses to my aMuse me prompts ahead of time. 


1-2 times a month I’ll host Friendly Fridays on my Instagram account where I shout out all the best things my patrons are doing out in the world. 


Art Caretaking

Rather than purchasing one of my larger pieces, you can elect to caretake a piece as a Patreon Patron. 


You pay for shipping one way and a small insurance fee per month. You get the art on loan to enjoy until I request it back. Could be days, but average right now is running 2 months. Essentially, I need space in my studio to create, not store art. I’d rather it be in your life than stacked against my wall.  Each time I announce art available for Caretaking, I’ll include details of the agreement. It’s a great way to enjoy art, live with a rotating collection of pieces and even try before you buy. 


The Patreon Reverse Auction is what you’re really here for. Once I post a piece to Instagram, if it lasts there a week, then I start a reverse auction on Patreon. Essentially, I start at the instaprice and then drop the price until the piece sells. Maybe I drop it $1 or $100; 1% or 90%. Maybe I drop it once, maybe five times. Maybe once a week or once an hour. Stay engaged because the first person to claim it at the newly listed patreon post price gets it. Only my patreon patrons have access to the reverse auction. Tier discounts DO APPLY on top of the final auction price which basically means higher tiered patrons get lower priced work. Because, thank you. 


Your 10% Discount code is good on anything and everything you buy from me while You are actively a patron. You just need to make sure to enter/mention the code with each purchase. 


To receive your monthly postcard from the road and the every other month Soul Scribble, you must enter your mailing information or contact me with your snail mail information. These are physical perks that will be mailed to you.  

Blackity
$33 or more per month

Blackity. Get back now! Black gesso is a thing and it's about to be a big part of my life because you not only took my fave number, but you hit me with it twice with your $33 contribution. 


I'm floored by your trust in our truth.


For your Blackity patronage, here’s what‘s up:


* All the goodies in the Black tier

* All the goodies in the Blacker tier

* Patreon earlier notice of Reverse Auction

* 15% discount code off all purchases 

* Shipping capped at $15 for the month


* Every three months, you’ll also receive an annotated volume of my pre-printed Studio Diary that captures my completed work, work in progress and everyday living in a super cool, tiny bound book.  The annotations could include original poems, little love letters to us, favorite playlists, quick sketches and tiny original paintings.  Just depends on the studio vibe that quarter.


Once a month, usually on a Sunday night at 7:30pm Pacific, I’ll host an Instalive Groove session. You’ll get notice and an opportunity to submit questions, requests and responses to my aMuse me prompts ahead of time. 


1-2 times a month I’ll host Friendly Fridays on my Instagram account where I shout out all the best things my patrons are doing out in the world. 


Art Caretaking

Rather than purchasing one of my larger pieces, you can elect to caretake a piece as a Patreon Patron. 


You pay for shipping one way and a small insurance fee per month. You get the art on loan to enjoy until I request it back. Could be days, but average right now is running 2 months. Essentially, I need space in my studio to create, not store art. I’d rather it be in your life than stacked against my wall.  Each time I announce art available for Caretaking, I’ll include details of the agreement. It’s a great way to enjoy art, live with a rotating collection of pieces and even try before you buy. 


The Patreon Reverse Auction is what you’re really here for. Once I post a piece to Instagram, if it lasts there a week, then I start a reverse auction on Patreon. Essentially, I start at the instaprice and then drop the price until the piece sells. Maybe I drop it $1 or $100; 1% or 90%. Maybe I drop it once, maybe five times. Maybe once a week or once an hour. Stay engaged because the first person to claim it at the newly listed patreon post price gets it. Only my patreon patrons have access to the reverse auction. Tier discounts DO APPLY on top of the final auction price which basically means higher tiered patrons get lower priced work. Because, thank you. 


Your 15% Discount code is good on anything and everything you buy from me while you are actively a patron. You just need to make sure to enter/mention the code with each purchase.


Anytime you make a purchase from me in the month that requires shipping, your shipping will be capped at $15 per purchase. Yes.  Even if you make a big art purchase or purchase multiple pieces.  It pays to be a patron.


To receive your monthly postcard from the road, the every other month Soul Scribble, and the most recent volume of the quarterly studio diary, you must enter your mailing information or contact me with your snail mail information. These are physical perks that will be mailed to you.  

Blackest
$50 or more per month

Blackest. Sweet. Jesus! Black pre-primed canvas has joined the party because you did the absolute MOST and dropped $50 in my life.


I'm inhaling the sweet, energetic, life-giving force, that is your commitment to our greatness.


For your Blackest patronage, here’s what‘s up:


* All the goodies in the Black tier

* All the goodies in the Blacker tier

* All the goodies in the Blackity tier

* Patreon earliest notice of Reverse Auction

* 25% discount code off all purchases 

* Free shipping for the month.


* Every four months, you’ll also receive a box full of tenderly curated love from my studio and travels. Original art experiments, medicine from my garden, hand scribbled letters and all sorts of tiny bits and pieces of my life well lived. Perhaps there will be polaroids and post cards or seashells and stones and other bits of nature.  Likely there will be playlists (because music is my jam), and all sorts of other versions of pure black soul loving from my studio to your home.  Because, bae, we got this.  You got me, I got you.


Once a month, usually on a Sunday night at 7:30pm Pacific, I’ll host an Instalive Groove session. You’ll get notice and an opportunity to submit questions, requests and responses to my aMuse me prompts ahead of time. 


1-2 times a month I’ll host Friendly Fridays on my Instagram account where I shout out all the best things my patrons are doing out in the world. 


Art Caretaking

Rather than purchasing one of my larger pieces, you can elect to caretake a piece as a Patreon Patron. 


You pay for shipping one way and a small insurance fee per month. You get the art on loan to enjoy until I request it back. Could be days, but average right now is running 2 months. Essentially, I need space in my studio to create, not store art. I’d rather it be in your life than stacked against my wall.  Each time I announce art available for Caretaking, I’ll include details of the agreement. It’s a great way to enjoy art, live with a rotating collection of pieces and even try before you buy. 


The Patreon Reverse Auction is what you’re really here for. Once I post a piece to Instagram, if it lasts there a week, then I start a reverse auction on Patreon. Essentially, I start at the instaprice and then drop the price until the piece sells. Maybe I drop it $1 or $100; 1% or 90%. Maybe I drop it once, maybe five times. Maybe once a week or once an hour. Stay engaged because the first person to claim it at the newly listed patreon post price gets it. Only my patreon patrons have access to the reverse auction. Tier discounts DO APPLY on top of the final auction price which basically means higher tiered patrons get lower priced work. Because, thank you. 


Your 25% Discount code is good on anything and everything you buy from me while you are actively a patron. You just need to make sure to enter/mention the code with each purchase. Yes, I said everything.  Got your eye on a piece hitting the Reverse Auction?  I. Said. Everything.


Your shipping is free while you are an active Patron. Yes.  Even if you make a big art purchase or purchase multiple pieces.  It pays to be the blackest patrons around.


To receive your monthly postcard from the road, the every other month Soul Scribble, the most recent volume of the quarterly studio diary, and your Box Full of Studio Love,  you must enter your mailing information or contact me with your snail mail information. These are physical perks that will be mailed to you.  

Goals
$60 of $750 per month
By February 28, 2019.

Once I hit $750 in monthly earnings, I will launch my online 
Mixt Media Sensual Selfie class. All current patrons when I hit this goal will get $50 off registration for the class and I will give away 10 slots to the class for free to my Patreon Patrons.  
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Black and blacker. Visualist. Experimentalist. Soul scribbler. Connecting you and me and them to our sensuality > creativity > change-making capacity. Join me for the wild ride. Always worth your while.

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Tiers
Black
$3 or more per month

Just Black. Keep me in India ink and soul scribbles with your super low key but super supportive gift of $3 per month. 


For your Black patronage, here’s what‘s up:


* Monthly instalive chat and paint session

* Insta shoutout on Friendly Fridays

* First dibs at work available for Caretaking

* Access to my Patreon Reverse Auction


Once a month, usually on a Sunday night at 7:30pm Pacific, I’ll host an Instalive Groove session. You’ll get notice and an opportunity to submit questions, requests and responses to my aMuse me prompts ahead of time. 


1-2 times a month I’ll host Friendly Fridays on my Instagram account where I shout out all the best things my patrons are doing out in the world. 


Art Caretaking

Rather than purchasing one of my larger pieces, you can elect to caretake it. 


You pay for shipping one way and a small insurance fee per month. You get the art on loan to enjoy until I request it back. Could be days, but average right now is running 63 days. Essentially, I need space in my studio to create, not store art. I’d rather it be in your life than stacked against my wall.  Each time I announce art available for Caretaking, I’ll include details of the agreement. It’s a great way to enjoy art, live with a rotating collection of pieces and even try before you buy. 


The Patreon Reverse Auction is what you’re really here for. Once I post a piece to Instagram, if it lasts there a week, then I start a reverse auction on Patreon. Essentially, I start at the instaprice and then drop the price until the piece sells. Maybe I drop it $1 or $100; 1% or 90%. Maybe I drop it once, maybe five times. Maybe once a week or once an hour. Stay engaged because the first person to claim it at the newly listed patreon post price gets it. Only my patreon patrons have access to the reverse auction. Tier discounts DO APPLY on top of the final auction price which basically means higher tiered patrons get lower priced work. Because, thank you. 

Blacker
$10 or more per month

Blacker. ohhhh chile. Now I get carbon black paint to go with that India ink because you found $10 per month to spare. 


I‘m so grateful for your faith in my message.  


For your Blacker patronage, here’s what‘s up:


* All the goodies in the Black tier

* Patreon early notice of Reverse Auction

* 10% discount code off all purchases 

* Monthly postcard from the road


* Every two months, you’ll also receive an 8.5x11 original ink on paper Soul Scribble. 


Once a month, usually on a Sunday night at 7:30pm Pacific, I’ll host an Instalive Groove session. You’ll get notice and an opportunity to submit questions, requests and responses to my aMuse me prompts ahead of time. 


1-2 times a month I’ll host Friendly Fridays on my Instagram account where I shout out all the best things my patrons are doing out in the world. 


Art Caretaking

Rather than purchasing one of my larger pieces, you can elect to caretake a piece as a Patreon Patron. 


You pay for shipping one way and a small insurance fee per month. You get the art on loan to enjoy until I request it back. Could be days, but average right now is running 2 months. Essentially, I need space in my studio to create, not store art. I’d rather it be in your life than stacked against my wall.  Each time I announce art available for Caretaking, I’ll include details of the agreement. It’s a great way to enjoy art, live with a rotating collection of pieces and even try before you buy. 


The Patreon Reverse Auction is what you’re really here for. Once I post a piece to Instagram, if it lasts there a week, then I start a reverse auction on Patreon. Essentially, I start at the instaprice and then drop the price until the piece sells. Maybe I drop it $1 or $100; 1% or 90%. Maybe I drop it once, maybe five times. Maybe once a week or once an hour. Stay engaged because the first person to claim it at the newly listed patreon post price gets it. Only my patreon patrons have access to the reverse auction. Tier discounts DO APPLY on top of the final auction price which basically means higher tiered patrons get lower priced work. Because, thank you. 


Your 10% Discount code is good on anything and everything you buy from me while You are actively a patron. You just need to make sure to enter/mention the code with each purchase. 


To receive your monthly postcard from the road and the every other month Soul Scribble, you must enter your mailing information or contact me with your snail mail information. These are physical perks that will be mailed to you.  

Blackity
$33 or more per month

Blackity. Get back now! Black gesso is a thing and it's about to be a big part of my life because you not only took my fave number, but you hit me with it twice with your $33 contribution. 


I'm floored by your trust in our truth.


For your Blackity patronage, here’s what‘s up:


* All the goodies in the Black tier

* All the goodies in the Blacker tier

* Patreon earlier notice of Reverse Auction

* 15% discount code off all purchases 

* Shipping capped at $15 for the month


* Every three months, you’ll also receive an annotated volume of my pre-printed Studio Diary that captures my completed work, work in progress and everyday living in a super cool, tiny bound book.  The annotations could include original poems, little love letters to us, favorite playlists, quick sketches and tiny original paintings.  Just depends on the studio vibe that quarter.


Once a month, usually on a Sunday night at 7:30pm Pacific, I’ll host an Instalive Groove session. You’ll get notice and an opportunity to submit questions, requests and responses to my aMuse me prompts ahead of time. 


1-2 times a month I’ll host Friendly Fridays on my Instagram account where I shout out all the best things my patrons are doing out in the world. 


Art Caretaking

Rather than purchasing one of my larger pieces, you can elect to caretake a piece as a Patreon Patron. 


You pay for shipping one way and a small insurance fee per month. You get the art on loan to enjoy until I request it back. Could be days, but average right now is running 2 months. Essentially, I need space in my studio to create, not store art. I’d rather it be in your life than stacked against my wall.  Each time I announce art available for Caretaking, I’ll include details of the agreement. It’s a great way to enjoy art, live with a rotating collection of pieces and even try before you buy. 


The Patreon Reverse Auction is what you’re really here for. Once I post a piece to Instagram, if it lasts there a week, then I start a reverse auction on Patreon. Essentially, I start at the instaprice and then drop the price until the piece sells. Maybe I drop it $1 or $100; 1% or 90%. Maybe I drop it once, maybe five times. Maybe once a week or once an hour. Stay engaged because the first person to claim it at the newly listed patreon post price gets it. Only my patreon patrons have access to the reverse auction. Tier discounts DO APPLY on top of the final auction price which basically means higher tiered patrons get lower priced work. Because, thank you. 


Your 15% Discount code is good on anything and everything you buy from me while you are actively a patron. You just need to make sure to enter/mention the code with each purchase.


Anytime you make a purchase from me in the month that requires shipping, your shipping will be capped at $15 per purchase. Yes.  Even if you make a big art purchase or purchase multiple pieces.  It pays to be a patron.


To receive your monthly postcard from the road, the every other month Soul Scribble, and the most recent volume of the quarterly studio diary, you must enter your mailing information or contact me with your snail mail information. These are physical perks that will be mailed to you.  

Blackest
$50 or more per month

Blackest. Sweet. Jesus! Black pre-primed canvas has joined the party because you did the absolute MOST and dropped $50 in my life.


I'm inhaling the sweet, energetic, life-giving force, that is your commitment to our greatness.


For your Blackest patronage, here’s what‘s up:


* All the goodies in the Black tier

* All the goodies in the Blacker tier

* All the goodies in the Blackity tier

* Patreon earliest notice of Reverse Auction

* 25% discount code off all purchases 

* Free shipping for the month.


* Every four months, you’ll also receive a box full of tenderly curated love from my studio and travels. Original art experiments, medicine from my garden, hand scribbled letters and all sorts of tiny bits and pieces of my life well lived. Perhaps there will be polaroids and post cards or seashells and stones and other bits of nature.  Likely there will be playlists (because music is my jam), and all sorts of other versions of pure black soul loving from my studio to your home.  Because, bae, we got this.  You got me, I got you.


Once a month, usually on a Sunday night at 7:30pm Pacific, I’ll host an Instalive Groove session. You’ll get notice and an opportunity to submit questions, requests and responses to my aMuse me prompts ahead of time. 


1-2 times a month I’ll host Friendly Fridays on my Instagram account where I shout out all the best things my patrons are doing out in the world. 


Art Caretaking

Rather than purchasing one of my larger pieces, you can elect to caretake a piece as a Patreon Patron. 


You pay for shipping one way and a small insurance fee per month. You get the art on loan to enjoy until I request it back. Could be days, but average right now is running 2 months. Essentially, I need space in my studio to create, not store art. I’d rather it be in your life than stacked against my wall.  Each time I announce art available for Caretaking, I’ll include details of the agreement. It’s a great way to enjoy art, live with a rotating collection of pieces and even try before you buy. 


The Patreon Reverse Auction is what you’re really here for. Once I post a piece to Instagram, if it lasts there a week, then I start a reverse auction on Patreon. Essentially, I start at the instaprice and then drop the price until the piece sells. Maybe I drop it $1 or $100; 1% or 90%. Maybe I drop it once, maybe five times. Maybe once a week or once an hour. Stay engaged because the first person to claim it at the newly listed patreon post price gets it. Only my patreon patrons have access to the reverse auction. Tier discounts DO APPLY on top of the final auction price which basically means higher tiered patrons get lower priced work. Because, thank you. 


Your 25% Discount code is good on anything and everything you buy from me while you are actively a patron. You just need to make sure to enter/mention the code with each purchase. Yes, I said everything.  Got your eye on a piece hitting the Reverse Auction?  I. Said. Everything.


Your shipping is free while you are an active Patron. Yes.  Even if you make a big art purchase or purchase multiple pieces.  It pays to be the blackest patrons around.


To receive your monthly postcard from the road, the every other month Soul Scribble, the most recent volume of the quarterly studio diary, and your Box Full of Studio Love,  you must enter your mailing information or contact me with your snail mail information. These are physical perks that will be mailed to you.