Caleb Jordan Schulz

Caleb Jordan Schulz

is creating Novels, Portraits, Illustrations, & an Off-Grid House

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patrons

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

Picasso was right.  I can't count how many people I know - writers, painters, musicians - who eventually gave up their dreams of pursuing the arts.  I have come close to that brink myself a few times.  But I try to fight back with even more energy each time.  And so for the first time, I am trying to make a full-time living off of my art and writing.

But a little introduction first:

I’ve always been at a loss as to how to describe myself. Am I a novelist or a painter? Am I a builder or a portrait artist? Am I a photographer or illustrator?

The answer is: Yes. We are all the sum of our parts. Perhaps the best way to describe myself is someone who is driven to create. And this manifests itself in a variety of ways. Some days it may be splashing paint onto canvas. Other days it may be writing a short story or novel. Sometimes I jump on camera live and share my process of portraits or illustrations. I never know. I let inspiration guide my way.

This has led to my debut novel coming out very soon, to murals being painted to commission portraits coming to life.

So why am I launching this Patreon?

The greatest reward from writing and creating art is sharing it with others. To make you wonder, smile, think, laugh, cry, and, ultimately, to transport you to another world. This is my goal. And the more time I have to create, the more I can share with you and the world.

By starting this Patreon, every bit of support allows me more time to devote to art, and less to other mind-numbing work to keep the lights on and a roof over my head. As many of you know, I’m also building an off-grid house by hand. This is directly so that I can keep my expenses low so I am better able to live off of my art.  And I want to share this building project with y'all to hopefully give inspiration for what is possible if you believe in something hard enough.

As a patron, you ultimately decide how much I get to focus on creating new works: new novels, new stories, new portraits, etc. Every level of support helps, and adds up. As a thank you, I’ve setup a series of rewards that y’all might enjoy.

Thucydides once said, “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage”. And he was right. It’s going to take a lot of courage to try to live off my art and writing full-time, but in the end, I know this is what I have to do.

Thanks for supporting this new chapter in my life.

- CJS
Tiers
Good Samaritan
$3 or more per month
Even the smallest amount helps. :)  Its pretty simple, my average at-home meal costs about $3 bucks (about the price of a Starbucks drink).  So with this first Tier you're basically making sure I'm fed or get some caffeine.  Thanks for that!  


With this Tier you get:

  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My eternal gratitude.
Baron, Baroness of the Arts
$5 or more per month
Your generosity at this level affords you ALL THE REWARDS ABOVE :
  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.

*PLUS*

  •  An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)
Earl, Countess of Enlightenment
$10 or more per month
Your generosity at this level affords you ALL THE REWARDS ABOVE :
  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.
  • An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)

*PLUS*

  • A complimentary copy of my latest novel (1 per year.  After 3 month minimum patronage. Shipping date tbd based on publishing date.)
Duke, Duchess, Guardian of the Arts
$25 or more per month
You've entered the inner circle. Your generosity at this level affords you ALL OF THESE REWARDS :
  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.
  • An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)

*PLUS*

  • A signed copy of my latest novel (1 per year.  After 3 month minimum patronage. Shipping date tbd based on publishing date.)
  • Access to The Process:  how I brainstorm and figure out new illustrations (via writings, pictures, sketches, and sometimes video)


King, Queen, Rarefied Benefactor
$50 or more per month
The royalty of old would be proud of your commitment to the arts, and your belief in me as an artist and writer.  Thank you so much!


Your patronage at this level affords you ALL OF THESE REWARDS :

  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.
  • An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)
  • A signed copy of my latest novel (1 per year.  After 3 month minimum patronage. Shipping date tbd based on publishing date.)
  • Access to The Process: how I brainstorm and figure out new illustrations (via writings, pictures, sketches, and sometimes video)

*PLUS*

  • An original 11x14" illustration based on a collaboration of ideas between you and I.  I'm really looking forward to this one.  (4 month minimum patronage)
Medici-level Boss
$100 or more per month
At this most Elite tier, you get the works, plus one gigantic reward.  Thanks for believing in me as an artist and writer.

Your patronage at this level affords you ALL OF THESE REWARDS :

  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.
  • An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)
  • A signed copy of my latest novel (1 per year.  After 3 month minimum patronage. Shipping date tbd based on publishing date.)
  • Access to The Process: how I brainstorm and figure out new illustrations (via writings, pictures, sketches, and sometimes video)
  • An original 11x14" illustration based on a collaboration of ideas between you and I.  I'm really looking forward to this one.  (4 month minimum patronage)

**PLUS**

  • An custom portrait 11x14" of a person of your choosing:  a relative, loved one, historical figure, etc. (6 month minimum patronage)
Goals
47% complete
HERE WE GO.  This is the beginning of a whole new endeavor.  Doing what I was born to do:  writing and creating art.

When I hit $250 per month, I'll be able to focus on writing weekly articles for your consumption(I want to publish 1 per week to start with), and less time worrying about making grocery money.
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“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

Picasso was right.  I can't count how many people I know - writers, painters, musicians - who eventually gave up their dreams of pursuing the arts.  I have come close to that brink myself a few times.  But I try to fight back with even more energy each time.  And so for the first time, I am trying to make a full-time living off of my art and writing.

But a little introduction first:

I’ve always been at a loss as to how to describe myself. Am I a novelist or a painter? Am I a builder or a portrait artist? Am I a photographer or illustrator?

The answer is: Yes. We are all the sum of our parts. Perhaps the best way to describe myself is someone who is driven to create. And this manifests itself in a variety of ways. Some days it may be splashing paint onto canvas. Other days it may be writing a short story or novel. Sometimes I jump on camera live and share my process of portraits or illustrations. I never know. I let inspiration guide my way.

This has led to my debut novel coming out very soon, to murals being painted to commission portraits coming to life.

So why am I launching this Patreon?

The greatest reward from writing and creating art is sharing it with others. To make you wonder, smile, think, laugh, cry, and, ultimately, to transport you to another world. This is my goal. And the more time I have to create, the more I can share with you and the world.

By starting this Patreon, every bit of support allows me more time to devote to art, and less to other mind-numbing work to keep the lights on and a roof over my head. As many of you know, I’m also building an off-grid house by hand. This is directly so that I can keep my expenses low so I am better able to live off of my art.  And I want to share this building project with y'all to hopefully give inspiration for what is possible if you believe in something hard enough.

As a patron, you ultimately decide how much I get to focus on creating new works: new novels, new stories, new portraits, etc. Every level of support helps, and adds up. As a thank you, I’ve setup a series of rewards that y’all might enjoy.

Thucydides once said, “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage”. And he was right. It’s going to take a lot of courage to try to live off my art and writing full-time, but in the end, I know this is what I have to do.

Thanks for supporting this new chapter in my life.

- CJS

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Tiers
Good Samaritan
$3 or more per month
Even the smallest amount helps. :)  Its pretty simple, my average at-home meal costs about $3 bucks (about the price of a Starbucks drink).  So with this first Tier you're basically making sure I'm fed or get some caffeine.  Thanks for that!  


With this Tier you get:

  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My eternal gratitude.
Baron, Baroness of the Arts
$5 or more per month
Your generosity at this level affords you ALL THE REWARDS ABOVE :
  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.

*PLUS*

  •  An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)
Earl, Countess of Enlightenment
$10 or more per month
Your generosity at this level affords you ALL THE REWARDS ABOVE :
  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.
  • An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)

*PLUS*

  • A complimentary copy of my latest novel (1 per year.  After 3 month minimum patronage. Shipping date tbd based on publishing date.)
Duke, Duchess, Guardian of the Arts
$25 or more per month
You've entered the inner circle. Your generosity at this level affords you ALL OF THESE REWARDS :
  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.
  • An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)

*PLUS*

  • A signed copy of my latest novel (1 per year.  After 3 month minimum patronage. Shipping date tbd based on publishing date.)
  • Access to The Process:  how I brainstorm and figure out new illustrations (via writings, pictures, sketches, and sometimes video)


King, Queen, Rarefied Benefactor
$50 or more per month
The royalty of old would be proud of your commitment to the arts, and your belief in me as an artist and writer.  Thank you so much!


Your patronage at this level affords you ALL OF THESE REWARDS :

  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.
  • An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)
  • A signed copy of my latest novel (1 per year.  After 3 month minimum patronage. Shipping date tbd based on publishing date.)
  • Access to The Process: how I brainstorm and figure out new illustrations (via writings, pictures, sketches, and sometimes video)

*PLUS*

  • An original 11x14" illustration based on a collaboration of ideas between you and I.  I'm really looking forward to this one.  (4 month minimum patronage)
Medici-level Boss
$100 or more per month
At this most Elite tier, you get the works, plus one gigantic reward.  Thanks for believing in me as an artist and writer.

Your patronage at this level affords you ALL OF THESE REWARDS :

  • Access to my PATRON-ONLY MUSINGS  (Behind the scenes on what I'm working on, the daily struggles, the Euphoria moments and the crushing defeats)
  • My Eternal Gratitude.
  • An 8x10" print of your choice, selected from those marked on my website. (3 month minimum patronage)
  • A signed copy of my latest novel (1 per year.  After 3 month minimum patronage. Shipping date tbd based on publishing date.)
  • Access to The Process: how I brainstorm and figure out new illustrations (via writings, pictures, sketches, and sometimes video)
  • An original 11x14" illustration based on a collaboration of ideas between you and I.  I'm really looking forward to this one.  (4 month minimum patronage)

**PLUS**

  • An custom portrait 11x14" of a person of your choosing:  a relative, loved one, historical figure, etc. (6 month minimum patronage)