aboniks is creating art and fashion, live on Twitch.
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Hi, I'm aboniks.

For those of you who don't already know me, I'm a photographer, artist, and fashion designer. My wife Viata and I work as a team to run our luxury clothing brand.


Here's what I do:
Some of my earliest memories involve making art with my family, and I've been a photographer since the late 90's.  These days I'm working with some pretty exciting cutting-edge apparel production systems to create a fashion brand known for bold visual designs and exclusive distribution.  Most of the creative end of that business happens during live broadcasts, on our Twitch channel.  Viata is a process control specialist, so she handles most of our social media technology, as well as heading up our community development project, and running our live video production systems.

Meanwhile, we're also homesteading a patch of forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and trying to make a better future for our family and the local wildlife.  So, while we're stumbling through the process of trying to build a high-tech global fashion behemoth from scratch, there's plenty of hard physical work to be done running our household and improving the land we live on, which opens up a lot of opportunities to share our experiences with you.

Here's where you come in:
Your backing through any of the Patreon tiers keeps our live broadcasts on the air, helps us expand our fashion brand, and funds many of the homestead projects that we're working on, including a renewable fuel-wood plantation, planting thousands of trees and shrubs, improving habitat for local wildlife, building straw bale cottages for friends and family members, and cleaning up the toxic messes left behind by generations of landowners before us. 

Viata and I are supremely grateful for your backing at any tier, and we've got some benefits cooked up that we think you're going to enjoy, including limited edition prints of my artwork and photography, custom apparel from our Red Label and White Label fashion collections delivered direct to your door, and even personal invitations to our annual Summer Solstice dinner party.

We know that many of you can't offer direct financial support right now, and we're thankful for the simple fact that you're interested in what were doing.  Even if you can't help us plant a tree, you can still do us a solid by following us on Twitch. Just dropping by to say hi and hang out there for a while does a lot to help us grow our community and stay motivated, and we appreciate it!

Cheers,
 
Tiers
Forester
$1 or more per month

Every year, Viata and I plant a wide variety of trees and shrubs on our homestead.  Kick in a dollar and we'll plant a tree in your name.


Foresters help us offset the cost of tools and time for planting projects.


Benefits:

  • A tree or shrub planted in your name here on the homestead.
  • Special Discord status.
Includes Discord rewards
Yardfolk
$4 or more per month

A while back, Viata and I started calling  all the amazing woodland visitors we get here our “yardfolk”, and the name just stuck.  Now that we've expanded our “yard” across the globe with our Twitch broadcast, it seems like an appropriate name for the members of our growing online community.


Yardfolk help us maintain our broadcast schedule and give us the opportunity to improve the quality of the Twitch  stream.


Benefits:

  • All benefits from the previous tier.
  • We'll add your name to our end-of-show credit roll.  
Includes Discord rewards
Gladeshaper
$21 or more per month

Viata and I have a lot of little woodland projects we'd love to tackle around here, and your support puts us in position to start getting things done.  

Gladeshapers  let us invest more time and energy into a variety of bite-sized land and home improvement tasks.

 

Benefits:

  • All benefits from previous tiers.
  • Access to behind-the-scenes footage of our homesteading projects, delivered to you here on Patreon.
Includes Discord rewards
Red Label Patron
$42 or more per month

Red Label is my expanding line of hyper-rare collectors pieces that are unavailable to the general public.  Every month I design a new 100% cotton short-sleeve luxury tee and deliver it to Red Label Patrons.

Your support at this level grants you access to our exclusive Red Label fashion collection, and your first piece will ship around the 15th of the month following your initial pledge at this tier.
 

Benefits:

  • All benefits from previous tiers.
  • You'll have a new piece of hyper-rare Red Label fashion delivered to your door every month.
Earthmover
$111 or more per month

Some jobs on the homestead demand more from us than blood, sweat, and stubbornness. Your support helps us meet goals in the woods that require specialist help or heavy equipment.


Earthmovers receive monthly deliveries from our Red Label collection, and also gain access to our custom White Label collection.  

After each 6 months of support at this level, you'll receive a truly unique one-of-a-kind piece of luxury fashion, custom designed just for you.

  

Benefits:

  • All benefits from previous tiers.
  • White Label custom after each 6 months of support.
Includes Discord rewards
Terraformer
$222 or more per month

You're deeply invested in helping us reshape the world for the better.


Your generosity lets Viata and I begin to undo some of the thoughtless damage that previous owners have done to this land, from cleaning up stream-bed dump sites to properly disposing of antiquated and toxic building materials.


After 12 months of support, Terraformers receive a signed and numbered limited edition art canvas.  These are unseen, unpublicized works from my personal collection, not available anywhere else.


Benefits:

  • All rewards from previous tiers
  • A signed and numbered limited edition art canvas after every 12 months of support.
Includes Discord rewards
Druid
$999 or more per month

Our Druids have the resources and the drive to help us make changes happen so fast on the homestead that it feels like magic.

This inner circle is deliberately kept quite small to ensure that Viata and I are able to personally repay your incredible kindness with truly meaningful tokens of our gratitude, while still accomplishing the huge homestead goals that your support has made possible.


Benefits:

  • All benefits from previous tiers.


  • Each year, Druids who have supported us at this tier for a minimum of six months in that year will receive a plus-one RSVP invitation to our annual Summer Solstice dinner party and evening river-walk in Houghton, Michigan.


  • Each year, Druids who have supported us at this tier for a minimum of two months in that  year will receive a museum quality single edition of my unpublicized artwork.  This hand-signed original piece may either be presented in person at the Summer Solstice dinner party or delivered via courier service, at your discretion.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
1 of 25 patrons
Road Trip!

Viata and I will take a little break from the homestead, and plan a photoshoot somewhere nearby to collect source images for our aboniks fashion label.

While we don't yet have the technology to take you along with us live on stream, we'll do a bit of recording along the way to let you get familiar with how we work on location.

We're definitely looking forward to getting out and about, when the weather cooperates.
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Hi, I'm aboniks.

For those of you who don't already know me, I'm a photographer, artist, and fashion designer. My wife Viata and I work as a team to run our luxury clothing brand.


Here's what I do:
Some of my earliest memories involve making art with my family, and I've been a photographer since the late 90's.  These days I'm working with some pretty exciting cutting-edge apparel production systems to create a fashion brand known for bold visual designs and exclusive distribution.  Most of the creative end of that business happens during live broadcasts, on our Twitch channel.  Viata is a process control specialist, so she handles most of our social media technology, as well as heading up our community development project, and running our live video production systems.

Meanwhile, we're also homesteading a patch of forest in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and trying to make a better future for our family and the local wildlife.  So, while we're stumbling through the process of trying to build a high-tech global fashion behemoth from scratch, there's plenty of hard physical work to be done running our household and improving the land we live on, which opens up a lot of opportunities to share our experiences with you.

Here's where you come in:
Your backing through any of the Patreon tiers keeps our live broadcasts on the air, helps us expand our fashion brand, and funds many of the homestead projects that we're working on, including a renewable fuel-wood plantation, planting thousands of trees and shrubs, improving habitat for local wildlife, building straw bale cottages for friends and family members, and cleaning up the toxic messes left behind by generations of landowners before us. 

Viata and I are supremely grateful for your backing at any tier, and we've got some benefits cooked up that we think you're going to enjoy, including limited edition prints of my artwork and photography, custom apparel from our Red Label and White Label fashion collections delivered direct to your door, and even personal invitations to our annual Summer Solstice dinner party.

We know that many of you can't offer direct financial support right now, and we're thankful for the simple fact that you're interested in what were doing.  Even if you can't help us plant a tree, you can still do us a solid by following us on Twitch. Just dropping by to say hi and hang out there for a while does a lot to help us grow our community and stay motivated, and we appreciate it!

Cheers,
 

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Tiers
Forester
$1 or more per month

Every year, Viata and I plant a wide variety of trees and shrubs on our homestead.  Kick in a dollar and we'll plant a tree in your name.


Foresters help us offset the cost of tools and time for planting projects.


Benefits:

  • A tree or shrub planted in your name here on the homestead.
  • Special Discord status.
Includes Discord rewards
Yardfolk
$4 or more per month

A while back, Viata and I started calling  all the amazing woodland visitors we get here our “yardfolk”, and the name just stuck.  Now that we've expanded our “yard” across the globe with our Twitch broadcast, it seems like an appropriate name for the members of our growing online community.


Yardfolk help us maintain our broadcast schedule and give us the opportunity to improve the quality of the Twitch  stream.


Benefits:

  • All benefits from the previous tier.
  • We'll add your name to our end-of-show credit roll.  
Includes Discord rewards
Gladeshaper
$21 or more per month

Viata and I have a lot of little woodland projects we'd love to tackle around here, and your support puts us in position to start getting things done.  

Gladeshapers  let us invest more time and energy into a variety of bite-sized land and home improvement tasks.

 

Benefits:

  • All benefits from previous tiers.
  • Access to behind-the-scenes footage of our homesteading projects, delivered to you here on Patreon.
Includes Discord rewards
Red Label Patron
$42 or more per month

Red Label is my expanding line of hyper-rare collectors pieces that are unavailable to the general public.  Every month I design a new 100% cotton short-sleeve luxury tee and deliver it to Red Label Patrons.

Your support at this level grants you access to our exclusive Red Label fashion collection, and your first piece will ship around the 15th of the month following your initial pledge at this tier.
 

Benefits:

  • All benefits from previous tiers.
  • You'll have a new piece of hyper-rare Red Label fashion delivered to your door every month.
Earthmover
$111 or more per month

Some jobs on the homestead demand more from us than blood, sweat, and stubbornness. Your support helps us meet goals in the woods that require specialist help or heavy equipment.


Earthmovers receive monthly deliveries from our Red Label collection, and also gain access to our custom White Label collection.  

After each 6 months of support at this level, you'll receive a truly unique one-of-a-kind piece of luxury fashion, custom designed just for you.

  

Benefits:

  • All benefits from previous tiers.
  • White Label custom after each 6 months of support.
Includes Discord rewards
Terraformer
$222 or more per month

You're deeply invested in helping us reshape the world for the better.


Your generosity lets Viata and I begin to undo some of the thoughtless damage that previous owners have done to this land, from cleaning up stream-bed dump sites to properly disposing of antiquated and toxic building materials.


After 12 months of support, Terraformers receive a signed and numbered limited edition art canvas.  These are unseen, unpublicized works from my personal collection, not available anywhere else.


Benefits:

  • All rewards from previous tiers
  • A signed and numbered limited edition art canvas after every 12 months of support.
Includes Discord rewards
Druid
$999 or more per month

Our Druids have the resources and the drive to help us make changes happen so fast on the homestead that it feels like magic.

This inner circle is deliberately kept quite small to ensure that Viata and I are able to personally repay your incredible kindness with truly meaningful tokens of our gratitude, while still accomplishing the huge homestead goals that your support has made possible.


Benefits:

  • All benefits from previous tiers.


  • Each year, Druids who have supported us at this tier for a minimum of six months in that year will receive a plus-one RSVP invitation to our annual Summer Solstice dinner party and evening river-walk in Houghton, Michigan.


  • Each year, Druids who have supported us at this tier for a minimum of two months in that  year will receive a museum quality single edition of my unpublicized artwork.  This hand-signed original piece may either be presented in person at the Summer Solstice dinner party or delivered via courier service, at your discretion.
Includes Discord rewards