Lydia Burris is creating Original Art and Crazymail
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patrons

Greetings Friends, Miscellany Enthusiasts, Strange ART Supporters, Lovers of the Weird and Watchers from the great vast planes of the interwebs!
I welcome you to my patreon page!

If you are here to support my path in any way, even just by watching with morbid curiosisty, I THANK YOU truly, from the bottom of my spleen to tips of my eyelashes!

(NEW TRAVEL PROJECT: SEE BELOW...)

INTRODUCTION, PURPOSE, and REASONS:

I am an imaginer, a collector, a dreamer... just like you.

Sometimes it seems as if I have my toes in everything! I display at art shows, travel and vend at conventions, write my own websites, make art for myself, write and compose poetry, teach at a community college and ponder the universe. I paint, draw, sculpt, make installations, do digital art, take photos, write and go slowly insane. 

As a creator, I easily become obsessed with the nonsense, the experimental and the other worldly.
I love to connect with people on a creative physical level, and find utmost joy in spontaneous delights. I am always and forever trying new things in the studio. Being a teacher as well, I often experiment with new ways to open creative minds and expose my students to unexpected methods, materials and subjects. Because of this I SAVE EVERYTHING. Materials as well as creative experiments. Bits and pieces that become magic when separated and taken out of context. Ephemera, combined with cut text, mixed with painted color and imagery suddenly become a talisman of imagination and dreaming. I want to share this passion with you, as well as create a fluid environment where my collection can flow out of my space and into yours - digitally as well as physically. 



WHY PATREON?


**CRAZYMAIL MYSTERY LETTERS**
Originally I set up patreon as a platform offering mystery letters as "CRAZYMAIL"
I like to connect with people on a physical level, and I love the idea of art magic appearing in mailboxes instead of bills.

** I am currently still offering some crazymail spots - all of which include original sketches or mixed media experiments. (both postcards and sealed envelopes include some original art action!)

**I currently only have 15 spots available each for the postcards and crazymail letters, but as other things become available I will release them through my shop. *These rewards may not last forever so get it while you can! (update March 2019)  



* I am also offering a long term 10% discount in my etsy store for any patron at any level

**WHAT ABOUT IN-DEPTH CONTENT and SNEAK PEEKS?**
....As time allows, there will be sneak peeks and deeper content on patreon, BUT, this is not the reason for this platform. If my patreon numbers grow I may be able to offer more exclusive content here but most of my audience seems to engage more via facebook and instagram. I am also focusing on starting a new art travel blog for my travel project and I will need to focus my efforts there. Supporters on patreon will have the opportunity to be recognized on those other platforms too. I will keep patrons updated on those posts! (Updated March 2019) 

Otherwise, this platform is an amazing place for those who are interested in supporting the wide array of creative experiments can do so.


THANK YOU!

I sincerely thank you for your time, interest and contribution.
Truly, every little bit helps me keep this magi
c spark going.

NEW TRAVEL PROJECT!!!

In May 2019 I am embarking on a 3 week journey that will include California and New Mexico.

My goal is to create a surreal travel journal publication using art, poetry, writing and photography inspired by my adventures.


The stops along my path are mainly determined by friend and family couch surfing opportunities.
I have plotted out open days between stops to allow for whim and chance to lead me on unplanned paths. This uncertainty is part of the excitement of these travels.

I did did a 16 day test run of this type of travel 2 years ago and it was a success. I visited places I didn't even know existed and met new people along my way. I encouraged friends to share with me their favorite local discoveries. I let the whim of exploring winding roads lure me to beautiful hidden places. I never felt more alive than I did on that journey, and it unlocked something within me. Those experiences led me to crave a similar experience, but this time I want to combine it with my art path. Rather than an 'escape' from my life, I am now diving in and making it a part of my *art* life.

TRAVEL PROJECT UPDATES TBA!!!
There may even be a separate go-fund-me page I will create to help me specifically fund THE TRAVEL PROJECT. Patronage through patreon will definitely help my journey. If you'd like to be a sponsor in another sense, please contact me! 



To each and every one of you who reach out and step into my realm, thank you so very much!

FINAL NOTES AND BASIC PATREON INFORMATION

--- CHARGES 
Your account will be charged on the day you join, and then on the first of the month after that. 

Patreon is a monthly charge on the first of the month. 
 Sign up or cancel anytime with no obligations.

CRAZYMAIL PATRONS: 
For each charge on your card, you will receive one crazymail letter. I generally send the letter at the end of the month. If you are a new patron and you join at the end of the month, your first letter may be sent nearer to the next letter (but will be sent separately) 
DELAYS: I will inform crazymail patrons if there are any delays. this will likely be through the blog-like posts. But you will get your letter! 

--- A NOTE ON CONTENT:
Most of the art I do is of a surreal and dark nature. Crazy mail content will most likely be a mix of light and dark themes, sometimes heavy psychological ponderings and/or the occasional *artistic* nude (but I won't post any of those on the patreon blog due to the rules of visibility).
SEE MY WEBSITE TO BROWSE MY WORK: http://lydiaburris.com

** If you are wanting to get snail mail of a more light hearted and G rated nature, this is possible. Just make sure to send a message and I will make note by your address.

---SHIPPING and PATRONS LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE USA:
(Updated Nov 2018)
Shipping is now *INCLUDED* in BOTH the USA and INTERNATIONAL crazymail!! 
Now that I am only doing postcards and letters, it will not hurt me to send internationally at no extra charge! 



Tiers
Strangeness Tier
$1 or more per month
CRAZY THANKS - Thank you so much for your support!

Choose your own pledge amount to help support the studio!


* Follow my artistic progress and process with access to all of my basic posts to patreon and patreon specific offers. 

* Receive special discounts on my online shop and be the first to get a peek at special items and offers when I am able to give prior notice.

Your support means more than you know!!

Crazy Tier Basic (closed)
$10 or more per month (sold out!)

CRAZY MAIL BASIC (only those remaining can be on it until they change their pledge!)

WEIRD TIER
$10 or more per month
THE ART POSTCARD!! A work of art with a STAMP!! 

Something fun and framable you can get in the POST!  

A Little piece of art with love from me to you!


**Plus access to all related patreon posts and offers.

**note: NO EXTRA SHIPPING COST! 

CRAZY TIER
$15 or more per month

THE CRAZYMAIL MYSTERY LETTER!!

* Receive a wildly painted envelope with creative efforts from me to you with love. 

* There will be mini original art piece inside as well as fun little bits and pieces from my studio. 

     ~ Mini Originals could be sketches, mixed media experiments,
       word/poetry pieces or a fabric creation. 

     ~Extra bits could be bookmarks, mini prints, random stickers,
       fortunes, tissue butterflies, notes from me, etc.

        You won't know because its a MYSTERY! 


**Plus access to all related patreon posts and offers.

**note: NO EXTRA SHIPPING COST! 

Super Crazy Tier (closed)
$20 or more per month (sold out!)

CRAZY MAIL SWEET DEAL - This Tier is closed except to those already on it, and will close once they change their tier.

Goals
13 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons I will post a video of me doing a happy little Jig, and I will thank everyone by name. Once I reach this level, I will have a better idea of what I can do on the next goal. Hopefully it will involve adventure. 
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Greetings Friends, Miscellany Enthusiasts, Strange ART Supporters, Lovers of the Weird and Watchers from the great vast planes of the interwebs!
I welcome you to my patreon page!

If you are here to support my path in any way, even just by watching with morbid curiosisty, I THANK YOU truly, from the bottom of my spleen to tips of my eyelashes!

(NEW TRAVEL PROJECT: SEE BELOW...)

INTRODUCTION, PURPOSE, and REASONS:

I am an imaginer, a collector, a dreamer... just like you.

Sometimes it seems as if I have my toes in everything! I display at art shows, travel and vend at conventions, write my own websites, make art for myself, write and compose poetry, teach at a community college and ponder the universe. I paint, draw, sculpt, make installations, do digital art, take photos, write and go slowly insane. 

As a creator, I easily become obsessed with the nonsense, the experimental and the other worldly.
I love to connect with people on a creative physical level, and find utmost joy in spontaneous delights. I am always and forever trying new things in the studio. Being a teacher as well, I often experiment with new ways to open creative minds and expose my students to unexpected methods, materials and subjects. Because of this I SAVE EVERYTHING. Materials as well as creative experiments. Bits and pieces that become magic when separated and taken out of context. Ephemera, combined with cut text, mixed with painted color and imagery suddenly become a talisman of imagination and dreaming. I want to share this passion with you, as well as create a fluid environment where my collection can flow out of my space and into yours - digitally as well as physically. 



WHY PATREON?


**CRAZYMAIL MYSTERY LETTERS**
Originally I set up patreon as a platform offering mystery letters as "CRAZYMAIL"
I like to connect with people on a physical level, and I love the idea of art magic appearing in mailboxes instead of bills.

** I am currently still offering some crazymail spots - all of which include original sketches or mixed media experiments. (both postcards and sealed envelopes include some original art action!)

**I currently only have 15 spots available each for the postcards and crazymail letters, but as other things become available I will release them through my shop. *These rewards may not last forever so get it while you can! (update March 2019)  



* I am also offering a long term 10% discount in my etsy store for any patron at any level

**WHAT ABOUT IN-DEPTH CONTENT and SNEAK PEEKS?**
....As time allows, there will be sneak peeks and deeper content on patreon, BUT, this is not the reason for this platform. If my patreon numbers grow I may be able to offer more exclusive content here but most of my audience seems to engage more via facebook and instagram. I am also focusing on starting a new art travel blog for my travel project and I will need to focus my efforts there. Supporters on patreon will have the opportunity to be recognized on those other platforms too. I will keep patrons updated on those posts! (Updated March 2019) 

Otherwise, this platform is an amazing place for those who are interested in supporting the wide array of creative experiments can do so.


THANK YOU!

I sincerely thank you for your time, interest and contribution.
Truly, every little bit helps me keep this magi
c spark going.

NEW TRAVEL PROJECT!!!

In May 2019 I am embarking on a 3 week journey that will include California and New Mexico.

My goal is to create a surreal travel journal publication using art, poetry, writing and photography inspired by my adventures.


The stops along my path are mainly determined by friend and family couch surfing opportunities.
I have plotted out open days between stops to allow for whim and chance to lead me on unplanned paths. This uncertainty is part of the excitement of these travels.

I did did a 16 day test run of this type of travel 2 years ago and it was a success. I visited places I didn't even know existed and met new people along my way. I encouraged friends to share with me their favorite local discoveries. I let the whim of exploring winding roads lure me to beautiful hidden places. I never felt more alive than I did on that journey, and it unlocked something within me. Those experiences led me to crave a similar experience, but this time I want to combine it with my art path. Rather than an 'escape' from my life, I am now diving in and making it a part of my *art* life.

TRAVEL PROJECT UPDATES TBA!!!
There may even be a separate go-fund-me page I will create to help me specifically fund THE TRAVEL PROJECT. Patronage through patreon will definitely help my journey. If you'd like to be a sponsor in another sense, please contact me! 



To each and every one of you who reach out and step into my realm, thank you so very much!

FINAL NOTES AND BASIC PATREON INFORMATION

--- CHARGES 
Your account will be charged on the day you join, and then on the first of the month after that. 

Patreon is a monthly charge on the first of the month. 
 Sign up or cancel anytime with no obligations.

CRAZYMAIL PATRONS: 
For each charge on your card, you will receive one crazymail letter. I generally send the letter at the end of the month. If you are a new patron and you join at the end of the month, your first letter may be sent nearer to the next letter (but will be sent separately) 
DELAYS: I will inform crazymail patrons if there are any delays. this will likely be through the blog-like posts. But you will get your letter! 

--- A NOTE ON CONTENT:
Most of the art I do is of a surreal and dark nature. Crazy mail content will most likely be a mix of light and dark themes, sometimes heavy psychological ponderings and/or the occasional *artistic* nude (but I won't post any of those on the patreon blog due to the rules of visibility).
SEE MY WEBSITE TO BROWSE MY WORK: http://lydiaburris.com

** If you are wanting to get snail mail of a more light hearted and G rated nature, this is possible. Just make sure to send a message and I will make note by your address.

---SHIPPING and PATRONS LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE USA:
(Updated Nov 2018)
Shipping is now *INCLUDED* in BOTH the USA and INTERNATIONAL crazymail!! 
Now that I am only doing postcards and letters, it will not hurt me to send internationally at no extra charge! 



Recent posts by Lydia Burris

Tiers
Strangeness Tier
$1 or more per month
CRAZY THANKS - Thank you so much for your support!

Choose your own pledge amount to help support the studio!


* Follow my artistic progress and process with access to all of my basic posts to patreon and patreon specific offers. 

* Receive special discounts on my online shop and be the first to get a peek at special items and offers when I am able to give prior notice.

Your support means more than you know!!

Crazy Tier Basic (closed)
$10 or more per month (sold out!)

CRAZY MAIL BASIC (only those remaining can be on it until they change their pledge!)

WEIRD TIER
$10 or more per month
THE ART POSTCARD!! A work of art with a STAMP!! 

Something fun and framable you can get in the POST!  

A Little piece of art with love from me to you!


**Plus access to all related patreon posts and offers.

**note: NO EXTRA SHIPPING COST! 

CRAZY TIER
$15 or more per month

THE CRAZYMAIL MYSTERY LETTER!!

* Receive a wildly painted envelope with creative efforts from me to you with love. 

* There will be mini original art piece inside as well as fun little bits and pieces from my studio. 

     ~ Mini Originals could be sketches, mixed media experiments,
       word/poetry pieces or a fabric creation. 

     ~Extra bits could be bookmarks, mini prints, random stickers,
       fortunes, tissue butterflies, notes from me, etc.

        You won't know because its a MYSTERY! 


**Plus access to all related patreon posts and offers.

**note: NO EXTRA SHIPPING COST! 

Super Crazy Tier (closed)
$20 or more per month (sold out!)

CRAZY MAIL SWEET DEAL - This Tier is closed except to those already on it, and will close once they change their tier.