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Operation Gaia 2019
Art by Elisabeth Alba

Art by Elisabeth Alba

Operation Gaia, the joint charity auction event from the Changeling Artist Collective and the Bird Whisperer Project, has returned to raise funds for the National Audubon Society. Last year we raised over $5,000! The auction will be held on the Collective’s Facebook Page and the format will be the same as our other auctions. All proceeds from sales, minus shipping, will be donated to help support the conservation of birds. The auction will run from May 20th to May 24th.

Kickstarter: Artpothecary Volume 1

Changeling Emily Hare has launched her third Kickstarter for her book Artpothecary Volume 1, a collection of sketches, studies, drawings and doodles in pencil and graphite. Emily’s campaign funded in 1 hour!!

Campaign Basics

The book will be 80 pages, perfect bound with velvet matte cover and A5 in size (5.8 x 8.3 inches). The pages will be 170 gsm uncoated paper. The contents of the book are all ready to go into layout and then finally, off to the printers...

Inside the book, you will find all sorts; creatures, portraits, studies, thumbnails which all follow my love for folklore, fantasy and the natural world. My preferred drawing method is graphite pencil and graphite powder which gives it a lovely soft look. A col-erase pencil will also sneak in here and there!

Just The Book - £15 (about $20)

Emily has a range of different rewards tiers if you’d like more goodies with your book, including an Early Bird special.

EARLY BIRD - Book & Print & Postcards & FREE Magnet - £30

One signed copy of Artpothecary

  • FREE magnet

  • Signed A5 Print

  • 5 A6 Postcards

There are only 19 hours left (from the time this article was published) to take advantage of the early bird deal!

Journey - March Auction

Join us March 18th for our next art auction, Journey! The auction will go live at 12:00 p.m. EST on our Facebook page. You can find the auction albums here:

http://tinyurl.com/journey-auction

PLACING BIDS

Place a bid by commenting on your chosen item (for example, ‘BID $50’). Bidding happens in a minimum of $5 increments (for example, 5, 10, 15, etc. ). 

BUY IT NOW OPTION

The buy it now option may be used on items that have no bids. If this option is chosen, the buyer immediately wins the auction and no more bids can be placed. To place a bid using the Buy it Now option, comment with BIN and the BIN price to the listed item. Example: BIN $150. The Buy it Now option disappears once another bid is placed. 

Banner Art and Artist

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This month’s auction banner features the painting The Travelling Wind by Patricia Ann Lewis. For over a decade, Pat Ann has applied her skills in the Story Arts as a Freelancer. From illustrating in the children's publishing industry to storyboarding for children's animated television and everything in between.

Now she is giving up the freelancing world to work on her own projects such as licensing her MacFeather Girls and Feather Brain birds and fish and two children's books about animals.

https://www.pat-ann.com/

Featured Patreon: Melissa Gay

Melissa Gay is a Nashville-based illustrator of books and games, whose greatest inspirations are science and folklore. Her lifelong art quest is to create a satisfying visual balance between precise detail and hazy obscurity. Her award-winning Imaginative Realist works have been featured in ImagineFX Magazine, io9, tor.com, and several of the Infected By Art anthologies. Besides making art, she is never happier than when hiking, climbing on rocks, or staring into the night sky. She can whistle a passable screech owl call.

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After spending her career drawing and painting other people's visions, Melissa is on a quest to learn, explore, and grow as an artist and make worlds of her own. She aspires to be like the protagonist in her painting Harvest, gathering inspirations from everywhere and bringing them to her patrons in the form of new art! 

New personal art will take the form of plein-air landscape studies, imagined space scenes, character portraits, thumbnail sketches, and large oil paintings. Patrons will get to see this content before it’s released anywhere else, and Melissa will even share her inspirations, thought processes, and observations on materials and techniques. 

Melissa’s Patreon currently has 1 tier - Pay what you Like! For $1 or more a month this is what you’ll get:

You are helping me to create the art I love!!! You have all my thanks for whatever you care to give.

For now my Patreon is Pay What You Like. This may change later on as I figure this whole Patreon thing out, but if there are any changes, I will notify you all in advance. I want this process to be as transparent as possible.

What you get for your patronage is early access to all my personal art and process discussions, as I create it, before I show it anywhere else! Plus I will share with you any story vignettes that play around in my head while I'm creating said art. Welcome to my journey!

Support Melissa on Patreon Today!

https://www.patreon.com/MelissaGay

http://www.melissagay.com/

Featured Patreon: Elisabeth Alba

Elisabeth Alba is a freelance illustrator living in Western Massachusetts whose artwork focuses on fantastical, historical, and cartographic imagery. She started her Patreon in the summer of 2018 as a way to allow others to dive a little deeper into her creative world.

Elisabeth’s artwork is typically created with a variety of media: pencil, watercolor, colored pencil, acryla gouache, and ink. Sometimes she works digitally. She’s worked with some great clients over the years—including Scholastic, Llewellyn Worldwide, Small Beer Press, and Henry Holt Books for Young Readers—but she also enjoys creating personal work and exploring her own interests and passions in her artwork. For a taste of what you'll be seeing from Elisabeth, if you become a patron, check out her portfolio at www.albaillustration.com!

In her Patreon, Elisabeth shares details and progress photos from her client work (when allowed) as well as personal work, and images she creates for themed art events such as auctions for the Changeling Artist Collective and Month of Love and Fear. She is currently illustrating the Everyday Witch Oracle Deck for Llewellyn Worldwide (publication in September 2019) so many of her recent posts have been about that.

Depending on what tier patrons join, they can also receive video access, participation in polls, coupons, wallpapers, coloring pages, holiday cards, and other fun rewards. There is also a tier to commission tiny framed paintings, and another to save up for larger paintings. For a full breakdown of reward tiers, visit www.patreon.com/posts/22447989.


Since starting her Patreon, Elisabeth has enjoyed exploring a more intimate platform than social-media, where she can interact with friends and fans and get a little more personal with what she shares about her life as a freelance artist. She looks forward to sharing more in 2019, and is grateful for the support of her patrons!

Support Elisabeth on Patreon Today!

https://www.patreon.com/elisabethalba

Kickstarter: Crescent Moon Moth Enamel Pins!

Changeling Amanda Makepeace is launching her second Make 100 Kickstarter on Wednesday, January 16th. This year’s enamel pin is a companion to her Twilight Moth enamel pin from 2018’s campaign. These pins, like last year’s, will be a limited edition run of 100. Last year’s campaign funded in under 8 hours and all 100 pins were claimed in 3 days.

Back the Campaign Today!

This year's campaign is a little different. Here are the three initial tiers:

 -- $15+ option - One Twilight Moth Enamel Pin -- 

 -- $30+ option - Two Twilight Moth Enamel Pins -- 

 -- $75+ option - Concept Art and Two Twilight Moth Enamel Pins -- 

Here are the stretch goals as they currently stand:

-- Stretch Goal 1: $900+ -- UNLOCKED!

All enamel pin backers will receive a Crescent Moon Moth Sticker.

-- Stretch Goal 2: $1500 -- Mini Moon Moth Badge -- UNLOCKED!

When all 100 Crescent Moon Moth enamel pins are spoken for I will add a new reward tier for a special open edition pin, a Mini Moon Moth Badge. All backers will also have the option adjusting their pledge to add-on this pin. This pin will be $10 and it measures 20 mm in diameter.

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-- Stretch Goal 3: $2000 -- Crescent Moon Moth Prints -- LOCKED!

All enamel pin backers will receive a Crescent Moon Moth print measuring 4 x 4 inches.

Remember, the campaign will launch on Wednesday, January 16th at 10 a.m. EST. Be ready!

Zodiac - January Art Auction
Art by Anna K. Szalas

Art by Anna K. Szalas

Join us January 14th for our next art auction, Zodiac! The collective’s artists will be exploring both Western and Eastern zodiac themes and symbols. The auction will go live at 12:00 p.m. EST on our Facebook page. You can find the auction albums here:

https://tinyurl.com/zodiac2018

Placing Bids

Place a bid by commenting on your chosen item (for example, ‘BID $50’). Bidding happens in a minimum of $5 increments (for example, 5, 10, 15, etc. ). 

Buy it Now Option

The buy it now option may be used on items that have no bids. If this option is chosen, the buyer immediately wins the auction and no more bids can be placed. To place a bid using the Buy it Now option, comment with BIN and the BIN price to the listed item. Example: BIN $150. The Buy it Now option disappears once another bid is placed.