Mysterious

Corner

Welcome to my membership!

 

My Name is Emily and I am an artist who works mainly in watercolours, creating imaginary worlds, strange creatures and magical beings. I occasionally make sculptures too! The fact you are here it is likely that you are a fan of what I do (thank you!) and might be interested in what this is all about.

Immerse yourself in a magical world filled with whimsical folklore, fantasy and legend! (And a smidge of Sci-Fi!)

Your membership gives you instant access to painting processes and techniques, tools, and insight into the creation of the enchanted world of Strangehollow and much more! I share things here that I do not share anywhere else. I usually have one big project on the go during any given year with some side quests along the way.

 

Watercolour Technique

Ask Me Anything

Secret Shop

Current Project

WANTED! – Cosmic Outlaws, Space Pirates & Intergalactic Scallywags

 

I’m currently working on this super fun book with my husband Matt Dixon.

It will be a collection of alien (and some human) characters who are wanted for various nefarious deeds and being pursued through the galaxies with bounty’s on their heads! I will be crowdfunding this project as I have done with my previous books. 

Members of Mysterious Corner will get to interact with the creation and even suggest names and what they are being hunted for, so if this sounds like it’s up your street, you can go here and check out the membership options. Members will also be able to purchase one or two of these new pieces before it goes live.

This chap is Admiral Pimpleneurker. 

 

About Me

I grew up in a haunted house on top of a hill, near to an ancient neolithic barrow called ‘The Fairy’s Toote’ which has a history of strange happenings. It is perhaps no surprise then, that I ended up completely enamoured with all things folklore.

My passion as an artist is to try to capture that feeling that I had when I truly believed in fairies and magic, and when monsters really did live under my bed. I want to continue to create worlds that don’t exist that will hopefully inspire adults and children alike. The nostalgia of that magical place that only existed in my imagination is what I want to capture.

Mediums

Watercolour is magical thing. It has taught me patience and the ability to ‘go with the flow’. I am an impulsive person and dedicating myself to watercolours has helped me learn how to plan ahead better! I am also now dabbling with gouache as a finishing tool which allows me to paint light over dark (where watercolour is the opposite).

Inspiration

You might have noticed that I am rather keen on painting creatures. I grew up surrounded with animals and I’m a big fan of nature documentaries. A lot of my inspiration comes from the natural world but the spark that started this journey for me was illustrated fairytales. I am a huge fan of folklore, Beowulf being my all time favourite!

How Does It Work?

 

When you become a member, you gain access to the membership posts page. This is where all the content lives and where you will find posts I have made since February 2021.

There is a menu to take you to different types of posts (video, art process etc) every time I make a post you will be notified via email with the link to the latest content. I post about once or twice a month on average and you can cancel your membership at any time.

Paid Membership

(Dollar amounts are approximate)

Starting at only £2 you will get access to things I won’t post anywhere else, plus first chance to buy originals and a secret shop!

These first three tiers are for anyone wishing to become a member in a pay what you wish format, and in return, get to see behind the scenes, ask me questions, suggest creature ideas or grab a little bargain by way of a discount! (You can save money by subscribing for a year membership, scroll down and see). All tiers get to view the same content within the membership

Everyone has access to my Secret Shop. This consists of original art I no longer have up in my main shop or experimental pieces and work that no longer represents my current style.

Wonder

£2 per month
$2.50 per month

Thank you for your support!

  • First chance to buy art before the public
  • See my full painting process
  • Get involved naming creatures
  • Ask about painting techniques
  • Access to member only secret shop

Whimsy

£6 per month
$8 per month

Thank you so much for your generosity!

  • ALL previous rewards

Magic

£10 per month
$13 per month

Thank you so much!

  • All previous rewards apply to Magic too, but you’re just giving me a little extra boost, You’re amazing!

Original Art Commission Tier

 

 

Enchantment

£65 per month
$83 per month

Thank you so much! All previous rewards PLUS

An original A5 watercolour painting mailed to you after three months payment of £65 per month. You choose a short prompt such as ‘magical unicorn’ or ‘cute hairy creature’ etc. You can repeat this every three months or sign up for just one cycle. OR you could save up for a few months (maximum – 6) and use those months to convert into a coupon for my shop. For 3 months this works out at a £177 voucher and six months is a £354 voucher. (The whimsy tier access of £6 a month is deducted from this).

This tier is charged at £65 monthly so your space on this tier will remain until you cancel. After each three month cycle I will contact you and ask for your theme prompt. You must respond to this email within one week, if I have not heard from you after a week then I will be making a painting of my choosing instead! (This is so I can keep my schedule organised).

After your first three month cycle you can either cancel your membership or start another three month cycle. Or you could choose a lower tier to continue viewing my membership only posts! You can downgrade your membership on your account page. LIMITED SPACES. (I ship worldwide).

Below are examples of this tier’s rewards that I have previously made.

Mischief

FREE

Thank you for following!

A wee escape from the hectic ad-filled world of social media and into an art-filled whimsical landscape! Enjoy 🙂

Things are expensive right now, so I have decided to offer a free membership option which will give you access to all my public posts (of which I will be making more of) since I want to post less on social media too. You won’t have access to first refusal on original art or my secret shop, but there will be plenty of art to show you!

Or Annual Membership

Save with a year's subscription (they will AUTO-RENEW so make a note of the date!)

 

Whimsy Annual

£66 per year
$90 per year

Thank you so much!

You get one month FREE for a full year membership

All rewards identical to Whimsy Monthly

Magic Annual

£90 per year
$120 per year

Thank you 🙂

THREE months free for a full year's membership!

All rewards identical to Magic Monthly

Testimonials

I personally really enjoy being a member, the content is very diverse. From behind the scenes of the artworks, with sketches, to the final pieces and also the whole progress about the artbooks she makes. I also learned a lot thanks to the articles about how Emily made her Kickstarter and every other step she takes in her career. I am glad to support such a wonderful artist!

Isabelle

Watching Emily’s art journey is so inspirational! From little snippets of delight, to magical creatures and enchanting tales, to information about her creative process and the realities of being an artist and business woman. I always look forward to her posts, and have learned a lot from her over the years.

Natalie Eslick

I’ve loved being part of Emily’s community of patrons! Her art is incredible and she’s a wonderful communicator, so fun and engaging, more dedicated to her audience than many others. The community of patrons Emily has gathered are all lovely too. Will be following any new venture of hers eagerly and joyfully!

Rachelf

I’ve been a member of Emily’s since right after she did her first Kickstarter. That’s how I found out about her wonderful work and then next thing you know I’m a Patron! It’s hard to describe how much joy Emily’s art gives me. It exudes positive energy – even the art that’s more on the dark side. 🙂 I love being able to see what’s going on “behind the scenes”. Not being an artist myself, I’m glad I get to live vicariously through her and the lovely community of patrons she has.

Jeff

Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?

Chances are if you are here you are already familiar with my work. By becoming a member, not only do you get glorious exclusive treats for your eyeballs, but your support will allow me to continue to create more books, paintings and stories in future! 

WHEN DO I GET BILLED?

You are billed immediately when you sign up for my membership and then monthly (or annually, depending on which you choose) on the same date you joined. 

is it easy to cancel my membership?

Yes! You can cancel your membership at any time, you are not tied into a contract. Please be aware though if you are on the £65 tier and cancel before your 3 month cycle is up, you do not get the painting described. Depending on when you cancel at that tier I will be able to send you something smaller and less detailed.

DO YOU DO TUTORIALS?

Not in the typical sense no. My membership is not designed as a ‘how to’, it is purely a peek into how I work. However, I do share the stages of making a painting from sketches, ideas and inspiration right to the finished piece. I don’t share the complete process of every painting I work on just occasional ones. 

Can i commission you to paint something for me if I am not a member?

No, at the moment I do not offer commissions outside of this membership. 

Can I ask you a question about the membership?

You absolutely can! If you aren’t sure or if there’s anything you want to ask then you can email me.

WHAT PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?

I accept credit card and PayPal

How do I see the content I have signed up for?

Firstly make sure that you are logged in to your membership, then you can navigate to all areas of the site, and see all of it via ‘POSTS’ in the menu at the top of this page.

Is this like Patreon?

Yes! The only difference is that there is no middleman. I built this site and run it on my own. I answer any and all queries myself and fix any issues that might arise. It’s built on WordPress which is an incredibly well known web building platform. 

why did you leave Patreon?

It just so happens I wrote a blog post about this very thing! You can read it here: Why I Left Patreon.

CAN I UPGRADE/DOWNGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP?

Yes! This is easy. Just go to your account page when you are signed in, click on ‘Subscriptions’ and then ‘Change Plan’ and that will give you a little dropdown box to upgrade or downgrade. If you are at the £6 tier and you up to £10, £50 or £65 you will not be charged extra, it will take into account the £6 you have already paid. Likewise if you want to reduce your membership from £10 to £2 then you will not be charged twice.

WHAT IS THE SECRET SHOP?

The secret shop is separate to my main shop online. This is where I post original artwork for members to access before I add them to my public shop www.emilyhare.co.uk. There will also be occasional prints which are reduced in price because of minor imperfections and any items that are exclusive to members.

 

 

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