Hai people! Super long time no see (again)
Welp, the summer is winding down finally over in my neck of the woods. My job as an art teacher at a summer day camp will be completed next week and I will once again have an unspecified amount of time where I will not be working after that (I've been going through this for how long now
) Anyways, I completed the #100DayProject
just under two weeks ago (images will be posted shortly, just gotta get em mass uploaded into sta.sh first). I will be showing a triptych in the 8th annual ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, MI in the next few weeks, and I will be showing a painting from the graduate thesis at Ashland University in Ohio around that same time. In the whole process of resettling myself (I moved back in with my mother and sisters in May) I finally made the decision to launch a Patreon. Honestly, I should have begun it much sooner, but I had reservations about how people perceive crowdfunding and the like. Thankfully I've gotten over those feelings!
Many of you already know how it works, but for those of you who do not here's the skinny: Patreon is a website that helps content creators of many platforms get funding. Unlike the run of the mill crowdsourcing like gofundme or kickstarter the funding is ongoing based on monthly or weekly payouts from supporters (called "patrons"). It's optional for the creators to make incentives for supporters, but most do, and I definitely have
Pledges begin at just $1 a month.
That's easily less than what you spend at the vending machine in one day (heeeey no judgement here
) If you're interested in seeing what I'm up to on a very frequent basis, but don't have much to give in monetary support this may be the pledge level for you! You'll get access to all my weekly WIPs/sketches and ramblings in my Patreon feed
. Check out my different pledge levels to see what other goodies could be yours (monthly hi-res wallpapers, and handpainted postcards are just a few
Can't pledge at all? That's ok! But I will ask you to do one thing for me, do me a solid and share this journal and my patreon link Xadrea