Today’s artwork: a quick handmade postcard, going out to one of my Patreon patrons. She’s signed up at a pledge level that includes a handmade postcard every month. It’s sort of fun to spend an afternoon every month making her postcard. This one is just a magazine background, a stamped word, and a little doodling with black and white pens.
So, Patreon. It’s sort of humming along. There have been a few glitches, like people pledging large amounts each month, and then having their payments declined. I’m not sure what the deal is with that, but it means money I’m counting on never arrives, which is sort of annoying.
For the most part, though, it’s a happy experience over at Patreon. I can ask questions about things, and get some well thought out answers, and people can ask me questions, and get way too much information, and I have a reason to make lots of videos about whatever I’m doing right now, and get a little feedback. It’s nice to have a place to talk about my work, and what’s going on in my world, in a safe environment, where comments aren’t things like “your hands are fat” or “who cares?”, which are the comments I used to get here, and on YouTube and Go Make Something, before I shut the comment features off. People can be mean. People who are giving me money to support my work seem to be very nice and encouraging and honest. The Internet needs more of that kind of discussion, and less trying to score points by spewing the first nasty thought.
If you’d like to join in the party over at Patreon, you can pledge a dollar a month to unlock all the stuff I’ve posted. If you want to pledge a few dollars more, you can get things like collage sheets and postcards and such. Go check it out:
One of the best things to come out of last week was a little help with my decisions about my next project. Since the round robin with my A Year of Altered Books students from 2014 is winding down, I’m looking for the next thing, to fill the time between the end of May, and the first of the year. I threw some ideas out, and got some feedback from patrons, and now, I have a direction. If you want to know what it is, well, you’ll just have to join the club!