1) a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement of an artist, writer, museum, cause, charity, institution, special event, or the like:
Patreon is a site to support artists, musicians, podcast creators and a variety of other wonderful creative pursuits. When I first came across the site, I read other artist’s profiles, read reviews and soaked up as much information about this whole idea of “Patreon.” Afterwards, I realized this is exactly the type of community I wanted to be part of. Artists supporting other artists, fans supporting their favorite musicians, visual artists, podcasts and so much more! A community of fans who become “Patrons” aka supporters, aka members, aka pledging their favorite artist(s) and helping them $1 at a time to develop and focus on their craft. Also, there are perks for those that do become a Patron! Depending on the tier, there are a variety of perks aka “Rewards” Patrons receive. I thought, wow, way cool! Where do I sign??
So I took the time and created my profile. I then stared at that glaring “0” number of patrons like I had already failed. WTF? Why do I think this way?! Then I thought, okay, obviously this isn’t going to just take off and go crazy over night. I know it’s not good to compare yourselves to other people, but I had tinges of OMG no way when looking at other artist’s pages who have hundreds and even thousands of patrons supporting their work. Okay first off, that’s incredible and I’m stoked for them. And 2nd, how the H did they do that?! Well, I don’t know just yet. But I’m going to continue posting on Patreon and pouring my heart into my art. I’m going to be as active as time allows and focus on being my true self as an artist and as a human. It’s time for me to stop overthinking all this and just do.
Here we go Patreon world! Thank you for having me.
If you’re comfortable donating and supporting my work, please take a look at the rewards I’ve created! Depending on the tier, you’ll either get monthly digital downloads, access to early coupons, more candid journal entries and all sorts of other goodies. Also you can simply donate and opt out for receiving any rewards. Whatever floats your boat! Take a look at my Patreon Page to see more.
Thank you in advance for your support and for even just reading this post. That too is showing support and you’re pretty cool for taking the time to stop by.
For those that haven’t seen my new profile photo, here it is! This is me posing as naturally, ahem, as humanly possible in my art studio. Did I put on a fresh shirt and earrings for this photo? Maaaaaaybe. Goodness, you should see some of the other photos I took. Eek! Perhaps I’ll post an outtake reel for Patrons at some point down the road.
Also, I wanted to mention that I’ll still be super active on this site as this is home base for me. I’m all about having other bases to help me out though. Er go, Patreon. 😀
Lastly, I’d like to send love and hugs to everyone in Las Vegas and those affected by the tragic shooting. If you’d like to donate to the Las Vegas Victim fund, you can do so here.
Enjoy the rest of your day!