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Because I feel all weirdly legitimate in the fact that I’ve managed more than one patron through Patreon (thank you), I feel I should clarify what Patreon funding is for to me personally.  In short: supplies.  The exciting stuff like beads and wire and fabric to the truly dull things like business cards and shipping supplies—but let’s focus on the exciting stuff more.  This allows me to branch out a little bit, to take advantage of trying things and experimenting with materials and generally making things more structurally sound while also just making neat things.

What I don’t want Patreon to be for me: “just” a donation drive.  You know, I won’t argue with tips.  I’ve had them offered, I’ve accepted with the sincerest of gratitude and occasionally a little extra detail or coupon or general something because that means a lot to me.  But I also would never expect a tip.  And certainly not a donation.  I want to earn what I make.  I want people to feel their investment is worthwhile, even if that investment is “only” $1 a month.  $1 counts.  $1 says someone cared enough to sign up for a service to give $1.  $1 a month is that woman, years ago, who leaned in and told me that what I did wasn’t quite her style, but she saw how much work went into what I made and appreciated it.  That memory still keeps me going.

On that note, exactly what do I have for patrons?  Well, pictures of what I manage to buy with this supply money, for one; tempting documentation of what is to come eventually.  At some point in time.  Soon-ish.  Communication about these things, too.  I’ve also been pondering weekly in-progress pictures, since I tend to have 2-4 projects going at once, though I’m always a little iffy on those.  I mean, everything looks like a big pile of shiny mess until it’s all put together.  That’s just kind of how I work.  But if shiny mess pictures are requested by patrons, I’m only too happy to offer.

Anyway, this has been a totally unexciting announcement.


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PapaCarebear Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Ty for joining :iconbeyond-the-art: and welcome. You may submit your work at any time if you wish to do so...


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Bittythings Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for the watch and for the kind words. :)
TheStarlightPrincess Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the favourite! :hug:
wickedorin Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!  It's fun and shiny work.  Heh.
UraHameshi Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Interface Designer

Hey there! Thanks for your kind visit and fave, I appreciate your support :) If you would like to see more art and/or crafts submissions I invite you to watch me and expect more stuff from me!

HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Thanks for the +fav on my dragon sculptures! There are many more in my gallery, if you'd like to take a look. :) (Smile)
wickedorin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh believe me, I have been drooling over your lovely little dragons.  ........But yes, alright, I'll give in and officially watch.  Heh.
nocturnaliss Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I somehow started wondering why I never saw any of your art on my DA-watch, to realize: that was on sheezyart! I think under the name deus-draconii, but it's been a while. Aahhh am I ever so glad you have a DA! Still loving my Triforce necklace and Dragon earrings ^^
wickedorin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ah, hello there!  Geez, it has been an awfully long time.  Guess Sheezy never quite made it back online, but then I recall people were leaving long before that.  Ah well, it's nice to meet you 'round these parts again!  And I'm so happy you're still happy.  Heh.

Seriously impressive cross stitch going on there, by the way.  I don't know where that patience comes from... but then maybe that's an ironic statement.
nocturnaliss Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've been gone from sheezy for a very long time. All the more reason to be glad you're on here ^^

Thanks ^^ I love cross-stitching... don't see the time fly by when I'm busy with those ^^
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