I’m working on something big and scary… and I need your help!
I feel like I need to be way, way, way more prepared. But, here I am, starting before I’m ready.
(Drum roll, please).
I’m going to launch a Patreon page!
AND, I’m going to start doing more video.
So, this is me, totally starting before I’m ready. I recorded this video outside, dark clouds and rain looming, while babysitting a kid (as in, baby goat)… Yup, I was totally prepared!
Why the Patreon idea?
I’m so sick of the consumer-driven, buy, buy now. Have you noticed, you can’t move on the internet today without tripping over pushy pop-ups, ads that follow you around, and a whole bunch of other advertising strategies that users hate, but “work”. Well, me and my user experience background, we said, “enough” and made a stand. If you missed my blog post, you can read it here: all about dark patterns, needy patterns and other things I won’t do.
But my question then was, how can I make my art a sustainable practice? Especially when there are only so many hours on my Friday art days. I don’t want to spend all of my time on doing the marketing thing. What I want to be doing is get into the studio so I can paint!
What is Patreon?
Enter Patreon. Patreon is crowdfunding for artists. As a patron, you get to build a relationship with the artist and get exclusive behind-the-scenes and other secret stuff.
And that’s where I need your help. Choosing patron rewards! Let’s say you’re a patron. (Of any artist).
What rewards would you be keen on?
What would make your day a little brighter, help you share in the creative magic, inspire you, or just make you feel appreciated?
I know you’re busy so I’ve made this poll quick and easy: click here to answer my 1 question and you’re done! Your feedback will be invaluable as I set up my very own Patreon page. I really appreciate your help!
PS If you want to see more kid cuteness, I can’t resist popping videos up on Instagram stories… I’m @OldMountainArt. Maybe see you over there!
Keep on shining bright,