This Sunday morning I embarked on a new Adventure which I am really excited about. As an Artist, I am always evolving and flowing with change, not only within my soul, but also in regards to how I put myself out to the world. We have to change as society changes, as the economy changes, as the collective thought changes....lest we become stagnant or find ourselves lagging behind.
I had been saying for months now, in conversations with my artist friends, how I wished there was a way to have collectors "subscribe" to our Art. My thoughts kept drifting off, thinking.... "wouldn't it be awesome to find a way to form a bond with collectors where they could subscribe to your Art and receive new work every month...to form a commitment between your creativity and their appreciation?"
Then last week I came across Patreon, and I was immediately thrilled ! This was a perfect platform for that very thing. Your collectors become "Patrons" and the bond is formed between their Monthly Pledge and your Monthly Creative Rewards.
Artists decide on a list of various Pledge Levels and what kinds of connection is offered. So, I spent this past few days setting up my Patreon page, and laying out various levels that might speak to friends.
The "Rewards" as they are called range from virtual rewards to physical rewards, depending on the level of support that they choose.
I am so excited about this new venture and hope that it is the change I was looking for. Since my physical disabilities have become more of an issue for me, in hampering my ability to do art shows or more public venues.....I think this pathway may offer the connections that I was wanting.
I am sure that I will keep tweaking my page, and as I think of more reward levels I will add them. For now, I feel that it's a good start at bridging those connections where we are both happy.
So, if you haven't seen my Patreon page yet, take a Visit...look around...and see if you would like to Come Along with Me as we forge a new Frontier.