But what IS Patreon? And how does it work?
Although I love what I do and cannot imagine myself doing anything other than this – I do know that in this crazy world of mine that it's impossible to survive on fresh air with only a diet of hope and the occasional box of donated teabags.
The glue, paint, wood, tools, paintbrushes, fabric and all of the other lovely stuff I use to create my imaginary worlds ALL costs money AND if it didn't I would either be crawling over hot coals to get to this 'Land of the Free' or I'd be spending time at Her Majesty's Pleasure...
Which brings me to Patreon!
Patreon is a crowd funding membership site for artists just like me - although I've yet to find anyone else using this site who creates anything quite like I do!
Beginning with a monthly pledge from a $1 and up which is charged to your card on the 1st of every month – not only will you be supporting me in my work but you'll also be invited to cross the portal and step into my world!
"All This is Only for Myself and the Mice to Admire!" ~ Catherine the Great
AND with a generous monthly pledge of $3 - YOU too shall have much to admire with exclusive access to the world of the Mouse Town on my Patreon page.
The Mouse Town
The Ministry, Musings and Mishaps from St M's
Parish in the Town of Merryworth...
AND there are also lots of unique rewards to enjoy including exclusive 'behind-the-scenes' images, giveaways, tutorials and an anniversary gift.
As an 'Honorary Mouser' you can enjoy a discount of 10% to spend on an intoxicating array of unique gifts and assorted food stuffs on sale in the Mallow & Teasel Emporium and a 'little' something designed by me will be posted to you on every yearly anniversary that we have shared together on Patreon - as a 'Thank you' for your wonderful support!
Your pledge means everything to me as it will allow me to the freedom to design, create and teach and it would be wonderful to inspire others to become a 'little' creative too - and you can cancel or amend your pledge at any time!
If you are unable to pledge - that's OK for knowing that you are still reading this means just as much - Thank you!
With access to my Patreon musings, you can enjoy an exclusive look at the work in progress and you can watch me as I scurry around the Mouse Town dressing the church, arranging flowers, making cheese and I'll show how how I sculpt those mice while drinking lots of tea!
You'll have the opportunity to see a finished 'Mouse World' before anyone else and you can enjoy other Patreon rewards too!
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