A sketch from "The Book of Nothing" sketchbook. What happens when you refuse to stop and ask for directions......

A sketch from “The Book of Nothing” sketchbook. What happens when you refuse to stop and ask for directions……

As already mentioned in the previous post, I gone went and set up a Patreon. From the intro page: Much as I love the 2.5 x 3.5 inch world of art cards, in order to keep developing as a creator/illustrator/artist, it’s also essential that I explore different subjects, ideas, and techniques. Many of those are not the kind of art that sells right away, which means I cannot pay my bills. Your generous donation allows me to continue developing as an artist and keep eating as well. My goal on Patreon is (and I’m not very good at this) to ask for support that will permit me to paint the world and improve my skills. My Patrons will see all this first, have the opportunity to help me choose the next subject, or what medium to use next. Create art with me!

I love art cards and have no intention of stopping, but the need to grow has become deafening. To pay the bills, it’s necessary to create what sells the quickest – and I’m not at all complaining! It leaves no opportunity, however, to try different things, to take a risk and fail. Failing is necessary to grow, but it doesn’t buy new paint or food for dinner.

Patreon works like this; You can choose any amount you like (mine is set up per month), from $1 (yes, one dollar) to $20 (my choice to put that limit). And this is the most important part: you can cancel or refuse at any time, you’re in no way, shape, or form committed for the rest of you life!

I’ve set a few “goals”… If enough people patron me to total $5 every month, I’ll create a thank you video. You get to “meet” me. Other goals include putting together “how the card or painting was created” presentations. There can be room for tutorials, if there is any interest. My Patreon has only been up for a few days, please take a look! If you decide you can become one of my Patrons, I’m immensely grateful, and you will have the freedom to give feedback, decide what to do with any artwork deemed a “success”. Please click here—– Ingrid Hardy on Patreon

Thank you! Live Long and Prosper.

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