I’ve decided to resurrect my blog.
Many of you may know that I began a Patreon page at the beginning of the year. With Patreon, people sign up to be supporters and pay small amounts on a monthly basis in return for rewards. For instance, for $3 a patron would get a printable coloring sheet every month, and for $12 I would mail you three greeting cards each month (as well as a coloring sheet).
My Patreon page has had slow growth since it started in January. And by slow growth I mean no growth from the original 4 wonderful, lovely people who signed up (one of whom was my husband whom I told to sign up so I can see what it looked like from a patron's point of view).
So, I’ve decided to call it quits. It was an experiment. Calling it an experiment makes me feel better for ending it.
I did like having the spot (my Patreon page) to write more extensive updates and share even more process videos/pictures than on my Instagram and Facebook. That got me thinking that I might like to resurrect this blog.
Death brings new life.
Blogging in some form or fashion has been apart of my life back since i had a Xanga in 2005. Oh, actually before that I had an anonymous “online diary” even in middle school/high school... That’s before I even knew the word "blog"! Crazy. It was on diaryland.com (which is still around, I just found out!).
So yeah, I think this space on my website could be nice. Now that I’m not the in throws of first-year-motherhood (second year is still hard, but my head is above water at least) perhaps I’ll even update it consistently. My goal will be once a week, but we shall see...
I considered not even sharing that I failed at Patreon. It’s not very professional to go around pointing out how I tried something that didn’t work. But then I decided that for that reason, I should share it.
This blog is not a marketing tool (i started thinking of it in that way in the past which is why I think I lost interest.) This is a space for me to share the thoughts/processes regarding my art-making and anything else that feels pertinent at the time. I will have zero expectations regarding comments/likes/traffic.
Join me if you like -- you can subscribe to get updates over there on the side bar (or perhaps on the bottom of the page if you're using a phone?). Or don't join me. Whatevs.
(I've posted this below quote a handful of times in the past, but it's helpful for me to see it again)
A place to share the process. A space to be honest about the triumphs and trials of my daily life as an artist and mama. Writing motivates and refreshes me.