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Hello! I’m Raidyn Bass



I am a Traditional; Watercolor & Acrylic Painting Artist + Digital Artist + Surviving Mental Illness with Art



Art isn't just a hobby for me. It has become as crucial as air is for breathing in my life. It is my safe haven and refuge from my daily struggles with my mental illnesses; anxiety, depression, and CPTSD. - Raidyn

It is hard to describe exactly what happens, but when I'm covered in paint my soul sings. Sketching is a form of meditation that grounds me and stabilizes me. When I'm working on digital artwork it is like a warm blanket that has been wrapped around me snuggly.

Before I found my passion and love for art my life was a mess and chaotic. Anxiety and depression reigned supreme while CPTSD was at the helm day and night. I couldn't sleep, was eternally fatigued, scatterbrained, lost, and most important of all I wasn't happy. Let me repeat that I wasn't happy.

Now that I have found my center and happiness I don't want to keep it to myself. I am co-illustrating and writing a book about surviving mental illness with art, and I need all the support that I can get. My mission is to use art to help break some of the stigmas around mental health & illnesses, which is crucial in America right now.

The standing layout will be; divided into sections based on each selected mental illnesses, a general summary, ways to manage and cope with art, followed by personal experience & testimonials. To see top secret previews of the illustrations and pages of my book all you have to do are pledge $15.00 a month and to join my secret facebook group all you have to do is pledge $20.00 a month. If you can't afford that much don't worry I have several other tiers that offer lots of my other artwork, or you can continue reading for other options. 

Testimonials will also be selected from the members of my secret facebook group that wish to submit them. The selected testimonies can either be anonymous or referenced to the author

Pledge $15 or more per month



Rewards:
  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full-Sized JPG wallpaper monthly.
  • Early preview of brand new art
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art
  • Top Secret previews of pages from my book.

Pledge $20 or more per month



Rewards:
  • Thank you!
  • Access to patron only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full-size JPG wallpaper monthly.
  • An early preview of my brand new art
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • A full resolution painting to download
  • Access to my secret facebook group, which will allow you to provide feedback, comments, suggestions, ideas, critiques, and the ability to submit a testimonial that may be selected to be added to the book.
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art


Can't afford a monthly subscription right now but you still want to support me? You can go to ---> Ko-Fi and "buy me a coffee" or purchase some of my original artwork in many forms on ---> RedBubble.


Simply Raidyn


I never thought of myself as an artist before two years ago. I thought that you either had a natural talent to be an artist or you simply weren't one. That all changed when I was invited to go to one of those paint and wine night classes that have bloomed in popularity in the last couple years. Without any formal training what so ever I went from the person that couldn't even draw a stick figure to following along with the teacher and painting a beautiful sunset over the ocean.

That was the catalytic moment that my soul began to sing for the first time since I was a child. I knew then that this is what I wanted to do, and began teaching myself anything and everything I could find about art. I have burned the midnight oil and caught the worm many nights while practicing and honing my skills. It was Michelangelo that said, " If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all." I learned that art wasn't just given to you at birth. It is a skill that is honed and mastered over years of practice and never giving up.

"What art does is to coax us away from the mechanical and towards the miraculous. The so-called uselessness of art is a clue to its transforming power. Art is not part of the machine. Art asks us to think differently, see differently, hear differently, and ultimately to act differently, which is why art has moral force. Ruskin was right, though for the wrong reasons when he talked about art as a moral force. Art is not about good behavior, when did you last see a miracle behave well? Art makes us better people because it asks for our full humanity, and humanity is or should be, the polar opposite of the merely mechanical. We are not part of the machine either, but we have forgotten that. Art is a memory — which is quite different [from] history. Art asks that we remember who we are, and usually that asking has to come as a provocation — which is why art breaks the rules and the taboos, and at the same time is a moral force."--Jeannette Winterson
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  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art 
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.



 

Pledge $15 or more per month
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 Rewards: 
  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art
  •  Top Secret previews of pages from my book. 
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 Rewards: 
  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art  
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • A full resolution painting to download 
  • Access to my secret facebook group, which will allow you to provide feed back, comments, suggestions, ideas, critiques, and the ability to submit a testimonial that may be selected to be added to the book. 
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art


Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 Rewards: 

 

  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art  
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • A full resolution painting to download 
  • Access to my secret facebook group, which will allow you to provide feed back, comments, suggestions, ideas, critiques, and the ability to submit a testimonial that may be selected to be added to the book. 
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art
  • Hand created postcard thank you during first month of pledge. 
  • Small Monthly Tutorials
Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
 Rewards: 

 

  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art  
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • A full resolution painting to download 
  • Access to my secret facebook group, which will allow you to provide feed back, comments, suggestions, ideas, critiques, and the ability to submit a testimonial that may be selected to be added to the book. 
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art
  • Hand created postcard thank you during first month of pledge. 
  • Small Monthly Tutorials
  • Monthly personalized illustration 
  • Get your names printed in the physical copies of my up and coming book  
Goals
$0 of $50 per month
Gateway
This is the starting gateway that I hope will take me much further in my career as an artist. It is also the beginning stepping stone on my path to create a fully illustrated book with my artwork about surviving mental illness with artwork. 

With the completion of this goal: 
  • Patreon-Only raffle for a one of a kind unique mystery item.
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Buy Me A Coffee?


Hello! I’m Raidyn Bass



I am a Traditional; Watercolor & Acrylic Painting Artist + Digital Artist + Surviving Mental Illness with Art



Art isn't just a hobby for me. It has become as crucial as air is for breathing in my life. It is my safe haven and refuge from my daily struggles with my mental illnesses; anxiety, depression, and CPTSD. - Raidyn

It is hard to describe exactly what happens, but when I'm covered in paint my soul sings. Sketching is a form of meditation that grounds me and stabilizes me. When I'm working on digital artwork it is like a warm blanket that has been wrapped around me snuggly.

Before I found my passion and love for art my life was a mess and chaotic. Anxiety and depression reigned supreme while CPTSD was at the helm day and night. I couldn't sleep, was eternally fatigued, scatterbrained, lost, and most important of all I wasn't happy. Let me repeat that I wasn't happy.

Now that I have found my center and happiness I don't want to keep it to myself. I am co-illustrating and writing a book about surviving mental illness with art, and I need all the support that I can get. My mission is to use art to help break some of the stigmas around mental health & illnesses, which is crucial in America right now.

The standing layout will be; divided into sections based on each selected mental illnesses, a general summary, ways to manage and cope with art, followed by personal experience & testimonials. To see top secret previews of the illustrations and pages of my book all you have to do are pledge $15.00 a month and to join my secret facebook group all you have to do is pledge $20.00 a month. If you can't afford that much don't worry I have several other tiers that offer lots of my other artwork, or you can continue reading for other options. 

Testimonials will also be selected from the members of my secret facebook group that wish to submit them. The selected testimonies can either be anonymous or referenced to the author

Pledge $15 or more per month



Rewards:
  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full-Sized JPG wallpaper monthly.
  • Early preview of brand new art
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art
  • Top Secret previews of pages from my book.

Pledge $20 or more per month



Rewards:
  • Thank you!
  • Access to patron only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full-size JPG wallpaper monthly.
  • An early preview of my brand new art
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • A full resolution painting to download
  • Access to my secret facebook group, which will allow you to provide feedback, comments, suggestions, ideas, critiques, and the ability to submit a testimonial that may be selected to be added to the book.
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art


Can't afford a monthly subscription right now but you still want to support me? You can go to ---> Ko-Fi and "buy me a coffee" or purchase some of my original artwork in many forms on ---> RedBubble.


Simply Raidyn


I never thought of myself as an artist before two years ago. I thought that you either had a natural talent to be an artist or you simply weren't one. That all changed when I was invited to go to one of those paint and wine night classes that have bloomed in popularity in the last couple years. Without any formal training what so ever I went from the person that couldn't even draw a stick figure to following along with the teacher and painting a beautiful sunset over the ocean.

That was the catalytic moment that my soul began to sing for the first time since I was a child. I knew then that this is what I wanted to do, and began teaching myself anything and everything I could find about art. I have burned the midnight oil and caught the worm many nights while practicing and honing my skills. It was Michelangelo that said, " If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all." I learned that art wasn't just given to you at birth. It is a skill that is honed and mastered over years of practice and never giving up.

"What art does is to coax us away from the mechanical and towards the miraculous. The so-called uselessness of art is a clue to its transforming power. Art is not part of the machine. Art asks us to think differently, see differently, hear differently, and ultimately to act differently, which is why art has moral force. Ruskin was right, though for the wrong reasons when he talked about art as a moral force. Art is not about good behavior, when did you last see a miracle behave well? Art makes us better people because it asks for our full humanity, and humanity is or should be, the polar opposite of the merely mechanical. We are not part of the machine either, but we have forgotten that. Art is a memory — which is quite different [from] history. Art asks that we remember who we are, and usually that asking has to come as a provocation — which is why art breaks the rules and the taboos, and at the same time is a moral force."--Jeannette Winterson

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  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!


 

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 Rewards: 
  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art 
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.



 

Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
 Rewards: 
  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art
  •  Top Secret previews of pages from my book. 
Pledge $20 or more per month
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
 Rewards: 
  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art  
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • A full resolution painting to download 
  • Access to my secret facebook group, which will allow you to provide feed back, comments, suggestions, ideas, critiques, and the ability to submit a testimonial that may be selected to be added to the book. 
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art


Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 Rewards: 

 

  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art  
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • A full resolution painting to download 
  • Access to my secret facebook group, which will allow you to provide feed back, comments, suggestions, ideas, critiques, and the ability to submit a testimonial that may be selected to be added to the book. 
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art
  • Hand created postcard thank you during first month of pledge. 
  • Small Monthly Tutorials
Pledge $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
 Rewards: 

 

  • Thank you!
  • Access to patreon only feed
  • Patreon-Only Polls
  • Sketches or unpublished wips from upcoming pictures!
  • (1) Full size JPG wallpaper monthly. 
  • Early preview of brand new art  
  • Occasional thank-you goodies in the mail.
  • A full resolution painting to download 
  • Access to my secret facebook group, which will allow you to provide feed back, comments, suggestions, ideas, critiques, and the ability to submit a testimonial that may be selected to be added to the book. 
  • Advanced opportunity at brand new original art
  • Hand created postcard thank you during first month of pledge. 
  • Small Monthly Tutorials
  • Monthly personalized illustration 
  • Get your names printed in the physical copies of my up and coming book