Donald Dodson is creating Leather work
4
patrons
$76
per month
Become part of a creative community!
Hello! I am a leather artisan/craftsman and a veteran who loves to create hand crafted custom leather goods of all kinds. I have been in the arts community for decades and I simply love to create! If you like my content, or just want to be supportive of me and my art and business, please consider joining me and helping me grow my art.

Besides "normal" stuff like hand crafted custom belts,bags, and wallets, I love creating items in Steampunk, cosplay and post apocalyptic and fantasy genres. In fact, love isn't really strong enough. I am PASSIONATE about creating! I often lay awake at night just thinking about a cool design or build. (weird, right?) Or maybe not. Maybe you relate to that in your area of interest. And that's what being part of a community is about.

I also love to teach and support will help me to buy things for classes as well as equipment, and of course, leather to make MORE cool stuff! I firmly believe that the art and craft of a thing should be shared, and that includes some of the knowledge, techniques and even inspiration. By joining this little community -- this village -- you can help me do that and become part of that experience.

But lets be honest, YOU should get something, too, right? So lets talk about that. But, rather than delve into the details of the tiers which you can look at in your leisure, I want to talk about the SPIRIT of this crazy thing.  That spirit is probably best defined with the words interaction, instruction and inspiration. (I love alliteration).

So, what does that mean? That means I will involve you in my process, both creative and production-wise. I will probably even ask your opinions on things. While sharing all this through pictures, videos and other means, you'll also get to see HOW I do things. You'll see steps of the process with some explanation (or you can ask me questions). Lastly, and I'll admit this is hard because its difficult to toot my own horn, but I hope you'll find INSPIRATION in what I do. When you see someone else try things you realize you can try to! When you see someone else fail, you realize we are all human and fallible. And, when you see someone create something awesome, it gives you hope and something to aspire to.
That doesn't mean there are not more, well, tangible benefits. Besides access to content and interaction, there are discounts, raffles, give-aways and various levels of swag, and even birthday gifts.
So, please consider joining my community and and helping me grow my art.
Thank you for your support!
Don Dodson
Tiers
Villager
$2 or more per month

They say it takes a village to create a community and villagers are that foundation - the audience if you will. Its a great way of showing that you want to help, but maybe you are still figuring out if this is your thing. I think of it as that gentle applause you hear when you make something cool. 

 

*Early access to all special content like videos, etc

* Access to behind the scenes content



Yeoman-Supporter
$5 or more per month

Yeoman traditional were the landed-owning folk of days gone by. They are known for being hard workers and doing a large share of the "heavy-lifting". and at this level of support its accurate.


*Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

*10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

* Access to behind the scenes content

*Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)



Craft Guild Member
$10 or more per month

Craftspeople brought their years of talent to bear to make items that were not only often useful and practical, but also beautiful and creative. Members of this tier understand the effort that goes into creating and mastering their craft.


* Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

* 10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

*  Access to behind the scenes content

* Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)

* Shout outs in video credits etc.

* Periodic small freebies like bookmarks, key fobs, and other small fun stuff (I am thinking twice a year or so).

* Also thinking access to a special creators-only channel for those that are interested. 

Patron-Knight
$15 or more per month

Back in the day, a patron was a fancy word for a fan ...a fan that supported your artistic efforts. And, of course, going with our theme of a community or village, a knight was an esteemed member of the community and supporter of the realm. So the benefits are commensurate with that support.

 

* Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

* 10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

*  Access to behind the scenes content

* Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)

* Shout outs in video credits etc.

* Periodic small freebies like bookmarks, key fobs, and other small fun stuff (I am thinking twice a year or so).


Merchant
$20 or more per month

 Merchants were a critical part of the community. They brought an influx of goods, services and people into the community. The larger the merchants and the market, the larger the community could grow. 

* Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

* 10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

*  Access to behind the scenes content

* Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)

* Shout outs in video credits etc.

* Periodic small freebies like bookmarks, key fobs, and other small fun stuff (I am thinking twice a year or so).

* Access to an affiliate program (you get a percentage of the sale you send my way (this is in process).

* Special gifts on their birthday or anniversary of their membership.

Nobility - Patronus Supra
$50 or more per month only 9 left

The nobility  and Patronus Supra are high level advocates and contributors to the community. Their commitment to the artists are what enable them to create and undertake the more massive projects. 

Note: This tier level ha a limited number of berths available

* Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

* 10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

*  Access to behind the scenes content

* Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)

* Shout outs in video credits etc.

* Periodic small freebies like bookmarks, key fobs, and other small fun stuff (I am thinking twice a year or so).

* Access to an affiliate program (you get a percentage of the sale you send my way (this is in process).

* Special larger gifts on their birthday or anniversary of their membership.

Become part of a creative community!
Hello! I am a leather artisan/craftsman and a veteran who loves to create hand crafted custom leather goods of all kinds. I have been in the arts community for decades and I simply love to create! If you like my content, or just want to be supportive of me and my art and business, please consider joining me and helping me grow my art.

Besides "normal" stuff like hand crafted custom belts,bags, and wallets, I love creating items in Steampunk, cosplay and post apocalyptic and fantasy genres. In fact, love isn't really strong enough. I am PASSIONATE about creating! I often lay awake at night just thinking about a cool design or build. (weird, right?) Or maybe not. Maybe you relate to that in your area of interest. And that's what being part of a community is about.

I also love to teach and support will help me to buy things for classes as well as equipment, and of course, leather to make MORE cool stuff! I firmly believe that the art and craft of a thing should be shared, and that includes some of the knowledge, techniques and even inspiration. By joining this little community -- this village -- you can help me do that and become part of that experience.

But lets be honest, YOU should get something, too, right? So lets talk about that. But, rather than delve into the details of the tiers which you can look at in your leisure, I want to talk about the SPIRIT of this crazy thing.  That spirit is probably best defined with the words interaction, instruction and inspiration. (I love alliteration).

So, what does that mean? That means I will involve you in my process, both creative and production-wise. I will probably even ask your opinions on things. While sharing all this through pictures, videos and other means, you'll also get to see HOW I do things. You'll see steps of the process with some explanation (or you can ask me questions). Lastly, and I'll admit this is hard because its difficult to toot my own horn, but I hope you'll find INSPIRATION in what I do. When you see someone else try things you realize you can try to! When you see someone else fail, you realize we are all human and fallible. And, when you see someone create something awesome, it gives you hope and something to aspire to.
That doesn't mean there are not more, well, tangible benefits. Besides access to content and interaction, there are discounts, raffles, give-aways and various levels of swag, and even birthday gifts.
So, please consider joining my community and and helping me grow my art.
Thank you for your support!
Don Dodson

Recent posts by Donald Dodson

Tiers
Villager
$2 or more per month

They say it takes a village to create a community and villagers are that foundation - the audience if you will. Its a great way of showing that you want to help, but maybe you are still figuring out if this is your thing. I think of it as that gentle applause you hear when you make something cool. 

 

*Early access to all special content like videos, etc

* Access to behind the scenes content



Yeoman-Supporter
$5 or more per month

Yeoman traditional were the landed-owning folk of days gone by. They are known for being hard workers and doing a large share of the "heavy-lifting". and at this level of support its accurate.


*Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

*10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

* Access to behind the scenes content

*Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)



Craft Guild Member
$10 or more per month

Craftspeople brought their years of talent to bear to make items that were not only often useful and practical, but also beautiful and creative. Members of this tier understand the effort that goes into creating and mastering their craft.


* Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

* 10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

*  Access to behind the scenes content

* Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)

* Shout outs in video credits etc.

* Periodic small freebies like bookmarks, key fobs, and other small fun stuff (I am thinking twice a year or so).

* Also thinking access to a special creators-only channel for those that are interested. 

Patron-Knight
$15 or more per month

Back in the day, a patron was a fancy word for a fan ...a fan that supported your artistic efforts. And, of course, going with our theme of a community or village, a knight was an esteemed member of the community and supporter of the realm. So the benefits are commensurate with that support.

 

* Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

* 10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

*  Access to behind the scenes content

* Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)

* Shout outs in video credits etc.

* Periodic small freebies like bookmarks, key fobs, and other small fun stuff (I am thinking twice a year or so).


Merchant
$20 or more per month

 Merchants were a critical part of the community. They brought an influx of goods, services and people into the community. The larger the merchants and the market, the larger the community could grow. 

* Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

* 10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

*  Access to behind the scenes content

* Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)

* Shout outs in video credits etc.

* Periodic small freebies like bookmarks, key fobs, and other small fun stuff (I am thinking twice a year or so).

* Access to an affiliate program (you get a percentage of the sale you send my way (this is in process).

* Special gifts on their birthday or anniversary of their membership.

Nobility - Patronus Supra
$50 or more per month only 9 left

The nobility  and Patronus Supra are high level advocates and contributors to the community. Their commitment to the artists are what enable them to create and undertake the more massive projects. 

Note: This tier level ha a limited number of berths available

* Early access to all special content like videos, photos, etc

* 10 percent discount on orders from my shop 

*  Access to behind the scenes content

* Access to special page and communication channels (like discord etc)

* Shout outs in video credits etc.

* Periodic small freebies like bookmarks, key fobs, and other small fun stuff (I am thinking twice a year or so).

* Access to an affiliate program (you get a percentage of the sale you send my way (this is in process).

* Special larger gifts on their birthday or anniversary of their membership.