I've been wanting to do something to celebrate having reached 200+ patrons. You guys have been a fantastic audience so far, and I'm loving this platform as a way of really getting to share and talk about things beyond the bite-sized tidbits that social media limits us to.  So thank you for being here, and thank you for your contributions, whether it's in a paying tier, or just Following! You are appreciated!

So, back to that celebratory moment I was mentioning!  I'm going to be giving away this 8.5x8.5" ink drawing (It's pen and ink on an acetate sheet). 

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This giveaway is open to EVERYONE. You don't need to be a backer*, though if you're a visitor, I hope you'll stick around and see what this page is about and maybe decide to join in the fun. If you Follow this feed, every month I release free content as well, and updates on latest shows and art, so it's a great way to keep up with my current goings-on. 

All tier patrons are automatically entered, so you guys don't have to do anything, but if you're not a patron, you can enter by leaving a comment in this post so I know to toss your name into the hat.

Winner will be selected via random number generator, and announced on November 17th at noon PST on a post here and in a direct email.

 *Giveaway is open to everyone, no purchase necessary, void where prohibited. 

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Now that we're a couple of months into this Patreon adventure, I'd like to get your feedback on how I've been doing so far.

>Which kinds of posts are you enjoying the most?

>Which videos are you enjoying the most, the full length, or timelapse ones? Is there a good mixture right now, or would you prefer to see more of one form or the other in the future?

>Tell me what you'd like to see going forward!

>Some upcoming videos I have planned in the next months:

 - A more detailed video about how to use gold leaf (the real stuff)

 - A full length video of how I paint pearls

 - A full length video of some botanical subject matter

 - A tour through my (compact) studio space

 - A view of my working sketchbook where I hash out thoughts and ideas