It seems the "selfies are narcissistic" trope is running round again. It's garbage, full stop. People do art. The image I posted in my last post was... a Selfie. Rembrandt did them. Van Gogh did them. The first photographers did them.

Some of the oldest art we have... is a form of selfie; and we find it the whole world round. In the caves at Lascaux, on the rock of the Southwestern US, in the hills of South Africa you find them. Handprints. A persons hand, placed against the rock and outlined in paint. The intentional placing of a specific persons hand, marked for all time (in spirit, if not in fact), and left where the world could see it.

Not private art, like a talisman to be worn around the neck, or kept in a pocket. Nor a semi-public thing like a flute; nope. Left out, to be seen by anyone who passed by; I, a person, was here.

A selfie.

Go thou, and do likewise.
Tier Benefits
Pledge $1 or more per month
5 patrons
You get to see what I write. You get to see the photos I make. New posts with be patrons only, until the next post goes up, so you'll get to see the yarns and scarves and such other cloths as I make, before anyone else does; which means you have the chance to snaffle them up before anyone else does, because the most recent post will be patrons only.

The way it works is when I make a new post, it's locked, and the previous post becomes public.  Since I'm managing about a post a week, it gives you a couple of days before yarns, scarves, photos, and anything else I might be selling is available to the entirety of the internet.
Pledge $5 or more per month
2 patrons
Now you also get an annual coupon, for 15 percent off of a made thing. At the very least I will be making yarns, and scarves, and photographs. If I get back into working wood, there may be cups, or bowls, or crochet hooks, boxes, cutting boards, etc.
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
Instead of a one-time discount of 15 percent you get a standing discount of 10 percent on made things. You can also ask for a watermarked image at a resolution suitable for use as a desktop, once a year.
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
On top of the Discount, and watermarked desktop, you can request a topic for a blogpost. I reserve the right to say, "I'm not talking about that, pick something else". Requested blogposts will include the name of the patron.
Pledge $20 or more per month
0 of 12 patrons
In addition to the 10 percent discount on made things  (yarns/scarves/photos/whatnot), and the watermarked desktop, you can commission 1 skein of bespoke yarn, per year; up to eight oz (wool, alpaca, wool blends, silk blends).

I put a limit on this because 8 oz is a fair bit of spinning, and I'm not trying to set up in business as a spinner. I realise it may seem a steep price, but my usual rates are twice the fiber price + 10 percent for labor = ~$140 for eight oz of colorway wool. Make it a blend, or more exotic fiber and it can get really pricey. That's without the various fudge factors for spinning very fine yarns (takes more time, etc.).  Turnaround will depend, a bit, on the fiber choice and on how many people decide this is the month they want to make their request.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 24 patrons
The blogging, the 10 percent discount, and one print each year, up to ~12x18, from any of the digital images I put up, printed on archival paper.
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 of 12 patrons
Within moderate reason you can have a bespoke scarf; color, material, width, and pattern of your choosing (up to ~8 inches wide as that's the largest I can make on my present loom). This is in addition to the the discount on made things and watermarked desktop. It does not include a physical print.

Pledge $40 or more per month
0 patrons
In addition to the Made Things Discount you can get one archival paper print per year, from the images I've posted: up to ~12"x18", but it comes with a double matte mounting; unframed.
Recent Posts