As you may know, the last six months or so I decided to slow down, to take stock and to do things a little differently. I’m being more mindful, I’m doing new things and I’m appreciating things more. It’s this focus on new things and helping others that’s led me to be a Patreon Patron to the lovely Daisy from My Green Cow.
I’ve “known” Daisy a while, having watched her creativity and planning videos for ages, and we’ve been members of the same planning groups etc. This video today introduced me to Patreon and I loved the idea, and have decided to become one of Daisy’s patrons.
Basically, I pledge a certain amount of money a month (there are different tiers) which supports Daisy and I get some treats too. I won’t go into the ins and outs of Patreon myself, however, there’s a great explanation right here.
I really do think that this is a great way to support creative types, to help them get their businesses going and so on. Daisy’s link is here and tells you more about what she offers and you can easily search to find other artists and creatives you might like the idea of being a Patron to.
Don’t get me wrong, my deciding to become a Patron isn’t entirely selfless. As well as giving me the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you do something for someone else, I get something back. I’ve been a fan of Daisy’s doodles and her journalling skills for some time and so by pledging a relatively small amount each month I get exclusive pieces just for me (and the warm and fuzzies).
Who knows, I might up my pledge or decide to add another creator to my pledge page in time. Is Patreon something that you’ve heard of? What do you think? I think you might be surprised by how many creators are on the site and how fabulous some of their work is!