(Hmm. 8 “likes” and no comments. Guess that’s a “no thanks” to Patreon for now. 🙂
Okies, back to “work”…maybe something will be worth supporting in the future.)
Heya! Got a question for y’all. Ever heard of a thing called “Patreon”? It’s part of the whole crowd funding scene, a place kinda like Kickstarter but with two notable differences: A) It’s just for artists, but for artists of all stripes and types…and B) Instead of one time donations, it’s a recurring thing, allowing folks to be, basically, patrons of the arts…at whatever level is possible for them. From a dollar a month to…well, as far as you wanna go.
The fun thing is the reward system. For each level of payment there’s a reward, contingent on the particular artists choice and type of art.
For instance, for visual arts it might be anything from being able to see works in progress before anyone else, to being entered into a monthly drawing for an original piece!
Also, like Kickstarter, there may be goals to be reached, depending on the artist in question and their needs.
I’m seriously considering starting a page, for two purposes. I’m still really intent on organizing my stuff into book form, or maybe even two…one for the “social commentary”/awareness sort of ones (that one will be a not for profit project, but it won’t, unfortunately, be free to make…) and one for my mythology based work, both the poetry and maybe even some short stories.
I’m also moving, soon, from Florida back out West, to Salt Lake…and I want to build a tiny home. My severely limited mobility really cuts into my creativity, as chronic pain leads to depression and anxiety. I’m basically living in one room now, and one under 400 sq. ft. space with no doors or stairs or other nonsense sounds like my idea of paradise…not to mention it would be my first actual space entirely of my own…at 47, that makes it about time.
So I guess I’m asking for advice…does it sound like something worth doing, and should I put the effort into it?
Don’t worry, my new stuff will still come here (hopefully more often than recently…the more I write the more they come, I’ve found.) and it will be free as always.
But folks who want to follow me over to Patreon will have to let me know what sort of thing you might like for a reward…some of the ideas I’ve had are a chat/text group just for y’all, to talk about whatever…(in case you missed it, I LOVE to talk…😝) or maybe personal suggestions/requests for poems, toss me a random poem prompt, stuff like that? I’m even up for challenges…give me (almost) any three words and an adjective (funny, horrific, romantic, etc) and I’ll find/construct a piece for you. If any of these sounds good, just leave me a note in the usual place, and maybe we can make this happen!
March 27, 2017 | Categories: Green mouse ice cream!, ice pops!, Important!, myths and fae, Patreon, questions, social commentary | Tags: book, crowd funding, kickstarter, me, Patreon, poetry, questions | Leave a comment
Where do I live, what is my pride,
What is this tickle that burrows inside?
The howling at night when the loneliness calls,
the whisper that screams down behind the white walls?
How do I find it, the place I belong,
do I follow my heart,
do I follow a song?
Do I search for a scrap of rhyme scrawled by a cloud,
or something my heart begins screaming out loud?
I’m lost in the maelstrom of “present” and “now”,
in time rushing past, can I stop it somehow?
Can I hold the years still, though the waters are strong, and finally return to the place I belong?
Lost in the whirlwind,
staring back through the years,
do I answer my heart song or follow my fears?
November 7, 2016 | Categories: Green mouse ice cream!, ice pops!, Mia stuff, questions, Smell of blue! | Tags: belong, belonging, birthplace, heart, heart home, heartsong, Home, lone, lonely, lost, out of place, poem, poetry, song | 4 Comments
Not wanted, dead or alive.
What do I do, now that I’ve lost the point?
So many heroes in the world,
So many villains,
So many many many extras,
background noise in the Big Picture
that so few can afford to see.
Sir Not Appearing In This Picture.
The Nun of the Above.
The Maiden China, breakable, do not fold,
swindle or mutilate.
Was there ever a point?
If so, what was it pointing to?
Points are sharp.
Ugly things that rip and tear.
Off the edge of the map,
deep in Here There Be Dragons land.
How do we know that the Devil That We Know
Maybe we should all get The Point.
Just dive off the Cliffs,
and the Clints,
and the cliches,
and impale ourselves on
someone else’s Points of Reference.
What is The Point of Order, anyway? Who decides?
It’s a bad idea.
It leads to thinking.
I think, therefore I thwim.
Keep your head above water.
Head and shoulders above the rest.
It’s another bad idea.
Sleep is for the week.
And we are the weakened.
The ragged jagged remnants of
the once discrete Points of View.
All poured and stirred in the Melting Pot.
Melted, melded, gelded, shorn.
Doesn’t it feel better,
now that all that heavy thinking is gone?
Just rock away in the Cradle of Humanity,
and babies, you can sleep while I drive.
May 13, 2015 | Categories: Green mouse ice cream!, ice pops!, insane, questions, slightly political, Smell of blue!, social commentary, Weirdness | Tags: insane sanity, Philosophy, politics, rambles, stream of unconsciousness, threeam | Leave a comment
Ice and fire, fire and rain,
the opposite attracts,
Drowned in tears and burning rage,
a heart beneath the axe.
“She could never forgive him, for what he didn’t say.”
Dance on air, fall to earth,
open up your eyes,
“Love will lift you” is no lie,
it just wears a disguise.
“I thought “I love you” meant forever…not until.”
Take your chances, place your bets,
the best is yet to come,
You may yet live to sit alone,
Here’s one of those annoying “asking for an opinion” entries…but I can’t help it, I need to know. First off, can everyone see (except for my new followers, hi guys!!) the blog change? Secondly…do people like it? I’ve noticed that most of the writers blogs I follow tend to the “blank white” or “white background on color” schemes. Would y’all prefer that sort of thing, or is this ok? Any opinion will be welcomed…*hugs*