Hello dear reader and follower of the art.
I hope you are really feeling the spring kick and are having a great time dispensing these renewed energies around you and into the world. Today I want to take this opportunity to make an announcement: I will create my Patreon page very soon. It should be launched before the end of April.
If some of you wonder what is Patreon, it is a membership platform that allows you to become the patron of an artist you want to support and help to grow wings. It makes the relationship between an artist and his community a more direct and intimate partnership working together towards a common goal: free-up more time for the artist to do what matters and making it easier for him to share and provide more content to his community. By subscribing to a monthly donation a patron knows that he is now taking part in a collective effort to make the world a better place, filled with more beauty and words of peace. But not only that: patrons will receive access to exclusive content, early sale discounts and behind the curtain peeks shared by patrons only. As a patron you will really feel part of a community of people sharing together special content.
Great and admirable artists using Patreon, such as Iris Compiet, have reached a state now, where the weight of financial pressure is lifted for them to a point where they have all the time it takes to create with freedom of mind. I want to throw myself in this adventure with you guys. I want you to feel empowered by supporting my work. I want you to feel the actors to the growth of someone you want to see succeed, someone you know, someone you relate to.
My patreon page is now in development. I will keep you guys informed about its coming along. I will also ask for your help, in saying for example what kind of benefits you would like to see available to patrons and things like that. I am super stoke by this project and I hope you are too! My adventure is your adventure. The world is one and we will play our role in its unity!
On to this week's news about my work and discoveries:
I have been in touch with the Maple Youth Centre of Ballinrobe, the town nearby where I live. We are now working on putting together a drawing course for the afterschool and the young adult. This should be starting soon and, no need to say, I am super excited about that! Education and transmission matter to me very much, and to help spread the art and its know how is, I think, something super important and much needed in today's rushed world.
Also during my practice this week I went on and worked on a prototype for a logo for my brand. Here is the work in progress.
you I am looking for a logo that could reflect the qualities that I am trying to promote through my art. Something simple, anchored in the traditional, for the people, not too intellectual and rather positive. I kind of like the star dancing with the colour dots. I am super interested to know what you guys think of it, please let me know in the comment section below.
And finally, I did something this week I am actually quite proud of. While looking for elements of the logo I digressed, and draw this character which I later edited into a book cover. This is really something that strikes my imagination and I will continue to explore further in this direction concerning book covers for adult literature.
Here you go. This is it for today's blog post. I am looking forward to reading all your comments and feedbacks, and don't forget to share if you like. Wishing you a peaceful Sunday and a terrific week ahead. Until next Sunday's Trail of colour, this is Adrien, signing off. Peace.