Hello dear friends! Hopefully you didn't miss me too badly this past week (since my last post was last Saturday - oops!) and my exciting sea turtle rescue was enough to satisfy any recent blog-reading cravings;)
Anyhoo, I've actually been pretty busy this week revamping my Patreon, blog and YouTube channel... and they are all going to be better than ever! I have new gifts from the studio rolling out on Patreon (in addition to almost-daily posts on my special patron-only feed), as well as creating and finding new graphics and awesome copyright-free music for my YouTube vids. Also going hand-in-hand with all the new new is a recent reschedule of my blog posts.
I'll still be having blog posts every Tuesday and Saturday, however they won't have the 'Tutorial Tuesday' or 'Inspo Saturday' connotation. My new plan is to have a new vid every Tuesday on YouTube and then a written blog post on Saturday, the only difference being I won't be trying to specifically teach something or share an inspo subject on those specific days, it will be a mixture of the two plus my own updates, diaries, sketchbook tours and artistic adventures, product reviews or artist spotlights.
If you're curious into the mind of a working artist, then the two main reasons for this are A) YouTube rewards creators who are consistent so my vids will be shown to more people if the algorithm "knows" when to expect me, plus viewers will know when to tune in regularly too. And B) to help me with scheduling, planning, filming and writing ahead of time. Honestly, I really try my best to have my shit together when it comes to sharing and posting and blogging and vlogging, but too often I find myself treating my output (other than just pics of my artwork) like homework assignments being done at the last minute. I started blogging and vlogging and making YouTube vids as a way to connect with other creative and folks who enjoy my artwork, so if it's not fun and not accomplishing those things, then what's the point?!
So I'm pretty excited about the changes. There are a thousand tiny little things to do when planning a switch-a-roo like this, but I feel like it's better now than later. I am truly excited about my growing little community and look forward to engaging with everyone more and more.
Thanks for all the love! I'll keep you updated on the new new rolling out!
originally published August 5, 2017