Normal posts will resume tomorrow, including a my-gift-to-you book discount and more Mandalas for Marinke. But I’ve spent the past couple days, and especially this morning, thinking about my birthday, about where I am and where I want to be and especially where I come from.
As many of you know, I’m requesting support through Patreon to keep this blog alive and active. Yesterday I shared some new milestones and today I wanted to let you know that I’ve also added new rewards. You can get lots of new things from CC when you support through Patreon
Two of my favorite weekly posts – the Link Love posts and the Instagram roundups – will be changing dramatically unless you can come through with support through Patreon. Here is the info on what will change and what you can do if you love these posts.
I wanted to let all of you know that I have joined Patreon, which is a place where artists and makers can share their visions and get supported by the people who believe in what they do. It is not the same as Kickstarter or Indiegogo; you’re not funding a particular project but instead committing a monthly amount to help support the general work of a creator that you love. I’ve signed up for it because the support from a community can really help me to take my work a lot further than it can go on its own. I work really hard to use my writing to support others (highlighting designers and crafters, interviewing creative people, sending messages of support to those in need) and if the greater community supports my efforts then I can pay it forward stronger in kind.
In April Black Sheep Wools named me their Blogger of the Month. What a great honor.
Crochet Saved My Life images
Here’s this week’s update on my services, what’s happening on this blog and what I’m working on right now.