Holding out my hand...
This is one of my first hand-print/collage artworks for a new fundraising project laid out under the rules and guidelines of Patreon which, as I wrote a few days ago, “...is a ‘crowdfunding’ platform popular with YouTube content creators, musicians, webcomic artists, fine-artists, writers, cooks, comedians (I kid you not) and a host of others. It allows ‘creatives’ to obtain funding from their fans or patrons, on a recurring monthly basis, or per item. I decided to use the site and service as a potential funding springboard in order to free-me-up to produce much more artwork for 2016.”
This particular piece is a three-colour hand print made on a 1950s French envelope which travelled several times through the system in search of it’s recipient… hence the redirection stamps, hand-written notes and bureau cancels. I described the envelope and why I purchased it in a recent entry on my Postal History page here.
I’m hoping, obviously, that one or more of my followers (well, as many as possible in true support of a re-born but struggling artist) will use my Patreon page… and by doing so, everyone - even at the minimal promise of funding - receives an original piece of art from me, unlike many other creators who simply offer ‘access to personal blog pages’ without a tangible reward. The above is an example of my ‘minimal offering’ which would look better behind a bevelled mat card and framed.