Last year around this time I was plotting my trip across the country.
I was saving every penny and hoarding my earnings in hopes that it would be enough to eventually settle into a new environment that would offer me respite and inspiration.
This time around, I’m planning similar paths for myself, but with practicality and ability in mind.
I’m weighing the options of whether or not to place my monetary priorities in materials or new experiences, (and which of those will make it easier for me to gain the other in return.)
I’ve decided that investing in my own equipment will be the main goal of this year, so that I can eventually travel and re-settle into a new location without the worry of locating equipment for myself. Besides this blog and vlog channel, I wish to create more performance art pieces that make me thrilled to once more be a part of a larger radical movement in body-based social critique.
My last year of art school, I was creating and documenting performances that made me feel both liberated and fully realized. And although this platform gives me similar feelings, I still have a longing to strip naked and do some slam poetry on the side. (Whether or not that would be *appropriate* for my brand remains to be seen, but I recognize this passion and need within myself as something long-standing and worth exploring.)
Being able to document all of my endeavors, whether related to this platform or otherwise, is instrumental and crucial in all of my creative processes.
So I’ve created a Patreon account to help me raise funds for my own equipment!
For those unfamiliar with Patreon, this is a site where creators, (like myself) give gifts to our audiences, (like yourself) for donating monthly to our causes!
I’ve been itching to make one for a while and have held myself back with the excuses of not “having the time” or “enough followers.” But I have FINALLY gotten over that hump of self-doubt and will be providing extra footage monthly to my Patrons of cut/additional content!
So if you like what you’ve read/watched so far on my platforms and want to support me, please feel free to become a Patron through https://www.patreon.com/allofel
If you don’t have the coins for a donation, don’t feel bad! (or guilt tripped.) I still appreciate any and all traffic I receive on my site(s) and thank you for taking the time to read this post!
This will most likely be my only blog post going forward dedicated to my money-raising causes so if you’ve stuck with me through this entire post and are missing my usual ranting, never fear! I will be right back at it next week!
I’m hoping that moving forward I will gain traction with Patrons, Subscribers, and Followers to ultimately achieve my larger goals within this platform and be able to provide you all with the best content possible. Thanks for being along for the ride.