I’ve had ADHD for my entire life. I saw one doctor described it as “diabetes of the mind”. This is a story of why I decided to seek help.
Over the course of a 51 day period I finished just one painting. Just one. That’s a big departure from finishing one every 7 days. Thinking back on that time, I can easily spin a yarn about where the time went. It’s fair to say that this was the largest, most involved painting I’ve made for Angelarium to date. Considering it was painted while I was trying to put my taxes together and travel to Seattle for Emerald City Comic Con, I might have a plausible excuse for why this took me so long. The truth is far more embarrassing.
I received 1000 enamel pins in the mail yesterday with the 1FW logo on them. Sam and I agreed that it was a great idea to get them made, but not because we wanted to make a ton of money on them. The truth is that more than anything, I just want to see these on people's art bags and lapels around places Illuxcon every year.
There is an expectation that the beautiful things we enjoy will find success, but that’s not always true. Anyone who has had their favorite TV show get canceled in its prime knows how this goes. Some of our most beloved things don’t have a mechanism to be sustained. That’s part of why I’m such a staunch advocate for Patreon.
I’ve seen Patreon provide support where no other system could, the most recent example is my favorite cosplayer, Christine Sprankle.