ArtByClay

is creating A ecletic mix of jokes, "Emoji-toons" and other fun cartoons.

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Welcome to ArtByClay, an entertaining collection of jokes, riddles & large emojis that I've named "Emoji-toons". This random mix will also include motivational & inspirational cartoons.


Last month I had to have back surgery, now I have four titanium screw and two plates in my lower back. My doctor prescribe me to wear a back brace and take it easy for three months. Soooo, while I am here home recovering I have decided to launch a Patreon page!

It took almost 3 months from the date of the injury for me to finally get into surgery, during that time I was in extreme agony. I did not feel my doctors realized how overwhelming the pain was. To better communicate with my doctor know how miserable I was, I made my own pain chart. The little guy with the one foot in the grave is me.



I was soooo appreciative to finally be going in for surgery to fix this chronic burning nerve pain, I drew up a “Thank You” cartoon to give to each and everybody I would meet during my surgery and the on going recovery. I gave a Thank You cartoon to the receptionist, the pharmacist, the doctors, the nurses, house keepers, everyone I came in contact with got one. I imagine I have handed out around 80 of them and everyone has seemed very happy to get one. I am still in recovery, and I am still handing out these thank you cartoons.



Nothing like a chronic pain episode and major surgery to create a "don't sweat the small stuff" attitude. Things that use to bug me, don't matter anymore. A good problem checker is to ask yourself, how important is this problem right now? How important will it be tomorrow, how important next month, next year? Again, don't sweat the small stuff, and a lot of it is small stuff.

Its like the old saying, you never really know how wonderful something is until its gone. Gotta count your blessings every day, and be thankful and give thanks for all that you have.



Recently I realize that I am a bit of an  "O.C.D"., an Obsessive Cartoon Drawer!  It gets my endorphins flowing to share my cartooning and cartoons with the people I meet. These people are the "enablers" who I am always looking out for, people who also find joy in cartoons.  

Patreon seems like a perfect place for me to find people who enjoy cartoons. My hope is that there may be an enabler or two here that enjoy seeing my cartoons as much as I enjoy drawing them. 

I believe that the best art a person can make is the way that they live their life. By living your life in the best way you possibly can, you are practicing  "the art of living".



My hope for this page is to have a collection of cartoon categories where I would constantly be posting new cartoons. One of the main category would be my “Whats Knew” joke and riddle cartoons. These cartoons use a mirror text for writing the punch line. The idea is to make the reader stop, and think about the answer before automatically reading it.

Once I get enough cartoons in one of my categories it would be time to create a coloring book.





Seems I am always critiquing my drawing to see what I like, and what I could improve. I wanted this worm to be more in your face, so I tried to make him bigger. I erased everything but the text and the second apple. Defiantly an improvement. 

I have always like this joke so I drew a cartoon for it. Look how happy that cat is, he is sooooo proud of himself.



Another category that will have a bunch of content is my Emoji-toons. I have been working on making full sized cartoons of cats and dogs and myself expressing emoji topics. When I send a text or an email I like to include one of these expressive Emoji-toons. The larger format adds more fun and creates happier memories.



This should be a fun adventure, and I welcome each and everyone of you who is interested to come along. I have a lot to learn about how to maximize member interactions and I do want to made this as interactive as possible. I look forward to hearing everyone's suggestions and comments.

Most Sincerely,
  Clay


Tiers
Hugs not drugs.
$1 or more per month
  • Sending you a big virtual bear hug. Actual big bear hugs can be redeemed in person. Artist note* bear not bare hugs.


Share hugs to keep happy and healthy.
$3 or more per month

After your first warm up virtual hug, this is the hug where you really start to feel the love! This hug is longer and stronger. Close your eyes and imagine the entire universe giving you a big hug. You can feel the love the universe is sending you.   

Patreon Saint
$6 or more per month
  • Here you will see my most recently posted cartoons. I will include a description of the thought behind the cartoons along with any interesting  anecdotes I can think of.  
  •  Access to patron-only Discord community 
  • Previous listed benefit. 





Cartoon Collector
$20 or more per month
  •  At this tier, I will draw you your choice of a cat or a dog cartoon, similar to the one in my intro video.  Please Include whose name you want the cat or dog saying "Thank You" to. This original cartoon will be shipped to you through the post office. Also included in the envelope will be signed copies off my printer of my pain scale and my medical Thank You cartoon.  You can bring the pain scale to show your doctor how uncomfortable you are. 


  • Previous listed benefits.
Welcome to my world!
$300 or more per month only 5 left

Spend a day away from the ordinary. Enjoy a full eight hours of mayhem and merriment while working with me in the arts. How about some cartoon lessons? I can take you from drawing stick figures to action figures, and more. You can learn how to MIG, or oxy-acytalin weld as we work together in the shop to make you a custom garden tool. I also have a collection of wood working tools for wood sculpting. The day is wide open, and it is all about you having fun. This is a one on one art extravaganza.  My studio is south west of Portland Oregon.  


Previous listed benefits.


Goals
$2 of $500 per month
As I get use to working in Patreon I look forward to getting suggestions from the Patrons on what kind of rewards they would like. If I hit this monthly amount I will send everyone a super nice "Thank You" cartoon.
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Welcome to ArtByClay, an entertaining collection of jokes, riddles & large emojis that I've named "Emoji-toons". This random mix will also include motivational & inspirational cartoons.


Last month I had to have back surgery, now I have four titanium screw and two plates in my lower back. My doctor prescribe me to wear a back brace and take it easy for three months. Soooo, while I am here home recovering I have decided to launch a Patreon page!

It took almost 3 months from the date of the injury for me to finally get into surgery, during that time I was in extreme agony. I did not feel my doctors realized how overwhelming the pain was. To better communicate with my doctor know how miserable I was, I made my own pain chart. The little guy with the one foot in the grave is me.



I was soooo appreciative to finally be going in for surgery to fix this chronic burning nerve pain, I drew up a “Thank You” cartoon to give to each and everybody I would meet during my surgery and the on going recovery. I gave a Thank You cartoon to the receptionist, the pharmacist, the doctors, the nurses, house keepers, everyone I came in contact with got one. I imagine I have handed out around 80 of them and everyone has seemed very happy to get one. I am still in recovery, and I am still handing out these thank you cartoons.



Nothing like a chronic pain episode and major surgery to create a "don't sweat the small stuff" attitude. Things that use to bug me, don't matter anymore. A good problem checker is to ask yourself, how important is this problem right now? How important will it be tomorrow, how important next month, next year? Again, don't sweat the small stuff, and a lot of it is small stuff.

Its like the old saying, you never really know how wonderful something is until its gone. Gotta count your blessings every day, and be thankful and give thanks for all that you have.



Recently I realize that I am a bit of an  "O.C.D"., an Obsessive Cartoon Drawer!  It gets my endorphins flowing to share my cartooning and cartoons with the people I meet. These people are the "enablers" who I am always looking out for, people who also find joy in cartoons.  

Patreon seems like a perfect place for me to find people who enjoy cartoons. My hope is that there may be an enabler or two here that enjoy seeing my cartoons as much as I enjoy drawing them. 

I believe that the best art a person can make is the way that they live their life. By living your life in the best way you possibly can, you are practicing  "the art of living".



My hope for this page is to have a collection of cartoon categories where I would constantly be posting new cartoons. One of the main category would be my “Whats Knew” joke and riddle cartoons. These cartoons use a mirror text for writing the punch line. The idea is to make the reader stop, and think about the answer before automatically reading it.

Once I get enough cartoons in one of my categories it would be time to create a coloring book.





Seems I am always critiquing my drawing to see what I like, and what I could improve. I wanted this worm to be more in your face, so I tried to make him bigger. I erased everything but the text and the second apple. Defiantly an improvement. 

I have always like this joke so I drew a cartoon for it. Look how happy that cat is, he is sooooo proud of himself.



Another category that will have a bunch of content is my Emoji-toons. I have been working on making full sized cartoons of cats and dogs and myself expressing emoji topics. When I send a text or an email I like to include one of these expressive Emoji-toons. The larger format adds more fun and creates happier memories.



This should be a fun adventure, and I welcome each and everyone of you who is interested to come along. I have a lot to learn about how to maximize member interactions and I do want to made this as interactive as possible. I look forward to hearing everyone's suggestions and comments.

Most Sincerely,
  Clay


Recent posts by ArtByClay

Tiers
Hugs not drugs.
$1 or more per month
  • Sending you a big virtual bear hug. Actual big bear hugs can be redeemed in person. Artist note* bear not bare hugs.


Share hugs to keep happy and healthy.
$3 or more per month

After your first warm up virtual hug, this is the hug where you really start to feel the love! This hug is longer and stronger. Close your eyes and imagine the entire universe giving you a big hug. You can feel the love the universe is sending you.   

Patreon Saint
$6 or more per month
  • Here you will see my most recently posted cartoons. I will include a description of the thought behind the cartoons along with any interesting  anecdotes I can think of.  
  •  Access to patron-only Discord community 
  • Previous listed benefit. 





Cartoon Collector
$20 or more per month
  •  At this tier, I will draw you your choice of a cat or a dog cartoon, similar to the one in my intro video.  Please Include whose name you want the cat or dog saying "Thank You" to. This original cartoon will be shipped to you through the post office. Also included in the envelope will be signed copies off my printer of my pain scale and my medical Thank You cartoon.  You can bring the pain scale to show your doctor how uncomfortable you are. 


  • Previous listed benefits.
Welcome to my world!
$300 or more per month only 5 left

Spend a day away from the ordinary. Enjoy a full eight hours of mayhem and merriment while working with me in the arts. How about some cartoon lessons? I can take you from drawing stick figures to action figures, and more. You can learn how to MIG, or oxy-acytalin weld as we work together in the shop to make you a custom garden tool. I also have a collection of wood working tools for wood sculpting. The day is wide open, and it is all about you having fun. This is a one on one art extravaganza.  My studio is south west of Portland Oregon.  


Previous listed benefits.