Dwayne's Worldis creating Photography and Digital Imagery
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For your support of $10 a month you will find an envelope in your mailbox with these two gifts ~
First, a professionally printed and personally designed greeting card which stands apart from any other you have seen before, professionally designed and printed, featuring beautiful landscape or exciting wildlife for you to share with family and friends.
Next, you'll be delighted to find one of my custom and very creative Bookmark Cards. These cards offer a very unique yet simple design which allows for a detachable bookmark to be included with the card. I personally design each card with many of my landscape and wildlife images and they are professionally printed on high quality card stock. The detachable bookmarks come with inspirational and motivational quotes accompanied by even more of my imagery.
As an extra bonus I will always make sure to include one of my popular postcards for you to keep or share.
~ Tom Petty
Thank you for visiting my Dwayne's World Patreon website. I appreciate your support and your time and I hope you enjoy what you find here. A little about myself - After finishing college at New Mexico Military Institute I began a very rewarding career with the United States Army which would eventually take me around the world and back, all with a duffle bag on one shoulder and a camera strap on the other. It was a great time in my life - I knew what my mission was and there was no question that I was very happy with it. I spent those years either wearing the uniform of a soldier or, after leaving the military, working with soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors as an Information Technology Support Technician and felt a great sense of accomplishment, always.
Two years ago, while stationed at the United States Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center just outside of Bridgeport, California and working as the Base Incident Manager and Senior Information Technology Specialist, I suffered a severe brain injury which has led me down the road of early retirement.
Retirement among the Sierra Nevada mountains, especially for any type of artist, is, in my opinion, a dream come true. To wake up to these mountains, and all they have to offer, every day, is more than most could hope for. Having spent many years apart from the scenery I loved as a child, and now being able to return to it permanently, I realize what it means to have this treasure and, in that realization, I have developed at least one major desire which would be to share this beauty with anyone and everyone who wants to experience it, no matter where they may be.
I have worked hard to put together an online presence through Facebook, Instagram, Etsy and my own personal site but, until I came across Patreon, I did not have a solid solution to address my desire. Recently, while photographing bears near Lake Tahoe, I met a man who told me about Patreon. He was so enthusiastic about it that once I returned home I had to research it and I immediately understood his excitement. The basic idea of patrons providing support which allows an artist to create and, in return, the patron receives that art as a way to repay their pledge to the artist. This idea has kept arts alive throughout the ages and now, with access to internet and social media platforms like never before, this ancient idea has been refreshed and updated but at the same time it has also kept the same basic principle and goal.
I am excited to see what lies ahead with Patreon and my work and I hope you are too. I invite you to look around and I'm sure you'll not only understand my excitement but you'll want to join that excitement and help keep artists such as myself doing what we love to do.