Arthur John Dove

is creating Music, Tea and Things

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One Cup of Tea
$2
per thing
Instead of having one hot drink a month, you're helping me. You're cutting down on the coffee, tea or beer and you're endlessly helping me. You are wicked.

In return you'll get to check out the patron only feed, where I've recorded a live performance of Little Picture for you on a ukelele, with a face mask on, in the bath. That's how I express the feels. On the feed you'll be able to add your voice to mine too, so come and say hi.
One Box of Smokes
Limited (10 of 10 remaining)
$5
per thing
By cutting down on the smoking, just by one box, you'll feel a little better, breathe a little clearer and you'll be helping to encourage others to be better, and to feel better too. You winner.

I'll ship out one pack of either Lull or Little Picture tea too. So, that's nice. Make sure you comment on checkout to let me know, which flavour you'd like to try!

Plus you'll get all the earlier benefits too.
One Box of Tea
Limited (10 of 10 remaining)
$10
per thing
(UK ONLY) I'll send through one sack of both Little Picture and Lull RealiTea's  . It'll include a physical copy of the both songs too. Yay!


Plus you'll get all the earlier benefits too.

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About

Oh hai Patron's, I'm Arthur Dove. I'm a musician, I think about thinking (a lot) and how to #bebetter, how to #thinkforyourself, and how to #buildyourlove. I know that those things could seem a little esoteric, but if you read on below then I'll show you some of the ways I've already done this, which might help shed some light on who I am and how I think.

There's also something to read about how Patreon works and how it benefits us for as little as the price of one cup of tea. It is all in Dollars, but I am not in the US, I understand this can be quite frightful for some, but it needn't be. It's a different currency, yes, but in actuality, it means that things costs you less. Lucky you, eh.


THINGS I'VE DONE
  • I put out both singles "Little Picture" and "Lull" for free and used the campaigns to learn and educate about the world. In "Little Picture" I studied and spoke about the refugee and homelessness crisis throughout the world and in "Lull", mental health and mindfulness.
  • Three times a week I intreview someone and schedule their picture as part of my Little Pictures collaboration on Instagram. The idea is to explore other people's views, to help remind me, well, us, that we all have one. 
  • I have synaesthesia, I feel colour when I hear music. We all have our own little slice of reality, and I'm fascinated by it. Little Pictures is one way of exploring that idea. I've been running workshops in schools, colleges and universities exploring it even further. Where Little Pictures is seeing other peoples views, this was hearing them, through other peoples reinterpretations of the song, Little Picture. (This is still a bit secret!)
  • I blended my own teas, that taste like the songs I release. It's the world's first and only enhanced reality tea, it's called RealiTea. It's a truly unique, immersive experience of Arthur Dove.
  • I started Tea Talk on Youtube where we review and talk about all things tea. I stopped drinking alcohol a while ago, and tea filled the void. I want to share the possibilities of tea, with as many people as I can. 
  • I enjoy teaching, I think it helps me to learn. I've been singing and meditating for a long time, and I want to improve both, so, I teach them. One on one, sometimes in a group. I've helped a few people along the way. It's self indulgent (but then I believe everything is self motivated) it makes me feel good to be useful.


WHY PATREON
Patreon is a really cool idea, it puts you, someone who enjoys some of the things I've been working on to essentially become the head of the record label.

Patreon is kind of somewhere between a Kickstarter and Spotify. It's a crowd funded subscription service but instead of subscribing to music, in general, you're subscribing to the creator of it. I guess what you're subscribing to is me, or my ideas; that's anything and everything that I do, whenever I do them. In return you'll get some pretty cool things, that nobody else will, which is a bit like kickstarter.

For the price of a cup of tea or a used book you can really help keep me doing the things I've been doing, these things I think help me and you to be better. In keeping with this idea of exchanging betterness, I've a suggestion...

To help me, help yourself. Why not try to reduce how often you smoke? Or how often you drink alcohol or caffeine? Maybe try to ignore the will of consumerism? My suggestion would be, if you've enjoyed anything I've done, or I'm currently doing, or you think you'll enjoy anything else then use that saved money to help create more of it. I really need your help.

Be better, to help me be better, to help others be better. Repeat.


HOW YOU HELP
I've been working with this for a year now, I think the realisation that I wanted it to be a community of collaborators came pretty early on in the process. Things just feel better with a collective behind them, the results I've seen with the music, with the tea, everything I've done, reflects that idea.

I've already had so much help with everything, I get that it could look like it's just one person but it really isn't. Whether it's been feedback on the music, your contributions to Little Pictures on Instagram, help with artwork and design, generating ideas, building the website, you name it, I've been helped (and I'm probably missing loads of stuff out there). Since the beginning, I've been trying to think of the steps I could take to build a stronger community around my music, and then Patreon fell in my lap. 

If you're here with me, reading this, then you've enjoyed one of the things that I've done. You've felt better because of it. This feeling better is just a merry-go-round. You hop on it because you think it'll make you feel better, when it does you stick around a little longer, but, what you hadn't realised is that being on it, could help make someone else feel better too, so, you encourage others to get on. That's how you help. It starts with you feeling better.

Let's all #Bebetter together.

Goals
$14 of $250 per thing

7" PHYSICAL COPY OF LULL / LITTLE PICTURE 


I put out Little Picture on November 7th and Lull on March 10th, both with their own flavourful tea blends. It's about time things got physical.

This wil cover the costs (without profit I might add) for 20 x 7" transparent vinyl records. They'll come signed with a printed Little Picture Polaroid from my Instagram in a clear sleeve. 

I won't be doing any more runs, so this is literally it, 20 copies available, once they're gone, they're gone.
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Images
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Links
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Writing
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Videos
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