Jay is creating Art. Quaintings. Photography. Books.
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By becoming a patron, you enable me to create a great new form of art I call Quainting. It's a charmingly odd clever mixture of both painting and quilling. Each Quainting takes about 100 hours to complete.




I am inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. Reading about him, I learned that he was disgusted with his Starry Night. It's just unfathomable that one of his most renowned paintings was also one of his biggest failures. Why? It was flat. He said he piled on the paint, trying to evoke a three dimensional image, but the contours he painted in flattened out when it dried. Quainting is my answer to his conundrum!Your support here on Patreon inspires me, coloring my whole world with gratitude and possibilities. In addition to Quainting, I write books, short stories, and other little tidbits that, as a patron, will be available only to you!

I also like photography; the photos I take of the area I live in inspire my Quaintings as well as serving the backdrop for some of the scenes in my books!



As a patron, you're invited to a front row seat to my life as an artist, my studio, my creation successes and failures. You get to see, before anyone else (and maybe exclusively) what I'm working on up-to-the-minute!

I promise to get better at video making, photography, and Quainting as we go along creating the world around us, arm in arm, artist and patron, friends. Can you imagine how fantastic it would be to claim Vincent and Leonardo as friends? That's actually a sneak peek into the book I'm writing NOW.

My goals:
  • Watch the night sky & nature on Earth.
  • Make art that inspire gratitude and embody life.
  • Write great stories that captivate imaginations.
  • Document the process and invite you to join me!
  • Live NOW, in this moment. Now is really all we have because we can't change the past and the future hasn't yet unfolded.

Thank you, dear Patron, for supporting Art!  Thank you to Patreon for making it possible; this place is awesome...
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
THANK YOU!  A buck doesn't seem like much, but trust me, it adds up with all the other dollars and helps out a lot!
  • You'll have an entry each time I do a Patreons-only giveaway!  Holy cow!  Look for special unreleased photos, books, cards, prints, art concepts for my book covers, and yes, even original Quaintings!  There will be *at least* one drawing per month! Just a dollar for an original Quainting?  How awesome is that??
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Pledge $5 or more per month
You're beautiful!  Thank you!

  • You get five (5) entries each time I do a Patreons-only giveaway! Niiice.  Look for special unreleased photos, books, cards, prints, art concepts for my book covers, and yes, even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • At this level, you also get a snapshot of what I'm working on *RIGHT NOW!*  As soon as I get the message that you're supporting me at this level, I'll run right over to my work area and you get to see what my crazy workspace looks like in real-time.  It's almost like you're looking over my shoulder.  :)
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $10 or more per month
Ten bux a month!  Fantabulous!  Thank you!!
  • Rockin' awesome!  You have ten (10) entries each time I do a Patreons-only giveaway! Look for special unreleased photos, books, cards, prints, art concepts for my book covers, other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You get a peek over my shoulder at what I'm doing right now, too.  :)
  • I'll get a photo printed up just for you!  It'll be one of those kind of photos that I take that day (or maybe the next) of something wonderful!  You'll get that in snailmail, so I'll need your address for this one. 
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $20 or more per month
Twenty bux a month! Wow! Thanks!!
  • Awesome possum!! You have twenty (20) entries each time I do a Patreons-only giveaway!  How on earth can you go wrong?? Look for special unreleased photos, books, cards, prints, art concepts for my book covers, other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get the fun things from the lower reward levels, but you also get the password to the Patreons-only content available on my personal website.  Feelin' like you're walkin' on sunshine yet?
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $35 or more per month
I'm so grateful and you're just so wonderful!

  • Oh myyy!! You're in the running THIRTY-FIVE (35) times for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the lower reward levels AND you'll be the first ones to see the sketches of the work I think I might be doing next.  I'll scan my sketches, my color trials, and you may even see an extra something in the mail like a sample of my early attempts to figure out how I'm going to pull off a new technique in a Quainting!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $50 or more per month
Can I just say that you're absolutely fantastic!?!  Thank you so much!

  • Woo Hoo!! You've just gotten yourself fifty (50) entries for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level!  Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the lower reward levels, of course.
  • You also get a fun little something or other mailed to you.  It might be an art kit, a journal, a quilling kit, a set of photo-postcards, a calendar with my original photography, or it might even be an original piece of Quinting!  Who knows??  I won't even know what it is until that month!  How mysterious and exciting!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $100 or more per month
I just love you! You're phenomenal! THANK YOU!

  • Yee Haw and Yippee!! You're IN!  One hundred (100) entries for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level!  I just love you!  You're phenomenal! THANK YOU! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the $50 and lower reward levels, of course, and you get a personalized Flash Fiction piece written just for you, on your topic of choice (please, keep it PG-13, though...  I'm not an R-rated sort of person.)...
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $200 or more per month
Look at you, all awesome and stuff! Thank YOU!

  • Excellent!! You're all in two hundred (200) times for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! I just love you! You're fantabulous (my own word)! THANK YOU! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the $50 and lower reward levels, of course, and you'll get the latest and greatest up-to-the-minute most recent 500 words from the book I'm writing right now!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $300 or more per month
only 10 left
Whee! Thank YOU!  This is where it starts really getting good...

  • You're entered three hundred (300) times for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! How can you lose?!  Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the $50 and lower reward levels, of course.  But you get something really special at this level:  A 3"x4" original piece of Art!  What??  Original art every month??  NICE!
  • A 10% discount on anything I have in my shop this month or on commissioned works!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $500 or more per month
only 10 left
Go-oooh YOU! Thank YOU!

  • Bangarang! You're all set with five hundred (500) entries for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! THANK YOU! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the $50 and lower levels, but YOU get something even more special at this level: An 8"x5" piece of Original Art every month?? What a great way to start your collection...!
  • A 20% discount on anything I have in my shop this month or even on commissioned works!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
only 5 left
Oh. My. Patreon!  Thank you for believing in me!

  • There's only five people who can claim that they're entered in the give-away ONE THOUSAND (1000) times for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! I just love you! You're fantabulous (my own word)! THANK YOU! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You've got the ace in the hole and you know that you want it all, don't you?  At this level, you'll get an 8"x5" piece of Original Art,  latest and greatest up-to-the-minute most recent 500 words from the book I'm writing right now, AND a personalized Flash Fiction piece written just for you, on your topic of choice (please, keep it PG-13, though... I'm not an R-rated sort of person.)...
  • A 30% discount on anything I have in my shop this month or even on commissioned works!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Goals
$0 of $25 per month
Doing all this rolling paper by hand is tough on the wrists!  When I get to the $25 level, I'll be able to get a tool made to make all that much easier.  Pa (my father) is drawing up the plans, but I have to get to this level before he'll actually build it for me.  It's a personal challenge from him to YOU and I!  Think we can make it sooner rather than later?  I guess we'll see!
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By becoming a patron, you enable me to create a great new form of art I call Quainting. It's a charmingly odd clever mixture of both painting and quilling. Each Quainting takes about 100 hours to complete.




I am inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. Reading about him, I learned that he was disgusted with his Starry Night. It's just unfathomable that one of his most renowned paintings was also one of his biggest failures. Why? It was flat. He said he piled on the paint, trying to evoke a three dimensional image, but the contours he painted in flattened out when it dried. Quainting is my answer to his conundrum!Your support here on Patreon inspires me, coloring my whole world with gratitude and possibilities. In addition to Quainting, I write books, short stories, and other little tidbits that, as a patron, will be available only to you!

I also like photography; the photos I take of the area I live in inspire my Quaintings as well as serving the backdrop for some of the scenes in my books!



As a patron, you're invited to a front row seat to my life as an artist, my studio, my creation successes and failures. You get to see, before anyone else (and maybe exclusively) what I'm working on up-to-the-minute!

I promise to get better at video making, photography, and Quainting as we go along creating the world around us, arm in arm, artist and patron, friends. Can you imagine how fantastic it would be to claim Vincent and Leonardo as friends? That's actually a sneak peek into the book I'm writing NOW.

My goals:
  • Watch the night sky & nature on Earth.
  • Make art that inspire gratitude and embody life.
  • Write great stories that captivate imaginations.
  • Document the process and invite you to join me!
  • Live NOW, in this moment. Now is really all we have because we can't change the past and the future hasn't yet unfolded.

Thank you, dear Patron, for supporting Art!  Thank you to Patreon for making it possible; this place is awesome...

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
THANK YOU!  A buck doesn't seem like much, but trust me, it adds up with all the other dollars and helps out a lot!
  • You'll have an entry each time I do a Patreons-only giveaway!  Holy cow!  Look for special unreleased photos, books, cards, prints, art concepts for my book covers, and yes, even original Quaintings!  There will be *at least* one drawing per month! Just a dollar for an original Quainting?  How awesome is that??
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $5 or more per month
You're beautiful!  Thank you!

  • You get five (5) entries each time I do a Patreons-only giveaway! Niiice.  Look for special unreleased photos, books, cards, prints, art concepts for my book covers, and yes, even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • At this level, you also get a snapshot of what I'm working on *RIGHT NOW!*  As soon as I get the message that you're supporting me at this level, I'll run right over to my work area and you get to see what my crazy workspace looks like in real-time.  It's almost like you're looking over my shoulder.  :)
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $10 or more per month
Ten bux a month!  Fantabulous!  Thank you!!
  • Rockin' awesome!  You have ten (10) entries each time I do a Patreons-only giveaway! Look for special unreleased photos, books, cards, prints, art concepts for my book covers, other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You get a peek over my shoulder at what I'm doing right now, too.  :)
  • I'll get a photo printed up just for you!  It'll be one of those kind of photos that I take that day (or maybe the next) of something wonderful!  You'll get that in snailmail, so I'll need your address for this one. 
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $20 or more per month
Twenty bux a month! Wow! Thanks!!
  • Awesome possum!! You have twenty (20) entries each time I do a Patreons-only giveaway!  How on earth can you go wrong?? Look for special unreleased photos, books, cards, prints, art concepts for my book covers, other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get the fun things from the lower reward levels, but you also get the password to the Patreons-only content available on my personal website.  Feelin' like you're walkin' on sunshine yet?
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $35 or more per month
I'm so grateful and you're just so wonderful!

  • Oh myyy!! You're in the running THIRTY-FIVE (35) times for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the lower reward levels AND you'll be the first ones to see the sketches of the work I think I might be doing next.  I'll scan my sketches, my color trials, and you may even see an extra something in the mail like a sample of my early attempts to figure out how I'm going to pull off a new technique in a Quainting!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $50 or more per month
Can I just say that you're absolutely fantastic!?!  Thank you so much!

  • Woo Hoo!! You've just gotten yourself fifty (50) entries for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level!  Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the lower reward levels, of course.
  • You also get a fun little something or other mailed to you.  It might be an art kit, a journal, a quilling kit, a set of photo-postcards, a calendar with my original photography, or it might even be an original piece of Quinting!  Who knows??  I won't even know what it is until that month!  How mysterious and exciting!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $100 or more per month
I just love you! You're phenomenal! THANK YOU!

  • Yee Haw and Yippee!! You're IN!  One hundred (100) entries for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level!  I just love you!  You're phenomenal! THANK YOU! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the $50 and lower reward levels, of course, and you get a personalized Flash Fiction piece written just for you, on your topic of choice (please, keep it PG-13, though...  I'm not an R-rated sort of person.)...
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $200 or more per month
Look at you, all awesome and stuff! Thank YOU!

  • Excellent!! You're all in two hundred (200) times for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! I just love you! You're fantabulous (my own word)! THANK YOU! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the $50 and lower reward levels, of course, and you'll get the latest and greatest up-to-the-minute most recent 500 words from the book I'm writing right now!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $300 or more per month
only 10 left
Whee! Thank YOU!  This is where it starts really getting good...

  • You're entered three hundred (300) times for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! How can you lose?!  Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the $50 and lower reward levels, of course.  But you get something really special at this level:  A 3"x4" original piece of Art!  What??  Original art every month??  NICE!
  • A 10% discount on anything I have in my shop this month or on commissioned works!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $500 or more per month
only 10 left
Go-oooh YOU! Thank YOU!

  • Bangarang! You're all set with five hundred (500) entries for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! THANK YOU! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You'll get all the fun things from the $50 and lower levels, but YOU get something even more special at this level: An 8"x5" piece of Original Art every month?? What a great way to start your collection...!
  • A 20% discount on anything I have in my shop this month or even on commissioned works!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
only 5 left
Oh. My. Patreon!  Thank you for believing in me!

  • There's only five people who can claim that they're entered in the give-away ONE THOUSAND (1000) times for each one of my Patreons-only giveaways that you're supporting me at this level! I just love you! You're fantabulous (my own word)! THANK YOU! Look for special stuff to come up at the giveaways like pre-published signed books, hand made fabulous style cards, prints, book cover art, and other things that come across my path that I think you, my wonderful Patrons, might enjoy; even original Quaintings! There will be *at least* one drawing per month!
  • You've got the ace in the hole and you know that you want it all, don't you?  At this level, you'll get an 8"x5" piece of Original Art,  latest and greatest up-to-the-minute most recent 500 words from the book I'm writing right now, AND a personalized Flash Fiction piece written just for you, on your topic of choice (please, keep it PG-13, though... I'm not an R-rated sort of person.)...
  • A 30% discount on anything I have in my shop this month or even on commissioned works!
  • :: All Access Pass to my Patron Only feed ::