Marsia Shuron

is creating Fluid Artwork, Music, and Photography

8

patrons

$52

per month

Welcome to my Patreon page!
My name is Marsia Shuron Harris, known to many as Mother Turtle. I am a Fluid Art painter and creator of what I call "Whirldz of Imagination." Musically, I am a songwriter, singer, and I play guitar, a little piano, and some percussion. As a photographer my passion is Fine Art Portraiture and enhancing images. I love portraiture. Humans intrigue me. I also facilitate an interactive workshop called Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves With Mother Turtle. You can find out more about that on the Mother Turtle website.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my work. 


Fluid Art Painting by Marsia Shuron

So What is Patreon Anyway?
Patreon is an online platform for Creators to interact with fans and supporters. In exchange for your monthly contribution, you receive rewards, gifts, special perks, and Patreon only content from your artist of choice. Your support allows the artist to have the supplies that they need in order to continue creating and producing great work for you and the world to enjoy.

Throughout history, successful artists have had Patrons. Indeed we would never know many  of them if they didn't have patronage! Here Patreon.com makes it easy for you to become a patron and support your favorite artists. Check out the Tier Levels, they start as low as $2. per month! Your participation on this platform, makes it possible for artists like me to thrive, completely shifting the "Starving Artist" paradigm. Thank You!

How Can Your Patronage Help? Your monetary support makes it possible for me to have the tools and supplies that I need, the time to write, record, paint, make videos, photograph, print, frame, paint, finish and exhibit my work. This Patreon page has been set up in hopes of you seeing the value of my work and feeling inspired to help me sustain it. Thank you!

"Snorkeling" by Marsia Shuron - Fluid Art Painting with Epoxy Resin Finish



Your Patronage Supports My Sustainability As An Artist 



Fluid Art Tabletop by Marsia Shuron


My Desire?
My desire is to be a full time Artist, creating, offering classes, workshops, and custom design work for the home, office, school, church, RV, Tiny Home, etc. Patreon has devised a creative way for me to cover my expenses, and eliminate financial burden and stress, so that I can do what I am best at and be the artist I want to be.

(This video shows the beginning stages of my writing a song. Sometimes, its just one line at a time!)

My life as an artist has been an interesting journey. Over twenty five years spent as a performing musician. I began my musical journey as a solo artist and street musician in the early 90's Harvard Sq. scene. By 93' I was half of the Key West duo Aye (we received some stellar reviews, toured a little, and recorded a really nice album that you can find on my website). The band Mother Turtle (a soul, rock, jam, jazz, dance band, also on the site) came after that, and today, on my own again, though focused less on performing and more on writing, arranging, experimenting, navigating new technology and my recording studio, and cookin' up what's next. There are many projects on the docket for sure. One of them being, to arrange and record a beautiful orchestral piece of music that has been years in the making. I look forward to working with several stellar musicians as well as a wonderful engineer in a professional studio. It's exciting to think about and I believe the music will touch many. Of course, I am biased but it really is a beautiful piece of music!

Photography by Marsia Shuron

My love affair with photography has been long. I fell in love with it at age 7 when my parents gave me a Brownie camera for my birthday. I'm dating myself... Who remembers those? I got mine around 1970. In '78/79 I shot images for my high school magazine and was introduced to SLR cameras and black and white photography. I fell head over heels in love with the dance between light and shadow. Eventually, I found myself at Art School in Boston, and immersed myself in the medium. Fine Art Portraiture became my passion. Today, I am still passionate about photography and after a long hiatus, I am back behind the lens. There are prints and photo books and shows to hang. I am eager to get started. First up, "Modern Day Shero's, Goddesses, and Warriors - A Story Of Extraordinary Women." I have a growing list of women to interview and photograph, and I hope to start this project, with your help.


Someone recently called me a Renaissance woman. I didn't know what to think, so instead of pushing them away, I let the words ring in my ear. Hearing them, and allowing them to sink in felt exhilarating. The words danced in my heart and I suddenly felt free. Free from limitations and the expectations of others. Free to be me, in all of my complexities, idiosyncrasies and short comings. Free to pursue the many passions that I enjoy and am good at. There is so much art yet to come through me. So much music in my heart and ears, so many, many melodies, recordings to be made, paintings to pour, photographs to be captured and printed, videos, workshops, and yes, much more! I do so love this artful life. I am comforted in knowing that what I do does make a positive difference in the lives of others. A mission to which I am committed. Your patronage buoys my artist and makes it possible for me to succeed and accomplish my artistic goals. That means the world to me. Thank you so very much!

With love & gratitude,
Marsia Shuron Harris/Artist
Tiers
Fabulous Fan
$2 or more per month

Fanabulous! Thank you. 

You Get: 

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ Free Music Download

~ 10% off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 10% off my Whirldz Art

~ 10% off Photo Session (in Western MA)

~ 1 Free Photo file from your session ($50-95. value)

~ My Heartfelt Thanks

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron!

Uplifter
$5 or more per month

You really know how to uplift a girls' spirit. Thank you! You Get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ Free Music Download

~ 20% Off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 20% off my Whirldz Art

~ 20% off Photo Session (in Western MA)

~ Free Digital Photo File from your shoot ($50-95. value)

~ My Heartfelt Thanks

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron!

Blessing
$10 or more per month

What a wonderful blessing you are! Thank you. You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~  3 Free Music Downloads

~ Free Mini Whirld Painting Made By Me

~ 25% off my Whirldz Art

~ 25% Off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 25 % off Photo Session (in Western MA.)

~ Free Digital Photo File from your shoot ($50-95. value)

~ Personal Thank you note

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron!

Rock Star
$25 or more per month

Rock On! Thanks a lot. 

You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ 3 Free Music Downloads

~ Free Mini Whirld made by me

~ 25% off any of my Whirldz Art

~ 25% off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 25% Off Photo Session (in Western MA.)

~ 2 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($100-190. value)

~ Personal Thank You Note

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron! 

Dream Weaver
$50 or more per month

Dreams really do come true. Thank you! You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ 3 Free Music Downloads

~ Free Whirld Painting Made By Me

~ Personal Thank You Note

~ 30% off any Whirldz Art

~ 30% off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 30% off Portrait Session (in Western MA.)

~ 2 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($100-190. value)

~ 30% Off Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves with Mother Turtle Workshop (group or private session)

~ A Song For You - Live Mother Turtle Performance Via Zoom or other suitable platform

~ 20% Off Fluid Art Table Resurfacing

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron!

Key Holder
$100 or more per month

Doors are opened, thank you! 

You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ 5 free Music Downloads

~ 40% off my Whirldz Art (18" and larger)

~ Personal Thank You Video

~ Free Whirld - 12x12 Fluid Art Painting made by me especially for you with your choice of colors

~ Free Fluid Art Instruction

~ 50% off Photo Session (Western MA)

~ 3 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($150-285. value)

~ 50% Off Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves with Mother Turtle Workshop (group or private session)

~ A Song For You - Live Mother Turtle Performance Via Zoom or other suitable platform

~ 25% Off Fluid Art Table Resurfacing

~ Listed as a Awesome Patron!

Diamond Duster
$500 or more per month

Rough no more! Thanks so much. You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ ALL of my Music Downloads

~ Free Whirld - 18" Fluid Art Painting created by me especially for you with your choice of colors

~ Thank You Video

~ Free Fluid Art Instruction for you plus 1 

~ Free Portrait Session (Northeast USA)

~ 5 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($250-475. value)

~ Free Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves with Mother Turtle Workshop (group or private session)

~ A Song For You - Live Mother Turtle Performance Via Zoom or other suitable platform

~ 50% Off Fluid Art Table Resurfacing

~ Listed as a Awesome Patron!

Super Power
$1,000 or more per month

Holy Moely! You are seriously changing my life. Thank you!

You get:

~ Access to Patreon Only content

~ ALL of my music downloads

~ Free Whirldz Art - 24x24 Fluid Art Painting created by me especially for you with your choice of colors

~ Thank You Video 

~ Handwritten Note of Appreciation

~ Free Acrylic Pouring Instruction with guest

~ Free Portrait Session (Northeast USA) 

~ 10 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($500-950. value)

~ Free Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves with Mother Turtle Workshop (group or private session)

~ A Song For You - Live Mother Turtle Performance Via Zoom or other suitable platform

~ 50% Off Fluid Art Table Resurfacing

~ Listed as a Awesome Patron!

Goals
$52 of $350 per month
Reaching this first goal will help me to purchase the epoxy resin that I use to create my Whirldz of Imagination Fluid Art. It's hard to be a Resin Artist, without the resin, lol! Your support is truly appreciated! Thank you for helping me to reach this goal.
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Welcome to my Patreon page!
My name is Marsia Shuron Harris, known to many as Mother Turtle. I am a Fluid Art painter and creator of what I call "Whirldz of Imagination." Musically, I am a songwriter, singer, and I play guitar, a little piano, and some percussion. As a photographer my passion is Fine Art Portraiture and enhancing images. I love portraiture. Humans intrigue me. I also facilitate an interactive workshop called Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves With Mother Turtle. You can find out more about that on the Mother Turtle website.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my work. 


Fluid Art Painting by Marsia Shuron

So What is Patreon Anyway?
Patreon is an online platform for Creators to interact with fans and supporters. In exchange for your monthly contribution, you receive rewards, gifts, special perks, and Patreon only content from your artist of choice. Your support allows the artist to have the supplies that they need in order to continue creating and producing great work for you and the world to enjoy.

Throughout history, successful artists have had Patrons. Indeed we would never know many  of them if they didn't have patronage! Here Patreon.com makes it easy for you to become a patron and support your favorite artists. Check out the Tier Levels, they start as low as $2. per month! Your participation on this platform, makes it possible for artists like me to thrive, completely shifting the "Starving Artist" paradigm. Thank You!

How Can Your Patronage Help? Your monetary support makes it possible for me to have the tools and supplies that I need, the time to write, record, paint, make videos, photograph, print, frame, paint, finish and exhibit my work. This Patreon page has been set up in hopes of you seeing the value of my work and feeling inspired to help me sustain it. Thank you!

"Snorkeling" by Marsia Shuron - Fluid Art Painting with Epoxy Resin Finish



Your Patronage Supports My Sustainability As An Artist 



Fluid Art Tabletop by Marsia Shuron


My Desire?
My desire is to be a full time Artist, creating, offering classes, workshops, and custom design work for the home, office, school, church, RV, Tiny Home, etc. Patreon has devised a creative way for me to cover my expenses, and eliminate financial burden and stress, so that I can do what I am best at and be the artist I want to be.

(This video shows the beginning stages of my writing a song. Sometimes, its just one line at a time!)

My life as an artist has been an interesting journey. Over twenty five years spent as a performing musician. I began my musical journey as a solo artist and street musician in the early 90's Harvard Sq. scene. By 93' I was half of the Key West duo Aye (we received some stellar reviews, toured a little, and recorded a really nice album that you can find on my website). The band Mother Turtle (a soul, rock, jam, jazz, dance band, also on the site) came after that, and today, on my own again, though focused less on performing and more on writing, arranging, experimenting, navigating new technology and my recording studio, and cookin' up what's next. There are many projects on the docket for sure. One of them being, to arrange and record a beautiful orchestral piece of music that has been years in the making. I look forward to working with several stellar musicians as well as a wonderful engineer in a professional studio. It's exciting to think about and I believe the music will touch many. Of course, I am biased but it really is a beautiful piece of music!

Photography by Marsia Shuron

My love affair with photography has been long. I fell in love with it at age 7 when my parents gave me a Brownie camera for my birthday. I'm dating myself... Who remembers those? I got mine around 1970. In '78/79 I shot images for my high school magazine and was introduced to SLR cameras and black and white photography. I fell head over heels in love with the dance between light and shadow. Eventually, I found myself at Art School in Boston, and immersed myself in the medium. Fine Art Portraiture became my passion. Today, I am still passionate about photography and after a long hiatus, I am back behind the lens. There are prints and photo books and shows to hang. I am eager to get started. First up, "Modern Day Shero's, Goddesses, and Warriors - A Story Of Extraordinary Women." I have a growing list of women to interview and photograph, and I hope to start this project, with your help.


Someone recently called me a Renaissance woman. I didn't know what to think, so instead of pushing them away, I let the words ring in my ear. Hearing them, and allowing them to sink in felt exhilarating. The words danced in my heart and I suddenly felt free. Free from limitations and the expectations of others. Free to be me, in all of my complexities, idiosyncrasies and short comings. Free to pursue the many passions that I enjoy and am good at. There is so much art yet to come through me. So much music in my heart and ears, so many, many melodies, recordings to be made, paintings to pour, photographs to be captured and printed, videos, workshops, and yes, much more! I do so love this artful life. I am comforted in knowing that what I do does make a positive difference in the lives of others. A mission to which I am committed. Your patronage buoys my artist and makes it possible for me to succeed and accomplish my artistic goals. That means the world to me. Thank you so very much!

With love & gratitude,
Marsia Shuron Harris/Artist

Recent posts by Marsia Shuron

Tiers
Fabulous Fan
$2 or more per month

Fanabulous! Thank you. 

You Get: 

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ Free Music Download

~ 10% off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 10% off my Whirldz Art

~ 10% off Photo Session (in Western MA)

~ 1 Free Photo file from your session ($50-95. value)

~ My Heartfelt Thanks

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron!

Uplifter
$5 or more per month

You really know how to uplift a girls' spirit. Thank you! You Get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ Free Music Download

~ 20% Off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 20% off my Whirldz Art

~ 20% off Photo Session (in Western MA)

~ Free Digital Photo File from your shoot ($50-95. value)

~ My Heartfelt Thanks

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron!

Blessing
$10 or more per month

What a wonderful blessing you are! Thank you. You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~  3 Free Music Downloads

~ Free Mini Whirld Painting Made By Me

~ 25% off my Whirldz Art

~ 25% Off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 25 % off Photo Session (in Western MA.)

~ Free Digital Photo File from your shoot ($50-95. value)

~ Personal Thank you note

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron!

Rock Star
$25 or more per month

Rock On! Thanks a lot. 

You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ 3 Free Music Downloads

~ Free Mini Whirld made by me

~ 25% off any of my Whirldz Art

~ 25% off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 25% Off Photo Session (in Western MA.)

~ 2 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($100-190. value)

~ Personal Thank You Note

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron! 

Dream Weaver
$50 or more per month

Dreams really do come true. Thank you! You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ 3 Free Music Downloads

~ Free Whirld Painting Made By Me

~ Personal Thank You Note

~ 30% off any Whirldz Art

~ 30% off Fluid Art Instruction

~ 30% off Portrait Session (in Western MA.)

~ 2 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($100-190. value)

~ 30% Off Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves with Mother Turtle Workshop (group or private session)

~ A Song For You - Live Mother Turtle Performance Via Zoom or other suitable platform

~ 20% Off Fluid Art Table Resurfacing

~ Listed as an Awesome Patron!

Key Holder
$100 or more per month

Doors are opened, thank you! 

You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ 5 free Music Downloads

~ 40% off my Whirldz Art (18" and larger)

~ Personal Thank You Video

~ Free Whirld - 12x12 Fluid Art Painting made by me especially for you with your choice of colors

~ Free Fluid Art Instruction

~ 50% off Photo Session (Western MA)

~ 3 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($150-285. value)

~ 50% Off Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves with Mother Turtle Workshop (group or private session)

~ A Song For You - Live Mother Turtle Performance Via Zoom or other suitable platform

~ 25% Off Fluid Art Table Resurfacing

~ Listed as a Awesome Patron!

Diamond Duster
$500 or more per month

Rough no more! Thanks so much. You get:

~ Special Access To Patreon Only Content (including videos, live performances, giveaways, and more)

~ ALL of my Music Downloads

~ Free Whirld - 18" Fluid Art Painting created by me especially for you with your choice of colors

~ Thank You Video

~ Free Fluid Art Instruction for you plus 1 

~ Free Portrait Session (Northeast USA)

~ 5 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($250-475. value)

~ Free Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves with Mother Turtle Workshop (group or private session)

~ A Song For You - Live Mother Turtle Performance Via Zoom or other suitable platform

~ 50% Off Fluid Art Table Resurfacing

~ Listed as a Awesome Patron!

Super Power
$1,000 or more per month

Holy Moely! You are seriously changing my life. Thank you!

You get:

~ Access to Patreon Only content

~ ALL of my music downloads

~ Free Whirldz Art - 24x24 Fluid Art Painting created by me especially for you with your choice of colors

~ Thank You Video 

~ Handwritten Note of Appreciation

~ Free Acrylic Pouring Instruction with guest

~ Free Portrait Session (Northeast USA) 

~ 10 Free Digital Photo Files from your shoot ($500-950. value)

~ Free Healing The Stories We Tell Ourselves with Mother Turtle Workshop (group or private session)

~ A Song For You - Live Mother Turtle Performance Via Zoom or other suitable platform

~ 50% Off Fluid Art Table Resurfacing

~ Listed as a Awesome Patron!