Marsia Shuron is creating Fluid Artwork, Music, and Photography
5
patrons
$32
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 and manipulating images. Though, I love all portraiture. Humans intrigue me. I am also a certified Personal Development Coach, and I 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. I’m excited. I hope you are too. 

Acrylic Pour Painting by Marsia Shuron


So What is Patreon Anyway?
Patreon is an online platform for Creators to interact with fans and supporters. It allows you to make monthly contributions to your favorite artists and receive their Patreon only gifts and content. Here's how it works: A creator makes stuff you love. Videos, music, photography, blogs, podcasts, fluid art, etc. You sign up to make monthly contributions. Then the creators use that money to help with the expenses of making more beautiful stuff you love!

“What if I only have a few bucks to give every month, how can that possibly help?”

Your contribution big or small makes a difference. Check out the Tier Levels, there’s sure to be one for you. Your participation on this platform, makes it possible for artists like me to create and thrive, completely shifting the "Starving Artist" paradigm. Thank You!

Why am I here?
My desire is to be a full time Artist (fluid painter/musician/photographer) and continue to create, offer classes, workshops, and play-shops. I also look forward to creating custom design work that utilizes "paint pouring" techniques that offer an affordable, uniquely attractive and artistic alternative to expensive granite, marble, and quartz - for counter tops, kitchen islands, vanities, tables, walls, floors, and other surfaces. I love Resin Art and if it was in your home, I think you would too!

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


More specifically, I want sustainability as an artist and to attract people who see the value in my work and who want to support and invest in me as an artist. With your support I can be more productive and successful, while spreading a whole lot of joy by letting this little light of mine shine! Some of what I want to accomplish in the foreseeable future is to:

• Complete Fluid Art pieces for exhibition. This includes resin coating, framing, and other final touches.

• Train with leaders in the counter top epoxy industry. The training will give me the tools that I need to install semi-permanent art pieces in private homes and commercial sites as well. Standard, mainstream epoxy is highly toxic to work with and the company that I am interested in training with, uses a non toxic, FDA approved food safe, resin. It's a no brainer. Plus, I really like their work. I am ready to do this and look forward to learning from some of the best in the business.

• Build my team. It's obvious to me that I need help. Having team support will take my art and classes and income to a whole new level.

• Create videos and online store. I would like to start a Youtube Channel for teaching Fluid Art, that features my work and classes. Typically, I am a one woman show and the crew too! With your help, perhaps that can change. Phew!

• Write new songs. Daily practice of intentional writing. This always unclogs the pipes! Keep an ear out for new songs.

• Begin production of 10 songs for my album of chants and circle songs. Including, "Through it All" and "Where There Is Love I Am."

• Photography Projects

• Art Show - Fluid Art Paintings, Photography, Music

• It is my desire to eat well, walk more, and stress less.

Some of the tabletops and wall art, awaiting finishing touches.


Why Do I Need A Patreon?
Music, photography and Fluid Art/Resin Art are expensive art forms. Whichever medium I focus on, it requires its own set of materials, gear and supplies and the time and space to create. You know the adage, "it takes money to make money?" Well, yeah. I know this all too well as I have spent far too many years as that Starving Artist. While there may be something to be said for those who sacrifice everything for their art, I really don't recommend it! lol. It's not for the faint of heart. When I am worried about making ends meet, all that stress acts as a sort of buffer to inspiration, and creative expression stops. As you can imagine, for an artist, this is like Kryptonite (that one thing that renders Superman powerless). Life begins to lack clarity, and becomes hard and a struggle. Patreon has devised a creative way for me to cover my expenses, and eliminate stress so that I can get back to work producing my art.

Fluid Art Tabletop by Marsia Shuron


How Can Your Patronage Help?
Your monetary support makes it possible for me to have the tools of my trades, the time to write, record, 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!


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

Herstory: 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 Fine Art Portraiture. Today, I am still passionate about photography and after a long hiatus, I am back behind the lens with Mother Turtle Photography: images by Marsia Shuron. 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 I let those 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
$32 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 and manipulating images. Though, I love all portraiture. Humans intrigue me. I am also a certified Personal Development Coach, and I 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. I’m excited. I hope you are too. 

Acrylic Pour Painting by Marsia Shuron


So What is Patreon Anyway?
Patreon is an online platform for Creators to interact with fans and supporters. It allows you to make monthly contributions to your favorite artists and receive their Patreon only gifts and content. Here's how it works: A creator makes stuff you love. Videos, music, photography, blogs, podcasts, fluid art, etc. You sign up to make monthly contributions. Then the creators use that money to help with the expenses of making more beautiful stuff you love!

“What if I only have a few bucks to give every month, how can that possibly help?”

Your contribution big or small makes a difference. Check out the Tier Levels, there’s sure to be one for you. Your participation on this platform, makes it possible for artists like me to create and thrive, completely shifting the "Starving Artist" paradigm. Thank You!

Why am I here?
My desire is to be a full time Artist (fluid painter/musician/photographer) and continue to create, offer classes, workshops, and play-shops. I also look forward to creating custom design work that utilizes "paint pouring" techniques that offer an affordable, uniquely attractive and artistic alternative to expensive granite, marble, and quartz - for counter tops, kitchen islands, vanities, tables, walls, floors, and other surfaces. I love Resin Art and if it was in your home, I think you would too!

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


More specifically, I want sustainability as an artist and to attract people who see the value in my work and who want to support and invest in me as an artist. With your support I can be more productive and successful, while spreading a whole lot of joy by letting this little light of mine shine! Some of what I want to accomplish in the foreseeable future is to:

• Complete Fluid Art pieces for exhibition. This includes resin coating, framing, and other final touches.

• Train with leaders in the counter top epoxy industry. The training will give me the tools that I need to install semi-permanent art pieces in private homes and commercial sites as well. Standard, mainstream epoxy is highly toxic to work with and the company that I am interested in training with, uses a non toxic, FDA approved food safe, resin. It's a no brainer. Plus, I really like their work. I am ready to do this and look forward to learning from some of the best in the business.

• Build my team. It's obvious to me that I need help. Having team support will take my art and classes and income to a whole new level.

• Create videos and online store. I would like to start a Youtube Channel for teaching Fluid Art, that features my work and classes. Typically, I am a one woman show and the crew too! With your help, perhaps that can change. Phew!

• Write new songs. Daily practice of intentional writing. This always unclogs the pipes! Keep an ear out for new songs.

• Begin production of 10 songs for my album of chants and circle songs. Including, "Through it All" and "Where There Is Love I Am."

• Photography Projects

• Art Show - Fluid Art Paintings, Photography, Music

• It is my desire to eat well, walk more, and stress less.

Some of the tabletops and wall art, awaiting finishing touches.


Why Do I Need A Patreon?
Music, photography and Fluid Art/Resin Art are expensive art forms. Whichever medium I focus on, it requires its own set of materials, gear and supplies and the time and space to create. You know the adage, "it takes money to make money?" Well, yeah. I know this all too well as I have spent far too many years as that Starving Artist. While there may be something to be said for those who sacrifice everything for their art, I really don't recommend it! lol. It's not for the faint of heart. When I am worried about making ends meet, all that stress acts as a sort of buffer to inspiration, and creative expression stops. As you can imagine, for an artist, this is like Kryptonite (that one thing that renders Superman powerless). Life begins to lack clarity, and becomes hard and a struggle. Patreon has devised a creative way for me to cover my expenses, and eliminate stress so that I can get back to work producing my art.

Fluid Art Tabletop by Marsia Shuron


How Can Your Patronage Help?
Your monetary support makes it possible for me to have the tools of my trades, the time to write, record, 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!


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

Herstory: 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 Fine Art Portraiture. Today, I am still passionate about photography and after a long hiatus, I am back behind the lens with Mother Turtle Photography: images by Marsia Shuron. 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 I let those 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!