Mike & Terri Akins

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First, a big - drawing outside the lines, because we are so happy - art thank you. Every dollar counts towards producing and sharing art, which is the goal. Besides a big, sloppy, artistic thank you:
  • We will ensure that you receive some digital art from us at least once a quarter.
  • You will get access to our art podcasts.
  • You will get an opportunity to get special offers on art purchases. 
  • We will provide acknowledgement on a special page on our website, akinsartgallery.com
  • We will follow you on Twitter, because you are way cool and we love to connect with our Patrons for great feedback.
  • You will have access to our supporter activity feed where we will keep you posted on our current projects.
  • A chance for you to receive some art from us. We will randomly select one person from our all our Patrons to win something very nice.
$5
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Thank you, thank you. Besides the items listed above and being the gravy on our mashed potatoes, we will shower you with the following rewards:
  • We will mail you a small limited edition art print from us at least once a quarter.
  • On major projects, we will be providing numerous podcasts, art how-to videos and/or reviews. This will include our art and we will pick at least one selected person per month to be included in the podcast. We will select some questions to be answered in the podcast or through our Patron feed. What a color-cornucopia of an art feast.  
$10
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Stop it, you are going to make us cry. Besides the items listed above and being the whip on our Starbucks Java Chip Frappachino, we will smother you with the following rewards:

  • We will attempt to answer all your questions via our Patreon feed or Podcasts.
  • For artists, or those who are curious about art or design, once a month we will randomly select a few of our Patrons from our $10.00 category to have your choice of a one-on-one session with us to: review your art or design, help with painting or illustration, help with an art program like Procreate or Illustrator, help or just talk about anything related to art or websites. 

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About Mike & Terri Akins




Mike & Terri Akins
Motivating others through art
akinsartgallery.com


Welcome to Patreon and thank you for visiting our art page. American Sociologist, Charles Cooly stated, "An artist can not fail. It is a success just to be one." With Mr. Cooly's philosophy in mind, while we are on this art adventure, which apparently cannot fail, we might as well invite some people for the journey. Join us, hop on the art bus, the ride is going to be bumpy and I am pretty sure the brakes do not work.


Who are we? We met years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, when we were in the same university Graphic Design program. Mike was a toad and Terri a princess. As the fairytale story goes; we got married and have encouraged and supported each other with our numerous art adventures. What type of art do we produce? We have explored various types of art and plan to continue developing our skills. Mike carves fish and bird sculptures from wood, does various illustrations in a variety of styles, painting in various mediums and graphic design. While Terri enjoys painting florals, mosaics, and graphic design. We both have special art skills and corroborate to bring each project to life.

With our Patreon page, we will tempt you with various rewards and gratuitous art images so we can reach our art goals and your expectations. We hope you find a tier that fits your needs. We are offering the tiers with free US shipping,  so we will need to charge our international customers additional shipping. If you do not like the listed rewards and perhaps are looking for someone to paint your pet hairless mole rat in its birthday suit, then maybe we are your muse, just contact us and we will work something out.

What else do we do with our art skills? With our background in Graphic Design and a love of running, we saw a need for better designed finishing medals for running events. We created a crazy, successful, local run event called, Sage Rat Run, which raises money for charities and causes and provides an outlet for some monster finishing medals. After many successful years of being Run Directors, and seeing how our participants loved the art and design that we were creating, we started Virtual Run World, a website where we provide unique motivational medals to encourage others to reach their goals. More art and design for us. 



So our journey continues here in Patreon. While we are attempting to accomplish a new set of art goals, we will also continue producing paintings, sculptures and bronzes of various subject matter. To initiate our Patreon quest, we will be writing, illustrating and producing a magical, fantasy, monster-type picture book suitable for young and old. From the book art, we will giving our Patrons limited edition prints and bronze sculptures used in the story.




In addition, we would like to produce how-to podcasts, video tutorials of various artwork in progress and provide one-on-one mentoring. Producing art puts us in a continuous learning environment. Our learning never stops and we will share with our supporters via video, our success and failures as we explore color, design, painting, sculpture and digital techniques in art. What do you get in the video? Entertainment? Art Skills? Terri and I have years of college art education, plus numerous awards in graphic design, painting and sculpture. We also have been published in How magazine and Great Logo Design. We have lots of experience and knowledge on how to accomplish your art projects or art website with knowledge for publishing and manufacturing.



Do we know Podcasts? No, we know art, but we want to learn. Will these videos be awesome? We have not made podcast videos before, so there will be some funny bloopers. We have years of teaching art, but during the podcast you may see me spiting on the screen, making color mistakes, drinking paint water from my brush cup, talking gibberish - all good entertainment and part of the process of art.

Once we reach each art goal, we will share it with all our supporters and move on to the next great adventure with our Patreon family.



We have created an online art gallery, Akins Art Gallery, to feature our art and allow for us to showcase other artist's artwork. 



If you believe in and enjoy our art, we would appreciate your support by becoming a Patreon. With your encouragement, we will continue creating quality art and motivating others. Please help us to share our art.

Thank you for support,
Mike & Terri Akins


Lean and Mean TRex Bronze Sculpture by Mike Akins, 35" x 17"



Goals
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Terri and I would like to concentrate on a few major projects. First we want to write, illustrate and produce a fantasy, magic, monster-type book suitable for entertaining young and old. From the book, we will offer limited edition prints used in the book, as well as bronze sculptures.

In addition, we would like to produce how-to podcasts, produce video tutorials of various art work in progress and provide one-on-one mentoring. Producing art puts us in a continuous learning environment. Our learning never stops and we will share with our supporters via video our success and failures as we explore color, design, painting and digital techniques in art. What do you get in the video? Terri and I have a combined 12 years of college which included art and design, plus numerous awards in graphic design, painting and sculpture. We also have been published in How magazine and a book on Great Logo Design. We have lots of experience and knowledge on how to accomplish your art projects with some followup publishing or manufacturing.  

Do we know Podcasts? No, we know art. Will these videos be awesome? We have not made podcast videos before so there will be some funny bloopers. We have years of teaching art, but during the podcast you may see me spiting on the screen, making color mistakes, drinking paint water from my brush cup, talking gibberish - all good entertainment and part of the process of art.

Once we reach this goal level, we will share it with all our supporters and move on to the next one.
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