Sometimes when searching for the artist of the day, I view or listen to a number of their works before making up my mind. With 30 Artists in 30 Days number nineteen it only took one song. And it wasn’t even far into the song that my eyes became tearful at experiencing such bliss in the world, and the decision was made.
Lauren O’Connell has been performing since 2005, and has performed with another 30 Artists in 30 Days choice, Julia Nunes. Patreon is still small enough that many of the artists know or have performed with each other!
Lauren currently has 342 Patreon patrons paying $1,463.68 per song.
Most of the fun with the 30 Artists in 30 Days experiment is the joy of finding something new. But there are times, with the midnight deadline looming, when I start thinking of all the artists that I wish were on Patreon.
Scott Bradlee’s PostModern Jukebox are one such example, and I’ve already contributed a substantial number of the twelve million views their version of “All About That Bass” has received on Youtube.
I came across their version of Radiohead’s classic, ‘Creep’, and fell in love immediately. And was equally delighted that they were on Patreon and can become 30 Artists in 30 Days number eighteen.
Scott currently has 955 patrons paying $3,427.59 per music video. Pledge for Scott on his Patreon page.
It’s been a year where so many notable writers have died, and on the day when I saw the announcement of the death of another, Nobel prize-winner Günter Grass, I am very happy to find someone dabbling in wordplay on Patreon.
30 Artists in 30 Days number seventeen Nika Harper runs Wordplay, a Youtube series for creative writers, and lives the written word. Read her stories on Tumblr
Nika has 302 patrons paying $1,918.41 per story or video. Pledge for Nika on her Patreon page.
30 Artists in 30 Days number sixteen is singer-songwriter Danielle Ate the Sandwich. Another who shot to fame based on her homemade Youtube videos, she’s already reasonably established on Patreon, with 181 patrons paying $1,011.85 per video. Mostly playing the guitar or ukelele, Danielle has a gentle sound that demands listening to.
As I head out of Cape Town for the weekend, I celebrate reaching the 30 Artists in 30 Days half way mark by coming back home. Artist number fifteen Caitlin de Ville comes from Kitwe, Zambia, and is now living in Cape Town.
A high energy electric violinist, who, with her team of 2-3 friends, clearly has lots of fun making her videos.
I’ve always had a soft spot for fractals. After coming across a Mandelbrot set generator as a child, I had grand plans to launch a fractal t-shirt business and quit school. Sadly, the ancient thermal printer we had at home was never up to the task.
So I was very happy to come across an artist that works with fractals, takes photos that highlight small details, as well as offering personal growth services.
30 Artists in 30 Days artist number thirteen is Raina Rose. She used to earn her living touring, but looking after two children has reduced her time on the road. She still loves making music, so what better platform than Patreon. Described as having a naturalist’s eye, an artist’s pen, and a lion’s attack, her unusual folk/country sound makes her perfect for today’s choice.
I’ve been searching for some good trance on Patreon. Sadly Paul Oakenfold isn’t on Patreon (yet), and it doesn’t seem to be a genre that’s well-represented. Eventually I came across one who shows potential. Based in Romania, most of their videos have views in the single or double figures, and they so far seem to have no Patreon supporters at all. So, let me introduce 30 Artists in 30 Days artist number twelve, The Dark Side.
30 Artists in 30 Days number eleven is photographer Peter C Blanchard. He creates outrageously beautiful fine art photography with a purpose. The Healing Art Cart aims to supply beautiful, healing art for use in hospitals and care centres.
Peter currently has 14 patrons pledging $251 per healing image on Patreon. Pledge for him here.
30 Artists in 30 Days number ten features a new art in the series, with photographer Peter Yuen. Peter specialises in animal photography, offering services to animal rescue, welfare and conservation charities. He volunteers for animal organisations, and the sales of his prints goes directly to supporting these charities.