Greetings Citizens!

As I type this, it’s late October 2018. I’m still, essentially, a starving artist (although my wife did increase my allowance a little bit so I could buy some new pens!) And while I don’t make a living through my art or writing, I’d REALLY LIKE TO! (I’m old and weird and broken and don’t do well in public!) In the immediate sense, I need to come up with about $100.00 (US dollars) to pay for the Primitive web service bill for the year. My due date is two months away (Dec. 25th, 2018,) so if you’re interested in helping pay the bill and keep the drawings and rants and monsters and bunnies and snakes flowing, there are a few different ways you can help out!

First off, you can buy (for very little cash—like $8.00 to $10.00, as the market sits at the moment) an OFFICIAL, crypto-art piece by Richard F. Yates at the following site:

Richard F. Yates Crypto-Art Store (a MakersPlace thingy)

These are limited edition digital artworks or digital trading cards, created and secured (or something) on the Ethereum blockchain, which means they are provably scarce, provably YOURS once you buy them, and might even go up in value, if Ethereum prices go up. (As with all crypto-currency, there is also a chance that the price will go down; however, the value of the ARTWORK will undoubtedly remain stable, even if the crypto-currency that it represents fluctuates in price… It’s exciting, weird, futuristic stuff!) Anyway, if you’re in a speculative mood and want to express some appreciation for my efforts, that’s a relatively cheap, fairly novel way that you could do it! But, if you ain’t feeling the crypto-vibe, there are other options, as well!

If you’re in the mood to buy me a cup of coffee (but can’t find me, which is understandable—I’m not very easy to find), you can send me that caffeine VIRTUALLY by clicking the following link: PRIMITIVE KO-FI!

buy me a cuppa jo (14 jun. 2018) by rfy - (peg)

ANOTHER means of support that I’ve decided to make available is an Amazon Wish List for the Read a Damn Book project. I’ve put together a list of books that I would like to review for the RADB, but that I don’t yet own, and I’m letting folks decide if they might want to donate one of those books to the cause! To take a look at the list, and possibly donate, go HERE! Anyone who decides to buy a book for me will have my utmost gratitude, and the subsequent review that comes from me reading the book will be dedicated to the purchaser! (I’m not really holding my breath on this one, but it was still fun putting the list together!)

The other, old fashioned, ways of supporting the Workshop are to click on the BOOKS YOU CAN BUY or PRIMITIVE IMAGE EMPORIUM links and get yourself a new Primitive pillow or t-shirt or postcard or clock OR one of our finely crafted BOOKS! We’re pretty proud of all that artwork and wordwork, and we’d love to see more people enjoying it!

And that’s about all the begging and selling out I think I can handle for the night! Thanks for giving the goods a look! With your help and support, we’ll try to keep the cool content coming for as long as we can! Nanoo nanoo!!!

only you can prevent artist starvation (22 jun. 2018) by rfy - (peg)

—Richard F. Yates
(Primitive Thoughtician and Supreme Bunny Lord of The P.E.W.)