If you're new to following along in my journey I am an mixed media artist, illustrator, wife, and stay-at-home mom. I have a 3-year-old daughter named Odessa and a 6-month-old son named Leland. you'll most likely be seeing snippets of the kiddos in my work or in updates as motherhood permeates every aspect of my life. My husband, Sean, is a programmer and we're so blessed for him to be able to provide for our family. His job moved us to Scotland in 2021 and allows me to stay home with our kiddos and pour some time into my creative business. Ko-fi has been a dream of mine for a while, simply for the possibility of connecting more with my audience and that is my primary goal here. Thus I hope to give even the lower tiers access to a lot of great content. I also have dreams and aspirations for my business that I can't achieve without your help! Currently, my creative endeavors are restricted to part-time hours, just due to the nature of motherhood. Something your support would help with is childcare. For now, I hope to just get a few hours a week where I can focus on my creative work. I'm realizing this time spent working is good for my mental and emotional health and allows me to be a better mom. I won't be trying to sneak in work whenever I can, I can focus on Odessa and Leland, engaging, and playing with her them more fully with some dedicated time to my craft. Materials: Most businesses take out loans to cover their startup costs and then hope to make a profit and pay back those costs. In my case, my husband and I don't have money to pour into my business regularly unless I make sales. Your support would go toward helping me acquire new art supplies and get my work printed on or made into stickers Shop: I have an online shop at etsy.com/shop/nickinewellart.uk you can find all my links at https://nickinewell.art I also have a shop here, this includes past rewards you can buy and a few freebies. These are just a few of the ways your money will be used to help me and my business. I am just starting out and new to this ko-fi thing. So if there is specific content you would like to see please let me know and I will try to make it happen!