Dearest Buddha Doodles community,
I hope this message finds many of you in good health and spirits! It has been a while since I sent out an update, and I want to express my gratitude for all your patience and support and for sharing this journey with me.
Whenever I receive emails about how the doodles have helped you or loved ones through very tough times, my heart is always deeply touched.
2019 Page-a-Day calendar
One of my favorite ways to further the message of Buddha Doodles and have a doodle there for you whenever you need it is the Page-a-Day calendar. Ever since I was a smalI girl I always had and loved page-a-day calendars, always with an informative, mindful or thought-provoking message that was a part of my daily routine.
It was one of the things I really wanted to create once you, my community, had inspired and asked me to make some Buddha Doodles products for you. I was thrilled that so many of you enjoyed the first calendars I made for you and sent so many positive messages regarding your enjoyment of them. So I am excited to announce that as part of re-opening the online shop a 2019 Buddha Doodles Page-A-Day calendar is now available to pre-order!
Online shop has officially re-opened
You can pre-order the Page-A-Day calendar at: bit.ly/PageADay2019
There are also some other great new items you may not yet have seen and might enjoy, a beautiful new Beach Towel, the Go-Slow Coffee/Tea Mug and the Relax and Reset Pillow. All I hope help take a mindful message into more occasions of your day!
Patreon - be a patron of the arts
While having more time to reflect inward these last months from closing the online shop for a while, I learned that I need to create a sustainable income model that doesn’t involve relying only on the unpredictable world of online retail.
So I re-started a Patreon campaign for Buddha Doodles. Patreon is a secure online platform that allows fans (like you!) to directly support their favorite artists (me!). Not only does it give you the chance to be a patron of the arts and help keep the Buddha Doodle daily doodles coming, you also get access to exclusive content, awards, and live-stream events and drawing classes not available anywhere else.
Though there has been some traction for the Patreon campaign (thank you to those that have already pledged), it’s still not enough to support myself yet, but I’m not giving up! In light of that, I am now attempting to find a sustainable balance between Patreon and an online shop. Buddha Doodles are my thoughts, reflections and inspirations that I serve up in the hope you will enjoy them and take as much from them and their message as I do.
I also want to send a HUGE thanks to those of you who have already taken the time and invested in me and my doodles, and hope that some more of you will also support me on Patreon: www.Patreon.com/BuddhaDoodles Buddha Doodles
Animated Short Film: for those wanting updates on the Buddha Doodles film, please read my production blog at: http://bit.ly/BuddhaDoodlesFilm
Improvements to the Shop Experience
There are some key improvements that will create a more positive experience for you, the main one being that I am partnering with a new fulfillment center that specializes in working with small businesses like me. They will provide the customer service, returns, and live tracking of your orders.
Please remember that I am truly a small business and am unable to offer bespoke international distribution. Every product is designed by me and lovingly assisted now by my partner, and then shipped from a warehouse in the United States. You are welcome to order from my online shop if you live outside the United States, but please know that I update regularly the international shipping rates to charge you the USPS rates available to me.
Thank you again for your support and time. I hope that this has helped you to understand a bit more about my goings on and that I am excited to continue to see how this next chapter of Buddha Doodles unfolds :)
sending well wishes,