Welcome to the brand new and official Patrons of the Picsees news feed. We made this wee page so that those of you who ever so kindly supports our art can easily find all the latest patron’s news and rewards in one place…and you can now also access all of your exclusive content & downloads from these pages if you have your monthly patron’s password at hand.
We have a special freebie for you this month. With the holiday season just around the corner we thought a free greeting card would be very handy indeed…and so, this month, everyone who supports us with $5 or more can claim this lovely greeting card that features our drawing of a wee little dragon pup for free from our webshop (or get discount to the full value of a single card on the 3 card sets).
Just visit your gifts page and log-in with your current patrons password (which you can find by clicking here) to get your voucher code - or visit our FAQ page to find out more about this reward.
PS: This freebie can be claimed until 30 November 2019.
We made some lovely new gifts for you this month and there's one in particular that we're very excited to tell you about. You see, we've been working on new bookmarks for our webshop, but since these won't be available for a while, we thought it would be nice to make a special downloadable version of our favourite one that you can print at home. We also have the much-anticipated November & December edition of our printable Picsee calendar for you (which features our drawing of a winterqueen for November and our Sleepytime picture-poem for December). You can of course also download the November edition of our digital desktop calendar and our bonus 'I Support Art' social media cover. And as promised we also made an exclusive downloadable PDF for you of our new little picsee-tale called ‘A Midnight Noise’
And that’s not all. Everyone who supports us with $5 or more will also be able to claim a free greeting card that features a wee little dragon pup. We’ll send you the voucher code for it in a few days’ time (and you will of course also be able to access it from your rewards page as soon as they are available).
You can find this month's downloads on your rewards page.
PS: These downloads are available to all our patrons until 30 November after which they will move to the archives.
A few nights ago, we were woken by a strange noise in our room. It was at the dead of night, pitch dark and other than the noise in question, you could hear a pin drop. We all sat in complete silence with our ears pricked up, keeping an auditory lookout for any more noises. And then we heard it again, it was a scratch-scratch sound coming from the wardrobe at the far end of the room. We could not see a thing but judging by the terrible racket it was making it had to be some kind of monster, and a large one at that! We all crawled deep under the covers, covered our ears and quietly hid away until the break of dawn (although there was a moment when Eric started snoring, but we quickly woke him up and reminded him that he’s too afraid to sleep a wink).
It felt like days, but eventually a bit of morning light found its way into our room. We cautiously crawled out of our cosy hideaway, quickly counted all our toes (as they are said to be a favourite midnight snack for roaming monsters) and as soon as the first ray of light crossed the floor all the way to the bedroom door we made a run for it, straight to brother’s room.
We told him all about the terrible noises and the monster that made them, but he wasn’t quite as convinced as we were that our midnight visitor was a monster at all. In fact, he seemed to think it might well be someone quite a bit smaller. He said we should always remember that “shadows and sounds can appear overly large and disproportionately loud in the wee hours of the night, and if you let your imagination run wild on the back of such misapprehensions, a gush of wind can quickly turn into a banshee’s howl”. But all the big words in the world would not change the fact that we know what we heard, and it was a monster for sure…we just had to find some proof.
And so, we went back to our room to investigate. It didn’t take us too long to find some tiny bits of wood underneath the wardrobe which led us to a little hole that was made in our secret snack drawer. This removed any doubt there might have been; there was a monster and it came to steal our cookies. The monster obviously made the hole in the drawer so that it can peek inside to see what treasures it holds, and it would come back over the next few nights and claim it all. We thought that this new evidence might well convince brother, but with our cookies at stake we could not afford to take any chances and had to find more proof, and we had the perfect plan to do that…
That night, just before we went to bed, we covered the entire floor with flour which meant if the monster sat foot in our room we’d have undeniable proof in the form of footprints (unless of course a light breeze passed through before we got to show it to brother). We agreed to all take turns staying awake, but Mika was up first and he literally gets scared of his own shadow and woke us for that very reason five times, so we decided it’s probably best if we all go to sleep and wait for the monster to wake us. And lo and behold, at around midnight it did just that. We could hear it move around behind the wardrobe and soon after that the dreaded scratching sounds started again. We left the curtains drawn, hoping that the moonlight could let us catch a glimpse of the dreaded beast, but we were all too scared to take a look and once again hid under the covers until the break of dawn.
The next morning, we bravely made our way to the wardrobe as soon as we were sure that every nook and cranny of the room was filled with sunlight, but when we got there we could not find a single monster track in our flour trap. We thought this quite strange until Mika pointed out it probably meant the monster could fly! We did however find some footprints that looked like they were made by mouse sized paws and figured they probably belonged to mister Curleywhiskers. He’s the wee mouse that lives in the hallway just outside our room and he probably also heard the noises and came round to investigate. We were very concerned for his safety and went to warn him about this roaming danger right away. He looked a bit worried when he saw us approaching but seemed much more at ease after we told him that we think our midnight visitor was a monster. We did find his reaction a bit strange, so we asked him why he wasn’t terrified to hear he almost crossed paths with a terrible monster. He started explaining his reaction with an impressive series of ums and ahs, before telling us that monsters are actually afraid of mice. And then he went on to tell us how he faced many monsters before and even offered to keep an eye on our bedroom door at night, and said if he sees any monster approaching he’ll chase them away…and he would be happy to do this for the mere price of a cookie a day. And so, from that night on, we’ve been leaving a cookie at his door and since then we haven’t been bothered by any midnight noises other that the occasional snore.
PS: This wee story was first shared in the November edition of our patron's newsletter and published a fortnight later in our wee library
Tonight, when the clock strikes twelve, this very exclusive (and very scary) matching button badge & mini magnet set will disappear into the midnight mist, not to be seen again until Halloween of next year…
UPDATE: This reward has now expired.
Don’t forget that there are only two days left to download all the lovely gifts that we made for you this October (unless of course you have archive access) which includes this high-resolution printable colouring page that features a 'still life with pumpkin ghosts' that we drew exclusively for you and a very scary wallpaper that features some wee little trick or treaters that would love to haunt your desktop.
UPDATE: These downloads are now in the Archives.
With November just a few days away we’d like to tell you about some of the lovely new gifts that we made for you. We’ve been working on new bookmarks for our webshop, but since these won’t be available for a while, we thought it would be nice to make a special downloadable version of our favourite one that you can print at home ~:) You will of course also be able to download the November & December edition of our printable picsee calendar (with November’s side featuring our drawing of a wee Winterqueen and our Sleepytime picture-poem on December’s side) which we know some of you have been looking forward to very much! We’ll be sharing lots of other things too (including some new art pictures) which we’ll tell you all about in the November edition of our Patron’s newsletter…
As you might know, we share a new little picsee-tale on here every month which you get to read a whole two weeks before anyone else does, and we’re very happy to let you know that we’re adding a new little bonus reward to this for you.
You see, we recently learned that some people find it hard to read from a computer screen so whenever they find an interesting article or a wee little story like our picsee-tales, they print it out so that they can read if from a physical page. But when you print directly from the internet it usually prints absolutely everything on the webpage (including full colour backgrounds, logos, oodles of links and lots of other bits and bobs) which wastes a lot of ink and a lot of paper and no-one wants that! So, we created a downloadable PDF document without all those unnecessary bits, which has a nice sized text in a lovely grey colour that is easy to read and doesn’t use a lot of ink or paper (and PDF documents can also be read on an e-reader if you own one).
So, from today you'll be able to download a PDF of our wee monthly picsee-tale as a new and exclusive little bonus gift - just go to your rewards page by following this click and scroll down to the '1st Peeks & Pre-reads' section...
Halloween is just around the corner which means it is absolutely essential to have a scary little button badge to wear when you are out and about. And it goes without saying that you'll want something equally scary to put up when you are at home...probably something in the form of a wee little fridge magnet. And so, we made a set of matching button badges & mini magnets that features a terrifying little pumpkin ghost and sent a free set of these to everyone that supports us with $10 or more as a wee little bonus gift. yHay ~:D
And if you're not a $10+ Patron do not fear, for we made a few extra sets which can be bought (exclusively) by all our Patrons until midnight on Halloween.
It's time for some discount vouchers again so if you are supporting us with $2.50 or more be sure to check your inbox for your vouchers! And as always, your voucher will be valid from today all the way until the end of the month so that you can use it whenever works best for you ~:)
UPDATE: This voucher has expired but you can check the Rewards page to see what discounts or offers are available this month.