Saturday 28th February 2021 2.50pm
UPDATE 1st MAY 2021 – Thanks to our first lovely patrons we’re now able to cover the cost of the Virtual Doodle Inn room sub so you don’t now need to have donated in order to join in a Virtual Doodle Inn (although of course any support you do feel you can offer will still help enormously towards other costs, and be much appreciated).
Click here to find out how to join a Virtual Doodle Inn
While we’re in the middle of the global pandemic, it’s of course sadly not the time to be getting together out in the real world. So here at Doodle Inn HQ I thought I’d offer some ‘Virtual Doodle Inns’, to give you somewhere to settle down for a bit of doodling in company while you’re perhaps stuck at home.
Unfortunately there is no outside funding for these virtual Doodle Inns, but I’ve sourced a very reasonable virtual room provider that I hope will do the job, allowing up to 50 people at a time to get together virtually for a little doodling.
To cover the cost of the monthly subscription, access to the virtual Doodle Inns is offered for a very small monthly contribution via Patreon.
Although, like the real world Doodle Inns, their virtual counterparts will be run on a very informal basis, security needs to always be kept in mind, and I’m hoping that the need to pay, albeit a very small fee will deter the trolls!
I’ve added a link to the sidebar that will take you to Patreon where you can pay your monthly contribution (or join a higher tier by adding a little more if you would like to, to help the project to move ahead and to keep you updated on how the Doodle Inn project is going). Once you’ve joined, you’ll be sent instructions and a password to access the details of how to join in to the virtual Doodle Inns, together with opening times for the coming week.
(Please note that Patreon charges by calendar month, on the first of each month; so if you’re thinking of joining towards the end of the month, you may want to hold on until the 1st of the next month before doing so.)
You can come along as many times as you like during the month, and if you’re having fun – and I’m pretty sure you will be – just keep your contribution going for as long as you like.
I’m thinking of having daily ‘prompts’ too, for folk who feel they can never think of anything to draw.
This is all very experimental at this stage, so please bear with me while I work out the best way to get it running smoothly.
I’m looking forward to seeing you for a bit of virtual communal doodling very soon!