Terri Akins' Painting

Inside Virtual Run World

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Mike and Terri Akins, Virtual Run World’s Owners/Artists are on Patreon. Edward Degas said, “Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.”

We believe running is the opposite, very hard when you don’t know how, but very easy when you do. As artists, we struggle with every creation we produce. Running was a huge struggle when we first started, and although we are very slow, we now are able to complete a marathon without death waiting near the finish line.

We are fortunate to live in a fantasy running art environment and are enjoying Virtual Run World as an outlet for combining our interests. We find it very satisfying to motivate others through art, which in turn motivates us.

In addition to producing unique motivational medals at Virtual Run World, we are also producing works of art in watercolor, acrylics, bronze and wood. We want to share, inspire and encourage others through our traditional art also. When we learned of Patreon, we knew that it was a great way to connect, share and teach other artists and art lovers on a more personal level. We feel that our venture in Patreon will allow us to do that to a greater degree. We have even set up a Virtual Run World reward tier to allow our art and running medal lovers to get free medals for their support.

In Patreon, you can follow our art adventures and join us in art and medal discussions. It will allow you to see the behind-the-scenes art, design and illustrations of upcoming projects. Supporting us by becoming a Patron helps us to continue creating art and motivates you to reach your goals. Patrons will also receive bonuses and early access to new medals and products.


Please take a look and join us on Patreon. We hope to see you on a run soon.

Thank you,

Mike & Terri Akins, https://www.patreon.com/mikeandterriakins

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