And should you ever find yourself near the Mouse Town here in York - I'll be sure to put the kettle on and crack open the biscuit tin...
You can cancel or amend your pledge at any time and if you are unable to pledge - knowing that you are still reading this means a lot too – Thank you!
Beginning with a monthly pledge from only a $1 which is charged to your card straight away and on the 1st of every month following - you will be able to cross the portal into the exclusive world of St M's as a honorary 'Mouser' and with access to my Patreon musings, you can enjoy a look at the work in progress and watch as I scurry around the Mouse Town dressing the church, arranging flowers, making cheese and I'll show how how I sculpt those mice.
You'll have the opportunity to see a finished 'Mouse World' before anyone else and you will be helping us to make this world a better place – one mouse at a time!
Artist, Storyteller, Whatever...
Nestled in a fictional place known as Merryworth, the Mouse Town is a 12th scale model village and St M's Church, a parish hall and a collection of shops including Mollie's Tea Room and the Leaf & Maple Flower Shop are all to be discovered there.
St M's is also home to a gang of unique mice, a brood of chickens and two Little Big Cats who love nothing more than sharing the tales of their musings, ministry and mishaps from Merryworth Town - even though I'm usually the one attending to most of the work including the designing, creating, researching, blogging and the cleaning up!
Self-taught and armed with plaster, strip wood, paints, mountboard, papier-mâché, natural foliage, clay, glue and lots of imagination, I have designed the Mouse Town using whatever is around me at the time including model kits, cardboard boxes and scrap plywood.
The poet Lord Byron once said "IF I don't write to empty my mind, I will go mad" and when I think back to that fateful day many years ago when curiosity got the better of me and I picked up a copy of Dolls' House Magazine in my local supermarket which then went on to change my life - I understand where the man was coming from!
Hello and welcome to my Patreon page! My name is Tee Bylo and I am the artist, storyteller and 'Head Mouser' here at the Mouse Town...
And as my ideas for St M’s have grown, so have the properties and with another church, a village shop and a manse in varying stages of the embryonic design process; I have been happily dreaming up so many new festivals, feast days, fundraising ideas and fun for St M's that unless I can find a way to live for another 250 years - most are unlikely to be realised!
Remember how I told you about the magazine that changed my life? Well, some years later I was offered a monthly 'Tee Time' column and for one glorious year I got to share the triumphs and tears of my 12th scale musings and I was paid for it too!
But why am I now on Patreon?
Although I love what I do and cannot imagine myself doing anything other than this - to survive on fresh air with only a diet of hope and the occasional box of donated teabags is sadly impossible and the glue, paint, wood, tools, paintbrushes, fabric and all of the other lovely stuff I use to create the Mouse Town costs money...
For even though the parishioners from St M's only made their debut last year – they have already achieved great things with a successful Homeless Sunday with the offer of a warm bed and delicious food. They've raised awareness with their 'Missing People' campaign and made 'Pancake Promises' for Lent.
They've also tucked into a Big Brekkie for Christian Aid and offered tea and comfort for the lonely at Christmas.
As a 'Thank you' from us - there are also lots of unique rewards to enjoy including exclusive 'behind-the-scenes' images, giveaways, tutorials and anniversary gifts and membership as a 'Patreon Mouser' on our Facebook group.
Have you an idea for a story or a cause you would love the mice to support? Drop us a line!
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