Gnomevember 2019 day 30 – Sunday Gnomedays 12-1-19

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Belatedly, but counting now for Sunday Gnomedays too – Day 30!! Dianthus flowers – the flower of the Gods, symbolizing fascination, distinction and love.

I feel like she’s both offering her hand to us, inviting us to recognize our own inner divinity, AND asking that from us as an offering. And what finer offering can we give the Gods or the fae than that? 💗

By the way: challenge COMPLETE!! 🙌💕 Hope you all enjoyed my submissions – later this month, they will be available all together, properly scanned and arranged in booklet form.

Congrats to all that completed the challenge!! See you next year!

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Happy Small Business Saturday!

As it says! 💙

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Thank you, everyone who’s ever visited me at shows and/or visited my etsy shop and brought home some of my whimsy for yourself!! I appreciate every sale, every pledge on Patreon, no matter what amount.

And don’t forget, my Indie Friday sale is still going on, now until Monday at midnight!!

Click here to shop 💙

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Gnomevember days 28 and 29

Belated due to the holiday yesterday. Hope anyone who celebrated had a great day of feasting!

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Day 28, Chelone, or “Turtlehead” flowers

Aptly named.

I feel like this guy is a guardian just like the one on day 22, but much more relaxed.

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Day 29, Beech Mushrooms

They are so lovely and adorable, I had to draw them being treasured!

🌟 Only one more to go, everyone! 🌟 and don’t forget about my Indie Friday/Black Friday sale, going on until midnight on Monday! Click here for details

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Gnomevember catchup, days 23 to 27

💚🍄 Almost there, everybody! 🍄💚

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Day 23, Common Sage

Or salvia – which put me in the mind of my old character Gazit, Unicorn-aligned priestess and healer.

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Day 24/Sunday Gnomedays 11-24-19, Hermes! 

God of travel, luck and commerce (among other things), messenger of the Gods, He who guides departed souls to the Underworld ❤

I’d been looking forward to this one.

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Day 25, Chanterelle Mushrooms 

Another excellent literal hat moment, and a character who I feel comes with a story, though I don’t know it yet.

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Day 26, Cosmos Flowers

Which put me in the mind of the flowers I usually draw casually on pen or pencil drawings, and came out really calmingly.

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Day 27, Oyster Mushrooms (and “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday!)

Prompted by this prompt, this week over on my patreon we’re looking at how the Gnomes of Tock’s world use mushrooms for trade.

Click here for the full post!

Aaaaaaand that means: 🙌 caught up!! 🙌 ….for now.

Previous Gnomevember posts here.

Full prompt list here.

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Still devoted to the fae, no matter what others say

Obviously my Gnomevember posts and Sunday Gnomedays are delayed (more on that at my Instagram) – but I need to have some words about something else going on in the broader Spiritual community.

Though this seems to have happened a while ago, a very popular New Age teacher/writer who I’d learned a LOT from in my early experiences with Faerie has shifted their spiritual focus drastically – and is now literally demonizing many of the things they taught before. Things which helped me, very much, in developing my own spirituality.

I respect that they feel differently now – everyone’s path is different – but I can’t help but feel a bit hurt and confused that this person is now calling all these helpful, loving practices, and anything other than their newly-embraced religion, “evil” and “demonic.”

All I can say, for myself, is that I know in my heart that the fae are not demons – Faerie is not “hell,” and nothing in my experiences with these spirits has ever, ever indicated that they’re evil or intend anyone harm. There are darker aspects, of course – as there are in everything – but whenever I’ve chosen not to engage with anything from that space, those spirits have equally and respectfully let me pass. And from the forces that I do choose to engage with, I have felt nothing but calm, loving support. Always. 

I still value and will use what I have learned from this person, because in MY experience, they were true and helpful to me and still are true and helpful to me.

I hope anyone who’s also reeling from this person’s shift can look within themselves and stay true to their own path, no matter what they’re saying. No matter what anyone else is saying. Your truth is your truth – never let anyone else tell you otherwise.

Stay strong and beautiful, everyone.

A bit more on my previous Faerie experiences here. 

(And on another note, while doing some self-care Faerie faith browsing, it came to my attention that the term “Faerie faith” is also associated with a specific religion that I’m not a part of. As not to step on any toes, I will be taking that term off my banner as soon as I can, replacing it with “Faerie devotional.” Thanks for your patience, everyone!)