“I been in a lonesome galaxy
But in my dreams, I see them come ‘n rescue me
Look up in the sky and there they’ll be
I bet you’ll think of me then
You’re gonna say, “Ooh, look at that, oh yeah, yeah”
Damn, if it ain’t true
They’re coming back for me, they’re coming back for me, yeah”
– Kesha, “Spaceship”
Happy return-to-Sunday-Gnomedays, featuring Tock the Gnome. As you might have expected, during my posting break I needed some art therapy (another heartfelt Thank You! to all my followers and commissioners for your patience during my time of grief. I’m doing my best to get back on the Unicorn, as it were ❤).
This is, in part, about the loss my family has suffered – how I’m feeling about that. Missing him. But also everything else I’ve been going through over the past year. This pandemic has been a trip. I have learned way more about myself than I expected to. Everything has felt so heavy for so long.
I’m trying just to let it be – and believe there’s something better out there, too. That its coming back for all of us, if we’re open to it.
And obviously, as the lyrics above imply – there is intentional solidarity in this piece, between Faerie Lore and Alien Lore (if you’re unfamiliar, I recommend watching Supernatural season 6, episode 9, “Clap Your Hands if You Believe”). Also featuring Victorian mourning colors. If you follow “Tock the Gnome” and look forward to World Building Wednesday, keep an eye out for more along that vein in the near future.
Planning on prints of this, too. In case it helps anyone else.
Thanks for looking, and reading 💜
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