Busy weekend means late posting ^^;
Something calm and healing and magic. Hope your week starts brightly and smoothly, everyone!
A bit of catchup on this Gnomish devotional day ❤
Today’s proper post featuring a Gnomish soldier of the “Tock the Gnome” variety, taking pause in drawing her sword.
(I needed something fierce but peaceful after the announcement I chose to make yesterday.)
And a bonus! Inspired by last night’s Lore Olympus episode. Thank you, Rachel Smythe, for handling Persephone’s trauma so beautifully.
As for last week, I visited New York Faerie Fest with a dear Gnomish friend, so here’s some extra Gnomish celebration and the proper drawing of Tock – combined with the usual patrons-only drawing of Mariatu, click here to see the full thing!
(Guest starring Mark Roloson and a painting of his Sir Maarten, another unnamed Sir Gnome who I will credit if/when I find out his name, an honorable Troll, the Faerie Queen Herself and the leader of Mythical Beasts!)
Thanks as always for your patience, followers! June was bananas but July should be calmer, so fingers crossed for getting back to posting as regularly scheduled/intended!
As it says on the tin ^^; This month has been insanely busy for me, so here’s a massive post about that – firstly, catching up on my Gnomish devotionals.
Sunday Gnomedays 6/16
Delayed by my vending at Salem NY Faerie Fest, which I will speak on below (and which went very well!). Inspired also by that day being Father’s Day, where I live – I imagine this Troll feels fatherly towards the Gnome woman he’s carrying, in the manner of the parents of Troll Maidens (from Wendy and Brian Froud’s “Trolls”). I hope any of you who celebrated had a lovely time together!
Sunday Gnomedays 6/23
Delayed in posting by the local Pride Block Party, hosted by Planned Parenthood ❤ It had been an awesome pride-filled weekend, but a very long one too, so I needed some Tock and Onna smooches (I hope any new “Tock the Gnome” readers from the block party are enjoying the story!).
Now as for how well both of those lovely delaying events went!
Today marks the 10 year anniversary of my amazing Wife opening her business! She has come so far from that first sale – it’s been incredible to watch her grow her art and her business so much in just a decade – from that spark of inspiration that called her heart to fiber arts, to now doing her work full time!
(New Elli llogo too!)
A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now up for reading!
“Tock the Gnome: The Rescue Quest” is about a Gnome woman named Tock, who lives in a Steampunk culture in a high fantasy world. Driven by a Fairy Tale about a trapped Elven princess on a floating island, she convinces her friend Bumble – an airship pilot – to join her quest to rescue her. They hire extra firepower from unfamiliar lands, and together they seek the island and the princess. But what they seek may not be quite what they expected…
Will contain lesbian romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.
Anyhow, with that craziness, here’s something calming. And rose-cradling. Sweet self care magic, wishing us all smooth resolutions to our troubles and moments to rest ❤
This will likely be my last post until the middle of next week, with having to travel for the festival! I will try to have Sunday Gnomedays up on time, of course, but I thank you for your patience in advance (since we all know how that’s probably going to go. Ahahaha). My instagram will be more frequently updated, as I vend and as I try to get back on normal art-production track, so if you’re on there please give me a follow and keep an eye out for some Faerie goodness, as always! And if you can, come visit me at Salem NY Faerie Fest!!
Catching up on posting!! See below ❤
This weekend is going to be veryvery busy as I vend at a festival out of town, so here’s these quick before I go!
Day 29, “Aztec”
Something very very non-Tock – inspired by Lake Texcoco and the cities they built around it, a giant Mermaid lake-spirit blesses and guards the people who lived there.
Day 30, “Stars”
Something more canon – a Mermaid who’s clearly been through something rough gets blessed with starfish hugs!
Day 31, “Free Draw”
Something Tock-possible – and a flashback, revisiting these two from last year’s last day! Loosely based on my Wife and me (and I can’t believe it took me 31 days to draw a sea turtle Merm, what the eff, self?).
Thanks again to the amazing Maegan Cook for an awesome Mer-month!! Hope you all enjoyed my entries 🌊