As promised. Including this past week’s Sunday Gnomedays and belated Summer Solstice Sabbat Sketch.

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Sabbat Sketch – Litha (Persephone), JuneFae sixteen

Blessed (belated) Summer Solstice, everyone. May the bounty of the Lady of Spring and Her Mother carry us into this season of sunlight and the blessings of the harvests!

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“Hullo there!” Tolkein-style elf peeking out at us.

Click here to a bonus “Tock the Gnome” JuneFae for Pride Month!

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Sooooo as you might have noticed, I’ve fallen quite behind again. The drawings have been happening – just not the posting, since that takes up more time. I will have all the rest of them published here as soon as I can (in the meantime, you can see them all here on dA and here on Instagram).

I also promised to end this most Faerie of months with one per day, at least, so I will be keeping on top of that. Starting with this one.

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Inspired by a conversation with my Wife and mother-in-law the other day – apparently it’s going to be really hot here this weekend, so here we have a Gnomish naturalist in preparation!

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(…..posting out of order, as I do not believe I posted seventeen here yet. Oops.)

Posting this in lieu of the other work I had mentioned was coming. Honestly, what I planned for this week – like the shop update, and other overdue postings – hasn’t matched up to my actual energy level at all.

So I’m adjusting. Hopefully I’ll meet those goals next week, but we’ll see. Thank you for your patience.

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(Creative title is creative.)

As I mentioned yesterday, I’d had a lot of trouble getting drawing again after the push of show prep and actually doing the festival itself. I did get working on the Tock WIP I posted, eventually, but what really got me drawing again is this.

Moral of the story: When in art-block, start drawing your OTP.

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Sooooo with show prep for Salem NY Faerie Fest last week, I fell behind on this dear Faerie challenge (both in drawing AND posting. Sadface). Here are the last four, not counting yesterday’s Sabbat Sketch, which will be up later today ❤

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Twelve. Drawn during the last push of show prep, in gratitude to everyone who helped make it possible for me! Much of my family supported me in terms of supplies, help setting up (and with the prep work itself, especially my Wife) and feeding and housing me, so this was drawn with love for them.

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Thirteen. Dragon-fox fae for my aforementioned incredible Wife, who did SO much to make the show possible ❤

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Fourteen. Something magic….

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Fifteen/ Sunday Gnomedays 6-17-18. Drawn for my father, on Father’s Day! He’s not really a Gnome person, but since he helped me so much for Faerie Fest prep, he gets Gnomes anyway.

Shots of my booth and more info on the festival available here!

Getting myself drawing again now that it’s over has been a bit of a struggle, too – I was not being honest with myself about how burnt out I felt earlier in the week, so even though I had gotten back to work on page 86 of “Tock the Gnome,” no amount of my willpower was making any other work happen. Once I’d admitted that, though, it was easier to start sketching again. Which led to this WIP:

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(on a Pride piece for Tock, that is) and then also to proper JuneFae catchup. Which will include the Sabbat Sketch for Litha later, and another JuneFae piece later today too!

Thank you for your patience, everyone, I hope you enjoy these catchup posts and what I’ve shared about the festival so far ❤

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Hello all! Just got back from vending at this lovely festival, so here’s some highlights from my booth!

(Featuring the first ever print edition of “Tock the Gnome,” and that fabulous print display made possible by my INCREDIBLE Wife, who spent HOURS putting those flowers around those twinkly faerie lights! ❤ )

So this was my first year with them, and their second year, and I’m very grateful to have been a part of it! It was such a gorgeous day and such a lovely event. I didn’t get to visit the rest of the festival, but from what I could tell we had great traffic for most of the day and there was just such good energy all around. I met some very kind and wonderful people, and there is indeed a good smattering of my art newly out in the world!

This being only my second time vending, and my first time with that light display (and the beautiful willow leaf curtains in the back, also courtesy of my Wife, as is the beautiful knit gear that the Tock sign sits on) – I’m not exactly…..streamlined…..for setup. So I learned a lot about how much time to give myself and definitely have thoughts for things I will adjust for next year.

Copies of the “Tock the Gnome” print issue will be available for purchase on my Etsy shop later this week, as well as a digital download option, which will be free for Patrons on Patreon btw 😀 As for more general Faerie work, the JuneFae sketches did not sell, but I do plan on listing those on Etsy too. Better than them sitting in my sketchbook where no one can see them, right? The biggest seller, honestly, were my Gnome Wings – I’m down to 5 now! So there will very surely be more of them in process soon too!

And as I mentioned on Patreon in my post this morning, work has resumed on the next Tock page! There’s still a lot of post-show work to do, inventory and shop updating and such, but I am relieved to get back to comic production. Fingers crossed for a new page finished and posted during this very Faerie month! And speaking of that – JuneFae catchup, and this week’s Sunday Gnomedays, will be up soon too – sometimes Professional Art Career Building is an awkward juggling act, and I am grateful for your patience. Commissions and other projects should be getting attention again by the end of the week, too.

I hope you all enjoyed this look at the festival – here’s to Salem NY FF 2019!

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