Mother of the Rebellion

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(Belated) May the 4th be with you!!! 

(I was busy watching “Star Wars” yesterday and thusly unable to post this on time. Not sorry.)

And may the mother of the rebellion always inspire us all 🖤

To be fair, I have a LOT of other important things that needed attention, but after yesterday I needed some self indulgent Padmé first. “Star Wars” has been special to me since I was very small, but Padmé will always stand out as the heart of the prequels to me, if not the entire series, and shall forever be my anchor in my Star Wars fangirling. Thank you for inspiring me to be true to myself, blessed Queen and Senator, to be unafraid to love, and to make sure the characters I write are nuanced as hell.

Special shoutouts of course to Natalie Portman for bringing her to life, Kelsey on Instagram ( personal here / art here ) for inspiring me to be open about my Padmé devotion, and to EK Johnston for all her work on keeping the integrity and strength of Padmé’s story in focus!! Can’t waaaaait for the next book.

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“Tock the Gnome” page update!

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A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now up for reading!

Read here ❤

Or start from the beginning here ❤

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“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 queer characters and romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.

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Sunday Gnomedays 5-3-20 – Google Gnomes

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Google recently re-released (or re-promoted, I thought it had been taken down but I might be wrong) their Gnome Toss game, originally posted June 10th, 2018 in celebration of Garden Gnomes and their original creation in Thuringia, Germany.

Firstly, OH MY HEART YAY IT’S BACK. And secondly, I couldn’t resist drawing my two favorite Gnomes from the game, this time around. Many thanks to Gerben Steenks for designing them, and to everyone who worked on the game!!

Warms this quarantined Gnome’s heart, to get to play it again, for sure 💚

(And if you haven’t played it, click the link above to check it out!! A lot of the design work, for the characters and the world, is posted there too!)

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Belated Blessed Beltane

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Good very-late-evening, or good very-early-morning, depending on when/where you’re reading this!

Drew this a couple of days ago, as a gift for my Llove, on Beltane 🌼💗🌼 I hope it was a blessed day for all – May all be loved and nurtured and true to themselves, that sacred day, today and all days (featuring a nonbinary Dwarf and Gnome couple of “Tock the Gnome” style, of course)!

Stay tuned for regularly scheduled Sunday Gnomedays later ❤

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“Tock the Gnome” page update

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A new page of “Tock the Gnome” is now up for reading!

Read here 

Or start from the beginning here ❤

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“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 queer characters and romance, size-positivity, Faerie, spiritual magic, conundrums and tomfoolery.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Sunday Gnomedays 4-26-20

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Featuring Tock of “Tock the Gnome,” and an important message!

“Remember Your Sovereignty.” By which I don’t mean that we’re all literal royalty. I mean sovereignty in the sense that we are all in charge of ourselves, and able to – allowed to – love and care for ourselves. 

A LOT of external stuff is going on that we have no control over, and I know in my case I don’t really have control over all my internal stuff, either. My depression and destructive/obsessive thoughts have been running a gauntlet all over my head at random moments, lately. I can’t stop those thoughts from starting – BUT, I can choose where I put my energy in response. I can choose what to try to believe. About myself, about the world in general. Everything.

So for me, that means:

🌼 Doing kind things for myself, and trying to think of myself kindly.

🌼 Choosing the kind, optimistic option whenever I can.

🌼 Letting myself work on projects that are important to me – AND honoring commitments I’ve taken, as best I can.

🌼 If I fail at any of that, forgiving myself as quickly as I can and trying again the next day.

🌼 Letting myself be imperfect.

🌼 Remembering (as best I can) that my sovereignty – my divinity – comes from my connection to the Universe (we are all made of star stuff), that I am worthy and Loved, no matter what’s going on.

And by doing that, I get to bring that Love to others and encourage them to recognize their own sovereignty. The brighter we shine, the more light we shine on others. You know?

Sending you all much, much Love and wishes for self care. We’re in this together. And you’re awesome. If you can’t believe that yourself, please believe that I believe it. 

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CoD – “Crazy Beautiful”

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Happy Fanart Friday! Which means posting this finished illustration of these two lovely fae from “The Chronicles of Dru” 💕

Friends of mine (the Weber sisters) run this series, featuring illustrated adventure and romance stories with a very 80’s fantasy vibe, written and drawn by several different artists. As mentioned when I recently posted the pencilwork for this – in catching up on some of the series’ tales, I seem to have fallen into another ship. Very enthusiastically and ungracefully 😅

So here’s Quinn, a very cheerful Drow necromancer and Nashandra, an Orc earth mage , both from “The Sunlit Crypts” by Raye Steinman.

I have no idea if they’re gonna get together in the end, but at least for now, I’m imagining they’ll find happiness together.

Relatedly, I have also gotten to contribute to the world of Dru myself!! You can read it here, I hope you check it out and explore the rest of Dru as well!! It is such a fun, lighthearted series – definitely recommending it extra in these uncertain times. 🖤

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