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As I mentioned before, I’ve had another spiritually-reassuring experience with these lovely birds recently, so I finished up this old pencil drawing in their honor 

Really hoping to get stickers made of this, someday.

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For my mother-in-law this recent Yuletide. Things have been busy busy busy so anyone that got drawings, got lineart ^^;

"Supply Run," ink and colored pencil on grey paper

For my father-in-law’s recent birthday. He likes birds (yay!) and makes some very beautiful gemstone-inlaid drop spindles for my wife’s shop, so here’s a feathered friend getting him some stone chips with which to do that work 🙂

This is also drawn on grey paper instead of white. I got a pad of it for my birthday, and I LOVE it. It takes white colored pencil gorgeously.

"Happy Bat in Flowers," ink drawing on paperFor my mother-in-law’s recent birthday.

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For whatever reason I am having a difficult time today, and in one of my worse moments this early afternoon, I stepped outside to do some chores, and saw a Goldfinch a LOT closer to our door than usual. I stood and watched for a while, then took some pictures, and have been trying to keep its bright image in my thoughts – in optimism – as the day proceeds.

I also just looked up the totem meanings for it, aaaaaaaand:

If Goldfinch is your Animal Totem;

You are always buoyant and happy in your life. You never go about things quietly but always with exuberance and gusto. You are rarely silent – usually humming or singing a tune to yourself. You have a close connection to nature and a deep understanding of her ways. You live on the edge of the spirit world, the fairy realms and make great animal communicators. You know when to listen to your inner voices.

(From spirit-animals.com)

Not saying that that’s the case for me, of course, but the mention of Faerie always gets my attention. I’ve fallen behind on my Faerie work, so to read this now after seeing the Goldfinch is really reassuring to me. I’ll have to ask for guidance, and look out for more of them around me and my life. And try, as it suggests, to be cheerful.

Brightest blessings, everyone ~<3

(Also, more actual art things later this week. Hard to scan and edit things when in mental health badness. I am grateful for everyone’s patience, always.)

"Deer Encounter," pencil sketch

A few mornings ago, I woke up early to try and include meditation in my morning routine (instead of fitting it in sometime later in the day), and had an unexpected experience.

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"Batties on Board," ink on paperFor my bat-loving Mother-in-law this past Mother’s Day 🙂