Valentine’s Special – free print with all orders at my Etsy!

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All orders from now until February 11th come with a free 4 by 6 inch print of the above image!

Click here to check out my shop! Treat yourself or a sweetheart ❤

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“Prints for Pam-a-Lamb,” a call for submissions!

Attention all artists – my dear friend Jen Goodsell and I are running a charity print project, and we would like your help.

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Prompted by the unfair treatment of yet another queer character and queer relationship in a recent DC Comics event, we have created our own event in honor of the LGBTQIA+ characters who have been silenced throughout years of comic storytelling.

Representation matters. Obviously, in comics, safety is never a guarantee. Characters die all the time. But to kill off one of the only prominent, visibly queer characters in that universe, and have her girlfriend be one of the prime suspects, feels very much like a slap in the face. I can’t help believing that the impact and treatment of this situation would be far different if the characters had been a straight-presenting couple. A little bit of attention was given to Harley mourning Ivy, but I feel like much more weight would have been given to the characters’ relationship if it had been Bruce suspected of killing Selina, or Clark suspected of killing Lois, etc. As it is, it simply feels like a cheap ‘wow’ factor played to get attention and remove an “obstacle” to any assumptions of heterosexuality.

So, in honor of Pamela Lillian Isley and all other characters like her, and loves like hers that have been silenced before, we are running a charity print event!

Here’s the plan:

~ Event title: Prints for Pam-a-Lamb. Please use #printsforpamalamb when promoting.

~ All proceeds to the National LGBTQ Task Force.

~ Pieces due by March 1st, with the event to launch that day. Content is up to the artist, as long as it’s LGBTQIA+-related. Nods or direct references to the characters in question are very welcome.

~ Prints should be available for sale through the end of May, shipping in early April.

~ Each artist will handle their own sales, shipping and getting their share of the donation money to the Task Force. That’s very easy to do – there’s a donation link right on their website. IF you’re unable to handle printing, shipping or managing the donation yourself, let me know, though. I will happily handle that for you through my own site, if you’d still like to participate.

Please contact either me or Jen if you’d like to sign up, you can message me here or email me directly at rachelillustrates@yahoo.com. Same with any questions.

Thanks so much for any interest and/or good vibes in the project’s direction!

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Salem NY Faerie Fest 2018

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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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Prints Advice Please!

Hi everyone!

So finally, the Universe has provided me the opportunity to have a table at a small local festival – “Gnome & Fairy Fest”Joy ) at Press Bay Alley.

(I guess the Goddess got impatient with me for dragging my feet on getting myself Properly Set Up. And this is perfect. I am so grateful.)

I have never ordered prints of my own work from anywhere before, and I have no idea where to start. Does anyone who sells their own prints (not on Society6/Redbubble/etc.) have any advice on where’s good to order from?

Any replies will be appreciated. Thanks to all ~~<3