Sunday Gnomedays 7-12-20

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Time again, with “Tock the Gnome” Regency-AU-style 🌷

I’ve been reading Georgette Heyer’s “Charity Girl” for some self care lately, and while my hopes for queer romance in it are sure to be dashed, it is very fun, and I ended up drawing this (quite self-indulgently after the challenge of going back to my day job). So, very non-canon, but hope it charms you anyway!

And for these two loves in the canon setting of the comic, check out my Patreon (also free to read on Webtoon, deviantArt, Facebook, here on WordPress and on ComicFury).

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Sunday Gnomedays 7-5-20

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Time again ⚙ With a “Tock the Gnome” style Gnomish Boarding House landlady, in honor/attempted embracement of the fact that I started back at my day job recently (hospitality). While my creative energy has indeed been impacted, I am grateful for the opportunities it affords me to help people and make their visit to the area I live (which is magic) more enjoyable, or at least smoother.

From thegildedhour.com :

“From Gamber’s excellent historical study:

[,,,]  if the nineteenth century was the golden age of the bourgeois home, it was also the age of the boarding house. In cities and many towns, people of all classes were at least as likely to live in boarding houses as in homes. What historians call the market revolution, a series of related developments that included the expansion of commercial agriculture, the beginnings of industrialization, the emergence of a working class dependent on wages, the rise of a salaried white-collar middle class, and massive urban growth, could never have been accomplished without boardinghouses and the labor of those who kept them. (Gamber)”

This is also Tock-themed specifically because this week’s Webtoon update will be bonus-art based, due to the fact that I’ve caught up to the current pages there! She will serve as a header image for that explanation (and I dearly hope that my readers there are as patient as those on my other platforms, including this one).

And don’t worry, she’s a kindly landlady who runs a very decent, well-kept Boarding House.

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Junefae 2020 the twenty-ninth

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A peaceful Troll, proud of their wings, though tattered and tested. We have all been through so much, and should be proud of what we have survived 🖤

This and all Trolls of this month’s challenge are dedicated to Shop Troll, btw, who I mentioned earlier specifically (but I feel like all Trolls send him good energy, always!). He is among many friends who I will miss seeing this cancelled/postponed festival season – I’m grateful we’re all taking precautions, BUT in the meantime – sending so much love to everyone at New York Faerie Fest, Faerydale & Friends Faerie Fest, etc etc etc. May we all reunite in Faerie love and Faerie trust as soon as it’s safe to be together.

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Junefae 2020 the twenty-eighth ~ Sunday Gnomedays 6-28-20

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Featuring a new Gnomish lady for “The Chronicles of Dru,” and her love Terry the Bairdy (Bird-fairy!), created by Raye Steinman (GrimReapette) and originally illustrated by Dr. Jaclyn Weber (DrMistyTang).

I’ve been lucky enough to contribute to the world of Dru before, and in reading “The Sunlit Crypts” and meeting Terry through the antics of the main characters, I couldn’t resist coming up with a Gnome girlfriend for her! Misty and Grim (and DrZime and ratscout!) were kind enough to oblige me, even to the point that she will actually appear in the next chapter of the story!

AaAaAaAAAaaaaAAAHHHHhhhh!!!

Thank you Grim, and all of you in charge of the world of Dru!

As for details on this Gnome – her name is Tuney (a nickname, but it stuck). She is an aspiring Bard who is terrible at music, but tries anyway. The nature of her trying – and the noise it caused, calling attention to her hidden village – led her community to suggest that she ply her craft elsewhere. Which led to her choosing to travel in search of her Bardic destiny, which led to her landing in Elf’s Port, which led to her meeting Terry, which led to them falling in love ❤

I am so flattered that she’s being brought even more into the Dru canon, and can’t wait to see where the story takes her!

And if you haven’t checked “The Chronicles of Dru” out yet, click here!

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Junefae 2020 the twenty-first ~ Sunday Gnomedays 6-21-20

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Happy Father’s Day, too!! – to tie that in, I imagine that after the start of a solid, beautiful romance, these two adopt many children.

If you’re celebrating today, may you feel honored and blessed!

(Full disclosure – the Gnome on the left is fanart of the Farmstead Nisse from Johan Egerkrans’ “Vaesen: Spirits and Monsters of Scandinavian Folklore.” He is on the cover, and he looks SO grumpy. I had to give him a Love ❤ )

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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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Junefae catchup (with Sunday Gnomedays and WBW!)

Catchup tiiiiiiiime! ❤

Posting the first two out of order, in order to bookend the bunch with the promos for this week and last week’s “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday!

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Day 3

From World Building Wednesday 91, in which we look at Dwarven smoke bombs – specifically, the ones Actia will be using in the comic proper.

Full post available here.

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Day 2

Trollish tea companions are a theme I always love revisiting.

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Day 4

Elaborating on the vague faerie shapes I tend to draw around more embodied faerie beings.

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Day 5

Fanart Friday too, with Princess/Queen Poppy from Dreamworks’ “Trolls” 💙🎶

I haven’t gotten to see “World Tour” yet, but I highly enjoyed and recommend the first one. Especially if you think of the Bergen as Troll-kin themselves, in the way that Trolls come in all shapes and sizes in other Trollish lore (see Brian and Wendy Froud’s “Trolls.” Highly highly recommend, too).

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Day 6

Art therapy, drawn shortly after day 1.

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Day 7

And Sunday Gnomedays!!

(…..though, let’s be real, this challenge is going to be at least 50% Gnomes, in all likelihood  😅)

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Day 8

…..as I said above.

Also, these are little bee spirits!

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Day 9

Acorn energy

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Day 10

Finally, caught up – with today’s “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday, in which we’re looking at a physical aspect of prayer to Carwen, Gnomish Goddess of Love and creativity, and Anosmia, Gnomish goddess of protection and destruction!

Full post available here

Hope you enjoyed these, and that you’re having fun with the challenge, if you’re participating too!

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JuneFae 2020 the first

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Festivals may be cancelled and our connection with Faerie may feel more solitary than usual, BUT, the fae are still with us and thusly, JuneFae begins!! 💙

…I intend for the tone of my entries to be uplifting, in general, but today’s comes with grief and struggle that demands expression.

A dear friend of mine passed away unexpectedly this weekend. And the country I live in is in very important, understandable turmoil due to generations and generations of racist, white supremacist behavior going unchecked. I believe that the impact of such actions ripples out, felt across all realms, and I have to believe that the fae are with us, supporting us to become our highest selves.

Together.

So – this is for Robin, for her spirit passing on before (I can’t help but feel) it was her time, but it is also for everyone who’s rage and loss feels so much bigger than our bodies and our spirits can contain. I stand with you.

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Sunday Gnomedays 5-24-20

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Once again and always 💗

Feeling very solid in my connection to the fae today – and though this was drawn a few weeks ago, it’s resonating with me a lot at this moment, as it shares a lot of colors with my rendition of the Great Glyph of the Sidhe.

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More on the Great Glyph available in John Matthews’ “The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworld.” (Which I highly recommend, it’s been essential to my own Faerie path 🖤)

As scary as things are right now, and as much as some of us are grieving, I hope the day blesses you with Love and peace however you can receive them.

Also, “Tock the Gnome” fans – keep an eye on my sites this evening, for a new page drops at 8pm today!

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