Safekeeping (short break announcement)

Hello dear followers.

Tomorrow marks one year since our dear Orpheus’ passing.

I will be taking a week’s break from my regular posting schedule (“Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday, Sunday Gnomedays, other patron bonuses) to hold space. Thank you in advance for your understanding, and see you on Wednesday 4/6/22 🖤

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Sunday Gnomedays 3-27-22

/almostkiss 💕

This is actually an older sketch, and I believe I posted it on Patreon a whiiiiiiile back, but it came back up in my stratosphere yesterday and I wanted to share it further.

(….I’m not saying I was checking it in reference for an upcoming scene, but I’m not not saying I was checking it in reference for an upcoming scene. So 🤫💕)

More on Tock and Onna here anytime

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9 Years

Or 3,288 days today, one day at a time.

Táim buíoch díobh. Go raibh maith agaibh. 

(And of course, happy St. Paddy’s Day to all. As I’ve said before, please celebrate responsibly and remember that Irish culture is more than what’s at the bottom of a bottle or what history claims about the guy this day’s named after 🍀 )

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Faebruary 2022 the twenty-seventh AND twenty-eighth (challenge complete!) ❤

Catchup for day 27!! Prompts from PadawanDesign (jumping backward on their list a bit) and PhoenixFeathersArt – “Mech” and “Stars.”

So, some softness for Onna after the angst I drew her in yesterday, and something a bit AU for her and her dear Tock (both of “Tock the Gnome” ) – or at least we’ll see if this happens.

I know how it would fit. I know what certain new jewelry means. I know who would give them wings like this, and for what occasion…. 💕

Day 28!! From HitorikArt’s “Key” (from day 27) and PhoenixFeathersArt’s “Moon” (to pair with the Star theme above, since the prompts were presented together!).

Featuring my friend Glombie’s OCs, Frelwic the Gnome and his boyfriend, Ælfric the knight. We’d talked about them a while back, and I was so excited to finally get to draw them both! ….I do not know what their story is yet, though, so I hope this doesn’t contradict anything – but even that, making it AU in that case, is in and of itself very Faerie, yes? That space of liminality. Possibilities. So I feel like both of today’s entries are a perfect note to end on.

…..and not just because of the schmoop. Though the schmoop helps.

(And everybody check out Glombie’s work, it is super charming! Go go!)

Aaaaaand that makes a complete challenge!! I went into this intending to be super casual about it, and of course failed at that, and still have so many things bouncing around my brainspace that I’d hoped to draw for this but didn’t make it in. Still, I chose to participate because I hoped it would jumpstart my creativity and get me set to work on commissions again (since this winter has been a challenging buttwaffle) and it has done that! Thanks again to everyone who puts out prompt lists and keeps the event going, and especially to Hitorik, who invited me in the first place.

Here’s to whatever is next! I’m gonna go take a nap.

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Faebruary catchup! Days 26, 23, 24, 25 (with Tock WBW and Sunday Gnomedays!)

Thanks to the insanity of this past week, here we are finally with 4 more Faerie pieces 💗

Firstly,

Day 26 (though having been started earlier) – off-prompt with this one, in light of what’s happening in this human realm right now.

I stand with Ukraine.

Click here for information on how you can help, even if you’re far away.

Day 23, from HitorikArt‘s “Branch” and the spirit of PhoenixFeathersArt“s “Forest.”

Leading into this week’s “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday post – in which we take a quick look at the plantlife of Tock’s realm, and the intention behind the style of the forest of the Lowlands!

Full post here 🌳💕

Day 24, from PadawanDesign‘s prompt “Wind!”

I don’t often feature the vague, sprite-like fae that manifest occasionally in Tock’s story (and backstory! Also, as drawn above!), on their own. So, with this busy week I’ve had, here they are!

This was just… so nice to do. Calm. Simple. Hopeful.

Day 25, from HitorikArtPadawanDesign and PhoenixFeathersArt – “Game”, “Spirit” and “Seelie court/Unseelie court.”

This makes extra sense if you’re familiar with some of the worldbuilding around Tock’s realm. A juxtaposition of the Gnomish goddess Carwen, and her foil/sometimes partner, the Gnomish goddess Anosmia. There are forces at play, in the world 🤫

Also, I’ve mentioned somewhere recently, but I don’t remember exactly where (what’s with today, today?) that though the more traditional courts of Faerie don’t exist in Tock’s realm at this time, beings who could considered Seelie or Unseelie could pop up in any culture, physically manifested or otherwise. That absolutely applies to these two, too. At least from a certain perspective.

Obviously I’m still a bit behind, but this is a start. Please enjoy, and in the meantime – if you haven’t checked out “Tock the Gnome” yet, there’s lots more faerie art and story to tide you over until then!

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Faebruary 2022 the thirteenth (and Sunday Gnomedays!)

Catchup time again, and Sunday Gnomedays!! Day 13, jumping back to day 12 for prompts – from HitorikArt and PadawanDesign, “Firefly” and “Celestial.”

Though its creator is Absolute Bad News, the series “Firefly” holds a special place in my heart – and it’s celestial in a sense, since it’s a space western! 🚀🤠🚀 So, considering certain foofaraw from a certain episode that happens to be my favorite (thanks Jane Espenson!), here’s some Tock Corrigan in cosplay!

(Which should be noted that this was absolutely drawn just for fun and NOT canon at all for my own series.)

If you’re looking for some charming and relatively chill Valentine’s entertainment, do check out “Shindig,” btw! I would say Tock’s up to be your Valentine, if you need one, but Onna is likely to chase you off. They’re both a bit territorial when it comes down to it ❤

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