Sunday Gnomedays 1-14-19

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As promised in my last post (which, please do check out, I have interest in doing a charity print!).

From the beginning of the year, up until yesterday morning, I had been struggling with a significant art block. So sometimes, the best one can do is a very small Gnome in a flouncy dress.

Between this and my previous post, though, I seemed to have worked through some of that struggle and I hope that means more progress on commissions and “Tock the Gnome” this week ❤

Take care and be delighted, dear followers.

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Art show January 2019 – “Gnomes are Faeries too!”

 

As previously mentioned and advertised

“Gnomes are Faeries too!” by Rachel Terwilliger 

A showcase of Gnomish Faerie exploration by local fantasy/Faerie comic artist & illustrator Rachel Terwilliger (@rachelillustrates on Instagram, Facebook and deviantArt).

Very often the mainstream representation of faerie folk shows us only small, winged creatures who focus on flower care and the kinder aspects of the unseen. While these are valid as any, most other aspects of Faerie are treated as separate from that magical nature – including Gnomes! This work seeks to recognize that nature in these woodland folk and inspire others to do the same.

Featuring Gnomes of several Faerie realms, including Rachel’s steampunk/fantasy graphic novel called “Tock the Gnome” (readable in-progress at tockthegnome.com). Her other recent projects include design work for The Cherry Arts’ “The Snow Queen” 2016-2018 and a series of book covers for H.M. Barone’s “The Zoey Jane Files.” Prints of her work and original pieces are for sale at rachelillustrates.etsy.com.

That said, the reception was this past Friday evening, and it was lovely!

Many thanks to the Hilton Garden Inn Ithaca NY for hosting me, and to everyone who stopped by! I hope you all enjoyed seeing Faerie through my eyes and heart. Getting to do a show focused entirely on Gnomes feels very special to me, and I certainly hope that you all find inspiration in it – to look closer, to try and see the hidden world that’s all around us.

To believe 🙂

The work itself was very fun to put together (and brought to my awareness how very Gnomish my work is in general, I would say 80%, haha). Narrowing down which pieces to newly include was an interesting challenge, too – several Gnomevember pieces from this year and last year got to be featured, and paired with Gnome Wings that matched best thematically (and color-wise). That presentation – putting them together encircled with pebbles – was a new, very faerie-inspired thought, and I am very glad for it.

I hung the show very low again, as I did the first time I showed in this space – part of that is because I myself am so short and my work is so small, but I also hope it helps taller folk to think to look lower – to see what’s below, those small magics hidden closer to the earth. Like Gnomes themselves!

The glass case, of course, is an exception to this idea, as is the wall featuring my Gnomish Persephone, but that couldn’t be helped. Though, as She demanded a wall to Herself, I figure it can’t hurt to have Her raised higher!  And I do like that you can see up through the layers inside the case, thanks to the glass shelving – maybe that will help people think of things in a Gnome’s-eye-view perspective? 😀

I haven’t had a gallery show since last March, so it feels very, very nice to be featured like this again. If you’re in the Ithaca area, please come through and take a look! The walls will be graced with my Gnomish work until the end of this month.

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-30-18, dElfcember days 27, 28, 29 and 30

More catchup and Gnomish-Elven connection ❤ (And only one more left for this challenge, after this!)

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-30-18/dElfcember day 30, “Bonds”

Specifically, bonds of friendship.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my own friendships over the last couple of days, and though I don’t always keep in touch very well, I appreciate every single person I am able to call friend – be it a friendship in person, or a bond that was created over fangirling and artwork online.

Thank you, every one of you, for being here for me.

Featuring Tock, of my “Tock the Gnome,” and Luke from my friend DrMistyTang‘s amazing comic “Grey Eyes.”

(Couldn’t not draw one of her “elves” for this challenge, too!)

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Day 27, “Dobby”

From “Harry Potter,” of course, loving his Free Elf self!

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Day 28, “Unicorn”

This one was really calming to draw 🙂

Also, this one does still count for “Tock the Gnome” world-building – there are certainly Unicorns in Tock’s world….I just haven’t figured out the context yet. Any further information will likely show up on Patreon, if you’re interested.

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Day 29, “Mead”

Despite the very specific prompt, as mead is made from honey, it got me thinking about bees instead. Angry ones, by the way my day was going 🐝😅🐝💥

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-23-18, dElfcember catchup 20 & 22

Posting out of order in order to accommodate Sunday Gnomedays, that is ^^; Day 21 of dElfcember will be up later.

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-24-18/Day 23, “Pomegranate”

Featuring my Gnomish Persephone with an Elven Hera – what better than an Elf for the Queen of the gods? And what better context for this scene than the symbol of Persephone’s choice to marry Hades?

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Day 20, “Gold”

….anybody else think that Elf is gonna be toast in a moment?

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Day 22, “Dragon”

(Had to draw something sweet after the humor of the Gold prompt.) “Tock the Gnome” Elves are well aware of Dragons and generally get along with them, on an individual elf-to-dragon basis. Once again, there is MUCH of her own world that Tock has yet to discover!

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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Sunday Gnomedays 12-16-18 and dElfcember 14, 15, 16

Some catchup, with Elven-Gnomish communication!

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Day 14, “Crystals”

I imagine that where the Elves of “Tock the Gnome” live, the caves are like crystal forests.

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Day 15, “RapunzElf”

I also feel like those Elves would have a lot more ethereal version of this tale, but I went a more traditional route anyway. So consider this semi-canon, for the comic ^^;

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Day 16/Sunday Gnomedays 12-16-18, “Magic”

Featuring some “Tock the Gnome” secrets, not that the Gnome here understands the sense she’s getting!

Prompt list from @monicamarinhoart.

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