“Stay Nerdy” Sale!!

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In the face of convention cancellations, let’s all celebrate our continued geekery digitally! 💛 All items in my shop are 20% off today through April 3rd, including restocked print issues of “Tock the Gnome” issues 1 and 2, all prints, stickers, coloring books and more! Free domestic shipping on all orders over $30.

Click here to bring home some Faerie, nerdy whimsy!!

Note: I completely understand that the COVID-19 situation is impacting so many of us, absolutely no worries if you’re unable to think about anything like this right now. Just keep scrolling by, there’s no anger or judgement here ❤  However – if you can afford to take a look, and find something that warms your heart, it is extra appreciated. Our household is dependent on sales from this creative work, especially now. Thank you so much.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Sunday Gnomedays 3-22-20

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Or rather, the 22nd/23rd as I transition to working overnight shifts at my day job (for the time being).

Anyhoo. Sunday Gnomedays continues despite uncertainty and fear!! 💜

I missed posting for the Spring Equinox, and I am finding myself very fascinated and oddly comforted by plague mask imagery lately.

So.

Blessed (Gnomish) Persephone, with healing, comforting lavender and three such doctors. I have to believe that She doesn’t want more of us in Her realm yet, and She is here with us.

(Also, “Tock the Gnome” fans – the coats the doctors are wearing might look familiar from bonus art. Which may say something interesting about the family history of one of the main characters. ….If I decide its canon. We shall see.)

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Current Creative Status, in the face of all this fear

(understandable fear, but still.)

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(Illustration featuring the main three characters of “Tock the Gnome,” with Tock as a manifestation of my own panicked extroversion. Credit for the plague mask goes to my brilliant Wife!

Hi everyone 🌼 So as I’ve mentioned before, the massive emphasis on social distancing has led to a couple event cancellations for my art work (and layoffs at my day job). I know I’m not unique in either case, and I send the best vibes possible for us all to be okay financially AND keep creating – no matter how long this takes to be resolved.

On that note, I wanted to talk about where things are for “Tock the Gnome” and commissions.

“Tock the Gnome” page progress continues as normal – as will all Patreon bonuses for the foreseeable future. I massively appreciate everybody who is still pledging, and/but understand if that has to change. I also plan on moving forward with issue 3, but may have to make it a digital only release for now (I’m not sure if my printer is going to remain open). Any changes on my end will be announced as soon as they happen. If you have any questions anytime, please feel free to message me there or by email at rachelillustrates@yahoo.com .

Commission progress will be moving forward too, especially as I have more time at home in my studio! However, if you previously ordered something from me and find yourself unable to pay for it due to layoffs/etc. – just let me know. I understand and am happy to put things on hold. Same email, rachelillustrates@yahoo.com .

Once I get through existing commissions, I maaaaaaay be opening commission slots again. More info on that once I’m sure.

And lastly – look forward to a sale in my shop soon!! Again, no worries if you’re not able to even think about that right now, but any orders are extra super appreciated, in the face of all this uncertainty.

Thank you so much to all. Stay safe and loved, okay?

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

“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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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Sunday Gnomedays3-8-20 – and a show announcement!

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Happy Sunday Gnomedays everyone! ❤

And speaking of visible positive Gnomish art (the whole reason I do this devotional), here’s an announcement: I’m part of the Ithaca Illustrator’s Guild, and we’re having a show at the Grayhaven Motel this month!

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The opening was this past Friday, and went very lovely. I was lucky enough to get to choose where I hung my work, so – since we’re in the room where they also set up breakfast for the guests – I chose to hang my pieces right above the breakfast nook, in case someone needs some body positivity with their morning meal!

If you’re in Ithaca NY, or nearby, please come check it out! Viewable now through the end of the month.

More Sunday Gnomedays here.

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi

Gnome Wings update

Question – If Gnomes are faeries too, where did their wings go?

Answer – They fluttered off to bless others even more!

More of theeeeeeeese as a Sunday Gnomedays bonus ❤ Two of them, having been shared already, with the others created for that awesome steampunk festival I vended at last year.

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Gnome Heart, an earthen faerie friend for calm comfort.

Available for purchase!

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Peace Key, a spirit to unlock hidden wishes and inspire calming productivity.

Available for purchase!

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Lady Absinthe, a steampunk faerie spirit to inspire dreams and release inhibitions.

Available for purchase!

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Key Keeper Green, a friend to carry secrets safely to trusting ears and hearts.

SOLD

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Key Keeper Blue, a friend to hold secrets, beauty and faith.

Available for purchase!

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Carnosmia, a “Tock the Gnome” inspired set of wings, balancing creativity and protection.

SOLD

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Tea Key, a small faerie friend keeping secrets in warmth.

SOLD

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Patreon ~ Etsy ~ Ko-fi