So this is just a shout-out, braggy post to my amazing Wife – as of this afternoon, she is done at her support-job and is focusing on her art full time!!!
I am so inspired by her always, but especially in this change – her getting to quit her day job in order to just focus on her art, her true Work, is The Dream. So I get to see that it’s possible, from the person closest to me. How amazing is that? ❤
Everybody send her good vibes, and head over to LladyLlama.com to check out her gorgeous yarn, combed top and spinning/knitting accessories!
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As previously posted looooooong ago in WIP form:
This was inspired by Emily Carding’s “Faery Craft”– specifically the section on Faery Zodiac. I fall in the “dryad” section, so of course the tale of Eurydice sparked wonder in me – I’d heard it before, of course, but this time I wondered what her existence is like AFTER Orpheus loses her again. She’s still in the Underworld, after all, and I can’t imagine that a strong, fae woman such as herself would just wait around until her husband shows back up.
Since my gnosis of Persephone includes Her care for damaged, hurting souls – Sketch – Persephone and the Dark Heart – I imagine that after her “rescue” is unsuccessful, Eurydice finds comfort in the care of Persephone, having to mourn her loss of life again, but also wanting to move on. And through that, she finds new purpose in however a creature of the trees would still be able to reach out to nature. Through roots, through growing, nurturing seeds in the darkness of the soil. And maybe through that, her beloved bard can still feel her presence too, and have faith that they WILL be reunited even if his desperate plan didn’t work out.
(Throwing my hat in for female autonomy AND True Love, as always ❤ )
I am very, very satisfied in my heart that this piece is finished. Not the least of which because I finally got to feature Persephone in Her “Queen of the Underworld” gown, and that this is another Faerie-devotional piece after not much time to devote to such things! I very much hope you enjoy it, too.
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Hey everyone! Remember that contest I entered last year, and happen to delightfully have won?
Well it’s time!
I am so very honored to have contributed to the lovely “Chronicles of Dru,” and especially to have brought Gnomes into that world (Gnomish agenda progressing, muhahaha).
Click here to check out the entire series, and here to check out my story as it’s being illustrated! (More pages to be posted soon, if you’re impatient you can also look for them on dA here and here.)
And thank you, once again, to the lovely Weber sisters. I am truly grateful to have gotten to contribute to your world!
Story by me, “The Chronicles of Dru” © Jaclyn, Emily and Natasha Weber.
Only one more weekend of The Cherry Arts’ “The Snow Queen” this year!
In case I hadn’t mentioned it before, we’re also featuring a coloring book based on the show ❤ It is only available for purchase at the performances, and features 7 new illustrations as well as linework of the design work I did for the puppets and shadow puppets!
Here is the cover image, and two of my favorites of the bonus illustrations:
To see the rest, come check out the show! Only three more performances – Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and at 7pm. Click here for tickets!
(And obviously no worries if you can’t, but this is perfect holiday magic and I so hope to get to share it with all of you, if I can!
Announcing the pre-release of H.M. Barone‘s next book “The Zoey Jane Files: Milan Courtship.”
(As you can see, I was blessed to get to do the cover again 😀 )
Its available for preorder here (along with the first two books in the series), official release date of October 1st! Also, she’s offering a special discount coupon for the first 6 months of its publication, just enter VH75H when ordering.
If you like spy stories, romance, action and adventure with some humor and mystery thrown in too, please go check them out. They are so fun.
The Goddess Ostara, for a freind of mine on deviantART, Forgot to post this when I finished this last year, so my apologies. I’m happy to say this was a super fun challenge. She’s not a Goddess I’m very familiar with, despite there being a Sabbat named for her, so exploring her imagery more was really rewarding.
And since I’m posting this as her holiday approached (…ish), come on, Spring ❤
Image now © :FuzzyNecromancer, art © Rachel Terwilliger.