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Half commentary on traditional-culture Gnomish gender stratification, half ridiculous whimsy !
Also, Dude Gnome is inspired by a cute pin I got from a local gift shop. You can visit them here – www.ithacaisamusing.com/

And also also, this was not my first Gnome drawing this week. I was inspired otherwise, but got excited and posted that on my Instagram early.

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“Persephone and the Dark Heart”

Lots of unexpected Persephone energy around me this weekend, so here She is again, in devotion. Someone who follows me elsewhere asked what She was holding, and I explained its a dark heart – and realized I believe She cares for such things. Those dark and damaged souls.

Grateful to find that this had meaning even beyond what I intended ❤

So, extra Happy Sunday Gnomedays again! Hope you’re all enjoying these, and see you next week!

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Happy Sunday everyone!

Here’s some context

Not sure what she’s praying for, but its been a challenging week here, so this manifested.

 

Prompt – Myth & Lore. Honor to Persephone and Hades ❤
Full prompt list linked at the Shop/Contact tab above, through the end of the week, even though it’s the last day today. Just in case anyone is curious.

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Blessed be the reunion of the Lady of Spring and the Lord of Death.

Blessed be the beloved Dead and the Fae, so close this autumn night.

Blessed Samhain (and Happy Halloween!) ~~<3

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(Birth as in rebirth, of the land, in spring.)

My Gnomish Persephone and Hades. I started this sketch a looooooooooong time ago, and honestly didn’t expect to finish it, but they inspired me today.

More of Gnomish Persephone and Hades here

Art © Rachel Terwilliger.

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Happy slightly-belated May Day, everyone! By the Love of the Lady and the Lord, may the Earth flower ~~<3

Featuring Gnomish Hades and Persephone at the bottom, but they couldn’t be the main couple here because they’re technically separated this time of year (so instead, we get some sapphic “Lord” and Lady smooches). Still, I had to include them, since they are one of my most beloved representations of the God and Goddess.

This one was very fun to do. Hope your day was lovely, everyone, no matter what you celebrate.

For more of Gnomish Hades and Persephone, click here!

Pencil work, "Eurydice in Hades," personal pieceWork in progress on a personal piece.

I’ve been reading Emily Carding’s “Faery Craft” lately and trying to do the suggested activities (much more slowly than planned). One of the chapters covers a Faery Zodiac based on the four elements and Fae creatures. Mine fell into the Dryad section, Eurydice. It was also suggested that one create something about their connection to their Faery Zodiac (what resonates with you, etc.) so of course I had to take a shot.

I went and reread her myth, and found that she’s not very active or present in it at all, since its more about Orpheus’ quest (and failure) to return her to life because of his OWN heartbreak. That got me thinking a lot about HER, what she might have felt and how she might have been more accepting of her fate than he was. How as a Dryad, she was already a bit connected to the Underworld – through her roots – and how her connection to nature wasn’t necessarily broken by her death. And of course, how Persephone might take kindly to her. Which of course means my Gnomish version of her, as far as the art goes.

I’ve been working on this bit by bit for several months, and just recently started the inkwork. Hoping for full color once its done.