Sometimes, maybe, we find our wings when we’re falling.
Happy early Valentine’s, everyone ❤
Since my previous promotion is ending this evening, I figured I would share this on it’s own.
Featuring Arella and Strahl of my lovely “Tock the Gnome,” in a distinctly non-canon moment (I am mean and never let them be happy). I did this as a self care piece recently and I am very pleased with how it turned out.
I hope you’re all having a great week and look forward to a great day on Thursday, whether you’re celebrating it with a sweetheart or just taking good care of yourself!
Reminders – “Tock the Gnome” is available to read for free both here and on Patreon (where there is much bonus art, story and world-building to boot), so please do check it it out if you haven’t yet! ~ Also, call for artists is still open for “Prints for Pam-a-Lamb.” ~ And prints of my own work, comic books, coloring books and needlefelted OOAK dolls are available anytime on Etsy.
Time again. Be nice to yourselves today, everybody 🌞
Also – for those of you who are familiar with my usual projects, and might be wondering where the usual Imbolc celebration is – I’m not sure if I will be doing a Sabbat Sketches series this year. I’ve been really wiped lately and drawing mojo has not been consistent, so I’m not sure if I want to put any more deadline pressure on myself. That said, I do love doing these devotional pieces, so we will see what the next sabbat brings…. Thank you for your patience about it, if you’ve been enjoying this series over the years, and a belated blessed Imbolc to all!
Inspired very, very much by the most recent episode of “Steven Universe,” especially the song at the end of it:
“I don’t need you to respect me, I respect me
I don’t need you to love me, I love me
But I want you to know you could know me
If you change your mind”
(Thank you, Crewniverse, for such a healing, loving show.)
….a prompt to which I say that I don’t exist in the “Tock the Gnome” world (that I’ve been mostly focusing on) but Mariatu certainly does!
She’s been a part of the story since before Tock herself even existed, and certainly stands more for me than any other character (and Misu, for my Wife 💙). She stands for much of who I thought I wanted to be when I created her as a teenager, and much of who I do want to be in the world now. She’s evolved with me, and for that I am very grateful.
So, here she is, in my stead.
The Gnome statue she’s holding is based on the Uppsala Gnome from the books by Rien Poortvliet and Wil Hyugen, in honor of my Gnomishness (even though dear Mariatu ended up Elven! Which, honestly, just shows how far back she goes – but that full story is for another time).
Thanks for sticking with me for another challenge, everyone. Absolutely taking a break from these now. And I hope everyone has a safe, smooth end to 2018, with a blessed and bright start to 2019!
(…..posting out of order, as I do not believe I posted seventeen here yet. Oops.)
Posting this in lieu of the other work I had mentioned was coming. Honestly, what I planned for this week – like the shop update, and other overdue postings – hasn’t matched up to my actual energy level at all.
So I’m adjusting. Hopefully I’ll meet those goals next week, but we’ll see. Thank you for your patience.
Belatedly, because I was at a retreat this weekend and got home absolutely beat yesterday. I am very grateful for your patience and assure you I have returned refreshed and refocused ❤