Sunday Gnomedays 7-5-20

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Time again ⚙ With a “Tock the Gnome” style Gnomish Boarding House landlady, in honor/attempted embracement of the fact that I started back at my day job recently (hospitality). While my creative energy has indeed been impacted, I am grateful for the opportunities it affords me to help people and make their visit to the area I live (which is magic) more enjoyable, or at least smoother.

From thegildedhour.com :

“From Gamber’s excellent historical study:

[,,,]  if the nineteenth century was the golden age of the bourgeois home, it was also the age of the boarding house. In cities and many towns, people of all classes were at least as likely to live in boarding houses as in homes. What historians call the market revolution, a series of related developments that included the expansion of commercial agriculture, the beginnings of industrialization, the emergence of a working class dependent on wages, the rise of a salaried white-collar middle class, and massive urban growth, could never have been accomplished without boardinghouses and the labor of those who kept them. (Gamber)”

This is also Tock-themed specifically because this week’s Webtoon update will be bonus-art based, due to the fact that I’ve caught up to the current pages there! She will serve as a header image for that explanation (and I dearly hope that my readers there are as patient as those on my other platforms, including this one).

And don’t worry, she’s a kindly landlady who runs a very decent, well-kept Boarding House.

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Junefae 2020 the twenty-ninth

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A peaceful Troll, proud of their wings, though tattered and tested. We have all been through so much, and should be proud of what we have survived 🖤

This and all Trolls of this month’s challenge are dedicated to Shop Troll, btw, who I mentioned earlier specifically (but I feel like all Trolls send him good energy, always!). He is among many friends who I will miss seeing this cancelled/postponed festival season – I’m grateful we’re all taking precautions, BUT in the meantime – sending so much love to everyone at New York Faerie Fest, Faerydale & Friends Faerie Fest, etc etc etc. May we all reunite in Faerie love and Faerie trust as soon as it’s safe to be together.

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Junefae 2020 the twenty-eighth ~ Sunday Gnomedays 6-28-20

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Featuring a new Gnomish lady for “The Chronicles of Dru,” and her love Terry the Bairdy (Bird-fairy!), created by Raye Steinman (GrimReapette) and originally illustrated by Dr. Jaclyn Weber (DrMistyTang).

I’ve been lucky enough to contribute to the world of Dru before, and in reading “The Sunlit Crypts” and meeting Terry through the antics of the main characters, I couldn’t resist coming up with a Gnome girlfriend for her! Misty and Grim (and DrZime and ratscout!) were kind enough to oblige me, even to the point that she will actually appear in the next chapter of the story!

AaAaAaAAAaaaaAAAHHHHhhhh!!!

Thank you Grim, and all of you in charge of the world of Dru!

As for details on this Gnome – her name is Tuney (a nickname, but it stuck). She is an aspiring Bard who is terrible at music, but tries anyway. The nature of her trying – and the noise it caused, calling attention to her hidden village – led her community to suggest that she ply her craft elsewhere. Which led to her choosing to travel in search of her Bardic destiny, which led to her landing in Elf’s Port, which led to her meeting Terry, which led to them falling in love ❤

I am so flattered that she’s being brought even more into the Dru canon, and can’t wait to see where the story takes her!

And if you haven’t checked “The Chronicles of Dru” out yet, click here!

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Junefae 2020 the twenty-sixth

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Aaaaaand Fanart Friday, featuring the amazing Libertad Delgado’s “The Visit of the Selkie.”

She was kind enough to share her gorgeous work with me recently, so this is partially in thanks – but really, I would have ended up drawing this anyway, it is so good. The story is about Berenice (pictured on the left, in the middle), her life circumstances being of a mysterious family in a less-than-understanding town, and what happens when her life is shaken by the visit of an even more mysterious stranger (pictured on the right). There’s LOTS of intrigue, magic, True Love, an amazing grumpy cat and a delicious twist! Highly, HIGHLY recommend this book.

More on the story in the author’s words directly here, and grab it up here! (Also available digitally.)

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Junefae 2020 the twenty-first ~ Sunday Gnomedays 6-21-20

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Happy Father’s Day, too!! – to tie that in, I imagine that after the start of a solid, beautiful romance, these two adopt many children.

If you’re celebrating today, may you feel honored and blessed!

(Full disclosure – the Gnome on the left is fanart of the Farmstead Nisse from Johan Egerkrans’ “Vaesen: Spirits and Monsters of Scandinavian Folklore.” He is on the cover, and he looks SO grumpy. I had to give him a Love ❤ )

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Junefae 2020 the twentieth ~ Blessed Solstice

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With my beloved Mother Sigyn, Goddess of constancy and quiet mountain-strength, and Her beloved Loki, ever-changeable trickster Deity of mischief and deep wisdom.

As fae – Sigyn as a Gnome woman, since the Rien Poortvliet/Wil Hyugen style of Gnomes place Gnome women VERY much in Her domain, and Loki as something impish (as I hope They’d appreciate!).

Though darkness approaches, crawling nearer and nearer (as it is never really gone), may we celebrate the joy and brightness in our lives – and keep to that which sustains us.

May we reach out to one another, always, in Love and the fight for our Truth.

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