Drawn while at a (virtual) gathering recently about Pagan spiritual connection. I am so, so grateful to get to serve Faerie, in my own small way.
(Flower background comes, once again, from the best planner on the planet.)
So I don’t really do resolutions, but I do intend to try to catch up on unfinished pieces sooner rather than later as this year begins (and get back on track with commissions, too!).
That includes a few fanart pieces, starting off with this one!
I read AnontheNullifier’s “An Auspice of Scarlet” for the first time a w h i l e ago, now, and I was (and continue to be) blown away by it and its sequel. It’s structured as a Victorian/Antebellum US reimagining of “Age of Ultron” from a specifically Scarlet Vision perspective, and it is absolutely brilliant. SO well thought out in terms of matching up the time period with character details and plot details from that part of their MCU journey, absolutely perfect characterization of everyone involved (yes, there is Victorian Tony and Pepper and Rhodey and Natasha, among many others!), great nods to the comic universe AND flawless research for the daily life and history of that time period. Not to mention complete and total respect of Wanda and Vision’s paths, both individually and as a couple (who present as heterosexual, but aren’t exactly that per society’s standards, which is also handled gorgeously). I cannot. Recommend it. Enough.
So, this piece has been a long time coming (I tried to write over it, but my signature on the piece originally read 2019! Very glad to see it finally finished after working on it little bit by little bit. And pretty pleased with how it came out, if I do say so myself!).
Again, I highly, highly recommend checking the series out if you’re an MCU fan, or even just a Wanda fan or a Vision fan in general, even/especially if you’re MCU jaded. Excellent honor is done to all. Click here click here!
And thank you, again again again, Anon, for this amazing work!
“May this year be full of proud deeds and silly games, beautiful songs and hearty feasts, clever jokes, loving friends, and enough surprises to keep us on our toes.”Bruce Goldstone, “A Gnome’s Christmas”
According to the aforementioned traditional/Wil Hyugen and Rien Poortvliet-style book, “A Gnome’s Christmas,” today is Edda Night – the last day of the Gnomes’ holiday season, and the start of their new year!
I don’t know yet how that may inspire the end of the holidays in Tock’s culture, but I couldn’t resist drawing her in celebration with other Gnomes from different realms, anyway ❤
From left to right:
As far as the human realm goes, I hope you all have had the best start to your year – smooth, no drama! Picturing you surrounded with light and warmth, wherever you are.
Blessed chosen festival of light-return, everyone!! (And in Tock’s realm, that means Peacenight-time for the Gnomes ❄ Happy belated Solstice to my witchy kin, too!)
Though I usually try to draw at least Tock and Bumble together for the yearly holiday art, if not Onna and/or the whole crew, this year I was thinking about the isolation we may all be facing again (un-happy holidays to COVID, thankyouverymuch). Though that physical distance is a truth, I am grateful that in today’s world, there are other ways to stay connected.
In our hearts, we are not truly alone.
So. Sending you ALL the hugs, and best wishes for the calmest, most loving season possible!
(Aaaaaaand related note – “Tock the Gnome” World Building Wednesday and Sunday Gnomedays are on pause this week, for a small holiday break. See you on the 29th, dear readers/followers!)
Wanted to do something a bit different today, and a bunch of my stress came out on the page!
As excited as I am for the holidays, they can also be SUCH a stressful time. If you’re feeling challenged, whether by financial strain, inability to see loved ones, or triggers that come from intense family events – you are not alone.
Please, everyone, take care.
Sunday Gnomedays waits for no human! Or festival (coming to you from the Little Red Wagon Artisan Market today!! So grateful to be vending again ❤ )
As for the holidays in general, I am calmly excited (…..that’s a lie, my inner monologue is basically this on a loop right now) and grateful that I get to play with the season in Tock’s world, too! So, for today, please enjoy Tock looking comfy and happy with holly and stars. Making space, for that warmth, in her heart.
You can read more about the holidays in Tock’s pocket of Faerie here:
(And though there’s not really a holiday around it, here’s how the Orcs handle the idea of winter.)