Wow did January fly by or is it just me? I’ve been managing a lot of stressful situations this month, including my husband launching a deer into the stratosphere with his car (he is thankfully uninjured, but the deer was not) and many production woes involving my pins. So that’s meant a new car payment for us and dreaded Kickstarter production delays!
I’m especially grateful to my Patrons who have stayed with me through the holidays, as I know things can be tight during the holiday rush. Welcome to the new folks who’ve hopped on board this month when many are still recovering from the holiday expenses! The support is definitely helping us during the extra stress this month. For those who had to leave, I still appreciate your support during the time you were here and totally understand that life happens (Boy howdy does it. Hello, teleporting deer!).
I’m grateful that all the Kickstarter Backers have been so understanding of delays thus far as well! I’d much rather the factory workers be safe during the coronavirus outbreak, as my pins are not worth more than people’s lives! I’ve written an update about how this situation affects shipping and safety here for the curious.
Meanwhile, I’m marching ever onwards and have started designing the Goddesses of Spring pins! There’ll be a Secret Sketchbook entry showing off the creative process behind these designs within the next week or so.
I’m starting to see the finish line that’s coming after a year straight of Kickstarter projects and that feels GREAT! I love how successful these campaigns have been, but I’d be lying if I said I weren’t also pretty exhausted from doing them! I’ve learned exactly what my tolerance is for stress and project management and plan to never do this many in a row ever again (hopefully not famous last words!).
I’ve started to ponder what’s next after the Birthstone Goddesses wrap up, which could be a whole blog entry on its own! For now, I’m focusing on finishing the Birthstone Goddesses pins and the wall calendar in 2020 and then we shall see what happens at that point!
I can tell after 5 years of working on this endeavor, my muse is starting to meander with Witcher OCs and other distractions and that’s a clear sign to me that I may need to temporarily switch gears when I get to a good stopping point. But to what? I have many thoughts which I will save for a later entry once I’ve wrapped up my current queue!
New Rewards Added in January
- PSD Download: The Cobra Witcher of Ofir
- Wallpaper Pack – The Cobra Witcher of Ofir
- Wallpaper Pack – Little Gem Goddesses of Winter
Posts You May Have Missed In January
- New Art! The Cobra Witcher of Ofir
- New Art! Goddesses of Winter in Ink and Gold
- Kickstarter Post-Mortem: Goddesses of Winter Enamel Pins
- New Art! Little Gem Goddesses of Winter
I’m keen to see what amazing beginnings and endings happen in 2020! Thanks for being along for the ride.