December was a time of contemplation and recuperation. I spent it wrapping up the last few topics of the Exalted Art Challenge (with only 2 more to go that I’m still working on and hope to share soon). Kev and I had a quiet holiday at home cooking and making apple cider. It was pleasant and I hope you all had similar peaceful times!
The holidays gave me time to reflect on our journey this year. 2020 threw a curveball at me with the cancellation of nearly every in-person event, something I had prepped for by withdrawing from cons in advance. 2021 is proving much the same and today I’m working on building an agenda for myself that doesn’t include conventions. I’m excited and a little less scared of yet another year without conventions!
I’m hoping that I find some ways to still stay connected with people via streaming, videos, and sharing my journey here. I want to put the time and energy I’d be prepping for cons into other ventures (IE. getting my site/shops proper, releasing new merch online, re-focusing on the Birthstone Goddesses, etc.).
It’s been a rough time for all and I am so very honored so many of you stuck around in 2020! Your support has meant the world during an uncertain time where my artist income has plummeted without in-person events. We’re thankfully stable, if a little stretched thin, as my husband’s job is considered essential, but that is also a double-edged sword of the risk he must take on being unable to work from home much of the time.
Still, we’re doing what we can to stay safe and keep things hopeful and in good humor around here!
Coming in January
I’m currently gearing up to return my focus to the Wall Calendar and Art Book for my Birthstone Goddesses series, as well as to make some changes to this Patreon’s tiers. I’ll explain those plans in future posts soon!
- New Coloring Page – $5+ Patrons – I’m also planning to add a new coloring page Reward for $5+ Patrons
- New Secret Sketchbook Posts – $1+ Patrons – Progress continues on the Temperance painting I’ll be completing for the Woven Path Tarot. My Patrons will be getting exclusive creative notes on my progress!
Digest of December’s Posts
- Exalted Art Challenge Collection 7 – Familiar, Mutation, etc.
- New Art! Happy Holidays 2020
- Exalted Art Challenge Collection 8 – Demon, Manse, etc.
- Happy Holidays! Have a Holiday Art Gift ♥
- A Year In Art Summary + Happy New Year!
Rewards Added in December
It’s a fresh new year and I hope to use this New Years energy to start off strong! I’m getting my Trello Boards in a row and trying out some new scheduling rhythms for myself. Upwards and onwards!