Cross-posted from my blog
This year has been an odd one, to say the least, and I can’t believe we’re already 9 months into it! The trend of re-centering myself and taking things slower continued in September with a month that was filled with biz maintenance tasks and exploring a new project in the Tarot vein, something I’ve always wanted to do!
I miss seeing all of my kindred spirits at conventions, but I admit to enjoying this extra time I have to update that old website, take stock of all the art I have around here that hasn’t made it into my shop yet, and other important things that never seemed to get done when I was rushing from deadline to deadline.
All in all, the big positive I’m taking away from this year is that despite not having conventions, I’ve made some great strides in improving my online presence as well as giving myself important rest time that I had been meaning to take for way too long! Kev and I are happy and healthy and that is a blessing in and of itself.
As we move into next month, I feel such a swell of relief that I am taking October to truly focus on art themes that I have pushed to the side for years now! I love my Birthstone Goddesses, but I have sorely needed this complete break from the subject matter so I can return to the final leg of my journey with them refreshed later.
New Website Launch!
For those who missed the posts, my Art Nouveau site has gotten a complete makeover! I’ve retooled the entire website and menu so you can easily find all of my collections and explore the art process for my pieces within!
Coming in October
I’m so very excited to indulge my geeky muse with a tabletop RPG-inspired Art Challenge featuring the cool world of Exalted in October! I’ll be active on my Patreon’s Discord community sharing sketches, inspirations, and thoughts. I also have a section dedicated to Art Challenges, if any Patrons would like to join me there during this busy creative month!
You can read more about Exalted, the Challenge I’m doing, plus see a few teases of art here.
I’ll also still have a coloring page release for my $5+ Patrons, so stay tuned.
Digest of September’s Posts
- Secret Sketchbook: Website Redesign Part 4 – Tools + Website Launch!
- Secret Sketchbook: The Woven Path’s Temperance Part 1 – Research and Inspiration
- Secret Sketchbook: The Woven Path’s Temperance Part 2 – Reference & Color Studies
- Introducing My October Exalted Art Challenge!
New Rewards Added in September
Are any of you taking on a creative challenge in October? I’d love to hear about it! I’m always keeping a list of challenges, since they have been proven to be excellent ways for me to jumpstart my muse and have proven to be good mental/creative breaks in the past. (See my Monster Girls)
I’m so excited for next month! I can’t wait to share and hope you will enjoy the diversion as well. I know you all come for the Birthstone Goddesses, but I hope you’ll stay for the gunslinging demigod ladies (at least for a little while)!