There has been so much going on lately that I almost forgot about my Little Gem Goddesses! I’m excited to test out Patreon’s new group image posting feature by sharing the first of a set of the 12 Birthstone Goddesses I’ve drawn in a cute chibi style.
We unlocked these Little Gem gals sticker designs as a goal some time ago and now they’ve finally arrived! Stay tuned for news about a Special Offer I’ll be running for them once the DragonCon busy time dies down (spoiler alert, you guys will be getting free stickers involving these designs and the other chibis from the set! I still need to settle on the details).
For now, enjoy the Little Gem Goddesses of June, July, and August!
June waltzes in surrounded by falling rose petals, while July flies onwards with her lanterns and free spirit. Meanwhile, August floats along with her soul lanterns (and is probably my favorite from this set).
Which Little Goddess do you like best from this set? It’s always fun to hear what my fans are drawn to!
If you’d like to hang out with my online ghost while I paint these goddesses, you can watch the live recordings of each design as it was being made here! Thanks to everyone who joined me while I was streaming. It was fun to hang out and I will be back to streaming soon once things are calmer!
If you like this style and want to learn how I create images this way, $10+ Patrons have access to my Chibi Tutorial here! You can also buy the tutorial separately here.
This blog post was originally posted on my Patreon
My astute fans may have noticed I’ve begun referring to my Ladies of the Months intermittently as Birthstone Goddesses over the past few weeks. I’ve had some major revelations happen while prepping my project for a wider arena (ie. Amazon).
“Ladies of the Months” as a title was getting a lot of strange looks! Some of the misunderstandings about the title have led to some interesting questions, including, but not limited to:
Does this have to do with menstrual cycles?
Does this have to do with erotic coloring books?
Does this have to do with erotic calendars?
Silly, you may say, but if the title of a project requires a lot of further explanation, doesn’t make a good impression, and is too generic to be easily found via search engines, there is a problem! This is why I have opted for a couple of changes.
Re-Introducing the Birthstone Goddesses!
From this day forth, the LADIES OF THE MONTHS will be called the BIRTHSTONE GODDESSES. Each individual Lady will still be the Lady of January, etc., but the set of birthstone ladies as a whole will now be referred to as BIRTHSTONE GODDESSES so that it is easier to understand and put out there in the world.
Who are the Gemstone Goddesses?
I’ve had a great number of requests for Art Nouveau styled Ladies who do not correspond to any birthstone, which got me thinking. Why limit this series to only birthstones? I have renamed the entire series to Gemstone Goddesses so that at some point in the future I can come back and add more without restricting myself!
Wouldn’t you like to see a Lady of Sunstone or a Lady of Moonstone? I know I would!
The BIRTHSTONE GODDESSES will now be a subset of the GEMSTONE GODDESSES series as a whole! Wherever you see the Lady of Eternity pictured above, she now represents both of these series who are now ALL part of the same endeavor to bring the beauty of Art Nouveau to the world through these thematic creations!
Where to Find this Project?
Now that my project has been undergoing some title changes, my social media outlets dedicated specifically to this project have been changed to match. Please update your bookmarks:
Use hashtags #gemgoddesses and #birthstonegoddesses
Where Do We Go From Here?
Now that we have a brand new name and a whole ambitious set of items on the horizon, it was time to get this project organized! Check out this roadmap I’ve created for the rest of the Birthstone Goddesses project in Trello.
The biggest change to the agenda is that the wall calendar has been moved up to next year so that I can create some of the fun add ons like Enamel Pins that can be bundled with it. I also wanted to make sure my Kickstarter launches were reasonably spaced out so as not to overwhelm everyone.
This Roadmap is subject to change, but we have a good place to start to make this huge endeavor more doable. We’re going to make great things this year!
Are you excited? I KNOW I AM! I’m especially hyped to get these pins out (I’ll have some sneak peeks of the designs I’ve been sketching soon!).
Coming next – I’ll be announcing the new streaming schedule so you can drop in on me while I’m working on making all this magic happen!
Thanks for hanging with me through thick and thin, Patrons and Followers. You are the best!