September had a slow start for us. There was a lot to wrap up at the old house and unpacking at the new house. Then disaster (or a shelf) struck and I injured a toenail! That meant a week working from the couch.
Then when I finally got up and around again, I pulled a muscle lifting a heavy box while setting up the studio. Back I went to my old home, the couch!
I actually started up an Ask the Artist/Ask Me Anything event on Twitter, if anyone wants to give me something to do while I recuperate. I’d appreciate being preoccupied with something fun while I wait for this to correct itself!
I’m currently taking these signs from the universe to take it slow, as much as I’m buzzing to get back to doing all of the Birthstone Goddess projects I spoke of in the latest Project Status update! I’ve been doing what I can from my plushy HQ and FINALLY getting back to all the amazing lessons I learned from Emily Jeffords’ Making Art Work class (plus finishing the final few lessons I haven’t done yet because our house move took precedence).
That’s meant doing a big overhaul to my shop’s presentation, including editing mockups for my prints, creating better graphics for my coloring packs, etc. Truth be told, without conventions for the time being, I’ve had to get my online game strong! I’ve usually relied on in-person events for folks to get to know me and my products, so having the website updated wasn’t AS important.
But now that I’m a rare art cave goblin? I’m going to have to finally get to all that difficult update business I’ve been avoiding! I hope to document some of that makeover process for my Patrons in an article for October. It’s actually been amazing to see how much better I can make my presentation with a little thought and care and I’m hyped to share that process with you all!
October is also the month of spooky things and when Autumn is in full swing here. My favorite month! I hope to actually stream some of my favorite spooky games (or perhaps some new ones), if you guys want to catch me on Twitch. The plan is to start streaming more art there as well, since my face-time with folks at cons has been cut out. I just need to get down to brass tax and make a schedule.
Otherwise, Kev and I are hunkered down until the worst of things blow over for now. I hope you all will take care and be safe as well!
Posts You May Have Missed in September
- Share 10 Challenge – 20 Years of Level Ups On My Art Journey
- [Narrated Time Lapse Video] Kalara’s Shirt Cut Meme
- Project Status: Birthstone Goddesses Wall Calendar & Art Book – Production Agenda & Challenges
Rewards Added in September
Coming in October
I have plans to share the following articles & Rewards in October.
- ($5+ Up Reward) – Coloring Page – “Archangel Uriel”
Featuring line art of this classic painting from my Angelic Visions art book!
- (Patreon-Exclusive, All Tiers)
Behind the Scenes: My (Art Business) Makeover – Part 1 – Product Listing Photos
A peek at all the ‘invisible’ work I’ve been doing in the background to get my online game strong! Discussing how I’m improving photos of my art products, sharing resources, etc.
- (Patreon-Exclusive, All Tiers)*
Behind the Scenes: Designing the Calendar Part 1
A peek at the production process behind putting together the Birthstone Goddesses wall calendar with links to my resources etc. (* If I run into any delays putting together the calendar templates, I may have to delay this article. We shall see!)
- (Early Access) – Ask An Artist Compilation Post
Compiling all the Ask An Artist and AMA questions from Twitter into one place for easy reference! If I don’t get enough Likes on Twitter to finish the questionnaire, I’ll be answering the last few questions in the post instead.
That’s all for now, folks! I hope to get to some real work in October, if the couch will release me from its thrall!
Till next time,