063 medieval club design

Friday, July 30, 2021

Recently I took up a new commission for Loot. To tell you I am excited about completing this project is an understatement. During my experimentation time I have found a few things out about myself as an artist: I love symmetry when drawing iteratively. I enjoy finding places to break the symmetry to give the drawing more character. Every line has a purpose. I enjoy intricate designs that make the armor seem as if it was meticulously crafted over by a master blacksmith. Imagining somebody would need to have amassed a lot of experience crafting weapons out of different materials to craft a very impressive, deadly weapon. Just as Medieval monarchs would show off their grandeur in their expensive, flashy suits of armor. I adore the unhinged desire to show the world that they are the most elite with their golden or blue thermal suits of armor. I bet the reflection of the world around them at sunrise and golden hour sunset was just the most beautiful yet terrifying sight to behold. The drama of the light hitting the armor as it reflects what is around it... I want to paint that!๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ⭐

061 discovery

Friday, July 9, 2021

Lately I've been cranking away at character design because it brings me joy to breathe life into concepts. I love the feeling of watching something come to life through trial and error. Experimenting is fun. It's not about perfect lines or color, it's more about getting an idea to the closest point of expression as desired with the time allotted. I have always kept my work private because of how precious it is to me, but I have started coming out of that mindset. I want the people I know to experience my creative talents and to let the art speak for itself. What I am sharing is part of my creative thinking process. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ‰

060 writing in the sand spread

Friday, July 2, 2021

For bygone eras, chapters of our lives that once were and are no longer. What you write today can be erased tomorrow, even if moments are fleeting they can still leave lasting impressions. This is a spread for use with cards or any other divination.

What did I take away from this chapter in my life?
♡Did I gain experience I was supposed to?
♡How should I remember it?
♡How my life will change now that this chapter is over?
♡What will be some short term improvements?
♡What will be some long term improvements?

059 scrying

Saturday, June 26, 2021

I went through a difficult transition recently and fell out of my body for a few days. My circumstances completely switched up in the span of a week, and while I had seen it coming it arrived early. In troubling times we give off our most positive example and we show those we are about how much they mean to us. Without letting pride get in the way we are free to move forward and continue to seek growth. This change is scary because I lost the stability of my routine and my dream life. I got to enjoy my dream life for a few years, and let me tell you it was really something special. Nothing's perfect, some people focus solely on the negative when others focus solely on the positive. We do what we can to leave those we love with the best impression and with the hope they'll welcome us someday for a pleasant spell and a cup of tea.

I have a lot of steps to take in front of me but I've been laying quiet for months, so I came back tonight to churn out some content for my blog. The truth is I have many things I want to talk about and share, but only so much time to finish all my tasks and responsibilities. When I am on the other side of this transition I aim to be totally focused and ready for the next step of the chapter.

I just got this new purple crystal ball. You'll start to see a new side to me soon.๐Ÿ’€

058 photo diary

Sunday, June 20, 2021

A very beloved chapter of my life is coming to a close. I wish things were different. To memory. ๐Ÿ’”

057 disneyland

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Now here's a real treat! I got to go back to Disneyland and I had the most wonderful time! I really love the park, its history and its attractions. It felt great to forget about my problems for a day and to play with my two most favorite people in the world. My Mom was in town and we did our best to show her to a really good time. It felt nice to be vaccinated (thanks, Blizz!) and to be out in public with less fear. To be honest I don't mind keeping the mask habit as it helps me feel safe.

The magic of illusion and invention can take you to inspiring places.✨

056 more dinosaur studies

Friday, April 23, 2021

Here are some outtakes from an undisclosed project I am designing characters for.๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“

055 fyodor pavlov tarot

Friday, April 16, 2021

Today I have the joy of reviewing the Fyodor Pavlov Tarot. This deck was entirely hand-painted throughout the course of many years. He used ink and watercolor to create it. The box has accents on it and so do the card backs, which are reversible. The deck is made from and for a new generation embracing diversity. This deck heralds the winds of change for those that need a message. It will speak to them and their personal experiences. I am happy to have a deck that is more inclusive in this way. It will serve me well for my querents. ๐Ÿ”ฎ✨

054 Mรธrtizia

Friday, April 9, 2021

If you didn't know, I play a lot of World of Warcraft. Usually every day at some point if I can. I had some great times building my character up during the winter. Mรธrtizia is a LVL 60 Draenei Shadow Priest. What a mouthful! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜น She boasts an iLVL rating of 1.308, which means I am a Key Stone Master. I want to talk about some highlights from all the fun I had. At first Chris would direct me through dungeons and explain mechanics. I was lucky to have an experienced player explaining it to me. Had a lot of laughs and joined an awesome guild. ๐Ÿ’ฃ⚡

053 blood moon tarot

Monday, April 5, 2021

Every now and then I receive what I call a rockstar tarot deck in the mail. Two this week, I really am a spoiled woman. Today I will be reviewing the Blood Moon Tarot by Sam Guay. I pledged for this deck in 2017, some time before I even met Chris.

The box is matte with gold foil details on all four sides. The cards are matte, slick together and crunchy. They remind me of the Bohemian Gothic Tarot 2nd Edition with that unyielding crunch. The gilding is sharp and shiny, a perfect warm contrast to the muted earthly tones. This tarot deck makes a brilliant first impression right when you pick up the box. This deck is based off Sam Guay's personal mythologies, and the cards take you to a second nature fantasy world where dreams and nightmares manifest. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ”ฎ