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June Positive Pin Club Design + Updates
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2020-05-16T04:41:03+00:00
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the new Chibird Club members who just joined! The June pin design is revealed, featuring a self love bee on a little heart pillow! 🐝💕 The June pins should arrive on time and will be sent out in early June to everyone who joins the positive pin club before June 1.

Additionally, for all existing patrons who were part of the pin club before May 1, the May pin + bonus stickers will arrive together with the June pin! (o^^o)

Some May Patreon updates:

  • Q&A - It's been a while since I did a Q&A (back then the community was smaller, so I think we ran out of questions hehe), so I'm thinking of holding another one this month!
  • Thoughts on Discord? - Do any of you all use Discord? I'm starting some early thinking about what a Patreon-exclusive Discord might look like, and I'm curious if you all are part of any communities you enjoy there! (ㆁᴗㆁ✿)
  • Postcard goal - We're nearing a huge milestone for patrons, where every positive pin package will come with a positive postcard as well, wooo!ヽ(o♡o)/ To celebrate for non-pin club members, I'm thinking of maybe doing another stream (it won't be quite as fancy since I won't have super nice studio equipment, but I could do IG Live!), or maybe a short video! Let me know if you all have any ideas for what things you want to see!

Thank you all for being here! I hope your May is going smoothly! ❤️️ I've found that my May is going a bit easier than April (apart from the pin mishap!), and I hope that's the same for you all. ;u; Please feel free to message me if you need anything.


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User #819602 - 16 May 20 05:45
I saw this on Instagram and I'M SO EXCIIIITED. I love the postcard comic ;o; I'm part of a ton of Patreon Discord groups and most are pretty quiet, but I think yours would do well. You could have a Patron-locked channel, pin sharing, pin trading, art sharing, safe space, positivity space, venting channel, art sharing, and an updates channel for immediate announcements. Just a few to start ^_^
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User #24502599 - 16 May 20 06:12
This made me think of Arpeegees! Packs of cute lil random Chibirds and friends, that'd be sick XD
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★ chibird - 18 May 20 04:18
Thank you June!!! ٩(^ᴗ^)۶ I'm so glad you like the pin~ Ooh, that makes sense! I think you're right that a lot of Discords I'm in are quiet, so I would want to wait until I have a little more time to put into making the Discord an active and bright community. I LOVE the channel ideas! I was thinking of nearly the same ones- especially one for people to post encouraging things every day. (◡‿◡✿) I think that would really sweet to read.
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★ chibird - 18 May 20 04:19
Oh my gosh, I haven't heard of Arepeegees but it sounds so cute! I'd love to make a little pack of pins like that! : D
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User #5984231 - 18 May 20 18:32
I would happily join in a Discord server 🙂 It would likely end up being a very positive community. Would be yet another thing to manage so the time investment is non-zero but would also mean more rapid feedback and idea sharing.
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User #24502599 - 16 May 20 05:03
I have a few ideas for videos: 1) Tour of your house 2) A Let's Play of you playing one of your favorite games or a challenging one 3) A Draw My Life animation telling a cool little story, of your success or an event you remember being silly or funny Hope this helps! 💜
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★ chibird - 18 May 20 04:13
Wow, thanks for all the awesome ideas Lee! :D I don't think my house is very interesting (and maybe a bit too messy right now), but I could maybe do a little desk tour! Ooh, a let's play or a Draw My Life would be super cute!
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User #3919472 - 16 May 20 08:17
I'm on discord for Scottish Gaelic. It's fun. I feel like the Chibird discord would be a safe sunny space.
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★ chibird - 18 May 20 04:19
That's really cool, wow! A language discord sounds really neat and useful. Aww, thank you! (*≧▽≦) I hope it would be safe and sunny! ☀️
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User #30346144 - 16 May 20 05:09
I definitely like the idea of a patreon only discord. Also, for a video, maybe stream your daily quarantine routine
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★ chibird - 18 May 20 04:16
Thanks so much for the great ideas! (≧∀≦) My daily quarantine routine would be kind of interesting... a huge chunk of time during the day is pretty much the same (working at my job), but I could include some new hobbies I've been picking up!
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User #7423448 - 16 May 20 14:47
Yay! More Q&As and livestreams would be amazing! And I love June's ideas for the discord channel 🤩🤩🤩🤩
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★ chibird - 18 May 20 04:21
Thank you sooo much Emily!! 💕 I'll do my best to get some things set up this month, probably the Q&A first while I figure out if livestream-at-home logistics would work (my friend did it today on IG Live which was awesome, but her phone actually overheated which I'm afraid might happen to mine too)!
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User #7423448 - 18 May 20 17:35
oh my goodness! Avoiding overheated phones is ideal 😅
May positive pup pin & animal pins poll! 2020-04-17T06:15:16+00:00

Here's the pin design for May! A determined pup motivating you to not give up, even when things get tough! 🎉 This soft friend hopes you can stay strong and will carry this flag around for you as reminder.

I would love to hear what other animals you all want to see for future pins! This could be for the positive pin club, or for other merchandise I make! I've been thinking about making a pin with some less common animals, like a bee or an alpaca. I'm open to all sorts of animals, so feel free to comment things below that aren't in the poll!

In other news, I'm creating a little "stuck at home" post on Patreon for some ideas on adjusting to life at home for you all. I was going to post it tonight but couldn't finish after drawing tomorrow's comic (I'll finish the post tomorrow if I can!). Here's a sneak peak of tomorrow's comic, while I'm here! (ノ^∇^)

I'm sending warm wishes to you all to finish out the week strong! ♡

~Jacqueline

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User #32688184 - 17 Apr 20 22:30
Also an alpaca would be sooo cute if you wanted to do a pin you could do the alpaca with the blanket like in the comic you did i think thatd be cute but then again i think all the pins are super cute
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User #28040244 - 17 Apr 20 06:31
Bees and frogs please
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User #33064583 - 17 Apr 20 15:41
I voted for the bee!! 🐝🐝🐝 They’re so important for our food, yet they’re in so much danger from all the chemicals the food industry is using! Also, their yellow and black color is so cute!!
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User #819602 - 17 Apr 20 06:46
omg i want a frog so badly ;o; it's green (my favorite color) and really fits the animal crossing aesthetic i'm trying to build o3o also may's pin is absolutely adorable and i looooove ;o;
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User #28040244 - 17 Apr 20 06:31
And do an axolotl one day
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User #14402123 - 17 Apr 20 06:41
I chose all five options XD they all sounded great! I also suggest platypus, echidna (my traveling buddy is one), random underwater creatures (manatee perhaps?), and well... the list goes on 🙃
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User #11025004 - 17 Apr 20 15:40
Kangaroo
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User #21874009 - 17 Apr 20 06:51
I freaking loveeeeee the May pin 😍 It is exactly what I needed ✨✨✨❤️
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User #32688184 - 17 Apr 20 22:23
Its so cute omg 😭 i cant wait for may now.
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User #11492881 - 17 Apr 20 09:55
A turtle! Hedgehog! Otter! ♥️
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User #24502599 - 17 Apr 20 06:22
How about a koala? Or a panda? Unicorn, oooh! 🦄🐼🐨
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User #21874009 - 17 Apr 20 06:53
A giraf 🦒 would be amazing!!!
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User #19863122 - 17 Apr 20 09:49
I voted alpaca. 😭 it’s an animal not often done. Hope you consider!
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User #9917277 - 17 Apr 20 07:23
An otter (after the 🐼🐨)
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User #3202842 - 17 Apr 20 13:40
omg, i saw someone mention hedgehog and i would LOVE that! but i was also going to say a kitten, which i guess is pretty typical. how about a lion or elephant? or a sloth! turtle would be cute, too. sheep? donkey? omg, i could go on and on!
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User #21115046 - 17 Apr 20 06:40
A goldfish or a betta fish
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User #249780 - 17 Apr 20 06:55
Numbat or Bilby
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User #21874009 - 17 Apr 20 06:56
Giraf is my number one. But it you need more inspiration: pig, rabbit, turtle, goat, hedgehog, duck and penguin are also awesome! 💫
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User #5462442 - 17 Apr 20 21:10
Have you done any Owls by chance? 🥰
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User #3878884 - 17 Apr 20 13:16
Cuddly cuttlefish 💛
Staying at home
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2020-04-18T23:31:35+00:00
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Hello! How are you all doing?(^-^*)/

I wanted to make a little post of some things I've learned staying and working at home for over a month. A lot of these things were passed on to me from others, and I wanted to share them just in case it could help you all too! These are 100% all suggestions and ideas, so take whatever makes sense for you and ignore what doesn't. : )

Additionally, I totally understand that some people here have jobs that require them to leave home still- thank you for performing essential services during the pandemic. Hopefully this post can still help with aspects of having to stay at home after work.

Productivity

  • Get changed into working clothes in the morning to change in to a work mindset.
  • Put your phone or any other distractions away! Just putting my phone in another room helps me avoid checking it.
  • Schedule break times into the day to help you avoid burning out.


Work life balance

  • Put away your work supplies at the end of the day.
  • Set specific working hours and don't stray!
  • If you have room, try making a space for work that's separate from your living space! I live in a small apartment and don't have that luxury, but it certainly would help haha!


Social connectivity

  • Schedule phone and video calls with your friends and loved ones.
  • Try playing some online games together! Some free ones that I've played are online pictionary (http://skrbbl.io), taboo (https://playtaboo.com/playpage), and codenames (https://www.horsepaste.com)! Some of these have ads, but they've generally worked for me! Someone also shared with me this list which has a bunch, but as a caveat, I have not tried most of them.
  • Make sure not to over-schedule yourself for too much social time! This is still possible, so listen to how you feel. : )


Physical health

  • Remember to get some sunlight and exercise.
  • Try some at-home exercise videos! I've tried this one yoga channel called Yoga With Adriene.
  • Drink enough water! It's kind of silly, but I think I ended up drinking less since I started working from home.
  • If possible, get ergonomic computer supplies if you use a computer frequently. An ergonomic keyboard and mouse helped my wrists so much! Additionally, having a computer chair made my back feel way better than a dining chair.


Mental health

  • Remember that it's okay to be less productive.
  • If the news or social media causes you stress or anxiety, try limiting when you access it to a certain time of day, or certain day of the week.
  • Try cleaning your space if something is bothering you (more relevant if your space is messy/disorganized like mine is) (^ε^;)
  • Related to social connectivity, make a recurring reminder schedule social time with friends if you find yourself getting lonely or isolated without people around you.


I hope that you find something helpful in this post! If you all have any other tips or lessons you've learned this past month, please feel free to share them with us all in the comments below! ^∇^♥ This post is public so everyone can benefit!


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User #2957430 - 19 Apr 20 20:12
Thanks for the tips! I’ve been meaning to drink more water! Stay safe everyone!
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★ chibird - 19 Apr 20 23:07
Of course! Yes, it helps to have a full cup or water bottle close by! Then I just automatically drink it without thinking, but otherwise I'd forget. (>∇<);
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User #7308437 - 20 Apr 20 00:39
I keep drinking tea...and napping!
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★ chibird - 20 Apr 20 16:56
That sounds nice and relaxing! ^u^ I've been trying to drink a little more tea as a self care treat.
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User #819602 - 19 Apr 20 00:11
thank you for being so wonderful ;o; for those who like to play board/video games with others, i strongly recommend picking up Jackbox games. only 1 person needs to have it and everybody else can join via tablet, smartphone, or desktop (as long as they have a browser). there are tons of different kinds of games so i recommend going through youtube and finding the ones you like (my favorites are fibbage about you, monster seeking monster, trivia murder party, civic doodle, and drawful). if you wanna play virtual board games, tabletop simulator is fantastic but it requires every player to have it. i don't think all the players need to have the game dlc's tho. stay safe everybody!
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★ chibird - 19 Apr 20 23:06
Those are great ideas June! :D I enjoy playing Jackbox, my favorite being drawful! I'm not so good at the joke games haha! Thanks so much for sharing with everyone! ♥
New Pin Club Collection: Encouragement! (+ special print offer)
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2020-03-15T15:00:03+00:00
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The new theme for the Positive Pin Club is Encouragement! (ノ^ヮ^)ノ Starting off with this "you are loved" gold chibird pin. This collection will include pins to encourage and lift your spirits with some favorite Chibird characters. ✨

In addition, I'm hosting a special offer for everyone who's part of the Pin Club this month - 3 bonus prints added to your package, featuring comics centered around self love and positivity. (人・㉨・)♡ Just make sure you're signed up by the end of the month (March 31) to get in on the free prints!

If you're already part of the Pin Club tier, you don't need to do anything to get the prints added! You might've gotten an e-mail (not sure why!), but it was just me releasing the offer.

I'm sending you all good vibes, as many of us may be going through some tough times right now. Let's all get through this together. ❤️️


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User #7308437 - 15 Mar 20 15:14
Oh, I can’t wait!!
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★ chibird - 15 Mar 20 19:00
(≧∇≦*) Yay!!!
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User #3878884 - 26 Mar 20 16:44
I love this so much! I have been a fan for years and am happy to finally support you ❤️
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★ chibird - 26 Mar 20 16:56
Aww, thank you so much! T u T 💕 It's so great that you've been enjoying my art for so long. Welcome to the Patreon community, and I hope you like the behind-the-scenes and monthly packages!
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User #32688184 - 5 Apr 20 21:49
My mom bought me a subscription woo hoo once again excited lol
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User #32688184 - 1 Apr 20 22:56
Turns out my card isnt accepted on here cause its prepaid i love what youre doing sorry i couldnt support you further hope youre doing well!!
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User #3202842 - 15 Mar 20 15:08
fair warning: this collection might kill me!! 😭😭
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★ chibird - 15 Mar 20 19:00
Hahaha! But hopefully out of a overflowing of happiness!
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User #3202842 - 15 Mar 20 19:17
that and CUTENESS!!
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User #23805789 - 6 Apr 20 08:00
I can't wait to become a patron (hopefully later this year)! :) Can I purchase this cute pin once I become a patron? I love it so much!
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User #32688184 - 30 Mar 20 03:29
I just joined im so excited!!!
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★ chibird - 30 Mar 20 04:27
Aww thank you Molly!! I really hope you like your first pin coming in April! ^▽^♡
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User #9920427 - 15 Mar 20 15:16
I think this is a perfect theme, especially given the current state of affairs. You are a wonder and a delight. Thank you for all you do, it is more than you know.
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★ chibird - 15 Mar 20 20:55
Thank you so much Isaac! I had no idea that the world would change so suddenly these past weeks, but I hope my art can provide some lightness as we go through this! (◡‿◡✿)
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User #819602 - 15 Mar 20 18:30
oh my goodness, this is so adorable and i LOVE IT ;o; thank you so much for making such a positive impact on the community with your wonderful ideas, art, and innovation <3
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★ chibird - 15 Mar 20 21:54
Thank you June!! ;u; You're so kind, thank you! Hoping to continue making a positive impact! <3
March Pin Club Design Revealed!
March Pin Club Design Revealed!more_vert
2020-02-16T19:09:47+00:00
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At last, the final dessert pin is here - cherry blossom mochi bear!! 🌸 (人・㉨・)♡ This bear is 1.5" gold-plated, with screen-printed pink cheeks and brown mochi grill marks (you can grill mochi, toasted like a marshmallow!).

It's sitting on an oak leaf, which is commonly used to wrap mochi as a symbol of prosperity of your family tree, because the old leaves of an oak tree don't fall out until the new ones grow. Sakura mochi is sometimes wrapped in cherry blossom leaves as well! : )

As you might have noticed... I love mochi!ヽ(o♡o)/ I've even baked butter mochi (which is different than the Japanese kind), and my favorite recipe is this one. I'm not getting sponsored haha, I just want to share the joys of mochi with you all. ( ≧∀≦ )

You can pledge by February 29 to get this mochi bear in your mailbox in March! I opened more Pin Club slots since they sold out for February's pin, so you might want to grab a spot earlier before I post it outside of Patreon (though hopefully I ordered enough this month)! ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ♥

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User #25082021 - 16 Feb 20 19:16
All of the dessert pins have been so cute! What is the next theme (if you can reveal it yet)? ☺️
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★ chibird - 16 Feb 20 21:53
Thank you so much Sabrina! ☺️💕 I haven’t come up with the exact name yet, but it’ll be themed around motivation and encouragement!
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User #25082021 - 16 Feb 20 21:55
Amazing, how thoughtful! Really looking forward to it 😍
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User #3202842 - 16 Feb 20 19:29
AHHHHHHH!!!!! 💀💀💀💀💀💀
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★ chibird - 16 Feb 20 21:54
❤️❤️❤️ THANK YOU FOR THE EXCITEMENT!!!
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User #7308437 - 16 Feb 20 19:31
Aw, that is too cute!!
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★ chibird - 16 Feb 20 21:54
Thanks so much Hina!! 🌸
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User #20763679 - 19 Feb 20 09:10
Your pins are just getting cuter and cuter each month!! ❤️
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★ chibird - 20 Feb 20 03:49
Aww, thank you so much Lisa!! ʕ·ᴥ·ʔ ♥
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User #9920427 - 16 Feb 20 20:10
I've loved all the food pins but this one is super cute. March is my birthday month so this one feels extra special!
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★ chibird - 16 Feb 20 21:55
Aww, I’m so happy you like it Isaac!! Ooh perfect! I hope it’s a good sign for a wonderful birthday month coming up! 😊❤️
December Wallpaper Time-lapse!
December Wallpaper Time-lapse!more_vert
2020-01-02T02:14:17+00:00
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Happy new year everyone! 🎉 I hope you all are off to a wonderful start, and I can't wait for the year ahead. It's going to be a special year for Chibird, as it's the 10th anniversary!!! I already have some exciting things planned for events, merchandise, and specifically for Patreon!

Here's a behind-the-scenes of how I created December's wallpaper! I drew it on an iPad Pro with Procreate, and one of the amazing things is it comes with time-lapse of your drawing. This is about 2 hours packed into 1 minute! :D

Some curious things to note-

  • There is some time in the middle where I'm testing out brushes after accidentally fiddling with the size. So if you see random strokes that look like they're not part of anything, that's why!
  • I'm still getting used to drawing on the iPad, so there's a lot of re-drawing of shapes. I do re-draw things a lot in Photoshop too hehe.
  • I make it taller at the end to fit the long and narrow new phone sizes- otherwise the sides of the image get cut off.
  • I added the last penguin that wasn't in the sketch because the space was a bit empty there, and I wanted the scene to be a bit more balanced. : )

Hope you all enjoy! The wallpaper is available for all Pocket and Pin Club patrons, and there's a new one each month!(≧∇≦)


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User #7423448 - 4 Jan 20 04:33
So fun! Do you do any pencil / pen sketches before starting your digital illustration? How long do you usually spend thinking through the idea / story before you jump into the digital illustration? Thank you for sharing!
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★ chibird - 7 Jan 20 03:16
(Sorry for the delay in responding, was at MAGFest this weekend!) Thank you!! :D I start most of my sketches digitally nowadays! I'll still sketch in pencil/pen if I'm at work or already writing something down though, but otherwise I'm comfortable enough with my digital tools that it saves time! I think it usually takes me 10-25 minutes to think of the idea. Usually a few minutes to get down the right wording of the message and how the characters look if I already have the idea in mind from earlier in the day. If I start drawing with no idea in mind, it takes me a few sketches and ideas before I settle on one that I think is good! ^u^ I usually come up with something though, as long as I just start doodling (and if I really have nothing after a while, I'll look at my saved sketches and draw one of those).
January Pin Club Reveal! ✨
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2019-12-10T04:19:52+00:00
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Introducing the next pin club design, revealed for all patrons before anyone else gets to see! It's a penguin parfait, with three chubby penguins, a waffle, and chocolate wafer sticks! This pin will be mailed out in January to anyone pledging to a Positive Pin Club tier by December 31! : D

I'm shipping out all November Pin Club packages tomorrow, so everyone in the pin club should receive the fruit tart cats soon! 🍓 I hope these sleepy kitties bring you a smile when they arrive in your mailbox! I always love seeing photos of them, whether they're just out of the package or already on a pin board! ♡

I was looking at all the pins I've made for the Positive Pin Club so far, and it makes me really happy to see them all together. We're halfway through the dessert friends collection of pins, which makes me sad it's ending soon, but also excited for the next collection! (≧∀≦) One thing at a time though, heh. I hope you all are having a lovely December! I'm finally wearing sweaters and turtlenecks again, which is a nice change of pace. (◡‿◡✿) Remember to stay cozy, and I hope you all have been enjoying my art and comics!

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User #3997840 - 4 Jan 20 17:16
I love the penguins 💙🐧🐧🐧
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User #28040244 - 12 Dec 19 03:37
I may have just joined this Patreon for the pins, but honestly, such an adorable and wholesome creator 💕
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User #7308437 - 10 Dec 19 11:09
Oh!! Now I can’t wait! Cute kitty and 3 chubby penguins!!
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★ chibird - 12 Dec 19 01:11
Yaaay! First pin with the chubby penguins! :D
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User #24502599 - 10 Dec 19 12:25
*phew* I was kinda' worried something had happened to my fruit tart cat lol. Don't work too hard and don't forget to Love Yourself! 💜 P.s. Collection teaser(?)
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★ chibird - 14 Dec 19 18:29
Sorry about the worries! I try to send out the pin so it'll arrive in the month it's for, so sometimes it might not get there the first week! I'll always post when I send them, but feel free to message me too!
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User #27088532 - 29 Dec 19 15:56
I got my Fruit tart cat!! It’s my first pin! I love it 😍
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★ chibird - 29 Dec 19 19:44
Yay!! I'm so glad you like it! ❤️️❤️️❤️️
October Ice Cream Chibirds Pin = Shipped!
October Ice Cream Chibirds Pin = Shipped!more_vert
2019-10-18T03:42:32+00:00
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The chibird ice cream pins arrived, and they're such wonderful quality!!!(♥→o←♥)The photos don't do them justice, even though I waited until morning to try and take them in better lighting.


I spent the night with my friends pinning them onto their backing cards and putting them in the blue mailers with the postcard and sticker like you see in the first photo. I'm so grateful for the help because it would have taken 3 times as long without them! (ㄒoㄒ)


I sent them off to the post office this morning, so all Positive Pin Club patrons should see them within the next few days for the U.S., and within 2-4 weeks internationally! I can't wait until you all get them- please share photos when you do, and I'd love to re-share them on my social media! (o^^)o

I'm already working with my manufacturer on the doughnut pup pins for next month! I'll be releasing the doughnut pup wallpaper later this month too.

If you missed out on the ice cream chibirds pin this month, I have a very small amount left that I may put up for only patrons sometime after my next convention which is AnimeNYC on November 15-17! I'll also be preparing my store for the holidays, so stay tuned for some holiday sales~ I hope your Octobers are going well, and thank you all for joining me for this behind-the-scenes! ♥(^ヮ^)

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User #7308437 - 20 Oct 19 00:13
Got my pin! Thank you! So cute!!
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★ chibird - 20 Oct 19 07:11
Yay!! I hope you like it Hina!! ❤️
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User #7308437 - 20 Oct 19 12:48
I love it!
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User #12644018 - 18 Oct 19 18:05
ono ;; I signed up today... I'm so sad I missed the pins by a day!! 😭 they're so cute! I took too long contemplating whether I should be a patron or not 😭😭
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★ chibird - 20 Oct 19 07:13
Ahh it’s okay! I’ll put up the remaining stock I have of last month’s pin club pin for patrons who join the pin club later! So you’ll get a chance to grab one! 😊
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User #7308437 - 18 Oct 19 17:42
Oh, I’m so excited about these pins!!
June + July Post Round-up! ♡
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2019-08-21T04:03:53+00:00
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A post round-up from two of my favorite summer months! ☀️ First up, a small pastel penguin to validate that you matter. ヽ( ^ ♡ ^ )/ The sprout one (visible on Patreon through the new gallery feature) was super fun to draw! 🌱

There are times where I tried really hard to be strong, but it hurt a lot because I wasn't strong all the time. It was so valuable to realize I could be vulnerable too and that that was okay. 💛


I wasn't sure if people would relate to this one, but I'm glad people did! It takes a lot to roll yourself out of your self pity and take care yourself, but it's really great when you do. (*´∀`*)


Find people who boost you up! 👏 It's so important to support your friends and have friends who support you back. 💕 It's a two way street!


I really loved this blanket penguin piece! (*^^*) It was fun to draw a little burrito penguin and think about slowly unraveling the message inside.

And that's it for now! It was hard to pick just a few! :D Currently, I'm working on re-opening my online store and the new Patreon tier where I mail you something each month. I'm doing my best to bring you all more Chibird things while also maintaining my regular content schedule, so thank you all for the support and motivation!(^ヮ^)♡ Have a lovely week!


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User #7423448 - 22 Aug 19 02:58
I really love the sprout message :)
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★ chibird - 22 Aug 19 04:50
Aw, thank you Em! 🌱✨
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User #3458711 - 17 Oct 19 21:42
These really help! All the time!
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★ chibird - 18 Oct 19 03:52
I'm so glad to hear that! : ) I hope they continue to help!
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User #249780 - 22 Aug 19 06:26
all great messages
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★ chibird - 25 Aug 19 17:18
Thank you Louisa! ^u^
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User #7308437 - 21 Aug 19 12:48
Love chubby penguin!
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★ chibird - 22 Aug 19 04:50
Thank you Hina! 🐧💕
May Post Round-up! ✨
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2019-06-06T15:30:00+00:00
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Hello everyone! Last month, you all voted that it'd be nice to see more of my artwork compiled into a group post... and here we go!!! 🎉

I've been trying to use Twitter a bit more, and the first post really resonated with people on Twitter! I never have anything interesting or witty to tweet about my life, so I didn't think it was my type of social media, but then I realized people were totally okay with me just posting my art haha. I still don't post all my drawings there (right now, I post everything on chibird.com/tumblr, instagram, and webtoon), but I may in the future. : )


As you all may have noticed, I've been really into these multi-part comics lately! I didn't have much luck with the posts you have to swipe through when it first came out on Instagram, but I think Instagram users are definitely used to it now! It feels like a more personal way of delivering a message, and I really enjoy how much more real estate it gives me to make the characters and text larger. 😍


Dog + bread! I can't really get over how good warm bread is. Especially when there's a floofy dog friend with you too.



Lastly, this one was really fulfilling for me to draw. I know I've talked about accepting and understanding your feelings a lot here before, so I'll save you all the details. ;D It was nice experimenting with mostly black and white with a few accent colors!

I hope you all enjoy seeing these pieces! You all joining me here on Patreon help make these drawings all possible, so thank you all. ;u; ♡ I'll be posting some of the sketches from the sketch request thread next!

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User #23805789 - 25 Oct 19 01:53
All of your posts are beyond beautiful!!! 😍❤️
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User #13053407 - 7 Jun 19 02:18
Please never stop! <3 ^_^
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★ chibird - 8 Jun 19 18:39
I'm so happy you like my artwork! ⭐️ I'll do my best to keep going!
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User #7423448 - 6 Jun 19 16:54
Thank you for these! I particularly love the rest stop one :)
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★ chibird - 8 Jun 19 18:38
Of course! Thank you so much! 💕 I really liked drawing that one!
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User #249780 - 5 Jul 19 06:37
I love your work and encouraging words
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User #2957430 - 6 Jun 19 16:00
I really loved your mulitpart comics, especially the one with ghost. I still struggle with the last one with the rabbit, but I think I can get it someday. Thanks for making such cute, encouraging, and calming comics!
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★ chibird - 8 Jun 19 18:39
Aw thank you so much for the kind words! You definitely can get there, and it's okay to struggle (I do too sometimes). : ) You're more than welcome!
Recent drawings + Poll 2019-04-26T03:47:59+00:00

Here are some recent drawings I've done!

I have a quick question for you all - would you want me to occasionally post my public drawings (that are posted on Instagram, Tumblr, and Webtoon) on Patreon?

I don't want to spam your e-mails, which is why I typically don't post them on Patreon, but I could post a few a month (and in a big group so you don't get e-mailed too often) if people are interested! : ) Let me know in the poll below!

As for more April news, I'm planning a Teabird Game Dev log for the end of the month, along with the pocket wallpaper and jumbo comic! ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭* ̀ˋ I was thinking I want to do more interactive posts with you all on Patreon, so maybe I'll host another Q&A or a sketch request thread too!

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User #11947853 - 26 Apr 19 13:41
How ever you decide to post will be awesome, I love your work :)
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★ chibird - 30 Apr 19 03:18
Aw, thank you so much! <3 :D
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User #7308437 - 27 Apr 19 01:24
Whatever works for you, I’m sure works for us!
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★ chibird - 30 Apr 19 03:19
Thanks for being so accommodating Hina! ^u^ <3
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User #7719362 - 26 Apr 19 19:49
I’m fine with them being posted them to patreon in a digest, because I haven’t had a chance to follow you on tumblr, and also because I’m inconsistent with using social media, but get an email for patreon
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★ chibird - 30 Apr 19 03:18
That sounds good to me! Yeah, I always check my e-mail although sometimes I can't social media. : )
March Wallpaper Sneak Peek
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2019-03-22T16:00:03+00:00
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Here are some sketches from the March phone wallpaper! 🌸 I had a poll for the theme, and the garden/spring theme won out by a landslide! Seeing as how yesterday was the first day of spring, it fits well! (*≧▽≦)

This piece has a lot of details to line, so I have to give my wrists a break often. Still, I'm pretty excited to draw a really colorful scene! It feels so satisfying to see my characters working together in harmony. ;u; This wallpaper will be released by March, so you can pledge to the pocket tier and up for this month if you'd like to see the final version!

I'm not the super best plant-parent, but I do have a shelf full of succulents on my window sill! 🌵 They're still alive, even though I always forget the last time I watered them hahaha... (* ̄▽ ̄)d Do you all have any plants?

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User #7308437 - 22 Mar 19 18:25
I am also not a great plant parent - don't feel bad! love the penguin!
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★ chibird - 23 Mar 19 04:21
Haha thank you! 💕 Yay, I'm glad!!
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User #2957430 - 22 Mar 19 20:30
These are going to be so adorable!
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★ chibird - 23 Mar 19 04:21
Thanks so much Suzubelle! 😊🌻
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User #7423448 - 22 Mar 19 17:01
Tulip bunny is the cutest!!! I love how her bouquet is as big as she is ^.^ My plants are just starting to come back for the spring, which is so exciting! It was my first year gardening and I wasn't sure how many would survive the winter. Hooray for nature!
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★ chibird - 23 Mar 19 02:51
Thank you!! 🌷 Hehe, the tulip bunny is so strong to carry such a big bunch. That's amazing! I'm so happy your plants survived the winter, congratulations! 🎉
Tomorrow's Comic (A Really Cool Chibird) Art Process GIF
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2019-01-28T04:42:11+00:00
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Early access to tomorrow's comic! : ) I just finished this comic and wanted to give you all a sneak peek and a GIF of the drawing process too.

I'm actually learning to skate right now! I'm not very good, but I feel comfortable in a large flat area like a parking lot! o(*°▽°*)o Eventually I hope to get good enough to ride it to work, but I'm definitely nowhere near that level yet haha. Just gotta keep practicing! ✨

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User #581375 - 28 Jan 19 11:15
Good luck with the skateboard! *Hugs Chibird*
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★ chibird - 29 Jan 19 05:52
Aw thank you Sari! *hugs back*
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User #7423448 - 28 Jan 19 17:31
Eeeeee I'm loving radical Chibird! (And equally loving tired Chirbird. I feel ya, buddy :)
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★ chibird - 29 Jan 19 06:55
Woo, thank you Em!! :D Both Chibirds have their strengths hehe.
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User #224183 - 29 Jan 19 21:42
Yeah mood.
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★ chibird - 30 Jan 19 01:10
Haha it's too real. 😂
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User #7308437 - 28 Jan 19 14:01
wish I was as cool as Chibird!
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★ chibird - 29 Jan 19 05:52
Haha, I'm sure you are! ;D
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User #7308437 - 29 Jan 19 13:46
maybe I'm as cool as the version of Chibird on the skateboard - but I'm not great with hand eye coordination :p
Jacqueline's Approach to New Year Resolutions 2019-01-05T06:34:58+00:00

Hi friends! I wanted to make a fun little quick-guide to how I approach New Year Resolutions. : )

Because we don't want to end up like this:


1. Figure out goals you can control

It's good to frame your goals into things you have power over! Try to make the goals about the journey or area you want to improve in rather than the result. For example, a hard results goal would be something like "get 10,000 followers on Twitter". Even though it's possible, and it's good to aim high, you can't always control how many people follow you.

What you can control is your own actions! A better way to frame it might be "make a Twitter with quality content that I enjoy". If you achieve this, you will still be proud, and you may achieve the results goal you initially wanted! : )

2. Set up a process to achieve your goals

Now that you have a goal, figure out what steps you can take to achieve them! For example, taking the Twitter example. you could say "tweet once a day and interact with one new person each week". Having a schedule can also help you get things done because there's less to think about, you just have to do it.

3. Adjust!

Secret: You don't have to keep your new year resolutions the same if they're not working. If they were too hard, adjust them down so you have a better shot at making progress! If they were easy to complete, consider making them more challenging. It's totally okay to change things around. I find that I'm a little too optimistic of how much I can accomplish... so don't feel bad if you overestimated your abilities too. 😅


Woo! I hope that wasn't too preachy or anything- ultimately you should set your goals however works for you! I just wanted to share one approach that works for me. Happy January everyone! 🌟

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★ chibird - 5 Jan 19 06:38
One of my new year resolutions is being more active, so I'm going to try climbing twice a week, and doing yoga, dance, and swimming at least once a month. I'm also going to only take the bus a max of twice a week, and walk to work the rest of the days. : ) Hopefully this will help me feel better and stay healthy!
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2018-12-24T07:19:50+00:00
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I haven't made a public post in a while, so here's a sneak peek of all the holiday gifts I made for patrons this December! 🎁 Everyone voted from a few options, and the top pick was printable cards which I posted earlier this month, with black and white options to color too. I'll be posting the special cat holiday wallpaper this week for all patrons (including mini tier). ☕ I was working on the wallpaper tonight, and it honestly gives me so much motivation to improve my artwork. ;u; Thank you for giving me this opportunity to do so. ❤️️

And a bonus!!! ArtsieRosie made me this adorable illustration as part of the Patreon creator Secret Santa. 😭🍨💖 I was so blown away by how adorable and perfectly-represented the characters are (my face when I think about ice cream - u -), and definitely check out her Twitter for more cute art. For my secret recipient, I shipped a package of zines, prints, and a watercolor painting to them based on their interests. :D


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User #10578807 - 24 Dec 18 16:08
(There's no way to make separate paragraphs on mobile, apparently.) Congratulations on finishing a project for the holidays! They look like they're super cute.
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★ chibird - 24 Dec 18 23:19
Hahaha yeah! It just sends the post. Thank you so much! <3
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User #10578807 - 24 Dec 18 16:05
That's so cool! Was it a private Secret Santa with other Patreon creators you know, or was that something that any creators could've gotten in on?
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★ chibird - 24 Dec 18 23:18
Any creator could sign up! : ) It was very nice of Patreon to set it up.
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User #7308437 - 26 Dec 18 13:13
chubby penguin looks so cool!
Holiday Poll! 2018-10-28T19:50:31+00:00

Jacqueline, it's not even Halloween yet! I... know...! I just couldn't wait. I thought it would be fun to have a kind of holiday gift to everyone here as thanks for all the support you've given me this year. (♡ >▽< ♡) I'm really grateful for you all, and I want to do something a little extra this year. Here are the ideas I thought of!

1. Printable cards- winter and holiday themed cards like the polar bears shown above that you can print out (in black and white to color yourself, or in color).

2. Printable holiday gift tags/wrapping paper- gift tags like the ones you write "to: ___" and "from: ____" to, with cute little art decorating them. And since I thought that was a little small, printable wrapping paper could also be cool!

3. Special holiday phone wallpaper- this would be an extra wallpaper in addition to the one I would draw for the pocket and above tiers. Something cute so everyone could get a chibird wallpaper on their phone for the holidays.

4. Holiday GIF- a specially made animation that you could send to people over the holidays, likely featuring penguins. >u<

Vote in the poll if you have a preference or feel free to suggest more ideas in the comments too! If I have time, I could try to do more than one idea as well! ☆

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User #14402123 - 29 Oct 18 02:13
A small sheet of holiday themed chibird and friends stickers would be nice :D
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★ chibird - 30 Oct 18 07:06
Oh my gosh, I can imagine it already and that sounds really cute! I love putting stickers on envelopes and letters. :DD
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User #8078070 - 28 Oct 18 21:02
Hi Hi! For printable cards, I was also thinking something very similar to valentine day cards where it's the little postcard like cards that you give to other people. :)
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★ chibird - 30 Oct 18 07:03
Ooh yes! I could definitely make the postcard one-sided cards like valentines as well! ^u^ Thanks for the suggestion!
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User #7423448 - 29 Oct 18 04:31
Those polar bears are the cutest!!!!! ?
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★ chibird - 30 Oct 18 07:30
Aww, thank you so much Em! <3
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User #7695668 - 28 Oct 18 19:59
printable gift tags would be super cute but I don't think wrapping paper is as feasible :3
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★ chibird - 28 Oct 18 20:03
Thank you! <3 Yea, you're probably right about the wrapping paper. :'D I was thinking for really small gifts (printer paper size) bwahaha...
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User #7719362 - 28 Oct 18 22:31
Maybe instead of wrapping paper you could put prints or designs or images or whatever on the sorts of wrapping where you fold a piece of paper into an origami-type box? Those are usually small enough to be printed on letter paper
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★ chibird - 30 Oct 18 05:21
Ooh, that's such a cute idea Liz, thank you! :D
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User #7994641 - 29 Oct 18 03:22
I'd love the holiday cards! Since you would color them in yourself, it'd be easy to give a personalized card, and we can use any paper we want too!
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★ chibird - 30 Oct 18 07:30
Yeah, it's nice that it can be personalized like that! ^u^ I'm happy you like the idea!!
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User #5283527 - 30 Oct 18 06:31
For some reason, I feel like seeing cute chibird characters all over a gift wrap would look nice
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★ chibird - 31 Oct 18 01:46
Aw, thank you! I think it would be cute too- I wish I could make larger gift wrap somehow!
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User #2576887 - 30 Oct 18 16:28
Those polar bears are soooo cute!! I want to squish them!! >_< ♡♡♡ As someone said above, single sided holiday cards would be great! Gift tags are also very practical, I use a lot of them for gift wrapping but having to print them on sticker paper or other paper then having to cut them and figure out how to attach them to the gift is a slight hurdle. :P (compared to the premade ones that are stickers that I can readily slap on, or printed on cardstock and have a hole with a string or ribbon.) I think a full page gift wrapping paper isn't as good for DIY as there are limits to how big a piece of paper people's printers can take. Just my 2 cents! ^_-
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★ chibird - 31 Oct 18 01:48
Aw thank you very much Mimi! ♡ Holiday cards and gift tags if they could be pre-made sounds like a common theme! Yeah, you're right about printer limits! Thanks a bunch for giving your thoughts! : )
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User #7830307 - 28 Oct 18 23:14
I love the idea of printable gift tags! I use these every year because I go overboard for Christmas... ^^;; If you made a peel-and-stick sticker sheet version in your shop, I would buy them in a second!
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★ chibird - 30 Oct 18 07:05
Aw thank you!! That would be so convenient if they were peel-and-stick. ^o^ Hehe, I wish I had my own sticker-cutter to make a few sheets just for you all!
Inktober Bao-birds
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2018-10-15T01:33:03+00:00
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I've had this idea of dumpling (specifically xiao long bao which is a Chinese soup dumpling) shaped chibirds for a while and took some time to doodle them today! :D For some reason making more food-themed chibirds is at the top of my mind hehe.

I sketched them with a brush pen and paper, so it's kind of like my contribution to Inktober even though I can't participate in the whole month-long challenge. ✒️

Story-time: At Crunchyroll Expo, I sneaked away from my booth for an hour to watch Domee Shi speak about the Pixar short she directed, Bao. It was really awesome to see the first woman director at Pixar and another Asian American bring their story to the big screen! I was shocked when I saw the short for the first time, but she talked about how she wanted it to be shocking and kind of weird, and I appreciate how the film stayed true to that. ^u^ I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't watched it. It was very inspiring to see her speak, and I hope to see more work from her soon!

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User #7715737 - 15 Oct 18 08:28
Thankfully no one else was in the room, because I squealed. So cute!!
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★ chibird - 18 Oct 18 16:07
Haha, that's wonderful to hear my art got that reaction! Thank you!! :D
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User #9920427 - 15 Oct 18 02:24
I love this so much.
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★ chibird - 15 Oct 18 03:32
Aw, yay! That's so great to hear. (^∇^)
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User #249780 - 16 Oct 18 08:10
very cute
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★ chibird - 18 Oct 18 16:08
Thank you very much Louisa! ^u^
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User #3997840 - 15 Oct 18 02:23
This is such a cute concept! :)
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★ chibird - 15 Oct 18 03:29
Thank you! :D
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User #6046119 - 19 Oct 18 08:35
Oh. My. Gosh. This is sooo cute!!! I absolutely adored the Bao Pixar short so it's super fun to see Chibird as a dumpling like the character Bao! ♡♡♡
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User #2957430 - 15 Oct 18 14:14
Aw! This is so adorable!
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★ chibird - 18 Oct 18 16:08
Aw, thank you so much suzubelle~ <3
Got Out of Bed Process GIF + Updates
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2018-10-04T03:13:08+00:00
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Here's another process GIF! I was originally going to make the character a little Jacqueline, but I thought a bunny might be cute too! :D

Updates

  • I'm trying to hold a book event here in San Francisco when Loading Penguin Hugs comes out! It's only $8.13 on Amazon now, and if you pre-ordered before, you will only pay whatever the cheapest price is (everyone gets the discount!). : )
  • I got into Anime Expo's Artist Alley in LA next year! ??? It's the biggest anime convention in North America, and I'm excited to start going to conventions outside of the Bay Area! Have you all been to any conventions before?
  • My apartment has devolved into a mess again, with boxes of merchandise everywhere. ? I think I need to figure out better habits for keeping it clean! I've heard one trick of setting a timer and cleaning as much as you can in 15 minutes each day, so I might try that.

Thanks for supporting me this month you all! ♡ I wish I had more fun updates, but I'm trying to paddle into calmer waters, so I don't want to overwhelm myself with too many new projects. Self care is important, so trying to follow my own advice and take care of myself. (●´ ᗜ ` )

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User #2957430 - 5 Oct 18 02:20
This is so adorable! Your work always makes me smile!
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User #7897340 - 4 Oct 18 04:29
Just pre-ordered and I'm so excited!! Congrats on publishing the book and on Anime Expo!! (I went a few years ago and it was massive but lots of fun!)
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★ chibird - 4 Oct 18 05:13
Thank you so much Nikhita!! :D I really appreciate the support! Ooh that's awesome that you went! Yes, I'm a little worried about how big it is (crowds and lines), but I hope it's also fun like you said!
Chibird 1 Year Ago & Thank You!
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2018-09-16T05:35:48+00:00
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1 year ago...

  • I had graduated college and was living at home working on my book (unnamed) and Teabird.
  • I decided to start posting on Webtoon.
  • I was signed up for my first convention across the country and was researching frantically.
  • I started this Patreon.

Today...

  • I've moved to San Francisco and worked at my job for 10 months now!
  • Loading Penguin Hugs is in print and open for pre-orders!!! o(≧∇≦o)
  • Teabird has been put on hold for my mental health and well-being. I'm sorry for those who were looking forward to it- I wish I had twice the time that I do now. I'm looking to pick it up in 2019, after I've given myself a rest after the book coming out!
  • My Webtoon has a wonderful 4k readers tuning in.
  • I've been to two anime conventions and three festivals in Japantown.
  • There's almost 150 of you all supporting Chibird here on Patreon. I've made my first online store for you all, drawn a dozen wallpapers and exclusive drawings, and written fun articles and behind-the-scenes posts.

This would not have been possible without all of you. ❤️️ You all have been there to help me with everything from deciding on which charm designs or book cover to go with, to testing out my Android keyboard and store, to helping me invest in physical merchandise. I feel like I've grown as an artist making wallpapers and as a writer dipping my pen with articles and more in-depth posts. It has honestly been so helpful to have this community to turn to for guidance and support, and I'm really so grateful.

Thank you all for being here with me along my journey to make the world a little brighter. People tell me that my drawings help them get through tough days, and so I think my artwork is really making a positive difference! I've been working many, many hours, for many years, and I think things are paying off. But things are not done yet, and I want to keep going! I will keep doing my best, and I won't let you all down! ٩(`・ᗜ・´ )و

Sincerely,
Jacqueline

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User #7308437 - 17 Sep 18 12:42
congrats! and hope you're doing this for many more years!
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User #7715737 - 16 Sep 18 12:14
You're doing great! Your work is appreciated.
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★ chibird - 17 Sep 18 05:23
Thanks Leo! Your appreciation is always appreciated. ^u^
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User #11557790 - 23 Sep 18 16:54
Thank you for all the joy you bring with your art and your words ? I hope you life continues to be amazing!
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User #13318004 - 16 Sep 18 23:24
Great job Jackie!! and thank you!
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★ chibird - 17 Sep 18 05:23
Thank you Jasymn!! <3
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User #2957430 - 17 Sep 18 23:11
Congrats on doing so well! I hope that you can keep on going, but always be kind to yourself! I'll always love your work!
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User #7810942 - 16 Sep 18 07:13
you're the best, and I can't wait to see what you'll create over the next year XD
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★ chibird - 17 Sep 18 05:23
Thank you Kevin! :D I hope to bring great new things in the next year!
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User #8078070 - 23 Sep 18 23:48
All the best in the adventures you have ahead! Always remember to rest and take it easy! One step at a time <3 Proud of you! Take care always - Mich
Cloud Bird Doodle
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2018-09-08T16:44:22+00:00
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Just had a random cloud bird idea pop into my head and thought I should doodle it up for you all. :D Kind of like the Pokemon swablu and altaria, but the whole body is made of floofy cloud. It hopes you have a gentle and peaceful weekend. ☁️

I hope you all are doing well! I had a wonderful time at CRX, and I think all my preparation for it paid off! But now, I'm glad I have a little more breathing time to dedicate to some less critical things like random doodles! It's always important to keep having fun and spontaneity when you make art. ;u;

A sunset cloud birb.

What are you all up to? Any goals or plans for September? : )

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User #7810942 - 12 Sep 18 00:49
My goal is to start applying for grad school! It's kinda stressful so these little doodles are extra appreciated <3
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★ chibird - 13 Sep 18 01:41
That's awesome! Good luck on your applications! :D Do your best!✨
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User #7810942 - 13 Sep 18 01:42
thank you, I will! XD
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User #7423448 - 9 Sep 18 01:31
I love the soft happy colors of your sunset bird - so peaceful ??? My goal this month is to launch my graphic design business ? eeeeeeeeeeeee!
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★ chibird - 9 Sep 18 18:28
Aww thank you Emily! ^^ Woah, that's amazing! I hope it goes well and wish you the best of luck with your new business! ?
Happy September + Photo Share
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2018-09-01T15:04:14+00:00
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Happy September you all! ☀️ I'm hoping you all are having a great Saturday. This post is more of a personal post sharing some photos (unedited except for the 1st one above) and going-ons of my life, so feel free to skim at your leisure. : )

I'm currently in San Jose at Crunchyroll Expo! I haven't been to a big convention since SacAnime in January (my last three events were in the SF Japantown mall) so I'm excited! : D This is a work-in-progress photo of my booth. I didn't finish everything on Friday night, but it eased a lot of stress being able to set up the night before without having to rush it all Saturday morning.

Not pictured here- a giant poster and my flyers advertising my book for pre-order! I'm not at the point where I can instantly sell a thousand copies or anything, so I'll be hustling a lot to try and make my book a success! (๑•̀ ᴗ •́)و ✧ Even if it's hard work, I'm staying positive and determined because no matter what, I know I made a great book! (I hope this wasn't too much ranting! I just want to be honest with y'all and not sugar-coat my life. It's not all smooth-sailing all the time, but that's okay.)

A lot of August was spent packing orders for the Chibird Store! ^u^ Below are some of the doodles I included in the packages. I almost exclusively doodled in pencil or pen when I was in school, so I've been experimenting with a wider range of media now- felt-tip pens, brush markers, color pencil, even crayon! Also, a huge range of styles haha! I guess that's the fun part about doodling. :D

The brush pens I use are Tombow Dual Brush Pens and Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens.


And here, a cat. It's not mine, but I saw it resting while I took a walk and thought it looked so calm and peaceful. #goals ??


Lastly, here's a photo of my marimo! If you all don't know, a marimo is a moss ball (actually algae) that is naturally formed by currents rolling moss around the lake bottom, slowly rounding its shape into a soft ball. It's very cute and easy to keep (much like a succulent). ? Do you all have anything fun on your desk?

Thank you all for your support this past month! It means a lot, and I really appreciate everyone here. ? As always, please let me know if there's anything else you want to see from my Patreon rewards! Back to setting up at the convention now. See you all soon! (^▽^)/


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User #7715737 - 4 Sep 18 14:24
Go you! My desk is a mess, and mostly stacks of pens.
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★ chibird - 6 Sep 18 03:04
Thank you! Haha, but at least they're really nice pens! :D My desk at home is actually pretty messy...
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User #7994641 - 3 Sep 18 19:06
I see the penguin drawing I got in that big spread of drawings! Also good luck at the convention- I've preordered the book already and just remember we all really like what you're doing!
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★ chibird - 6 Sep 18 03:03
Aw yay! >u< I hope you like it! Thank you so much for the support! That means a lot and is really important for me to remember!
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User #5283527 - 5 Sep 18 05:37
Wow you have an actual Marimo! I saw them in Japan. You can get a "Marimo coin" at stores like a treasure hunt.
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★ chibird - 6 Sep 18 03:23
Yes!! : ) I'm not quite sure if it actually originated in a lake/pond, but I like it nonetheless. Woah, a Marimo coin sounds super fun! Could you collect multiple coins?
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User #5283527 - 6 Sep 18 03:43
Yes, I think there were 8 maximum or something like that. It's a coin, but made of paper. I would post a picture, but I can't. It was at Lake Akan in Japan.
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★ chibird - 8 Sep 18 16:45
That's really cool! : ) I can't wait to go visit in Japan one day. Sounds right up my alley hehe.
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User #5283527 - 9 Sep 18 17:04
Yes, there is a great hotel nearby with rooms with private onsens and some sulfuric pools to hike to. Lake Akan is a bit far out there. We were able to take a bus on a tour.
Mini Patron Store Opening (open to all patrons now)!
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2018-08-25T19:30:27+00:00
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This is it! The Chibird Store is now open to all patrons!!! ?✨ Thank you all so much for your patience! Thank you also to everyone who has made an order, dealt with my worry when tracking numbers took a few days to update, and waited with so much understanding while I packed and shipped orders.

For all mini patrons, use the code 'minichibirdhugs' to get 10% off your entire order and a free jumbo sticker (please note which sticker design you want in the checkout notes but don't add it to your cart)! There will also be fun bonuses and doodles in your order in celebration of the opening!

I really wanted to create this store so all of you could have a chance to pick up some of the merchandise I offer at conventions, and I'm glad that it finally happened (after many long weeks preparing). I learned a lot along the way about running a store. ?


Updates

For what comes next? I still haven't decided if I can open the store up to everyone anytime soon- triple-checking orders, writing notes, and packaging have been a bit time-consuming and not super scalable! But in the meantime, I'll be building up a T-shirt store (printed and shipped by another source) so that everyone can have comfy chibird clothing without having to wait for me to make time to ship things. :D

These next few months I'll be working on spreading the word about my book Loading Penguin Hugs (I'll be passing out actual flyers at conventions haha! We'll see if they work...) and trying to make progress on Teabird in my spare time. Jumbo patron comics and pocket patron wallpapers will also be posted this week, yay! Thank you all so so much for supporting my artwork, and sending lots of Jacqueline hugs! ❤️️

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User #2957430 - 25 Aug 18 21:39
Congrats on getting you store open! Everything looks so great!
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★ chibird - 25 Aug 18 23:17
Thank you so so much! <3 :D
Pre-Order My Book Loading Penguin Hugs!
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2018-08-18T20:36:47+00:00
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✨My book LOADING PENGUIN HUGS is available for pre-order now! Publisher link here! Amazon link here! ? The book features 80 comics, with classic favorites and 30 that have never been posted online! There are also 2 pages of stickers in the back! Many long nights and weekends over the past year were spent working on Loading Penguin Hugs, and physically holding my printed book in my hands has been a lifelong dream. I have trouble expressing myself through words sometimes, but I'm truly so excited about this book and I hope you all are too! ;u; I think you all will really love it. ❤️ It comes out on November 13, but you can pre-order your copy now before you forget!

Real talk under the cut... supporting this book would mean the world to me. I've been posting all my comics online for free for 8 years, and I hope to continue for many more with all your support. I don't have millions of followers, but you all are such a loyal, compassionate group, and I couldn't be more grateful. ☺️

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User #5852026 - 19 Aug 18 00:22 - revision 2
Yay!! Perfect pick me up, can’t wait to get it! Congratulations on such an awesome achievement!
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User #5852026 - 19 Aug 18 00:22
Yay!! Perfect pick me up, can’t wait to get it! Congratulations on such an awesome achievement!
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★ chibird - 19 Aug 18 01:23 - revision 2
Aww yay!! thanks so so much for supporting the book! ✨
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★ chibird - 19 Aug 18 01:23
Aww yay!! thanks so so much for supporting the book! ✨
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User #6335220 - 18 Aug 18 20:38
What service did you use to publish this? O:
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★ chibird - 18 Aug 18 20:56
I went through a traditional publisher called Andrews McMeel! They publish a lot of comic and webcomics books. : )
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User #6335220 - 18 Aug 18 21:43
Cool, thank you!!
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User #7308437 - 19 Aug 18 14:46
Pre-order! Proud of you- I know how hard it is to get published! Aspiring author here!
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★ chibird - 19 Aug 18 22:58
Much love, thank you Hina!! <3 Amazing, I hope your work as an author is going well even if it is tough!!
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User #7308437 - 19 Aug 18 23:15 - revision 2
I wish I had something positive to tell you, but it has been pretty terrible, but that’s par for the course, right? Tons of failure first...I won’t bore you with the details, but I’m really happy you’ve found success!
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User #7308437 - 19 Aug 18 23:15
I wish I had something positive to tell you, but it has been pretty terrible, but that’s par for the course, right? Tons of failure first...I won’t bore you with the details, but I’m really happy you’ve found success!
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★ chibird - 28 Aug 18 00:52
*hugs* Sorry I didn't see this until much later Hina. Yeah, I think we all know that most people had to go through a lot of failures before they could find success (myself included). Thank you so much for being happy for me. <3 That means a lot, and I'm rooting for you too!!
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User #7423448 - 9 Sep 18 01:33
Ordered one for myself and a few as gifts! ?????
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User #2627932 - 19 Aug 18 05:55
Pre-ordered two <3 Not sure who gets the second one yet, but it'll make a great xmas present either way XD
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★ chibird - 19 Aug 18 22:57
Aww, thank you so much!! :D <3 Hahaha, I really appreciate the support even before you know where the 2nd book is going!!
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User #2627932 - 20 Aug 18 03:37
Mostly because I have too many options to send it to, honestly! XD
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User #7810942 - 18 Aug 18 21:00
*instantly preorders*
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★ chibird - 18 Aug 18 21:39
Woo, thank you so much Kevin! :D I hope you like it when it comes out!!
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User #7779577 - 19 Aug 18 09:54
Pre-ordered in UK, will come just in time for Xmas present :D
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★ chibird - 19 Aug 18 22:57
Yay, just in time!! :D Thank you so so much!
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User #2957430 - 18 Aug 18 21:12
Congrats! I'll definitely per-order this next week!
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★ chibird - 18 Aug 18 21:39
Thank you so so much! <3 Yay, I hope you'll like it!!
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User #7423448 - 19 Aug 18 00:09
Eeeeeeeeeeeee! I love the foil loading bar. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
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★ chibird - 19 Aug 18 01:23
Ahhhhh thank you so much Emily! <3
Ghost Hug Shirt Poll 2018-08-15T16:00:02+00:00

People have been asking me to make more shirts, so I thought I'd put up a quick poll to see which ghost hug design you all like better! : )


This has been the most requested design for a shirt at conventions, but I want to make a dozen more designs if people like this one! I would be able to put all the shirts I make online on a Teepublic/Threadless store. :D This includes my old pocket penguin design as well (I have been wanting to bring that back for so long)!

Also, it would help me a lot if you voted if you prefer sweatshirts over T-shirts (you can vote for a design AND for shirt/sweatshirt preference)!

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User #7719362 - 15 Aug 18 16:19
For the ghost hug specifically a sweatshirt would work well because it would feel like a warm hug! But in general I'm equally good with sweatshirts and t-shirts, as I live in a cold climate
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User #10864124 - 16 Aug 18 00:40
OMG you are 100% right about the sweatshirts! I voted tees instinctively but you nailed it
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★ chibird - 16 Aug 18 02:19
Ooh, that's a super good point Liz! It would be nice to have a warm ghost hug sweatshirt, totally agree Cady. ^u^
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User #7308437 - 15 Aug 18 16:01
I like all of them! a polo with 1 or 3 would also work :)
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★ chibird - 16 Aug 18 02:18
Thanks Hina! :DD Ooh, polos would be neat.
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User #8737628 - 15 Aug 18 16:12
So cute! I love it! I would love a v-neck option for the t shirt if possible.
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★ chibird - 16 Aug 18 02:18
Thanks so much Melanie! <3 Yeah, it is nice to have v-neck options (since most of my shirts are crewnecks)!
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User #2957430 - 15 Aug 18 22:04
They all are really cool but I adore the black shirts, really makes the ghost pop up! I also would love to have a sweatshirt with this design too!
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★ chibird - 16 Aug 18 02:23
Thank you Suzubelle! <3 Yeah, the votes have spoken with the black shirts hehe!
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User #5659184 - 21 Aug 18 18:23
ghost hugs - yes please.
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User #6046119 - 17 Aug 18 01:34
I love all of these so much! It's hard to choose, but I chose the black shirts with full text! :D I'd really love it if you made a sweatshirt with this design as well!!
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★ chibird - 18 Aug 18 03:02
Thank you Lara! :D I think I'll make both available!
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★ chibird - 16 Aug 18 02:23
You all are so incredibly helpful! Thanks for all the votes and feedback so far! ❤
It Will End Up- Flowers Animation Process GIF
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2018-08-15T00:54:06+00:00
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This piece took me down a long and winding path, but I got there in the end!


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I was inspired mostly by the composition and colors, which is why the sketch started out so messy. Looking back, I think I would sketch out the flower petals more carefully to try and add more volume and depth. I also was mostly working off of memory, so looking up more reference pictures would definitely help the flowers get a fuller look! It all comes with practice. ✨


Background

Moving on to the greenery that got removed at the bottom, I tried to place the flowers in a grassy field at first, but I didn't like the overall feel. It was too bright and sunny feeling for the tone I was going for, and switching it to a mellower blue water helped me achieve the final effect. The defined horizon/water line also looked too dry, so I replaced it with a more gradual water line.


Post-processing

You might be able to see the coloring of the image change right after the grass stalks get removed and replaced by water. I added some layers on top (an artist's trick to help your colors!), starting with a semi-transparent light yellow with the Photoshop Blending Mode set to Pin Light. It is not always easy to tell what Blending Mode you want to apply your filter to, so what I normally do is run through all of them until I find the effect I'm going for (not scientific at all I know. :'D But over time you learn which ones are useful to you!). You can set the opacity to something low (<20%) to achieve a more natural filtering effect. For this piece, it lightened the colors and made them warmer.

I also added some darker blue gradients in the sky and a lighter one in the middle of the photo to make the overall art look less flat.

I hope you all enjoyed this process discussion! : ) I don't usually get to talk about my thought processes since a lot of pieces go through a much simpler process, so in the end, maybe it was a good thing this one took a while. ?

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User #7423448 - 21 Aug 18 02:35
Thank you for sharing some tips!
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User #6046119 - 15 Aug 18 04:05
This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your process with us, it's really interesting <3
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★ chibird - 15 Aug 18 05:16
Thank you so much Lara!! I'm really glad you find it interesting. ✨
Bonus Phone Wallpapers
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2018-08-02T04:21:43+00:00
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Happy August everyone! :D I hope you all like the ramen kitty I posted today.

Thank you all for continuing to be patrons and supporting me through good and tough times. It's really amazing to be able to try and follow my dreams, even when some days I come home from work and just want to collapse instead of drawing. Don't worry, I am still getting rest and taking care of myself as much as I can. ;u;

I wanted to post some bonus phone wallpapers made from previous drawings! They're pre-formatted to fit a vertical phone screen which should make it a lot easier for you all to use. ^^ I tried to shift the artwork down a little so the clock on most phones won't cover the text. I didn't get to test all of them, so let me know if one needs to be scooted down a little more and I can fix it!

In total there are 6 bonus wallpapers attached below (the self love hedgehog with and without border)! Please enjoy! ?

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User #6205824 - 2 Aug 18 08:43
Thank you! ??
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User #7308437 - 2 Aug 18 13:10
oh no, what to do...I love the ones I have no...do I switch it up??
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User #6205824 - 2 Aug 18 04:30
I love these! For the self love hedgehog, is the white border intentional?
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★ chibird - 2 Aug 18 04:32
Thank you Justina! :D Yes, I thought it looked kind of cute with the white border. If you wanted one without I could whip it up real fast!
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User #6205824 - 2 Aug 18 04:34
Yes, it might be a cool option for folks who don't want a white border. It's super cute with the white border too!
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★ chibird - 2 Aug 18 06:49
Just added the option! <3 wp_selflovehedgehog_noborder has an all pink background!
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User #7779577 - 2 Aug 18 16:33
So good :)
Pocket Hedgehog Sketch + Store Update
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2018-07-24T16:01:00+00:00
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Here's a little pocket hedgehog sketch I'm working on! : ) I love the idea of little pocket animals to cheer you on throughout the day.

Store Update

The Patreon store is not open yet because some of the merchandise got delayed in shipping, and I hope you all can understand! The charms specifically are taking longer than expected, but they're shipped and should arrive by the end of the month. I want to open the store right by offering all the merchandise I have available, so I hope you all can wait a bit longer! ;v; To prevent more things from running out, I will try to re-stock more items like prints and buttons in advance as well.

Some good updates about the store: I've set up nearly every item on the site! Here's a screenshot of the jumbo stickers product page. :D

Thank you all so much for your patience! In all of the nearly 8 years I've been working on Chibird, I've always wanted to have my own online store, so I'm really happy about this. ( ˊᵕˋ )♡

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User #7423448 - 4 Aug 18 02:53
Happy dance!!!!! ?????
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User #2957430 - 25 Jul 18 13:22
I think everyone could use cute animals giving encouraging them throughout the day, especially me! This store is gonna look great!
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User #5659184 - 24 Jul 18 17:28
I looove this little ?! Excited for store to open ??
Samoyed + Corgi with Flowers!
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2018-07-13T17:00:01+00:00
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Some sweet dogs with flowers to inspire you all today! ??If you all like them I’d love to do more of the series!

I wanted to post these since I showed you all the samoyed + sunflowers progress animation before. I really like how happy the puppers turned out! ;u;

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User #7994641 - 14 Jul 18 03:43
Aw I love the dogs!! I really like the corgi with all the little daisies, he looks like a sausage roll. : )
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★ chibird - 15 Jul 18 05:55
Hehe yay!! I made him intentionally very loaf-y, so I'm glad it came across! ?
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User #581375 - 13 Jul 18 19:39
They're super cute and I like the messages, as usual :)
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★ chibird - 15 Jul 18 05:54
Thanks so so much Sari! :D
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User #6669287 - 13 Jul 18 17:26
Ohh SOOOO cuuuute!! I am definitely sharing the top one with a friend that has a samoyed~ ☁️?
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★ chibird - 15 Jul 18 05:54
Aww thank you!! <3 Your cute game is coming along so well!
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User #6669287 - 15 Jul 18 15:50
??? Thank you so much!!!!
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User #11557790 - 14 Jul 18 19:07
I love them <3 Please do more! The Samoyed especially brings me joy.
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★ chibird - 15 Jul 18 05:56
Thank you so much Erin!! It's fun because dogs have so many different shapes and types.
Behind-the-Scenes: Setting up Shop!
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2018-07-09T15:00:00+00:00
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Hey all! I've been working hard on setting up a store this week, from taking photos to setting up product descriptions and graphics to weighing everything in preparation for shipping!

I've also been fixing up all my photos in Photoshop to brighten them from my bad camera-work and apartment lighting. >v<;;The table in the background is actually white and not grey!

For those who are curious, I learned a quick trick to fix the brightness of the photo. : ) Mini photoshop tutorial ahead!

1. Go to Image > Adjustments > Levels...


2. Click on the right-most eyedropper which controls the white point of the image.


3. Click on a part of the image that is supposed to be white. In this case, the background! Ta-da! It'll adjust the photo using that value as the new white.


Eventually, I think I'd like to take nicer, more thought out photos! But in an effort to get things done (instead of sitting on them for weeks and weeks), I decided to just go for it. ^0^

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User #7994641 - 10 Jul 18 03:37
Oh boy! I'll be getting a pin for sure- also I think you're doing just fine! As long as your items look accurate, it's ok if the background is a little plain; I know i'd rather have a dull photo background, than get something totally different from what I'd expected!
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★ chibird - 10 Jul 18 05:30
Thank you!! I appreciate the vote of confidence! ;u; Yeah! I want the photos to be accurate most of all. It can sometimes be hard to tell the size and color of things online so I'll try to include it in the descriptions too!
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User #2957430 - 9 Jul 18 15:06
These look so great! I can't to see the store open! I can tell you will do great business!
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★ chibird - 10 Jul 18 02:18
Thanks so so much! ^u^ Ahh I hope that it goes well!
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User #7423448 - 9 Jul 18 15:30
Thanks for the Photoshop tip! So excited to see the store come together ???
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★ chibird - 10 Jul 18 02:19
Yaaay, thank you Emily! ♡ You're very welcome! :D
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User #7308437 - 9 Jul 18 15:06
can't wait to grab these goodies!
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★ chibird - 10 Jul 18 02:16
❤ Aww yay!! Your package will definitely have a lot of chubby penguin drawings. :D
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User #7308437 - 10 Jul 18 16:05
I wear a pride heart on my lanyard at work, would love to add a chubby penguin to that mix!
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User #7738508 - 13 Jul 18 19:16
Aaaa been away for a while and now I'm excited to see all of your updates ;v;)// anyway the I bee leaf in you enamel pins is SUPER CUTE!! >0
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★ chibird - 15 Jul 18 05:57
Aww welcome back Astrid!! <3 Woo!! If I sell enough bee leaf enamel pins, I can justify making more of different designs! :DD
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User #10609122 - 16 Jul 18 01:40
Ooh looking forward to the store! Having some tangible prints to look at when I need a little boost would be just the thing.
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★ chibird - 17 Jul 18 03:17
Thank you so much!! Yes, I think there's something really nice about physical artwork~
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User #5283527 - 9 Jul 18 16:24
Oh good. Any pocket penguin keychain things?
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★ chibird - 10 Jul 18 02:32
I made pocket penguin stickers, magnets, and pins... but no keychains as of now! ;v; Do you prefer the keychain version over the pin?
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User #5283527 - 10 Jul 18 05:55
I do! If you have time, I would love one. Feel free to not make anymore if there isn't any demand.
Chibird Store - Opening Schedule!
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2018-08-11T19:31:50+00:00
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Here is the opening schedule for the Chibird Store, currently exclusive to only patrons! I'm staggering the openings so I don't get overwhelmed with too many orders at once.It was a bit tough for me at first to pack all the orders with notes and nice packaging, ship them, and make sure they were on their way (refreshing the tracking number page every day), but I have practice and can handle it now! ୧(๑•̀ ᗜ •́)૭

Super- already open for a little bit to test out shop! : ) It works, hence this post! (discount- 20% off and a free charm)

Jumbo- open now! 8/11 (discount- 15% off and a free magnet)

Pocket- open in 1 week- 8/18 (discount- 15% off and a free jumbo sticker)

Mini- open in 2 weeks- 8/25 (discount- 10% off and a free jumbo sticker) Note: I will be preparing for Crunchyroll Expo this week, so orders may get delayed by 1 week!

I will let you all know if any changes happen with stock, shipping, or the opening schedule! And as reminder, everyone will get free extras in addition to the discounts above and a handwritten thank you note for supporting my artwork and me as an artist. T u T ♡ Thank you all for encouraging me to make this store! I'm really excited.

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User #5283527 - 12 Aug 18 01:58
Wait! Be careful though. You should look into trademarks or copyrights if you haven't already. I felt like I saw people selling stuff at Anime Expo that they didn't make themselves... hope no one steals your ideas :(
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★ chibird - 12 Aug 18 04:29
Thanks for your concern Nolan! That's terrible and I hope that either the convention does something or that people are more aware and don't buy from art thieves. I think that it can be hard to stop people from stealing, but please know that all official Chibird merchandise will come from me directly, or I'll tell you about them in advance if it'll be in stores/events! : ) I also have been very successful at taking down stolen artwork, and so people should know not to mess with me or my copyright.
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User #10864124 - 16 Aug 18 00:43
I! Am! So! Excited! I love stickers a little too much
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User #7423448 - 12 Aug 18 16:21
??????????
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User #522029 - 11 Aug 18 21:34
So can I ask a very silly question? Where do I FIND the store? >_
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User #9083959 - 12 Aug 18 00:51
I'm guessing she's letting higher tier patrons from Super and then down each get a first look before everyone else. Then she'll open it to the public who aren't on a tier and just follow
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User #522029 - 12 Aug 18 01:13
Oh, of course, that makes total sense.
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★ chibird - 12 Aug 18 04:26
Ahh, thanks for the question and Jessica's got it! Right now it's only open for the two tiers, but will be opening for the other two tiers on the dates listed above! :D Thanks for your patience everyone!
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User #664082 - 19 Aug 18 19:03
Hi I'm confused. Where is this shop?
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★ chibird - 19 Aug 18 22:56
Hello! Sorry about the confusion! It's open to all patrons by next week (8/25), including the mini tier! : ) Thank you so much for your patience!
Enamel Pin Sneak Peek!
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2018-07-04T00:42:03+00:00
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I just got my enamel pins from my manufacturer!! :D I decided "I bee leaf in you" was a good first design to test the waters. It's made ofblack nickel with two pin posts on both ends (so it doesn't rotate!). There's also a "chibird" backstamp on the back so you know it's the real deal! > :D

These will be up for sale in the Patreon store coming soon! I'm just waiting on my prints, charms, and buttons to come in (est. next week for everything except the charms which will be a bit longer). Then I'll take photos of everything and whip up a storefront for you all. : ) Thanks for being patient everyone!! ;u; I know I've been trying to set this up for a bit, but it's finally coming together. For the grand opening, everyone will get free extras like stickers and hand-drawn doodles so get excited! ✨

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User #2957430 - 4 Jul 18 20:31
These are so lovely!
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★ chibird - 5 Jul 18 01:22
Thank you so much!! ٩(^▿^)۶〜♡
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User #7308437 - 4 Jul 18 00:47
Wow, those look amazing - hope there’s a chubby penguin one coming at some point!
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★ chibird - 4 Jul 18 01:18
Thank you!! Yes, I'm thinking of making the chubby penguin holding the flags (one of my iMessage/Android stickers) into an enamel pin design! :D I'll make a poll for the next few designs~
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User #7423448 - 4 Jul 18 01:00
Eeeeee I love it!!!!! Can't wait!
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★ chibird - 4 Jul 18 01:20
Thanks so much!! ❤ I need those charms to come faster hehe!
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User #7994641 - 4 Jul 18 04:54
oh boy! I'm excited for sure- I'll definitely be adding it to my pin collection!
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★ chibird - 5 Jul 18 01:20
Yay!! :D I just started collecting a few enamel pins, and definitely inspired to make more!
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User #118855 - 4 Jul 18 15:59
oh no i love it
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★ chibird - 5 Jul 18 01:20
oh no! ;w; thank you!!
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User #11557790 - 4 Jul 18 00:49
I AM SO EXCITED ?? I adore this pin and I can't wait for your store!
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★ chibird - 4 Jul 18 01:19
THANK YOU! ✨ I'm nervous but excited to finally do this! ;u;
Teabird Work In Progress! June 2018
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2018-06-21T16:29:57+00:00
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Hello everyone! First of all, I'm sorry for being so quiet these past two months. Being on vacation and returning to a lot of open projects has definitely thrown my schedule in to a whack. It's like you're so busy surviving the week that you don't get a chance to work on all the other things you wanted to do! But I'm going to do my best to keep bringing more quality Patreon posts to you all! ^u^

I'm really happy that I've opened up Teabird again, and I thought I'd share some sneak peek screenshots! (For those who are new, Teabird is a mobile game I'm working on, which explains why the screenshots are vertical and narrow)

The left screenshot is the main game screen, where you'll be able to place cups to attract new Teabirds! There's a little menu in the top left, and the tea leaf currency on the top right (currently super high and getting slightly cut off hahaha). I'm going to try and improve the background a little- I think the colors are not super balanced right now.

The right screenshot shows the cup shop, with some purchased cups. I need to come up with more cup designs so there's lots of cups to decorate your Teabird home with! :D Feel free to drop any cup ideas in the comments! I dream of making animated cups one day too, though I don't think I'll have time for the first release.

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User #7897340 - 21 Jun 18 18:43
This looks so cute!!! I'm so excited for the release!! ^_^ for cup ideas - maybe a very dainty teacup, and a giant cozy mug? Small handle-less teacups are also super cute!
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★ chibird - 22 Jun 18 05:15
Aww thank you so much Nikhita!! <3 Those are wonderful ideas! Cozy made me imagine a mug with a little sweater on. >w
Behind-the-Scenes: 1st Sketch vs Final
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2018-06-15T01:15:39+00:00
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Thought it was about time for another behind-the-scenes! I actually started this sketch off with the two chibirds and a vague idea of overcoming insecurity and the anxious part of your brain talking (which is not the one you want to listen to!). I filled in the text later after thinking about it for a bit longer. I thought it wasn't clear enough with just the chibird talking, so I added the bigger text!

I feel like the whole comic is something that happens to me pretty regularly. It's so easy to fall into the trap of being super insecure and self-conscious about yourself. Over the years I've learned to stop myself before I fall in too far, so hopefully this comic helps you all a little! : )

As a sneak update too- working with a manufacturer to make my first enamel pin! It's going to be the "I bee leaf in you!" speech bubble, so I'm excited to share that all with you too. <3

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User #7357141 - 15 Jun 18 06:00
The word joke of "I bee leaf in you" is already great, the matching comic can't be far from that! :D
The Toughest Storms
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2018-06-10T15:21:28+00:00
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You never know what people are going through. I hope you all are taking care of yourselves and those around you. ♡

I hope you all are doing well. And if you are not, I hope that you find the strength to seek help or that those around you notice and reach out. The world is full of tough storms, and it's really hard to face them alone. Sending lots of love to you all. : ) I'm always here, and I hope to make more positive comics this month to help out anyone going through some rough times.

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User #13898827 - 1 Oct 18 13:21
so cute
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User #7423448 - 11 Jun 18 02:53 - revision 2
Thank you ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
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User #7423448 - 11 Jun 18 02:53
Thank you ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
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User #11557790 - 12 Jun 18 00:43
Thank you <3 I hope you are also taking care of yourself <3
Happy June- Egg Sun!
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2018-06-03T18:18:45+00:00
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Happy June everyone!!! I'm on vacation until next week, but I'm popping in to say thank you and give some updates!

First, a huge thank you to everyone here. ;u; <3 I hope you're not sick of hearing it, but it's so encouraging and helpful to have everyone's support here.

Second, I'll hopefully be opening my small Patreon store in the next few weeks, after taking photos and re-stocking some items! More info soon! ^0^

I'll also be resuming work on Teabird, my mobile game where you collect tea-themed birds. My schedule took a tough hit with all the extra book work (lots of work that I had no idea existed!), but I'm excited to resume coding the game and making more Teabird art too! You all make this game's development possible, and I'll definitely try to post more sneak peek Teabird stuff here. :D

That's all for now! Hope your day is going wonderfully! Sending happy egg sun vibes to everyone~

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User #7423448 - 3 Jun 18 19:54
Happy June! I'm so excited for your store! Hooray! :):):)
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★ chibird - 3 Jun 18 20:58
Yay thank you Emily! :D Hope your June is going well so far!
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User #11557790 - 3 Jun 18 23:03
I'm excited about your store!! :D And good luck on Teabird, it sounds adorable <3
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User #2957430 - 3 Jun 18 21:12
Happy June! I hope your store opens soon!
Pika Colada (Fanart!)
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2018-05-18T03:32:23+00:00
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I don't usually draw fanart, but this was a special case where I was feeling very inspired in the beginning of last summer! Okay, to be real, the word play between pina colada and pika colada was my main motivator. :'D

Looking back now a half year later, I feel like I might want to change the face of the pikachu and maybe add more detailed texture to the sand. There are a few things ahead of this on the queue now, but it would be cool to revisit this piece later on! I'm still really happy with the colored lines and the background, considering I usually don't draw one!

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User #7308437 - 18 May 18 14:29
love the pokemons - this is super cute!
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★ chibird - 20 May 18 00:49
Thank you Hina!! :D <3
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User #249780 - 1 Jul 18 05:53
cute
Samoyed + Sunflowers Process GIF
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2018-05-07T04:13:05+00:00
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I'm working on a new flowers + animals series, and here's a sneak peek of one I'm doing with a samoyed (type of white floofy dog) and some sunflowers! :D I'm still practicing drawing dogs!

In other news- I actually relaxed for real this weekend (meaning no events, no meeting up with friends or travelling anywhere), and it felt so nice. >u< Feeling way more re-energized to draw new ideas and work on Chibird!

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User #249780 - 8 May 18 02:34
very cute
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★ chibird - 9 May 18 03:18
Thank you Louisa! <3
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User #7357141 - 7 May 18 05:58
His tail looks exceptionally floofy! ;) Looking forward to the flowers+animals series!
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★ chibird - 9 May 18 03:18
Thank you!! :D Yay, I hope you enjoy them when I finish more!
Cherry blossom festival booth
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2018-04-29T17:00:01+00:00
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A photo of my booth from last weekend! I'm a bit embarrassed about showing my face still, so please enjoy chibi Jacqueline in my place. >w<

The space was smaller, so it's a bit more compact than at SacAnime! I also got a new card rack to put on the table so people can see the drawings up closer and pick them up! :D

It's really meaningful to me, connecting with people who like my art! I know a few people I met/relatives of those I met are even patrons! ;u; <3 Thanks for being here, you all. I hope to meet more of you soon!

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User #7308437 - 30 Apr 18 13:47
the keychains look awesome!
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★ chibird - 1 May 18 01:35
Thank you Hina! <333 I want to make more double-sided ones where the art on the back is different~
Cherry Blossom Festival Merchandise
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2018-04-21T17:40:19+00:00
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It's been a hectic week, but I'm all ready for the Cherry Blossom Festival this weekend (in SF Japantown)! Here's a photo of some charms, stickers, and buttons! :D

I need to take better photos of everything soon! I'm admittedly not too good at it right now- I always end up doing weird angles to avoid glare and things aren't straight. P:

Patreon update- I'll be posting the Pocket article and wallpaper next week, along with the Jumbo animation for April! I'll also have some photos from my table this weekend for everyone to see! ?

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User #7423448 - 21 Apr 18 23:40
Hope you have a fabulous time at the festival! ?
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★ chibird - 23 Apr 18 15:38
Thank you sooo much Emily!! It was really nice meeting people who liked my art! :D
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User #8950925 - 23 Apr 18 15:50
I was so excited to see you there! And glad I was able to snag a husky print :) I hope you had a fun time!
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★ chibird - 24 Apr 18 05:11
Ahh yay!! Thank you so much for visiting my table and getting a print! ;u; <3 It was fun! Two long days, but really nice meeting people who liked my art!
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User #7357141 - 22 Apr 18 14:52
Is it possible that we will have the option to order some of these with international shipping? ;)
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★ chibird - 23 Apr 18 15:40
Yes, when I do open the patron store, international shipping will be an option!! It is unfortunately a bit expensive and slow, but I think that is the way of the world right now. I will try to lower my prices for everyone online anyways, since you all support me on patreon! : )
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User #7357141 - 24 Apr 18 15:01
Great news to hear! I would order the dog and the bunny immediately. ;) I know international shipping is a bit of a hassle, but you will probably need to ship vast amounts soon anyway. ;)
Red Panda (Cherry Blossom Version)?
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2018-04-17T16:27:04+00:00
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Here's the cherry blossom version of the red panda I posted earlier this month~ Just thought I would share it with you all- making cherry blossom animals was a lot of fun!

I'm really excited to have over 140 of you all here with me today! o(≧∇≦)o I know the number of patrons goes up and down depending on different life situations, but it feels super awesome to have you all for this one moment in time! Always feel free to message me about art, life, or anything!

Lastly, would you all be interested in seeing more pictures of the charms and stickers I made (even if I can't offer them for purchase until later in the summer)? ;u;

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User #11557790 - 3 Jun 18 03:20
I love this so much <3 Maybe someday you might make a phone wallpaper version? :) Thank you for sharing your art <3
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★ chibird - 3 Jun 18 16:36
Thank you Erin! :D Yes, I'll try to make more wallpaper versions of my art! That's a great idea~
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User #249780 - 10 May 18 03:55
adorable
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User #6046119 - 20 Apr 18 00:52
Your drawings are always so cute and brighten my day! I love this so much!! ☺️?
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User #6317258 - 17 Apr 18 20:51
I'd love me some stickers!! :)
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★ chibird - 18 Apr 18 02:04
I can't wait to open a patron store ahh! <3 I feel so bad for teasing you all with the possibility early, but I'm going to carve out some time to do it after I come back from a trip in the beginning of June. I'm holding myself to it! >:0
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User #7308437 - 18 Apr 18 14:23
yes, show us the goodies!
Cherry blossom bird process GIF & thank you
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2018-04-05T14:51:56+00:00
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A cherry blossom bird for you all! ? I'm planning on making this a sticker for the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival I'll be attending (April 21-22 in the Japan Center for any Bay Area friends)!

On that note, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone here today. ❤️ I'm starting to get used to living in this new city. It's still not easy going to work and then coming home to work on Chibird, but even if it's hard, I think it's worth fighting for! Plus, I've been staying really positive and I feel like I'm doing much better than before. : ) Thank you all for believing in me! I'm finishing up the book and will hopefully be able to work on Teabird and setting up a mini Patron-store this summer.

I'm very excited for everything to come! ;u; I'm so grateful you all are on this journey with me.

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User #249780 - 17 Apr 18 11:48
so pretty
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User #2957430 - 5 Apr 18 18:22
Adorable! Love the little petal on the bird's head!
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★ chibird - 6 Apr 18 05:03
Aw, thank you!! <3
Book Sticker Sheet Ideas!
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2018-03-28T01:50:55+00:00
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I've been brainstorming ideas for the sticker sheets (planning on two!) that I'll be including with the book! :D

I'm open to suggestions if you all have any ideas!

You can also let me know which of the above you like- I think I'm going to do a mix of existing Chibird iOS/Android stickers, ideas from popular drawings, and completely new ideas!

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User #6317258 - 28 Mar 18 06:51
I love all the penguins, flying penguin being the best! Also, chibird in a cuppa. Aaand the I beeleaf in you quote... keep those! :)
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★ chibird - 28 Mar 18 15:46
Thanks so much~! :D Some of those are definitely going to make it into the book sticker sheets!
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User #7738508 - 29 Mar 18 13:48
Let's see.. personal fav would be the drawing Jackie, and Chibird plays laptop~ and I'm excited knowing you'll give us a bonus sticker(s)! XD
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User #10291718 - 31 Mar 18 11:43
These stickers will decorate my laptop :3 I'm exited for the book! When can we expect it?
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★ chibird - 31 Mar 18 18:20
There's no release date yet, but it should come out by the end of this year (2018), in the fall or winter! :D
Yogurt comic, sketches, and doodles (sketchbook art)
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2018-03-17T19:30:15+00:00
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This yogurt comic, while not super funny, is a very true, slice-of-life event that happened to me this morning. (>▽<) The only good thing about not finishing off the previous yogurt's granola is you have some leftover for emergencies like this. Disaster averted. Hehehe.

The original drawing was a little more disorganized. I didn't plan at all heh.

Doodling

I used to doodle a lot in school, and all my notebooks had a bunch of drawings and sketches in them! Since I mostly show digital sketches to you all, I just wanted to share some pencil ones I did recently!

Corner chibird wishes you a beautiful day and weekend! : )

Still learning

I haven't practiced human-anatomy drawing very much, so my proportions are not perfect! Especially with the arms and hands. BUT! I think it's valuable to show my progress even if I'm not 100% there yet. Maybe in a few months we can look back at these sketches and see how much I've learned (hopefully).ヽ(^o^ヽ)

I hope you all enjoyed this post! :D I need to fit more sketching and doodling into my life somehow!

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User #2576887 - 19 Mar 18 01:05
Hope corner Chibird is having a nice weekend too! (*´ω`*)
Chibird Positive Self Talk
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2018-03-10T21:20:55+00:00
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Here's the comic you all voted for! ❤ I'll be making the other two comics later on, but not as soon.

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Saying positive things to yourself is a really important part of building your self esteem! ☀️

If you have a hard time saying good things to yourself, write them down and just read them back to yourself. : ) Eventually, you'll feel comfortable enough to come up with those encouragements on your own!


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User #2957430 - 11 Mar 18 02:43
Aw! That's so sweet! Sometimes you just gotta perk yourself up!
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User #249780 - 12 Mar 18 16:23
love it
Decide the Next Drawing! (with sketches of 3 new ideas) 2018-03-07T03:00:52+00:00

Here's an exclusive Patreon-only sneak peek at 3 different comic ideas! AND you get to pick which one gets drawn next! :D All of these ideas are brand new, and the winner of the poll will be the next drawing posted on Chibird (after a few days for me to draw it)!

I will most likely draw the other ones some time in the future as well, so no worries if you like more than one.

1. Problems I Could Deal With

Jacqueline staring a pile of stuff captioned "problems I could deal with now". Jacqueline pushes away. Zoom out to large pile of stuff and Jacqueline in the distance playing video games in a blanket.

2. Growth is growth

Snail with plants sprouting around it captioned "Growth is growth, no matter how slow!"

3. Chibird Positive Self Talk

Chibird talking: "You're going to do great things! And that takes time. It may be hard, but you're hard working! So please believe me!" Zoom out to Chibird talking to self in the mirror: "You can do it!"


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★ chibird - 8 Mar 18 04:49
Hehe, thanks for voting everyone, even if it was hard! :D It's pretty close, but it looks like the chibird positive self-talk will be the winner! ✨
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User #4326674 - 7 Mar 18 09:02
i like all 3 but i put a vote in
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User #522029 - 7 Mar 18 13:16
Same boat.
Sneak Peek: Figuring out Order of Book Pages (Photos) 2018-02-19T19:01:31+00:00
Alert: If you want the entire contents of the book to be a total surprise, don't look too closely at the next picture! I blurred out any new comics, but I wanted to give an extra notice if anyone doesn't want to see a sneak peek. : )

In order to figure out which order I wanted my artwork to be in the book, I printed them all out in mini-version (1/4 the size) so I could see them all in person.

After the feedback you all gave me about ordering, I decided to make the book a mixed ordering, with an index for categories in the back. :D I organized them into their categories and then tried to alternate between them to make sure it was good mix that made sense reading them in order. I also tried to spread things out based on which character was included.

Included in the collage below is:

1. Sorting all the categories (with toast + bagel post-it notes).

2 & 3. Random sky photos I took to complete the collage! Hehe.

4. Ordering them in rows on a mini-table, and then on a board when I ran out of room.

I was a bit nervous about this update since I didn't want to unintentionally spoil a surprise for anyone, but I hope the alert and the blurring gave the right amount of a sneak peek! ;v;

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2018-02-14T16:56:08+00:00
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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Showering infinite love on you all! ❤ ❤ ❤

Just wanted to post this animation here too for everyone to see this morning. For all those without a valentine, have this blushing penguin and shower of hearts instead. > u <

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User #249780 - 20 Feb 18 10:45
love it
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User #7308437 - 14 Feb 18 16:57
love it! love chubby penguin!
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User #5659184 - 28 Feb 18 06:54
this is so cute :)
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User #7715737 - 14 Feb 18 16:59
<3 to you too!
Fruit Animals Process GIF & Update
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2018-02-13T04:25:08+00:00
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Process GIF of my fruit animals animation! After I finished the artwork, I made copies of the images and rotated them to have the final rolling back and forth effect.

General update: I hope you all are having a lovely February! :D I'm in the final stretches of my book content (less than 10 more comics to go!) and working on the cover art.

I'd also like to say- please let me know if there are areas of improvement for my Patreon! I'm happy to accept suggestions in general or for a certain tier's rewards. I'm trying to keep a varied stream of exclusive content and updates about projects like my book while also balancing regular Chibird content, but I'm sure I could always improve. ? I'd like to show you all some more notebook sketches/doodles next!

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User #249780 - 20 Feb 18 10:43
cute
Cherry Blossom Bunny Charm Sneak Peek
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2018-02-07T03:20:10+00:00
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These aren't available (for now!), but I made art for a possible double-sided cherry blossom bunny charm because I was so excited. >w<

Thinking about a Chibird store, I think the toughest challenge is the time it takes to pack, ship, and mail everything. Dealing with tracking numbers and postal limits and lost orders is definitely daunting! Still, I would like to do it as a reward to everyone here, and I am going to look into it more after March, when I'll be working less on the book. : )

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User #522029 - 7 Feb 18 13:00
That is SUPER-cute. I guarantee you one sale right here!
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★ chibird - 8 Feb 18 01:27
Thanks so much! ;u; <33
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User #7308437 - 7 Feb 18 14:21
I have an ebay store, it really isn't as overwhelming as it might seem. I head to the post office daily, but you could purchase a postage machine, to print it and then the shipping info would be in the 'system' - it all depends on what kind of software you use! or if you do it all manually!
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★ chibird - 8 Feb 18 01:29
Thanks so much for the advice Hina! I will look into a postage machine. : ) I'm used to putting things in envelopes/polymailers and then weighing them and individually calculating the postage. I think you're right though, if I start small (like with each patron tier), then I think it wouldn't be too bad at all!
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User #7308437 - 8 Feb 18 14:13
I go to the post office daily, so if you have questions - to make things easier, I just say 'free shipping' and just build it into the price. You sometimes have to be creative with the postal codes too, like saying something is media mail, when maybe it might not totally be...I know, I shouldn't encourage truancy of this sort, but it saves some money!
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User #249780 - 10 Feb 18 17:02
its so cute
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★ chibird - 10 Feb 18 18:11
Thank you Louisa! ♡
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User #6046119 - 7 Feb 18 07:11
This is one of the most adorable charm designs I have ever seen! I love it with all my heart! ?
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★ chibird - 8 Feb 18 01:26
Aw, thank you Lara! That's so sweet of you! ?
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User #7994641 - 19 Feb 18 04:19
It looks super cute! I love that the small flower stays in the same spot so it's neatly double sided! Also, I dunno much about selling merchandise, but I do love enamel pins, and I know there's a good community of small artists on there- one artist I'm more familiar with is ohjessicajessica! They may have some tips on producing and shipping your own work; and even if not, i'm sure there's plenty of others that'd love to help out!
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★ chibird - 19 Feb 18 18:53
Aw, thank you so much! <3 I have seen so many cute enamel pins recently, and I'd want that to be my next merchandise venture if possible. >u< Thank you for letting me know- she has really cute pins! Artists I've met have been so helpful with sharing tips, so that's a great idea to try reaching out to some.
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User #2957430 - 7 Feb 18 03:56
Aw! That's so cute! I wonder what other adorable things you will come up with next!
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★ chibird - 7 Feb 18 04:32
Thanks so so much Suzubelle! >u< ❤
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Hey everyone! I haven't made a public post in a while, so please enjoy this sketch of the shiba inu from my Positive Pupper series! : )

As a bonus, here's the post-it note that I scribbled down the second I got the idea! What a chubby shibe.

If I get an idea, I usually write it down on any scrap of paper I can find (sometimes with a sketch) or type a little note on my phone. Most of the time they end up becoming future drawings! :D

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Thank you all for the support and love everyone! <3 This Patreon has truly helped me a lot since the end of last year. It feels really great to share more personal work and updates with a small community. ;u;

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User #7423448 - 31 Jan 18 03:15
This is just what I needed right now. Thank you!
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User #249780 - 31 Jan 18 05:56
very cute -
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User #3640908 - 31 Jan 18 02:54
This is so very cute!! I love it!! ❤️
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