A few updates:
(1): As of January, I will be out of a job at the hotel where I have worked as a housekeeper the past three years. It's not a sudden or unexpected decision; in all honesty, I am relieved. I think it is for the better, and I could desperately use a couple months of breather to recover and take some time for me again. I have missed drawing and painting on the regular! Before I look for another job, I would like to fall back on to artwork again for a while and see how that goes. I still have a handful of patron commissions lined up, as a start. :)
(2): In a more exciting announcement, Ray Chase (the voice actor for Noctis in Final Fantasy XV, among other things), has acquired the rights to sell my "Dawn" painting of Noctis at his signing table at fan conventions and other events! :D I had an amazing opportunity to meet both him and Robbie Daymond (voice actor for Prompto from FFXV and many other things) at a small local Comic-Con in September, and it was a highlight of the year I'll never forget. Neither of us will become rich off of this arrangement, but that is hardly the point. I'm so honored I could explode! <3 <3 Prints of "Dawn" are still available on my Etsy shop, but if you would like Ray to personally sign one for you, you can also nab a copy at any of his event appearances around the world in the future!
(3): It feels like a lifetime ago when I began the inking work on my coloring pages, not to mention managing every aspect of the Kickstarter campaign for it, but I am so pleased to announce that, finally, the MeadowHaven Fantasy Art Coloring Book Kickstarter is now officially complete! All books have been shipped to backers, all art and extras sent out, and half the boxes of books crowding my apartment bedroom are now gone. I have space to move around in here again! :D
I have also contacted all of my patrons (present and former) who have pledged for the printed book tier at least once over the past few years. I have signed copies and extras ready to ship out for you all now, and some already shipped! Whoo!
I also set aside two more copies of the coloring book to give away as thank-you gifts to my patrons. The randomly-selected names are: Sami Quinn and Clarice! Congrats, and watch for a message from me soon!
If anyone else is looking for a copy of the book, or knows someone else who would like a copy, printed editions and PDF versions are available through my MeadowHaven Etsy Shop The Etsy Cyber Sale is going on this week for a 15% discount on all my books and large art prints until the 26th!
I wish you all happy coloring adventures, and thank you again for your patience while I wrapped up this longtime project!
For those of you in the USA, Happy Thanksgiving, too! I am going to get out of my apartment now and spend Thanksgiving with my folks and take a breather, and then I will be able to art again! I have missed it so much. Please look forward to new art posts happening in December! <3