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[Dragonmun Studios] This Old November

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As I sit here, writing this newsletter, I'm looking out the window to find that today November is definitely owning up to the first part of the above quote. To be fair though this is the first day this month where it's been rainy like this. Days 1-4 have been gorgeous by Florida standards… which is newsletter worthy in that the weather has allowed for the rebuilding of my roof to begin! This was the first domino of the various steps needed to be able to remodel and move into my new house, which will ultimately lead to my being able to finally build myself a proper studio! That, in turn, will allow me to get back to streaming on twitch again! Yay! For now I'm still working out of this bag (which turned out to be one of the best stretch-goal items we have ever gotten from Kickstarter 😅): This travel bag turned out to be super handy at Spooky Empire too! I'm not sure what I was expecting when I went up there to sign Auset Gypsy tarot cards at the REDFeather booth, but ta

[Dragonmun Studios] It's Festival Season!

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and everyone is having them! It's festival season and because all walks of life had paused their events until now, there are just… so many! I've gotta say, going full-on back to in-person conventions has been a weird experience. To keep things short, Rose City Comic Con was so vigilant with making sure attendees had been vaccinated and wore masks, that it felt completely safe to be in that big hall, even with the huge crowds. Necronomicon , on the other hand, said that it was unreasonable to expect them to enforce any such policy, and as such, the convention was empty. I know that correlation does not equal causation, but numerous people replied to Necronomicon's facebook group, saying that they didn't feel safe to go because of health concerns... so they didn't. I guess the TLDR of this is that making the public feel safe seems to be a good business move. It's certainly becoming a factor in my decisions on which events I want to attend in the future. Yes, I kn

[Dragonmun Studios] September me, my love...

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As I'm typing this, I'm preparing to leave for Rose City Comic Con , in Portland, OR with my BFF, The White Elk ! This is the first convention I've ever attended on that side of the country and I'm excited to see, like, s o many online friends ! Then two weeks after that I get to see even more at Necronomicon over here in Tampa, where I will be vending . I really kind of need this after last month. August was very rough for me with the kiddo starting school back up (in Florida, where everything is insane) and the passing of Jarvis , my (but then Daniel's ) cat. She meant a lot to me. More than I think I'll ever be able to explain. I did manage to get some art done though! Two children's book pages, a Sivoa illustration (with another coming out on Tuesday!), and two Sivoa sketches! All of which can be found on the Patreon member Discord channel ! I also got a ton of writing done. 😁 If you already follow me on Patreon (it's free!), these monthly emails

[Dragonmun Studios] Big Moves and Displaying Art

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Yes. All of August. I don't think that I mentioned it much in emails because the process has been a long-running background thing, but on July 2nd my husband and I closed on a house! We're homeowners(!) and every waking moment since then has been busy busy busy! I won't go into detail, but there's a lot of remodeling that needs to be done before we're comfortable with moving in and getting that all in line has been remarkably tedious. Then, just two weeks after that I managed to catch some sort of bacterial sinusitis, which floored me for another week. Tests and whatnot proved it wasn't Covid and antibiotics helped me recover pretty quickly, but I still wound up being behind on a lot of things because of it. Trying to catch up on everything led to the decision to cut back on some of the less essential business things - such as my Twitch stream , which simply just did not happen last month due to the aforementioned and a fluke involving lightning . Until I'm