Monday, August 12, 2013



I told my husband the other night I'd be really happy if we got to $4500.  It would leave me enough to pay for the oracle deck and put some into savings for future projects.  Then he woke me up this morning and told me we got to $4601.  I thought $4500 was ambitious!

We're going to go ahead and order everything that we can once the funds are in our bank account.  We are still waiting on several payments that didn't go through the first time, and it actually adds up to a considerable amount of money.  So I am hopeful that those people who need to will login and fix their payment method so we can order more decks.

I expect that we will be done shipping the decks by the third week of September.  My husband is going to help me get everything ready to go, and our son will be going back to school regularly starting this week, so I am confident that everything will happen much faster and more organized this time.

Thank you all so much for hanging in there with me!  This summer has been pretty chaotic and it's not over yet.  In two weeks we're leaving for Dragon*Con in Atlanta, and we'll be driving over 2,000 miles to get there.  I still have a lot to do to prepare for it, and I'm trying not to freak out but I am pretty stressed out.  I've never been before and I have no idea what to take or what to expect.

I'll try to update regularly about what's going on and how things are progressing.

Thank you for supporting my art, and allowing me to keep doing what I love!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

One Thing At A Time

As overworked and over-stressed as I am right now, I have to keep reminding myself "one thing at a time".  It feels like I haven't really crossed any projects off my list in ages.  I am still packing up the 2014 calendar Kickstarter between phases of other projects and incoming orders.  I am finishing the oracle deck components this week since the campaign for that ends this weekend (already?!?).  I still have several paintings left to finish for DragonCon.

Today I have 47 prints left to mat, sign, package, and label for DragonCon.  Luckily we have machine-cut mats delivered now and I no longer cut the majority of our mats myself.  I also have several dozen e-mails to respond to, art shows to contact, orders to pack, and a watercolor painting taped to the table and practically screaming at me to get to work.  Two are finished, looking on, wondering when they will be scanned and shared with the world.

Ah well, might as well go cross those 47 prints off my list!