*crashes through the window*

So, I’ve been ears deep in writing (and playing the most massive game of catch-up from the Winter Holidays–seriously, who even thinks having three massive obligation-celebrations within a 6-week period is a good idea?), and that means I’ve been neglecting y’all.

My poor, poor darlings.

I really need to do these posts more often so they’re not so fucking long.

On the upside, I’ve pick-up writing a twice-a-month meta column on Welcome to Night Vale, which is a-MAZ-ing.

Seriously, I’m never going to get over getting paid to write about things that I read, watch, listen to.

Best gig is best.

And, in Art Land, I’ve started as sketch-a-day project to get me drawing everyday (because I’m honestly kind of suck out loud at drawing.  DON’T TELL.) and trying new things in a low-risk kinda way.

The results are happy-making for the most part.

My favorites so far are:

Tentacles and WtNV are definitely things that happening. *hands*

I–haven’t processed the photos from the Steampunk Show Opening (not that there are a lot because I didn’t really take any during the Opening since there were THINGS going on that I had to handle), but there are better ones that these.

The Festival of Lights in the Church of Αρcετηεθτηισ

(The Moon, The Deep, and The Devourer)

Αρcετηεθτηισ, oh triadic wondrous horror,

illuminate the darkness of winter

as the light waxes and wanes

and the night envelopes us

.

Αρcετηεθτηισ, all hail!

The Moon, The Deep, and The Devourer

each in their orb

awaiting cold (re)birth

—a fragment from The Words of the Devourer by Τηεοσιδ, Third Speaker of Αρcετηεθτηισ

The Dress Uniform of Leftenant-Colonel Αβιγαιλ Ποδεσ, Order of the Silver Octopus

This is the dress uniform of Leftenant-Colonel Αβιγαιλ Ποδεσ, Order of the Silver Octopus and Oathsworn Protector of the Realm, 7th Regiment under The Victoria Elisabeta the Second, 5th in success of Victoria the Great, may She live in Αρcετηεθτηισ’ eldritchian splendor forever and ever—Madness Be!—who decreed that the Empire, long may it shine, should forever and always be ruled and protected by the women of Her realm.

These’ll suffice for now, yeah?

The Steampunk Show goes down the 30th, so if you’re wanting to see it, best get to the ARTgarage Tuesday or Wednesday.

And–the new Quarter starts Saturday, so that’s also a THING I’m working on.

 

It–doesn’t really have a name yet.  Something about jellyfish and lightboxes and phoenixes.

So, really uncomplicated.

*hands*

As always, if you’d like to read the things I write, please mosey on over to The Rainbow Hub and look through my tag.

My Libertine Ladies piece on Cersei Lannister has almost 800 notes on tumblr.  *eeps*

Courage.

Birthday Update.

So, sad squid is sad.  I wasn’t able to go to The Art Garage‘s Gallery Night due to Winter Storm Francesca and the 19+ inches of snow she dumped on our heads.

 

As y’all can see.  Snow.  Lots.  Of.  SNOW!  /o\

 

It’s mostly gone now.  o.O

 

I also didn’t get to retrieve my prizes for placing in the College of Menominee Nation‘s World Water Day art competition sponsored by the Sustainability Institute.

 

*this is me annoyed*

 

But!  I did get to go to The Art Garage yesterday with the lovely Sara and Spawn #2.  It looks like I may be doing some volunteering for the nice peoples.  I encourage everyone else in the Green Bay area to volunteer also.  They are completely dependent upon volunteer help, and they are a totally worthy institution to volunteer for–bring art to the community!

 

Also, if anyone is a local Green Bay artist and would like to be shown at The Art Garage, they have space for rent that’s really reasonable.

 

And The Husband got me the best teacup for my birthday.  If y’all hadn’t guessed, I like all things tentacled, and Anthropologie has the perfect teacup for those who are cephalopod obsessed.

 

It’s really fantastic.  The handle is textured like a tentacle, and there’s a picture of a little sailing vessel on the inside so that the implication is the tentacle is coming to drag the ship down into the briny depths.

 

*happy sighs*

 

Definitely a present that some who knows you really well would get you.

 

I’m also doing some revamping to the artwork section of the blog.  It’s going kinda slowly.  As always, the “instant gratification” part of viewing my art is to go check it out on my Flickr.  One day, everything will be consolidated!  (raise you hand if you think this is a complete and utter lie *raises hand*)

 

So, just ’cause I can and because it’s fun to watch Mr. Morph be all flumexed and silly, a video.  Morpheus the Kitty-Dog trying to make friends with The Little Black Cat and failing miserably.

 

I shouldn’t think it’s funny, but it really is.

 

 

Poor Morph!  It’s just lucky he’s pretty.