Well, hello there! What have I been up to since my last update? A LOT. Too much, maybe. But fun stuff! 2016 has definitely been the year of 'making things happen', as it were, and I've finally reached some goals that I've had for a long time.
Whimsy and Noir is now on EtsyFirst up, my Etsy shop is now open for business! Click the "shop" link in the top menu bar, or here! For now, it's simply art prints I had made of last year's Drawlloween challenge on Instagram, and I recently added some one of a kind Supernatural inspired sketch cards. Buy something, dammit! ;)
The dream is to have it full of my original art and handmade "Whimsy and Noir" goodness. Something that will come to fruition over time...
Upcoming WebcomicWhat else is there? Oh yes. I've been furiously planning for releasing an original webcomic since 2016 started.. I've been aiming for a Fall/October release since it has to do with SPOOKY elements! I'm setting it up as you read this, with a coup le of beta readers who have previewed the first 9 page introduction and given me some pointers.
Which brings me to my next (and biggest) update:
WhimsyAndNoir.com is moving to WordpressNothing against Blogger - I'm very thankful for what it's given me since I started this blog, but ultimately, it doesn't give me exactly what I'm looking for, 'tech' wise..?? Obviously, blogging itself has not been a priority for me for a while now. My new focus is currently my art (and webcomic), so I have to move my home on the internet to somewhere that can help me with getting that all out into the universe in an easier, more intentional way. (If that makes sense?) I will still have a blog section and update it just like I do/did here, (and I'm even migrating all of these old blog posts and comments over there!) but the focus will be the webcomic.
With all that said, I hope the few followers I've amassed over these past couple months/years(?) of my being here on Blogger will still follow me?? Please do! Bloglovin updates should stay the same, I'm sure.. so follow me there ;)
And, of course, I can always always ALWAYS be reached on Twitter and Instagram. Seriously, if anyone currently reading this, who has been keeping up with my shenanigans for some time, ever needs a digital friend to chat with I am here. I know I tend to go into 'hermit' mode a lot these days, and I do have tons going on, but I never forget the wonderful people I've met through having this blog. I think about all of you often, and just please keep in touch!
Oh gosh, what else?
- GISHWHES came and went in August. I participated for the second time this year, and even wrote a blog post about it for GeekGirlPenPals.com! Read it here
- I can't stop listening to Julien-K's "Nightlife in Neon/California Noir - Chapter 2". Like, holy Chuck, that is some good music. Also: Aesthetic Perfection.
- Stranger Things and Penny Dreadful have become my new/latest "tv" obsessions
- Supernatural returns October 13th - it's moving back to Thursday nights, which I'm actually extremely bummed about, since my day job requires me those evenings.. so no more live watching/tweeting for me. Yikes :(
And I guess that does it, for now!
I hope the official migration to wordpress goes smoothly, but in case whimsyandnoir.com experiences hiccups between now and then, you will know why. Just stay tuned, please!
Love and HUGS to everyone