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The tarot expo was really fun and inspiring. I have used it to kickstart my muse on the Sketch Tarot project I started a gazillion years ago, and used THAT to kickstart a workup of new rewards at my Patreon - there is now a $3 level that includes a sketch tarot file every month. And a $4 level that includes another extra coloring page every month. And there are higher levels that you'll have to click that link to see... *whistles innocently*

Today was a crazy day. I ordered lumber to complete the woodshed, and they surprised me by saying they could deliver it tomorrow. Which meant I needed to get some bags of gravel to level the pad for the steps. And I got new propane for the grill, and I took a flat tire in to get repaired (for free!), and I bought dog food and got replacement parts for a broken lamp and went to the post office and got water and wrote about a thousand words and added an epilogue to my not-a-book. I even spread out some of the gravel, though I had to stop before it was finished because that's hard work and I had to go to bellydance practice.

*lies on the floor*

Here's the last of the pieces I did for my feature in Color On! Magazine:



Now I'm going to go to bed and sleep the sleep of the just. Or the just tired, anyway.
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I have book hangover, so bad. I finished the not-a-book (my fourth!) late Wednesday night, not dragging into bed until about midnight.

Yesterday, I was too busy to really process it, and too tired. Guppy got me up at 3 in the morning, though she went right back to sleep. That, with the late night, meant I was pretty wiped. And then we put the roof on the woodshed! It is an actual woodshed, with a roof! After a day of blistering heat, it was obliging enough to rain last night, and we went out and stood in our perfectly dry (if wall-less, still) woodshed. Horrah!

Today, however, I wandered around staring at things a lot, feeling vaguely overwhelmed and more than a little lost. The book... is done? It's... done? Wait, what? Professional writers may laugh. There are a billion things to do, not the least of which is start the next book, but I'm mostly just finding myself wanting to lie down on the floor and watch dust settle, or binge-watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer or something.

And there's Sketch Fest today! https://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/sketchfest/

I haven't done anything for it yet, but I hope to tonight.

I'm a featured artist at a Tarot Expo tomorrow, which is fun! I am going to be bringing art supplies and offering $15 on-the-spot commissions for personal tarot ACEOs. Just rough sketches, color or pencil. We'll see how it goes. Locals, I'll be at the Coop Plaza, 12-4, at Woven Sylver. They are going to have tarot readers and demos and workshops from 10-5. (And probably cookies, but don't quote me.)

It's taken me HOURS to write this, so here's some more new art, and I'm going to go eat chocolate and pour a stiff drink. BOOK DONE. BRAIN GONE.


Another of the exclusive pieces for Color On! Magazine.
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It was a weekend of beds! We bought Guppy a bed frame, finally. She outgrew her toddler bed a while ago, and we had a mattress on the floor for her, but this is much, much better.

Not stopping there, we dismantled my weird-sized bed and turned it into a twin XL, which frees up the bedroom space ENORMOUSLY, and makes the room so much more gorgeous. Hopefully it will mean fewer barked shins, as well.

There was gaming and art on Sunday, which I haven't scanned yet.

It's a sulky, rainy day today, and we're watching movies while I do some Facebook promo and jot notes on my not-a-book. (Earlier, we had a balloon party and drew in Guppy's workbooks together).

Don't forget about the Amazon clearance: http://ellenmillion.dreamwidth.org/1609672.html

And the next Sketch Fest is the 21st! Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/144259459467548

And I promised artwork this week! I am the featured artist at Color On! Magazine. I did five exclusive pieces for them (back in April!), and you can buy print or digital issues. One of them is Butterflies at Solstice, posted a few weeks ago. One of them is this piece:


Under the Rose Bush - Fairy Wedding. The original is available, inquire!

You can read the interview they did here: https://coloronmag.com/issue/july-2017/

(And then there was food poisoning. Better now, but not up to bellydancing tonight.)
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Yesterday I:
*Did 3 loads of laundry (washed, dried, folded - 1 of them got put away)
*Wrote a scene in my book (3 to go!)
*Got orders out
*Sent digital subscriptions
*Photodumped
*Weeded email (down to 250 today)
*cleaned the house
*organized my studio - one disaster cabinet in particular, and all the tables
*made Sketch Fest payments
*updated the webpage
*went grocery shopping
*got mail
*swapped out propane tanks
*dropped off my ipad for repair
*meals and dishes, oh my.

Today I:
*Put away the rest of the laundry
*had a playdate
*made a glass bead
*got another load of water
*mailed the hardcopy subscriptions
*finished insurance red tape
*cleaned the house again (because Guppy)
*weeded more email
*paid bills
*packed truck for show tomorrow
*Laid out two coloring book interiors

Tomorrow I:
*have a show from noon to 9! Come see me at the Bear Gallery at Alaskaland (I mean, Pioneer Park) - I will have coloring books and originals and may also be doing on-the-spot sketches!


If you would like to subscribe for a coloring book every month from July-December, I am opening this opportunity until the end of the month! I am unlikely to do a subscription service again, so this is your final chance to get a random awesome coloring book from my collection in your inbox or mailbox every month. It is $35 for digital, $85 for hardcopy (US shipping only).

The free coloring book sampler page this week is from APPLES AND ROSES, here: http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/coloringbook.php?id=56
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Here is the next artwork reveal!

This pieces is called Snow and Feathers:


It is one of the five currently exclusive to Color On Magazine! http://coloronmag.com/

I've also got a new portrait available:



In other news, I survived parent aide day at preschool, and actually had a bit of fun! We did running around afterwards (delivered coloring books in town, went to the bank with checks and to get change for the shows this weekend, post office, and dropped off bags of clothing), and child is sleeping the sleep of the utterly worn out right now. I'm catching up on business-y things and feeling very much like I've been herding small caffienated cats all day.

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