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YUKON CORNELIUS SET 1: 10 cards and envelopes, $40.
Yukon Cornelius SET 2: 10 cards and envelopes = $40
GET READY FOR SPRING WITH THESE HAIRY FAIRY SETS OF CARDS!
FAIRIES SET 1: 10 Cards and envelopes = $40
FAIRIES SET 2
FAIRIES SET 3
Thank you for your continued interest in my work, and I hope you enjoy these sets of cards!
Hairy Fairies in the gardens! The Gardens of the Mythbegotten, my current name for this little bit of joy and peace in the midst of 2020 chaos, is the Patreon place where I create small watercolor paintings of fairies playing and misbehaving and having a great time. Occasionally satyrs, Minotaurs, centaurs join them…. and it’s light hearted. I sell the paintings, and I also have really cool incentives to stay in the gardens for awhile.
Here are some of the things you can get:
All the photos of my paintings as they are completed. You’ll see them first before I post them on Facebook or Squarespace or Redbubble so that if you want to buy one, you can. You get first choice.
Process photos—how I make them and what my thoughts were going into the painting.
Little meditations on art (famous art, but also my friends’ art because they deserve some cool essays AND you get to find out about art you might not know about that is deserving a look!
Weekly Tarot for Creators—a spread of cards for your week as a creator, with enough to inspire your work, OR to give you a head’s up about the week AS a creator. What energies are there for you as a creator?
At some levels you get a card mailed to you every month, a print, of one of the paintings.
Time-lapse videos of a painting
Stories about the Gardens with new illustrations
T-shirts, mugs, buttons!
These gardens are queer friendly, racially diverse, age diverse, and body diverse, and sex positive. While there are no depictions of sex happening—the often nude bodies and playfulness of characters suggest it happens.
For $1 a month, you can have my pictures emailed to you, and the other tiers are affordable for so much garden goodies! Check out the Patreon and see what’s happening in the Garden!
Summer 2020 has been difficult. With layoffs, festivals canceled, limited teaching, I’ve found it harder to make money, but I have been keeping busy. I’ve been learning new skills in watercolor painting, taken classes in figure drawing and fiction, painted acrylic paintings, started a work out program, ended a workout program, quit art school, started a new program at a different school, taught kids how to write online, watched a lot of great online discussions from authors, started doing small watercolor paintings, opened a patreon—and built about five websites! LOL.
I also took my interest in tarot cards to another level, training with classes from a well known, experienced Tarot Card Reader, The Tarot Lady, Theresa Reed.
And now I’ve started doing readings so that I can become better.
The official site is BIG BEAR TAROT and you can check it out at that link.
I will always find the cards fascinating. I love the symbols and the way the symbols create a narrative out of your situation. As a fiction writer and artist–the images and the narrative and symbols appeal to me. I find it fascinating that I can randomly draw three cards from a deck of 78 and be able to talk about the things that are really on my/your mind. I do draw them for myself too… and they help me have a conversation about things I need to think about. I think it is uncanny. I cannot explain it. But I trust it.
I do email readings right now, or I will give you a video if you prefer.
I’m especially hoping to reach out to the queer community, bears, etc. I’ve noticed a lot of my bear friends having it rough emotionally and psychologically. If I can help by being intuitive for them, I want to do that.
So, I’ve always wanted to be a bear. Sarah MacDougall’s album, The Greatest Ones Alive, is being released at the Yukon Arts Centre on Saturday, Nov 12, and Erin and I decided to promote the album by being the dancing bears on the cover of her album.
Costumes rented, we danced up and down Main Street. We had a great time. Sarah MacDougall was there, and captured us in a video and put us dancing to her beautiful song, “Sometimes You Lose, Sometimes You Win.”
I already love her CD. And I was already looking forward to seeing her live in concert. Now I feel deeply honoured to be part of her VIDEO!! And I get to be the bear I always wanted to be. I think I was born to be a mascot–what do you think??
Tickets are still available (667-8574, box office).
I would go on and on about a) her music, and b) the existential moment of being a bear, but I’ll let you watch the video instead.
Writers are scrambling to capture and transform opportunities as they arise for developing Sarah Palin’s Star Trek role. She provides them every day with new fodder and storylines that enhance a brilliantly conceived new series, and new direction, for the Star Trek franchise.
Because of my writer contacts with the new series, I get leaks now and again and this is straight from the writer’s War Room (as they call it). The first scripts for Star Trek: Reckoning, the new Star Trek series coming from Fox/Paramount this Fall, feature Captain Nalia Fergus (Sarah Palin) of the USS Steadfast, and a CGI-created polar bear first officer, Commander Nuuk. As I’ve mentioned in a previous blogpost, the polar bear doesn’t realize that Fergus used to hunt bears like him for sport.
I’m not allowed to put any of the script online for copyright reasons, but the episode entitled “Ain’t No Love for Mama Grizzlies” has the Steadfast‘s Captain and First Officer in a holodeck hunt of each other, and both of them have guns! I kid you not.
Here’s the breakdown. Fergus, in a bid to coerce women of the Federation to rise up and reject the Betazed President of the Federation, and his stubbornly peaceful policies, has issued a statement, using the image of her first officer, Nuuk, as an example of the kind of “bear” she is, the kind of “mama grizzly” she believes all conservative women are.
When Nuuk receives a message from enemies of Fergus–pictures of her with the skins of bears, hunting bears, when the facts start rolling in about how she really feels about bears–the Truth about Fergus’ relationship to Grizzlies, bears and other wildlife: she’d originally been part of a group that wanted to offer hunts, and drill for oil, on Nuuk’s own planet–for her own profit!–completely against the Federation’s Planetary Protection Act on Class L planet, Arctos 3– well, let’s say he’s not pleased. The fact that she’s using his image–an image she’d thought of more as throw rug than sentience–to promote her cause (even if it is to protect the Federation from the Reckoning) is more than he can handle, and he lures her to the Holodeck for a showdown.
Well, you can’t shoot your captain, and you can’t shoot your first officer— just not in the Star Trek rulebook. What Fergus doesn’t know is that Nuuk has sympathetic friends in Starfleet, and the episode hints that he may even be a counterspy on the Steadfast, working for the Federation to keep an eye on Fergus. While he distracts Fergus on the “hunt,” information about Fergus’ real feelings and real decisions about conservative women get sent to Federation media outlets.
This all happens during the Holodeck hunt–to keep Fergus from defending herself and allow the word to get out. Unfortunately, giving away the ending of the episode–SPOILER–Nuuk is tranquilized, and put in the brig for several episodes. But, this episode ends with the truth coming out, at least in a small way about Nalia Fergus and her movement. Writers tell me this is episode 4 or 5 of the series.
What I find so fascinating about Fergus’ character is her distorted belief in herself as saviour–and yet, I can’t help but believe that there’s a grab for power in there somewhere too. That it’s very little about saving the Federation, and more about using the Reckoning–this dream of disaster–as a way to wrench power and control away from the Federation through fear. Such a master at projection, Nalia Fergus may actually bring on the very Reckoning she claims to be saving the Federation from.
Writers praise Palin: “As a writer on the show, I can’t say how much I’m thankful for Sarah Palin’s assistance in helping us flesh out this character. Every day, we’re all watching her Twitter, and reading every statement she puts out. We sit around the War Room and translate that–nearly verbatim–into a Star Trek episode. She’s a gift to the series.”
I find this show completely fascinating—and it hasn’t even been broadcast! Who’da thought that a conservative take on Star Trek would provide so many compelling storylines?
— on a different note, the start date for the series has been moved back to October because of Sarah Palin speaking engagements piling up this summer. She’s still filming when she can, I’ve heard, but she’s a woman on the move, a “pink elephant” parading* across the stages she’s set in America, and the Series just has to wait her out.
Oddly, Palin’s conjuring up women as “pink elephants” refers back to the drunken stupor that Dumbo experiences in the Disney movie, “Dumbo”–is she saying that women marching on Washington is an alcohol-induced halucination? Hmmm. Well, in honor of Palin’s reference to “pink elephants” I give you the original song that was, frankly, frightening for kids back when Dumbo showed in theatres.