Fine Art Friday 7/9/2021

Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,

This week I made something both pretty and practical. I am very bad about not setting my wallet and keys down in the same place when I take them out of my pockets. To rectify this bad habit, I decided to make a place that they could call their own!

Paraphrased from a quote from Nichole McElhaney. It was originally “And the moon said to me – my darling daughter, you do not have to be whole in order to shine.” but that wouldn’t all fit as pretty as I’d like.
This quote was also paraphrased because I was running out space. It was “be the moon and inspire people, even when you’re far from full” from K. Tolnoe’s book The Moon, before I had to edit it on the fly.

Creating Trashy Gay Urban Fantasy

Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,

I’m running a little late with Two Page Tuesday. Deepest apologies. I will have a new episode of Shadow-Blessed for you tomorrow. Cross my heart, pinkie promise, and all that business. Today my energy went into launching my Patreon Page! Shadow-Blessed will remain free, but I will be putting up new content on there regularly as well for anyone who would like to support me through that subscription service. Have a good night everyone and happy first day of pride!

Go To Party Playlist

Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,

My best friend made a playlist a while back that is our go-to playlist whenever we need some music to give us an energy boost. We call it Party Playlist Bitches, and we just spent most of yesterday painting with it playing in the background. Everything on it is high energy, so it really keeps us moving. I’ll share it below. Hopefully, it inspires you to think about what kind of music your characters default to. Generally speaking, we play it on shuffle, but the embedded player won’t allow that as far as I can tell.

Seeking Gay Cover Songs

Hey Fans, Friends, and Fellows,

So I’ve been listening to one of my favorite bands from my high school a lot again. They’re called Patent Pending. They bring a sense of humor to their music that I really appreciate. I found out that they did an album called Other People’s Greatest Hits. On it, there is a song on there called “Shout Out to My Ex” that I can’t stop listening to. The band didn’t change the pronouns which makes me so happy. It rewrites the story of the song. Now I’m hunting for other songs like this where the band has kept the lyrics making the song feel like some part of the LGBTQ+ experience. I’m hoping to make myself a playlist to inspire my writing. If you have any recommendations please leave them in the comments.