Wednesday, December 22, 2010

presenting... the toolkit for 2011

originally uploaded by beastsfantastic.
Hurrah! After many other people worked super hard, the 2011 Toolkit is now ready to change the world! Or at least, to help it stay organized.

This is the backpage spread I submitted. I started with two illustrations of which I'm quite fond, then realized I had no idea what to do for text... After a bit of brainstorming about self-help and cryptozoology, I decided to combine the two and this nerdy randomness was born.

Yeah, I don't know either. But it feels right.

Thanks to the brains and brawn behind the Toolkit and thanks to RECLAIM for makin' print magic.

Man, it's been years since any of my art/design was used in an awesome project, so I'm immensely grateful and delighted and stupid-giddy, like I won the lottery or something. Yeah, it's sweet. It's just super uplifting that I can set goals and achieve them. And to be a part of something involving so many other super talented folks, totally a dream come true. Good goddess, I am stoked.

To transition from the awful muck of earlier 2010 to a blessed kinda-new beginning... I'm so glad to be a part of it.

Have a happy week everyone/anyone reading this! Merry happy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hello from here

Hello again, or, for the first time.

So it's almost a whole new year. Different circumstances, familiar rhythm. Life unwinding.

Speaking of life, I'm going to attempt to update this here space semi-regularly with inspirational, motivational, and personal tidbits. I'm a wee embarrassed by some of the previous posts, though I don't want to erase them. It was all quite constructive, but I don't think I'll be sorting my shit out on the interweb again. Unless I do, but it won't be here.

I'd rather talk of the lovely, dark, and deep here. Myth and magic, creativity and spirituality, arts and crafts. Fantastic beasts, y'know.

Speaking of fantastic beasts... I recently had some illustrations and a weird self-help guide published in a monthly planner that's printed here in Philadelphia. So that's awesome.

Yeah. Here's to a blessedly soul-stirring year with ambitions stretched, goals achieved, and passion renewed.

Goodness to all.