self-renewal

Even though the region where I live has begun its fourth wave, I feel better and better each day. I’m less anxious, my energy is progressively returning.

Mr P and I are fully vaccinated. We got our second shots in July. I had a stronger reaction to the second shot than to the first, but I didn’t mind in the least.

Around three weeks ago, I began venturing in the outside world again now and then, doing little errands during the quietest times of the day. It’s been going well. Quebec has instituted a vaccine passport and I couldn’t be more thrilled about this.

Soon, I’ll set up an online store using the Square platform. I’ll have miniature world pendants, signed postcards, journals, original pieces, etc. Stay tuned.

My hair finally got evened out by my hairdresser a couple of weeks ago; now it’ll just keep growing until it’s chest length.

I continue collecting lovely dresses, necklaces, frilly socks… Selling miniature world art while looking like a doll are two things that go very well together.

Here are a number of portraits I took of myself these past few months. Depending on the light, my hair looks darker or lighter… It’s a kind of golden chestnut color with touches of shimmering silver white. In most of the photos below, it looks dark. I decided against getting it dyed.

And here, after getting my hair evened out at the hairdresser’s. In this light, it’s closer to my natural color. She took off a little bit (I’d hacked off two inches of split ends and blarg myself, you can see the results of that in the fourth and fifth photos), and now it’s much better behaved. I’m going to see my hairdresser every four months or so to get the ends trimmed, but otherwise, it’s going to grow and grow.

More art soon.

Late summer is a wonderful time of the year; so tranquil. I’m also looking forward to autumn. I’ve started adding fall dresses to my wardrobe, a lot of plaid, more florals, lace… It’s immensely enjoyable.

I’m not much for makeup, but lip gloss appeals to me. Next spring, I imagine I’ll be able to wear some when I bring my art to local shops…

Slowly but surely.

new Rubber Clown Car album now available

You can now purchase a digital copy of the fabulous new Rubber Clown Car album on Bandcamp! Featuring the album cover I created for it:

I’ve also added the piece to my Redbubble store.

It looks great on all kinds of things, like prints and posters… And this marvelous tote bag:

Since it’s June and Pride Month (warm wishes to all my fellow asexual, bi-romantic, genderfluid queers, and all my other rainbow friends), I’ll be working on my Rainbow Cake miniature dream world. Stay tuned.

Here I am wearing my white H&M dress, which I’ve dubbed the Holly Hobbie wedding dress. It’s like wearing a cloud. It’s longer on me than on the tall model (I’m just 5’3″), and I’m going to pair it with my old fashioned burgundy booties.

I have a number of other lovely dresses and accessories on the way. My traditional birthday photo session (later this month) is going to be a massive amount of fun this year. I’ve always gone back and forth between tomboy and petite doll looks, and after years of favoring my tomboy side, I’m now very much in the mood for petite doll.

Once I’ve had my second Pfizer shot (it was supposed to be at the start of September, but it’s going to happen sooner, announcements will come this week), and I feel okay leaving the house again to do regular things, I’m going to get my growing hair evened out at the hairdresser’s, and I may well get it dyed strawberry blonde, which is what it looked like when I was little. It would be fun, and I’m in the mood for fun.

Root Beer Malt Shop, Rubber Clown Car album cover

Last month, I finished my piece Root Beer Malt Shop.

It’s been added to my Redbubble shop.

After that, I completed the cover for the upcoming Rubber Clown Car album, “Go. Do.” It will soon be released on Bandcamp, followed by CD baby. Digital, then physical copies will be available.

This summer, I’ll be focused on creating more miniature world art. Towards the end of the summer, and this fall, I’ll be busy preparing myself for local holiday markets… And I’ll be making more cabochon pendants featuring details of my miniature worlds.

Creating these pendants has been a source of great pleasure to me. I package them like sweet treats, little cupcakes. The outside world things I’m interested in, and which I haven’t done in a very long time, are meals with loved ones, going to favorite record stores, bookshops… And selling my art locally. Artist markets, local specialty shops. I’ll be ordering special edition journals next, among other items.